Celebrating love and life every day

I’m a firm believer in celebrating life every single day. One of my favorite quotes about celebrating the mundane comes from author Hester Browne. “Always keep a bottle of champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is having a bottle of champagne in the fridge!” We didn’t have champagne, but I…

Something old, something new

While weddings are beautiful, magical, wonderful things, they can also cause a bride stress. One of the things I didn’t want to stress too much about was the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” On my wedding day I chose to wear a sapphire ring that belonged to my mother. I counted this…

Vineyard weddings in the Yadkin Valley

I am extremely proud of the beautiful Yadkin Valley Wine Region I call home. I got married an one of our area vineyards, RagApple Lassie, and it was a magical experience. If you are in North Carolina and considering a wedding venue, one of our state wineries or vineyards is a lovely choice. Below is…

My wedding day was magical (and yours will be too)

This time last year I was deep in the throes of wedding planning. I remember being excited, but also a little stressed and worried. Number one, weddings are expensive. All of the pretty things, even when you are trying to DIY, can add up quickly on the budget. And then there is the added stress…

Just got engaged? Start here.

The holiday season is the most popular time of the year for couples to get engaged. I should know as my husband proposed to me on Christmas Eve in 2014. The holiday season, with all the lights and gathering with friends and family, is so magical so it’s no wonder many choose this time of…