Friday, February 9, 2018

Bridesmaid Dresses

With all the upcoming weddings this year, I thought it'd be fun to show some of the bridesmaid's dresses that I'll be wearing this fall. So far, three out of the four brides have opted to take the Lulu's route for dresses and I LOVE it! Not only are the dresses so affordable, but they're super cute as well.

  • Air of Romance Maxi Dress  
    • Jessie knew she wanted her dresses to be an emerald color for her August wedding. She browsed a few sites and ended up having all of us girls order this forest green maxi dress. I cannot wait to get it and try it on! Her cousin already received it and it was so flattering on her! I know it's going to look great on all the girls. (Funny side note: three out of her five bridesmaids are named Emily!)
  • Tricks of the Trade Maxi Dress
    • For Heather's September wedding, I'll be wearing a beautiful taupe maxi dress. She knew she wanted more neutral tones for her gals, and loved the trend of the girls wearing something slightly different. What is so great about this dress is that it wraps a million different ways so we'll all be just a little bit different in style, but all the same color. I already received this dress and it fits so well! It's great for all different body types since you can wrap it whatever way you feel comfortable. I personally like the way it's wrapped in the photo above and hope to wear mine somewhat similar to that. 
  • Heavenly Hues Maxi Dress or Mythical Kind of Love Maxi Dress
    • MaKenzie is jumping on board 100% with the different style/color dress trend for her October wedding. All of the girls will not only be wearing a different style dress, but also different colors. She's incorporating blushes, blues, and maroons into her overall look and I know it's going to be gorgeous! Two girls will be in slightly different shades of each color and my color ended up being blue. I'm torn between the denim blue and slate blue dress, so I ordered both and am going to wear whichever one I like more. Again, I cannot wait to get them and try them on!

Emily Ann

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Guys, it is the year of weddings for me! My girlfriend, Jessie, asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding in August and I could not be more honored. I cannot wait to see how her day comes together. I know her rustic feel mixed with emerald accents is going to be beautiful.

Jessie, and I met in college and pretty much immediately became BFFs. We have seen each other at our best and worst and have somehow navigated this crazy life together for the past eleven years. She stood by my side as I married the love of my life last year (I also owe her for introducing me to him all those years ago) and I am so eager to have the roles reversed this year. 

This marks wedding number four for me in 2018! How fun is this going to be?! I'm ready for all the fun to begin.


Emily Ann

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2017 Photo Book

I finally finished my 2017 photo book! It's a bit longer than my previous books, but we made SO many amazing memories in 2017. I seriously love how it turned out!

Thursday, January 25, 2018


My childhood friend, Heather, asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding this fall and I am so stinkin excited to be a part of her big day. Heather and I have been friends since elementary school and have been by each other's side through pretty much every stage of life. I have to say, this is my favorite stage so far. I'm so happy she found someone who makes her smile and treats her so well.

Bring on all the wedding festivities!!


Emily Ann

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wedding:: Cake Table

I have been meaning to post some wedding updates now that the wedding is over, but to be honest, I just haven't been in the blogging mood lately. Here's hoping I can get some motivation to get back into it. First up is our cake table!

My mom mentioned possibly having a cake table rather than just one wedding cake. I loved the idea and immediately started searching for inspiration. Different style cake plates were a must, so we started collecting as many as we could find that fit our rustic theme. Since I completely trusted our cake baker (who is also my mom's cousin), I pretty much just showed her some ideas I liked and gave her free rein on the rest. She did such an amazing job and it ended up being one of my favorite details of the wedding!

Keep scrolling to check see all of the cake details.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Our Honeymoon in Jamaica

We had the absolute best time on our honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica. As I had previously mentioned, our best friends got married earlier this year and waited to go on their honeymoon so that we could all go together. Not going to lie, at first I was a little hesitant about this, but now that it's all said and done, I am so glad that we decided to make it a "friendsmoon". We had plenty of our alone time but it was nice to also have friends to enjoy all the activities with!

Here's a recap of our trip and I'm warning you now, it's going to be a long post!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2018 Trips

With 2017 coming to an end, I've been looking ahead to 2018 a lot lately. Let me tell you, it is going to be such a fun year! Four of my closest friends are getting married next year, and I have several trips on my agenda already. It's going to be another busy year, but I cannot wait to get 2018 started!

  • Charleston 
    • My girlfriend and I planned a trip to Charleston in March a few months back. We have been talking about taking a trip together forever and early 2018 seemed like the right time to make it happen. We're eager to start working on an agenda for our little get away. It'll be here before we know it!
  • Florida
    • Michael's parent's Christmas gift to us is a family trip to Florida in July. His mom has rented a house with a pool for a week which sounds absolutely amazing! I am looking forward to a nice vacation with the family.
  • Nashville
    • My girlfriend, MaKenzie, is having her bachelorette party in Nashville in early September. I have attended a Nashville bachelorette party before and had a blast so I know this one is going to be so much fun!
  • Charleston
    • My cousin, Rachel, is having her bachelorette party in Charleston sometime next fall. The details are still being worked out, but I plan to be a Charleston pro by the end of 2018!
  • Washington D.C.
    • Rachel and her fiance live in Washington D.C. so that is where they will be getting married. They plan to have a small ceremony and reception at a local restaurant called Smith Public Trust. It sounds like it will be such a unique and fun wedding. 


Emily Ann

Monday, November 6, 2017

Photo Booth Fun!

I clearly can't say enough good things about Laura Ann Miller Photography, because I'm about to rave about her again. Laura offers a photo booth option with her packages, and I really LOVE photo booths, so it was an easy decision to book it for our wedding. Laura's team set up the photo booth and had it open during our cocktail hour and after dinner. It was such a big hit with our guests!

A few favorites from the photo booth at our wedding:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Our Wedding Video

When I first started wedding planning, I had no intentions of hiring someone to film our day. I knew that it was a popular wedding trend to have a videographer, but everything was so expensive already, and it seemed like an unnecessary expense. After all, wasn't that what we were paying our photographer for? To capture those special moments? 

Fast forward to a couple months before the wedding and our photographer, Laura Ann Miller, announced that they were now offering a cinema package to all of their clients. This made me rethink everything when it came to hiring someone to film our day. Laura and her team were already going to be at the wedding so it made sense to have them go ahead and just film the day, too, right? Ultimately, I decided it was worth the extra funds and booked their cinema package. And that was the best decision I have ever made.

Our highlight video is absolutely perfect. Laura's husband, Dominic, did such an unbelievable job of capturing all of the special moments. I cannot wait to get the rest of the footage back because I know it is going to be something we cherish for the rest of our lives. 


Emily Ann