Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans: Fall Festivities

Happy Monday friends!

 Don't you hate when good weekends come to an end?
Good weekends always seem to fly by.
And then here we are, Monday again.

We had a busy weekend, but it was full of fun fall festivities.
So let's recap.


I took Friday off from work, to solely focus on getting prepared and ready for our engagement pictures that afternoon. I was so glad that I did.

I was able to sleep in a little bit, catch up on some much needed sleep.
Not the normal 5 am alarm, which was so very nice.
Plus, I was able to watch Kelly and Michael, all while painting my nails for our pictures.
My kind of morning :)

I had a hair appointment at 1:15.
Like I said in my Five on Friday post, when I try to do my own hair for a big event, it always sucks. When I do my hair to go to Target, it looks amazing. So I wasn't going to take any risks, and got a professional to do it for me.

However, when I left the salon, I was a tad concerned.
I may have overreacted a little, but I for real looked like Shirley Temple.
Turns out, my curls fell, and I ended up being extremely happy with how it looked.

We left the house around 3:30, and managed to meet our photographer by 4:50.
[Traffic killed our timing.]

I was a little nervous for them, I'm not going to lie.
Cody can ham it up in front of the camera, and I just feel awkward. 
But my photographer is amazing, and Cody helped me relax.
It turned out to be pretty fun, and can't wait until our wedding pictures.

Dummy me, forgot this beeeeeautiful pearl necklace I had bought for my second outfit.
I wanted to cry right then and there.
But since I have the best photographer in the world, she had her husband bring me her own necklaces and earrings, so I had something to wear.
So sweet of her. I couldn't thank her enough.
It wasn't what I planned, but it was better than nothing.

We should be getting our pictures back within the next two to four weeks, and y'all will be the first to see them!
Thanks for all the well wishes last Friday with my engagement pictures!
Y'all are too sweet :)


We headed to the Moonshine Festival with some friends.
Paul & Ashley + Ryan & Tiffany

We went last year, and have decided to make it a yearly ritual.
Cody loves going for the car show, and I love going for all the shopping booths.
And the funnel cakes and carmel apples. 
[Which I did not get by the way. Right Cody? ;)]

That evening, we were invited to a Halloween party.
We were lame and didn't dress up, but it sure made me want to throw a Halloween party next year. We had a lot of fun, despite me not knowing ANYBODY there.
Cody did a great job of including me, and introducing me to the people he knew.
I was hesitant about going, but I'm glad he made me step out of my comfort zone.

And apparently Cody stepped out of his comfort zone too, and borrowed a girl's bumblebee wings and antenna. :)


We had an appointment at our wedding venue with our planner to discuss our wedding day layout.

The spot I originally planned on our ceremony being, is not what we finally decided on.
The problem with our venue is there are SO many beautiful ceremony spots, it's hard to pick. With everybody's help, I was able to open my eyes and pick the spot for us.
I'm so excited about the ceremony location we picked. 

Eventually, my sweet fiance, who so kindly tagged along, was over the wedding talk after two hours. I can't say I blame him. He was a good sport.

Our weekend was faaaantastic.
Hopefully everybody's weekend was just as wonderful.

Wish me luck that my kids didn't completely trash the classroom with the sub on Friday. :)


Link up with Sami at Sami's Shenanigans for Weekend Shenanigans! 


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! What a beautiful house and wedding venue!!

  2. So glad your hair ended up being the way you wanted. I can't wait to see your pictures, I'm sure they are going to be absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Your venue looks gorgeous!! And I love the way you did your makeup for your photos. Can't wait to see them!

  4. Beautiful place to get married!! Can't wait to see yalls pictures :)

  5. so glad those curls fell girlie ;)
    still can't wait to see pics!


  6. love the wedding venue! so cute! cannot wait to see your pictures :)!