Prepare yourself.

So, this is it. Prepare yourself for a LOT of dress pictures. Here is the transformation of my wedding dress. The underneath layer was once a WWII parachute, and it was worn three times before me. It has seen a lot of changes, but nothing like the genius of Chris Hudson. Now, that I’ve worn it down the aisle, I can let out all the secrets.

OUT-OF-THE-BOX: trying on mom’s dress

Needless to say, I was hating this. It was looking hopeless, until…

This might work? Take off those sleeves!

Dress Fitting One & Two:

The dress was cut into strips and reformed to fit my body exactly.

Dressing Fitting Three & Four:

It was unbelievable to watch it transform before our very eyes.


Why did I love this process so much? Because the day I got married, I put on years of love and devotion. As Mindy Smith would say, “Highs and Lows, that how life goes, with little moments that shine… [Love] only gets better with time.


Meet Wingate.

The Photographer!

After a lots of phone talking, sharing ideas and two photo shoots, here are our OFFICIAL engagement pictures! This shoot was a great time hang out with our photographer, Wingate Downs, a seasoned professional. It was obvious he could handle just about any style human being and any type of atmosphere. (Not to mention, he used to have a sweet ponytail and drools over road bikes as much as David does) We loved hanging out with this guy. I’m pretty sure they don’t come much sweeter than him!

These are just a few of my favorites and their Athens Flair makes them just what we wanted! Thanks Wingate!

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(Ps – sorry everyone that I took bad screenshots of these. I got lazy and they look sloppy. My bad.)