Wednesday, September 25

Meet HB

Henry Bulleit our sweet giant puppy. We let Logan choose a name for him and he wanted "Henry". We also like "Bulleit" for one of Ben's favorite bourbons, so we went with Henry Bulleit and call him HB.
He is 21 weeks old and the most handsome boy ever. Everyday I think to myself how grateful I am that we have him and appreciate the joy he has brought to our lives. He is pretty chill for a lab puppy, very smart and very heavy! 50lbs already. He's mommy's boy and cries outside the bedroom door every morning after he and daddy get up to go for their morning walk. Here are just a few pictures of my favorite boy! Follow me on Intagram for (almost) daily updates on HB :)

{mixed bag of HB at different ages}

{The week we brought him home}

In his raincoat in July and in September below. He's growing too fast!

{6 weeks...before he came home}

{puppy teeth!}

The day he came home!

This week - adult teeth coming in


Love love love our giant puppy!! Now, he just needs a sister :)

Friday, September 20

Hosting An Afternoon Tea Bridal Shower

I hosted a shower for my soon-to-be sister-in-law recently and it was really lovely. I went with a traditional tea menu of scones, petit fours, quiche, macarons, finger sandwiches, and of course tea! My dad collected mismatched tea cups from yard sales for several months, and all the ladies took their tea cup with a tea bag home as their favor. The country club has tea cups of course, but I thought this was a cute touch. I used the additional teacups and sauces for mini floral arrangements. I just picked up some flowers a Fresh Market. I also used my grandmother's (now mine!) silver tea pot as a vase.

(I got this 3 tier stand at Bed Bath and Beyond and love it!!)

(DIY'ed this tassel garland. Have ya'll looked at these online? They are stupid expensive. I used this tutorial)

{I ordered the tags for the tea bags from this Etsy shop. They said 
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I ordered the "Happily Ever After" drink stirs/flags from the same Etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 18

My Favorite Wedding Vendors Part 1 - Serendipity Designs

Hello Ladies! Thanks for sticking with me while I took a bit of a blog hiatus. I've been busy busy getting settled into our new home and with our new puppy boy. (posts to come)

I know that all of you Spring 2014 brides are in the process of finding vendors for all the abundant - and essential if you ask me :) - wedding details and I wanted to get back here to share with you all my most favorite vendors from our wedding. I've been waiting to get our professional pictures in order to share them. To start, my calligrapher was FANTASTIC. Alana at Serendipity Designs is super talented and so fabulous to work with. She worked very hard to be sure that the art she produced was exactly what I was envisioning. And it was and so much more! I wanted clean, classic and crisp. Thus, we went with a timeless black on cream.

Alana created my escort cards, place cards and table numbers. I absolutely love how they turned out. In addition to how gorgeous her work is, she is affordable! Finding someone who could create the classic artwork (because calligraphy truly is an artwork) at a price point that fit within my budget was a must. Serendipity Designs delivered!

{photos by Bella Grace Photography}

I cannot recommend Serendipity Designs enough!