“Although I do love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes it is only mountains that beckon me with the sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more. To become more.”
I cried. As we were pulling out of the drive of the sweetest cabin on the most gorgeous river surrounded by the most beautiful of mountains and valleys. Every summer the hubs and I usually trek off to California to one of our favorite places at a friend’s ranch outside of Mammoth Lakes, CA. This year, our plane tickets boasted Montana and our sights set on the small city of Gardiner. Sharing all the details about our love of the west and one of the prettiest national parks in the world.
Leaves beginning to fall, hint of cooler weather, and warm colors; all the things I knew I wanted in my engagement shoot! Before I was engaged I always dreamt of having a fall engagement session outdoors surrounded by our favorite things. I’ve been planning out our engagement shoot ever since getting engaged… coming up with a color scheme, the kind of outfits to wear and ideas for props or other special items to include in our photos. The best way I have found to put everything together was to design a mood or styling board! Here at Southern Posies, it’s one of our favorite things to do when designing for each client that walks through our little studio, so putting together a style board for myself was way more fun than I thought!
This post is for all you newly engaged gals. Chances are, you’ve jumped into planning for your big day but have you thought about what happens next? We are giving you a little look into some tips for registering and a few items that will give you a great base to start with!
- Register at multiple places. We recommend some stores with good online shops that friends and family can order from and stores with physical locations near you and your guests for those who would rather go into the store and shop.
- Register for items at all price points. Even though you think no-one but your mom is going to splurge on the KitchenAid or the Roomba, some of your friends and family might want to go in together to get you two one of the more pricey items on your list.
- Make a hearty registry. In the south, chances are, every single one of your aunts, the ladies in the church, and your mom’s best friends are going to want to throw you a shower. Make your registry to accommodate that. There will be folks coming to your wedding that haven’t been to any of your showers that don’t want to be stuck with nothing left to get you. Even if you don’t get everything on your lists, a lot of retailers will give you a percentage off so you can purchase the other things you are wanting after the wedding.
- Don’t forget to say thanks. Stay up to date with your thank you notes so you don’t feel stressed after the wedding to write a ton of them at one time. Etiquette states that thank you notes need to be sent within one month of your wedding so during your free time, sit down with your new hubby and thank the people that have made settling in to your new life together so comfortable.
for the kitchen:
Cookware (if you don’t have any or just want a nice new set)
6-12 Place Settings
Flatware (enough for 6-12 place settings)
8-12 Drinking glasses
for the bedroom:
Comforter (or duvet cover and insert)
Sheet Set (we recommend 2 sets)
for the bathroom:
8-12 Hand Towels
Shower Curtain Liner
a few of our favorite stores for registries:
We are dusting off our shakers and combing through the best tailgating recipes because guess what?! Football starts this weekend y’all and we are a tad excited for this time of year. For all of you calendar lovin’ babes we thought what better than a cutie printable schedule so you can map out your gameday weekends and add a little football flair to your home or office. So whether you are shouting War Eagle or donning your crimson and white, we have ya covered on the date, time and location. Now all that is missing in those bleachers is you!
Happy Gameday Week friends!
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When sweet Elisabeth, with Elisabeth and Butter, contacted us about a super fun shoot with Draper James of course our southern (and Reese Witherspoon!) loving hearts did not skip a beat in saying YES. With honor and respect for family and heritage, Draper James ranks high on our list with likeminded ideals of hospitality, grace and charm. To boast those southern principles loud and proud we channeled our inner Shelby (Steel Magnolias, friends) and went with a signature blush and bashful palette.
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