Tuesday, May 31

a wedding story. - mackey madness.

Ahhh, y'all I'm MORE exited about these posts than I ever thought I'd be! I just love them! 
And LOVE my fab guest bloggers! :) 

Up this week ... My fellow Southern Belle {that's what we are, right?!} Megan from the oh-so-fabulous Mackey Madness! I'm so excited to have met her thru Blogland! Her blog is definitely a daily read of mine ... She's basically famous after all. And today she's over here posting about her GORGEOUS wedding and reception! 

Y'all will just love it ... Promise ... 


Hey y'all! My name is Megan and I blog over at Mackey Madness. I am so honored that Lauren asked me to come over here today and share a little bit about my wedding! I enjoyed her wedding recap SO much...and I'm excited that she's come up with this new series!

My husband and I were married on October 2, 2010. It was an absolutely beautiful day with just a hint of crisp fall air...and it was lovely. We were surrounded, loved, and supported by our closest friends and family. We had an evening wedding (6 pm) and I loved that I had the whole day to enjoy with my family and my bridesmaids. 

Our venue.


Our programs...that came from Etsy. I love that website. 

The favors. 

Entry table. 

Reception area. Why yes, I do love pink. : )

The cake...pure perfection. 

One of the groom's THREE cakes...no fair!  

My best friends and my mom spent the entire day with me. It was magical. 

The dress. : )

I can still feel my heart going pitter patter. 

Husband and wife!

We are married...yayyyy!!

My beautiful bridesmaids. 

The handsome men. Please note the ring bearer's hilarious face. : )

Can we get married every year? It was wonderful. 

The enddddddd. 

All of our pictures were shot by the amazing Brandon O'Neal photography

Thanks so much for having me, Lauren!! 

Oh my gosh!!! How can you not fall in love with her wedding?! 
The flowers? I die. 
Her dress? swoon. 
That adorable ring bearer? could eat him up. 

Thanks for sharing your wedding Megan! <3
And Happy Tuesday Y'all! :) 

Monday, May 30

happy memorial day.

Happy Memorial Day! 

In a weekend full of celebrations, it can sometimes be easy to forget what today should be about ... 
Easy to forget the people that this day is all about ... 

So today, I'm saying THANK YOU ... 

thank you to the men and women who have given THEIR lives for MY freedoms ...

thank you to the men and women who continue to do so ... 

THANK YOU to the soldiers who fight for us everyday! 

Saturday, May 28

memorial day shindig.

Can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is HERE?!? This year is flying by ... But I am oh-so-ready to WELCOME summer with open arms! 

We're having a cookout at the beach and I'm LOVING all these ideas for Memorial Day parties! 
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What fun and easy decor ideas?! Perfect for casual parties with friends and family! 
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I love the idea of slider bars for a spin on the classic cookout! Everyone can make their own and with the burgers being so small you could even make several different kinds! And of course macaroni salad and potato salad are a MUST at any classic American cookout! And that avocado salad? well you know this gal loves all things avo! :) 

Do you have cookout plans this weekend?! Happy Saturday Y'all! 

Friday, May 27

friday fancying.

Today's the Day! 
We're heading to the beach to spend Memorial Day weekend with some of our best friends ... And lots of family! 

We have lots of fun plans ... kayaking trip, birthday celebration, and lots of EATING

As soon as I get that big tree in my backyard to start producing some MOOLAH, I'll be wearing outfits like this for Memorial Day cookouts! :) 
I love the combo of blue and a dark, coral-y red ... Perfect for the holiday weekend! 

So now you know our plans {and what I'd LOVE to be wearing!} 
... 
What are your Memorial Day plans?!
**linking up with {av} for Friday's Fancies!**

Thursday, May 26

thread cravings. - beachcomber style.

I try to link up to {av's} Friday's Fancies every Friday ... I ADORE all things fashion and it's such a fun way to get creative! 

I've had lots of you who have asked me to do a weekly fashion post ... So here you have it ... 
Every Thursday I'll be doing a "Thread Cravings." post ... 
This week's theme ... Beachcomber style. 
Or at least my spin on beachcomber style ... 
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I love pairing a dressier top {silk, beaded, printed} with a pair of SUPER casual denim shorts! And HOW can you go wrong with a maxi dress?! Definitely one of my go-to's for summer nights at the beach! 

So what's YOUR beach style? 

Wednesday, May 25

wednesday loves.

lots of loves this Wednesday. 

~ loving our family Sunday Funday. took the boat out for a long cruise ... too much fun with my two fave boys. :) 

~ LOVING these incredible finds at West Elm. I'm serious y'all I'm going to transform my house into my very own Furbish Studio

~ loving these LOW CARB BLT's. and the ENTIRE Skinny Taste website. 

~ loving my new series 'a wedding story' and of course my FAB first guest ... Natasha! wasn't her wedding gorg, just like her!?

~ and LOVING that in 2 {hopefully short} days we'll be at the BEACH! :) 

Happy Humpday Y'all! 

**linking up with Jamie**

Tuesday, May 24

a wedding story. - schue love.

Do y'all remember last week I mentioned having a little surprise up my sleeve?! Well here it is ... A new SERIES at tickled. 
"a wedding story." will be a guest post from some other LOVELY bloggy lady every Tuesday! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things wedding and just didn't want it to end when I was finished telling my story! 


So first up ... One of my blogging BESTIES {yes, girl I went there ;)} Natasha, the FAB lady behind Schue Love. Adore this girl in BIG ways. 
And her wedding y'all ... TO.DIE.FOR. 


Ok, I'll hush now ... Take it away Natasha! 

Hello Friends!  I'm Natasha from Schue Love.  I am beyond thrilled that Lauren asked me to share my wedding with all of you today!  I've had so much fun watching Lauren's wedding unfold over the last several weeks...I'll do my best to sum up our wedding for you!

My husband and I were married almost two years ago on August 14, 2009.  We got married at the beautiful Edgewood Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe and were honored to have our closest friends and family there. 


::I had all my favorite girls by my side::

::I definitely had my "something blue" covered...and lots and lots of succulents!::

::The guys looked as dapper as ever::

 ::My dad waling my down the aisle::

::Love this shot of my girls::

Our first kiss as husband and wife...we had my childhood minister fly up from Newport Beach to preside over our wedding...it was his last wedding before he retired...so special to us!

 ::We're married!::

::Love him::

::First Dances::
{Love this one of me and my Dad}

::The Cake::

And some of my favorites from the day...






Hope you all enjoyed the highlights from our wedding!  All of our photos were shot by the talented Albert of Mulberry Photography.  We had the most special day...it was truly one that we will never forget.

Thanks again for having me Lauren!  

xo natasha


Do you die?! Wasn't her wedding PERFECT?! Love it all ... the dresses, the succulents, HER dress and ESPECIALLY that pic of her with the deer head! 

Thanks for showing us your wedding Natasha! heart you pretty lady! :) 

Happy Tuesday Y'all!