Who else is already over Monday?? Go ahead, raise your hand. Why can’t everyone get cool days off like President’s Day?? Sigh…

There’s good news on the horizon! I have been giving hints at a rebranding process and I am happy to say that we are so close my friends!! In less than two weeks, Borrowed & Blue Occasions will be turning two! & I felt like it was time to revaluate where things where going and how I could be a better planner, business woman and over all person to my couples!

So, take a deep breath and rock this Monday because you never know when the adventure is about to begin.



While I hope that everyone is having a fabulous day, full of love I know – first hand – that this is not how everyone feels around this time of year. This will be my 24th year of having Valentine’s Day all to myself – I say 24 because there was one year back in college where I was dating someone on Valentine’s Day.

I want to use this post to encourage those of you that my not have anyone to celebrate with.  It is OK. Believe me after years of moping around and being sad on Valentine’s Day, I started asking myself why? What’s the point? Why does having a significant other create happiness for me, when my joy should be found in Christ?

I have been reading through SheReadsTruth‘s study of Hymns and felt like their study of Come Thou Fount was perfect. In the study Ellie Holcomb says,

“And when I forget that I’m His cherished daughter, I start hustling for my worth.”

Even though she was speaking about finding our identity in Christ, I can’t help but think  that’s where it all starts. If we know as believers that our identity, our joy, our contentment is found in Him, then why does this one day ruin that moment? Now don’t get me wrong. I love love. I love watching sappy love stories – cough, Nicholas Sparks, I smile when an older couple walks by holding hands. I’m a sucker for it all, but I also love how much He loves me and there will never be anything bigger than that.

As women, is there anything more attractive than a man that is furiously chasing after Christ? I don’t think so. Then why should it be different the other way around? I think as women, we think too much about what we don’t have and not enough about what we do have.

So, here’s my challenge. Let’s change that. The way we think and how we feel about ourselves. Pity is such sad company and we should exchange that for eagerness and intent for what the Lord has in store because we all know that His plans are better than anything we could ever dream up for ourselves.

How do I do that you ask? Two years ago, I started a thing called “Treat Yourself Day” & oh how it rocked my world. It was a day that I used to do whatever I wanted. Last year, I woke up and made myself a huge stack of pancakes, got a massage, worked out, did a little shopping then topped it all off with an awesome dinner and Safe Haven – my all time favorite movie! So, do whatever you want! Dance in your kitchen, grab your girlfriends, paint your nails that funky color only you will love, the possibilities are endless! It’s great to just take sometime for yourself and do all the things that make you happy.

I genuinely hope that this did encourage you to hold onto Christ and to find your joy in Him and who he has created you to be.

“Let thy goodness, like a fetter
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take a seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.”

“We can’t get any better than this.
You’ve stolen me with your perfect kiss,
and I know you’re the one I’ve waited for.”
– Marie Hines

Tiffany & Alex WVW

Photo// Jojo Pangilinan Photography

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Video// Splendor Films

Photographer: Jojo Pangilinan // Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center // Coordinator: Valerie and Valerie Weddings and Events // Florals: R Love Florals // DJ: DJ Mike Mahnich // Cake: Frosted Art

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
-Maya Angelou

And if that wasn’t enough romance, this video by LeBlue Cinema will sure do you in

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Photographer: Elisabeth Carol Photography // Coordinator: Borrowed & Blue Occasions // Venue: Flour Mill // Florist: Floral Design Inc. // Rentals: Georgina ala Designs // Catering: Yucatan Taco Stand & So Cal Taco Truck // Cake: Legacy Cakes  // Video: LeBlue Cinema

Floral Pic for Weekend RecapPhoto// Design Love Fest
Florals// Moon Canyon Design

This last week marked my 100th post! I’m sure most of you are thinking – goodness woman, I encountered that 5 years ago. All I can say to you is – Get It! You are amazing & I’m seriously in awe.

On another note- Happy Valentine’s Day Week!!!

Sigh…there’s just something about amazing weather, gorgeous florals and love in the air.

Be on the look out for a post later on in the week talking about being a single girl around Valentine’s Day.
I hope that all you gorgeous girls have a fabulous week!!


I love Southern Weddings. Especially when they are set on gorgeous plantations like this one.

WVWPhotography: TimWill Photography

Lauren & Will’s stunning wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty a couple of days ago and I could not stop looking through the gorgeous pictures! There’s just something romantic about huge trees and Southern tradition that make you want to fall in love & if that wasn’t enough, their video will win you over.

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Cinematographer: Artworks Wedding Cinema

Congrats to all these amazing vendors on the feature! You all did beautiful work!

Photography: TimWill Photography | Videography: Artworks Wedding Cinema | Flowers: Garden On The Square | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Minette Rushing | Stationery: Lauren Pendleton Design (Bride) | Ceremony Venue: The Ford Plantation | Reception Venue: The Ford Plantation | Catering: The Ford Plantation | Lighting: JLK Lighting | Officiant: Reverend Steve Schulte | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Band: City Hotel Band | Coordination: Caroline Carter Events | Envelope And Signage Calligraphy: Emily Norman Calligraphy | Invitation & Monogram Calligraphy: Plurabelle | Macarons: Maison De Macarons| Reception Band: Bobby & The Aristocats | Rentals: Beachview Tent Rentals | Rentals: Ooh! Events

Calendar// Southern Wedding Shop

“Always say yes to dancing!”

It’s officially February and I feel like we just started January. I’m so excited and love seeing all the bright colors show up on people’s Instagram feeds! I have so many goodies for yall this month & I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday!
– B

Kaila and Patrick -J. Brooke Photography (1:28:2015)Photograpy: J. Brooke Photography

Patrick & Kaila threw a New Years Eve party like no other!!

Here’s what Matt had to say about capturing their day:
“Patrick and Kaila were INCREDIBLE to work with.  Not only did they write their own vows, but they really valued cinematography.  Their love for one another was so vibrant throughout their wedding day and the amount of tears that were flowing really showed how much EVERYONE cared about them!”

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Video: Matt Stambaugh

Photography: J. Brooke Photography // Video: Matt Stambaugh // Coordinator: KLB Events & Design // Venue: Calrion Hotel // Cake: Sweet Confections Cakes // DJ: Mixed-Up Productions