Friday, January 29, 2010

snow day

i woke up this morning
and looked out my window
to find snow.
so i ran over to bennett's apartment
still in my pajamas
where we spent the rest of the day snuggling
and watching my new favorite show dexter

i am so glad it's the weekend

Saturday, January 23, 2010

party pictures

my friends are beautiful
and they throw wonderful parties
and i love them

my sister ellen with bennett
my roommate meagan and her boyfriend mike
prettiest maid of honor ever
red lipstick!

(favorite photo of the night)

Friday, January 22, 2010

a little party

this first full week of classes has been super stressful
so i couldn't be happier that it is the weekend.

mostly because 3 of my good friends
who are also 3 of my bridesmaids : )
are throwing me and bennett an engagement party!
a huge group of our friends are going to eat with us
and then we're coming back to my place for drinks and desserts

i am so excited to dress up and spend the night
celebrating love
with our closest friends

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

a list

why 2010 is going to be such a wonderful year...

-i will be 21 in 3 weeks
-i get to plan my wedding
-i'm going to start doing yoga
-i get to try on wedding dresses
-my hair is finally getting really long again
-i'm engaged...
i'm engaged!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

ready for some sunshine

with this cold and dreadful weather
all i can think about is summer
and sun dresses
and beaches

i have had the same swimsuit for a few years now
so i think it's about time i purchased a new one
and i am loving these high-waisted bikinis

and this one-piece looks so comfortable
(not to mention adorable)

(here, here, and here)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

i'm obsessed

i am absolutely obsessed with this wedding i came across
on my favorite wedding blog once wed

the bride is gorgeous
(especially that dress!)
and i love the outdoor photos with the boots and umbrellas

i cannot wait to start planning my wedding!

**see the rest of the photos here and here**
(all photos by braedon photography via once wed)

some more photos from the break

Sunday, January 10, 2010

the proposal.

i am finally back in nashville
so i can tell you all about the proposal!

first of all, we have had a wedding date since november
and it has been SO hard not to tell anyone
but i had to wait until he proposed

here's how it happened:
bennett took me to a state park in dunedin, florida called honeymoon island. once we got there, we ate our packed lunches and walked around on the beach looking for seashells. it was pretty cold, so we decided to walk a nature trail to warm ourselves up. after seeing a bald eagle and five armadillos, we found a nice area to sit where there was a bench looking out to a bay. i thought to myself how perfect it would be if he proposed there, and seconds later he pulled a ring out of his pocket and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. after several kisses and many tears, I said yes.

so now, on may 21, 2011
i am going to marry the love of my life here
and be the happiest
girl in the world

Tuesday, January 5, 2010