Wedding Preparations: Doughnuts, Florals, & Lots of Tulle

Hello friends!

WOOHOO, I’m back! And I’M MARRIED! So far I absolutely love being Sully’s wife. 🙂 Thank you all so much for your lovely wishes – we had a perfectly beautiful wedding and a wonderful honeymoon too. I have so many posts to make for you guys: behind-the-scenes pictures of our wedding, a few of my favorite photos from the professional photographers, pictures from our honeymoon (we went to the beach!), and a tour of my new house.

Today I’m going to start with some wedding preparation pictures. Our wedding was so gorgeous and fun thanks to the many, many friends and family members who volunteered to help in all sorts of ways. That will become evident in the pictures below. Enjoy!

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Easter Walks & Green Truck Rides

Hello friends!

This post is full of happy memories from this Easter weekend. Christ’s resurrection is such a joy-filled, awe-inspiring thing, and I got to experience more of that wonder just being out in God’s beautiful creation with my friends and family. ❤

Read on for a hilarious and memorable green truck ride with cousins, fluffy spring trees, and peaceful golden hour mountainscapes. Enjoy!

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An Enchanting Woodland Bridal Shower

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Last week my matron of honor and my family pulled off an amazing surprise bridal shower for me! I knew there was going to be a shower, but I had no idea it was going to be a picnic in the woods. They secretly cleared a path into the forest and filled it with beautifully decorated tables and heaps of flowers. I had a wonderful time being with my friends and enjoying all the loveliness my family worked so hard to create. ❤

I wanted to share party inspiration and pictures with you guys, even though I didn’t take any of them. Credit to my Aunt Andrea and my friend Erin who used Aria’s camera to take pictures that Aria then edited. Read on for an exciting announcement ( 😉 ), cottagecore aesthetics, stunning bouquets, a “grazing table,” cute fairy gardens, and a happy Allison.

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Farewell, 2021 {My Year in Review}

Hello, my friends!

I don’t know about you, but I kinda loved 2021. 🙂 I’m going to remember this year forever, and to help with that, I’m here with another year-in-review post. I always make these to record highlights of my year, favorite photos I’ve taken, blog stats, goals and resolutions, etc. Enjoy a little scrapbook of my past twelve months!

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AHHHHH. GUYS GUYS GUYS, Sully proposed to me! And I said yes! I’M ENGAGED. We’re both thrilled and life is crazy and wedding planning is slightly overwhelming, but WOOHOO! I don’t usually use multiple exclamation points BUT I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD RIGHT NOW!!

Ahem. I’ve been waiting for such a time as this to tell you guys the story of how Sully and I met. It’s a hilariously memorable tale (especially the first part), and now I can supplement it with how he proposed! I HAVE A FIANCÉ. HELP. Okay, I need to settle down…

Oh, and since I want you guys to have a chance to “meet” Sully, we’ll be doing a Q&A post! After you read this, drop as many questions as you want in the comments and he and I will answer some of them in another post. 🙂

Now, here’s our story.

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Thoughts on… {Gratitude}

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for fear. That’s a strange statement, I know, but it’s true: I’m grateful for what worrying has taught me. I’ve struggled with anxiety my entire life, and this year I’ve realized that as frustrating as that journey has been, I wouldn’t trade it even if I could. It’s been an incredible blessing in disguise, and today I wanted to explain why. 

Here’s a little piece of my story. 🙂

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