Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thank You Tuesday: Sharon Shower Guests!

Today we will kick off a series of "Thank You" posts, so here goes!

We cannot put into words how much God has blessed us through each of you who hosted, attended, or contributed to the shower at Sharon Church this past Sunday. Each of you has made a difference in our lives by showing your love and compassion. So, today we want to thank ALL of you. Every last one! Aaron and I keep saying to each other how speechless we still are when we think of the outpouring of love and generosity given by each of you. So THANK YOU! Thank you for all that you did!
Thank you for each and every single gift! (which we will get into later because its so much fun!)

Leah (my sister), Haley (my writer at this shower), Ashley, and Gracie.

Thank you again Sharon Missionary Baptist Church for all you did to help us prepare for the start of our new life together! Thanks to each and everyone who thought of us on such a special day!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sharon Shower Pictures!

Again, I want to thank everyone who came to the shower on Sunday, especially the hostesses who made it all possible. Aaron and I are both, still, so very overwhelmed by the love and generosity that you all showed to us. God has blessed us in so many ways, but especially by surrounding us with so many loving and compassionate people. We are so grateful to have you all share in this exciting time in our lives! God bless you!

Also...I have more photos! I don't know about all of you, but I LOVE pictures! So get ready to see several over the next couple of weeks!

Aaron and I at the beginning of the shower standing behind the guestbook table. (Isn't he handsome?) The gift bags on the table were gifts for all of the wonderful hostesses: Ms. Kellye, Ms. Gail, Ms. Missy, Ms. Janis, Ms. Janice, Ms. Debbie, Ms. Ruby, Ms. Sue, and Lauren. Thank you ladies, again, for all of the hard work you put into the shower. It was beautiful and we are so thankful for you!
Aaron and I with 5 of the 9 hostesses at the beginning of the shower. He was so sweet to come and drop off a few things before the shower...and take a few photos!

My neices and flower girls, Ashley and Gracie. Aren't they adorable?! We just love them! Thank you Leah for coming to the shower and bringing your girlies! I'm so happy I was able to share it with you! P.S. I let you slide this time, but be ready to be my writer at the next shower! :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sharon Shower!

***Short post, but I promise there will be plenty to come (after I catch up on my sleep!)

Today was our first wedding shower given by Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. It was fabulous! I had such a great time visiting with everyone and celebrating the excitement of the wedding that is quickly coming! Tonight I will leave you with couple of pictures. (As many of you know I was "on-call" at the hospital last night and was at work from 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night to 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning. So, needless to say, I am pretty tired. But today was so exciting, I just had to share it with all of you!) Enjoy the first of many photos!

Part of the beautiful table!

Part of the lovely Hostess group! They were so sweet to do all of this for us!Four out of my six bridesmaids were able to make it to the first shower! Thank you girls so much for coming! P.S. That is a shadow on the front of my dress! (Michelle, Leah, Haley, Lauren)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weekend Plans

Aaron and I spent last weekend apart, which is never fun for us. We are sooooo ready to see each other! He will be coming home on Friday, but we have a very busy weekend ahead of us! We have a couple of wedding tasks to accomplish. We haven't conquered the tuxedo task or choosing Aaron's wedding band, so those are on the list. My neice, Gracie, has a softball tournament on Saturday that we would love to go to. Plus, I'm on 'night call' at the hospital all weekend so its going to be even busier!

The best thing about this weekend (besides getting to see Aaron of course!) is that we have our FIRST wedding shower! The shower is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Aaron's church, Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Benton. I can't wait to see everyone and celebrate this exciting time! I'll post pictures from the shower next week along with a few "Thank You Tuesdays!" So, if you're at the shower, don't be surprised if you're mentioned on the blog!

Also.....the countdown continues!
93 Days!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Countdown Begins!!!

100 days!!! Its official! We are exactly 100 days away from our wedding!

100 days!!!

Can you believe it? Its so hard to believe that it was 5 1/2 months ago when we got engaged! Only 3 1/2 months left to go! We are sooooooo ready and everything left to do with the wedding is only minor details! I'm going to completely soak up the next 100 days because once the wedding planning is over, its over! (And its so much fun!) I'm sure time will fly by!

And just so you know...it is killing me to have these invitations in my possession and not show EVERYONE!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Invitations: They're here!

***Warning: Short post!

Sarah Hobart and I met up today at Starbucks because...our invitations were ready!!! They are gorgeous! The thank you cards, wedding invitations, and rehearsal dinner invitations were all finished. I was so excited to finally see them in person! I would show you what they look like, but, come on....you know you will have to wait! Once they are mailed out to everyone I will post an image for you all to see. I am sooo pleased with Sarah's work!

P.S. Aaron and I spent last weekend in Fayetteville. His Aunt Amy was in from Mississippi to visit and go to the Razorback baseball series. His mom and some of his grandparents were also able to come up, which was wonderful! It was such a great time! We love getting to spend time with everyone since we don't get to see them very often. The series was pretty terrible (the hogs lost the first two games and the third was on Easter and was rained out.) But all in all we had a great time visiting and catching up! It was great seeing you Amy!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


Last week my mom and I met up with Yvonne Cates to discuss catering. She is such a sweet lady and is recommended by EVERYONE. Like always, I did my best to be prepared. Before we went, I made a list of specific foods I knew I for sure wanted at the reception. I, also, printed off pictures I found on the internet of table set-ups that I really liked. So here's an idea of what will be at the reception:

Desserts!!! We are getting married on a Friday night at 7 p.m. and I just LOVED the idea of having a Dessert Reception! It sounded like such a fun, modern twist on the usual "Light Hors'devours Receptions." Most people do that type of reception and I just wanted to do something different! Between the three of us, we came up with some great desserts and beautiful ways to display them or dish them. Our dessert buffet will be approximately three tables long. Much larger than the one pictured above! Our table set up will be more detailed, too! Its going to be beautiful!

Each dessert was chosen for its taste, visual appearance, and color. Yes, color! Everything will coincide with the color scheme of our wedding! Amazing, right??? I can't wait to see how the tables will look! But, don't worry...we have included some salty treats, too!

Another idea I knew I just HAD to make happen to go along with the "Dessert Reception" idea was a......Candy Buffet! That's right! Make sure to bring the kiddies because they will love it! Here's the idea:

Our candy will, also, coincide with our wedding's color scheme. Be prepared for lots of black, white, and green candy! Each type of candy will be in its own beautiful glass dish. Its going to be adorable! And don't worry, you don't have to eat all of your candy at the reception. We are going to provide a way for you to pick all of your favorite candies and take as many of them home with you as you'd like! This way you can eat some of our favorite desserts and have a piece of the wedding cake or Aaron's AMAAAAZING groom's cake! (Which I still can't wait for everyone to see!)

As I talked with Mrs. Cates' about this sweet tooth reception, she got so excited! She already loved the idea of dessert receptions, but, she got more excited as she realized everything would follow our wedding color scheme! It was so much fun to rack our brains of desserts and candies that were just the right color! Just don't plan on going to bed too early that night!!!