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“Like when I close my eyes and don’t even care if anyone sees me dancing
Like I can fly, and don’t even think of touching the ground
Like a heartbeat skip, like an open page
Like a one way trip on an aeroplane
It’s the way that I feel when I’m with you, brand new”

  • Ben Rector

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Photography: Ben Q Photography // Venue: Howell Family Farms // Florals: Bows & Arrows // Cake: CakeWalk Bake Shop // DJ: Ed Petty w/ LeForce Entertainment // Video: Candlelight Films // Photo Booth: 4 Flashes Photo Booth // Steel City Pops

 

“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.