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“We’ve stoked the fire till it’s roaring, it’s freezing outside and it’s snowing
Keep me warm till the morning, this winter’s day
No time for sleep when I’m dreaming, I’m hearing bells through the ceiling
Been waiting all day for this feeling,
It’s Christmas, Christmas, Christmas Day”

This was our first Christmas together & of course, we had to start our own traditions. The Holiday’s were especially hard for the both of us this year & we wanted to be reminded of why we love Christmas. So, naturally we grabbed one of our favorite photogs, Jordan Laessig and got to it!

Lindsay + Kyle are so adorable and are one of the most laid back couples I have ever met! Lindsay knew exactly what she wanted, but didn’t let the stress of the day get to her. I loved watching these two interact. Their wedding was nothing short of awesome! Between a rocking catering team and a 90’s cover band – it was quite the party!

Photo: Julie Cope Photography // Florals: Pam’s Ribbons and Roses // Venue: 809 Vickery // Cake: Creme de la Creme // Catering: Righteous Foods // Rentals: Taylors Rentals

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

One of my goals this year was to branch out and learn as much as I could from others, so I attend the Ginny Au Workshop in Dallas! It was such an amazing day and I got to sit alongside some amazing talent and people that just love beauty. Ginny was so personable and just wants you to become the best creative you can be. It was such a joy to learn from her!

The following images were taken by Allen Tsai Photography

The following photos were taken by Bethany Erin Photography

Styling//Ginny Au
Venue//Hickory Street Annex
Photos//Allen Tsai & Bethany Erin
Florals//Bows and Arrows
Ribbon//FrouFrou Chic
Paper//Signoraemare
Calligraphy//Script Merchant
Dress//Samuelle Couture

Insecurity is something you never would have thought I struggled with. I am an optimistic, joyful and fun person – on the outside. For the majority of my life I used this as a way to cover up my hurt, but nothing hurt more than my heart. Most people don’t know that a lot of my grade school days were spent being bullied – for my glasses, my braces and worst of all, my skin. I was born with eczema and have delt with it my whole life. I’ll never forget sitting across from some kids in the 4th grade and them calling me an old lady because my hands weren’t the same as theirs.

It’s funny because my friends always told me that they loved being my friend because I never changed and always knew who I was. I wish that were true. BUT I didn’t realize the vastness of my insecurities until after college and finally realizing who I was. God has brought me through a trying season over the past couple of years and it has completely changed my life.

I am so secure in the fact that Christ is my Father. His plans have completely blown me away. I used to say “Ohh, I’ll be 40 before I get married”, and it wasn’t until a friend confronted me saying that I was not holding myself to a high enough standard that I started valuing Christ’s creation to a higher standard. I am 25, own my own business AND have a full time job passionately helping lead others to the throne of Christ. I have a relationship with my brothers that I could have never imagined and a mother that constantly seeks after Christ. He has given me a person that loves me despite my flaws, declines nights out to stay with me after surgery and loved Jesus more than me. AMEN. To say I am blessed is an understatement. There are no words to describe my thankfulness.

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Photo//Elisabeth Carol Photography

If you know me, you know my obsession with the show Fixer Upper. I had watched Joanna’s testimony a while back, but today, it hit home. It’s a beautiful thing to see Christ’s love flowing through His people. It’s also great hearing about others with the same hesitations and seeing what Christ is doing in them.      I love supporting a business that isn’t fearful of showing Christ to others.

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Video// QPolitical

And just in case you need a song to make you cry, this one is on repeat all day.

To say this couples joy is contagious is an understatement! I could not stop smiling and was so happy all day to be a part of such an amazing event! Candlelight Films blew me away and did an amazing job of capturing every joy filled moment of the day!

Venue: Howell Family Farms //  Photo: Ben Q Photography // Film: Candlelight Films // Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue Occasions // Florals: Bows & Arrows // MUaH: We Are the Beloved // Cake: Cake Walk Bake Shop // Calligraphy: Clara Doyle Designs // DJ: LeForce Entertainment-Ed Petty 

10417507_879416228751689_3368754380629637058_nPhoto: Elisabeth Carol Photography

It’s crazy to think that it’s been almost a month since I’ve blogged. But OH the things that have happened.

Most of you know that this is not my full time job. I work full-time at a church in Fort Worth as the Worship & Media Administrative Assistant and I love it! I also moved back in with my parents last year to finish paying off my debt and save up to buy a house. I’m single and am in no hurry to get married, but do miss out on sweet moments that I would love to share with someone else.

I launched my business 3 years ago and it has been a wild ride ever since. I feel terrible for my first set of brides, because I had NO IDEA what I was doing! But I sure thought I did. lol. I’ve spent the past 3 years learning, growing (A LOT) and trying to make a full-time business out of a dream I had.

It wasn’t until around April 1st that I realized how tired I was. Emotionally, physically – pretty much everywhere. I would go to work all day, come home and work until 10 or 11, wake up work out and do it all over again. Plus, just forget the weekends and spending time with friends and family. And in all this was trying to find a house.
That’s when I realized that it was making me bitter.
When you tell people that you have your own wedding planning business, they are so impressed and talk about how awesome that is and eventually those turn into expectations that you put on yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I know that it is HARD WORK to sustain your own business and if you want it bad enough, there are things you have to give up to make that happen, but I was beginning to lose sight of why I started in the first place.

Blogging is so not first nature for me. I know I am not the best at it, so I would rather just not haha. BUT I also love sharing stories of people I’ve met and hope that it inspires you for your wedding!

So after realizing all of this. I needed a break. Without the pressure of feeling like I’m failing if I don’t blog or I don’t post an IG picture that day.
Ladies: IT IS OK IF YOU DON’T POST EVERY DAY!!!

Honestly, I am so much more relaxed and I’m able to focus more on my couples and prepare them for their adventure!

So, if you need to step back, do it! It won’t hurt anyone and we are human. We need breaks and to create memories of our own!

Enjoy,
B