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Happy Third Anniversary, Will!

June 5, 2013

Will and I were married three years ago today! It’s hard to believe so much time has passed already! These are a couple of my favorite photos from our wedding day. I shared our wedding video last year if you want to see more!

I’m currently in Ft. Lauderdale enjoying a day off before we board our cruise in the morning, sailing to Key West and Cozumel. I can barely contain my excitement!

For Will: I’m so blessed to be married to my best friend and love of my life. We have made it this far and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next. I love you!

Photo by Megan Forehand Photography.


Our Honeymoon on Mackinac Island

June 10, 2012

Shepler's Ferry

Two years ago this week, Will and I were still in newly wedded bliss on our honeymoon in Mackinac Island, Michigan. It was a very romantic and secluded, so it was the perfect spot for a honeymoon. The only transportation allowed on the island are bikes and horse-drawn carriages, so we felt as if we had gone back in time. Since our anniversary was last week and we will be returning for the second time this month, I’d like to share some of what we did there, from the fancy honeymoon perspective. When we return from our upcoming family trip, you’ll get to hear more about the cheaper and casual options the island has to offer!

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The Best Two Years of My Life So Far!

June 5, 2012

Mary and Will Wedding

{Photo credit : Megan Forehand Photography}

Today marks two years that Will and I have been married! It seems like just yesterday we were in the middle of planning and we couldn’t wait to finally live in the same state, since we were 8-12 hours away from each other for most of our engagement. We were so excited when this day finally arrived.

In honor of our anniversary, I thought I’d share our wedding video trailer!! While I am off having a candlelight dinner with my man, go ahead and catch a glimpse of our happy day – full of Southern charm, vintage-inspired decor, Bama pride, and of course love and the friends that we got to spend it with.

We have had an amazing two years together and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for us. As Will and I like to say, the best is yet to come!

Mary & Will: Roll Tide from Capture Creativ on Vimeo.


Top 5 Bridal Shower Favors

March 28, 2011

We had a wonderful shower a few weeks ago celebrating my future sister-in-law’s wedding! It was at the Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Though it was snowy and rainy out, the purple, blue, and white flowers gave us some spring cheer! We had fun games like the “Guess the Spices” and the person at each table whose birthday is closest to wedding date, April 9, won a prize! I was in charge of finding party favors for the event. We wanted to have something that girls of all ages could use, so I didn’t want to choose wine stoppers or anything like that. I found these cute little heart soaps in a black and white damask box, which were perfect to put at each place setting!

Damask Heart Soaps{Damask Heart Soaps : Beau-coup}

We had a short amount of time and didn’t really have the budget to buy handmade, but I started thinking about what handmade items would be great for bridal shower favors! Here are my picks for the top five bridal shower favors:

Soaps were the perfect pick for the party that I hosted because of the different age groups that were invited. You can find a variety of cute soaps for your occasion – heart-shaped in a classy gift box like the one I chose, or pretty bars like this one with personalized labels or whimsical little cupcake soaps.

Candy is also another great option, because who doesn’t love sweet goodies?! There are so many to choose from on Etsy, whether you are looking for chocolate bars with custom labels or small candies in a little decorative gift bags.

Bath and Candy Favors{Vegan Soap Favors: JoyFilledWeddings | Custom Wrapped Candy : PinwheelPretties}

If your party guests are older and more sophisticated, you can always choose to give them wine accessories that they will use again and again! There are some fabulous wine stopper designs on Etsy. Wine charms like the beaded heart charm featured below are also fun.

Favors like candles and potpourri are great, since your party guests can use these in their home and always be reminded of the fun time they had at your shower! Try to find something personalized for the event like this candle in a travel tin.

What woman doesn’t love some new lip gloss or a pocket mirror to keep in her purse? Or what about this chic mini Paris dish? I use mine to hold earrings when I take them off at the end of the day. Have something that makes them feel girly and you can’t go wrong. After all, this is a Bridal shower you are hosting!

Shower favors{Wine : Similar | Travel Candles : metalissa | Soap dish : Paris Chic Boutique}

I hope this post provided some inspiration as you plan a shower for your friend or as you gather ideas for the distant future! Check out my Treasury below for favor ideas that coordinate with the featured items.


Ashley and Joe are getting married next Saturday, April 9!! Stay tuned for some awesome Wedding DIY projects that Ashley has been working on all year! She is so talented! Hint: Quilts and Mason Jars!

Was your favor idea a hit at your last party?? If so, please share, I love to hear new ideas!