Wednesday, February 10, 2016

This was our weekend!

Our Superbowl 

This was the first time in a long time that both of us stayed at home and watched the game.  Usually we are attending a party of some sort, but this year we kept it simple. As you can see from below, this was our living room for the weekend.  

It was an endless sea of mason jars, ribbon, and little plastic flowers.  Like I have said before. anything that you are able to do by yourself, Go For It!

Do some research, and find out what others have done for their wedding, and make sure that yours is something that you want to do. If you need help go to Google, and search "wedding regrets".  We asked several married couples how they would do it different, and read several articles about things that couples wished they had done.  In the beginning we decided against have a videographer, after some reading and conversation we decided to have one.  We have camcorder, gave it to someone who knows how to use it, and away we go!  We decided that we just wanted a simple video, nothing fancy, just footage of the wedding.  With all the gadgets and apps out there now, there are plenty of options to make in your own.  (My next post I will write why we decided against a fancy video)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wedding Projects

I'm going to go out on a limb here:

I think it's safe to say that 85% of the work that goes into a wedding, is work that you can do yourself.  This is the beginning of one of my many wedding projects that would most likely save you some dough!  Etsy and Pinterest will become your best friends when it come to saving a quick buck. 

Here's your tip:
Do some research. and find what it is that you can do yourself rather that to pay someone a substantial amount of money to do for you. Again, trust me on this.... a little wood stain on anything will work wonders!  This wood was at Lowe's for about 3$ -  I'll keep you posted on the final project.  Stay tuned!

Remember:  You can click on the "Our wedding" link to the right under "Topics", and follow along...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Don't come between a women and her shoes

This is probably along the lines of "don't come between a man and his grill."  In fact, I'm sure it is.  It is probably in the males best interest not to come between the shoes that your bride chooses. I suggested flip-flops, and well, that wasn't even an option. If I say it once, I will most likely say it thousands more times.  When you are planning your wedding 
"GET AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN OUT OF THE WAY, AND DON"T SAVE ANYTHING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE." (From a male perspective, it will save you a lot of anger, frustration, and arguments)

(Below) is our wedding binder that she dug up, smashed full of notes, lists, and lists of things to do about our lists. She purchased it for probably $20 bucks, and both of us would be list without it. 

It doesn't have to be a fancy binder, but you should have something to keep notes and contacts in.  Weddings get expensive, deposits are put down, and time is precious....on that note, people get confused, things get lost, and life happens.  You certainly don't want hard-earned money walking out the door! (Especially if you have a large wedding party)  - Trust me! You will thank me later!
Let her do most of the planning, and you can concentrate on what to drink at the reception, and the BACHELOR PARTY!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Tux and the Music

@ Beau's Tuxedos 

This was by far the best way to try on a tux! Ha! No joke though, if you go with the traditional tux in your wedding the worst thing that you can do is wait until the last minute.   We just happen to find an excellent deal at Beau's Tuxedos in Fayetteville, AR. 

For the music, we chose something off the beaten path.  Way off the path.  We decided that we didn't want our first song to be something that everyone else danced too at other weddings that they attended.  So, we opted for a song that had some meaning to it.  If you attend then you will find out, but if not I will always share later. 

Remember: Click on the link entitled "Our Wedding" on the right side under topics, and follow our journey.  

Monday, January 25, 2016

Our Wedding Remix...

Courtesy of

I have decided that in just 3 shorts months that we will be married, so I am going to try my best to document the rest of the process.  Most all of the bigger things are taken care of, so as someone has already put it the rest is just the meat and taters! Stayed tuned, I'm sure that this will be a fun ride for all involved. 
Click on the link entitled "Our Wedding" on the right side under topics, and follow our journey.  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Many Blessings!

Another day has passed, and we are coming upon the Christmas season.  Again, I am reminded just how incredibly blessed I am to have the life that I do.  I am reminded again to thank God for the many blessings that I have in my life.  I am eternally grateful for everything that I have, and still I find myself forgetting to be thankful for each and every day.  Today. and going forward, I will make a solid attempt to thank him for each and every thing that has become such a tremendous part of my life. Amen.  

Friday, November 27, 2015

Shooting Christmas Lights...

I have never really much luck shooting Christmas lights, but I was pretty happy with this one.  It wasn't as much luck as it was just not getting the look that I wanted.  So this year I went to Pinterest and really researched what I wanted to shoot. 

With a 50mm lens @ 200 ISO, F-Stop at 1.8, and 1/13 - (Don't forget a tri-pod) this is what I got.  Much better than previous attempts, but I spent some time playing around with the settings. 

Not quite married yet, and won't be until 2016.