Rocky Creek Ranch Wedding: Erica + Bryan

What a special wedding this was to be a part of…for many reasons. 1. Erica has been a part of my life for quite a few years now –we first met as she did all of my wedding stationary, and then my branding for the company! It was so fun to be on the other side helping her with her wedding! 2. Erica has the kindest soul. Anyone who knows her knows what a soft and amazing person she is, and if you need proof–check out her website and read about all of the work she does with horses and children (and she is super talented to boot!). 3. Her vendor team was just the absolute best. Designing a wedding inside of a horse barn was only too appropriate for this sweet couple. Enjoy 🙂
Photography – The Schultzes
Hair/makeup – Kymm w/ Who’s the Fairest
Bride’s necklace – Noelle Muñoz Jewelry
Bride’s hair accessory – Nordstrom
Bride’s dress – Nicole Miller
Bridesmaid dresses – J. Crew
Custom dress hangers – Erica May Made Custom Designs
Videography – David Whitlow Photography
Ceremony music – Wescottage Music
Dinner music – Steven Wenger Sound Design
Vintage trucks and tractor – private collection of Rocky Creek Ranch
Stationary Suite – The Summer House
Catering – Best Impressions Catering
Engagement ring – Custom designed by Henri Daussi
Bride’s wedding band – Lolide
Groom’s wedding band – Custom designed by Minter & Richter
Custom ring box – End Grain Wood Shoppe
Custom tie clips – Fired Up Ladies
Ties and pocket squares – The Tie Bar
All florals – DIY
Pure local honey favors – produced on-site from bee hives @ Rocky Creek Ranch
Rentals – Party Reflections

The Fillmore Wedding: Emily + Paul

Remember that time that this was an event planning blog? Ya, we’re going to try to get back to that now that the baby formalities are over :). I have some amazing weddings back-logged all the way from August to share. First up, one of my favorite clients to date–Emily+Paul. Loved them. Too cute, too fun and too busy to plan the kick a** wedding that they wanted.  Both working full time and Emily in MBA school (smart and gorgeous), they needed help–so honored that they chose me. This wedding turned in to a full blown concert and the band even made me get up on stage at one point (embarrassing but hilarious). Thanks to my awesome vendors who nailed this vision and made the day absolutely perfect (80 degrees in late August–are you KIDDING?! This couple 100% deserved it).

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Fillmore
Photography: Smitten and Hooked
Videography: Pie & Mash
Florals: The Bloom Room
Tables/linens/chairs/ceremony chandelier: Party Reflections
Draping: Sterling By Design (completely transformed the ceremony space!)
Catering: Best Impressions
Music: The Dickens Band (rocked the house!)
Transportation: Rose Transportation
After Party: VBGB
Dress: Hayden Olivia
Getting ready location: Hayden Olivia’s Bridal Suite
Hair/Makeup: Kymm with Who’s the Fairest
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaids
Cake: Cake Lady Jill (we miss you!)
I mean, who toasts with craft beers? These two! Love it.
Congrats you two! Once I get this baby out we’ll have to grab some beers together, again :). xo

What Will Baby Hutch Be...?

He or She?
My final guess: GIRL
Hutch’s final guess: GIRL

So with out further adieu…

Baby Hutchins Gender Reveal from The Schultzes on Vimeo.

Thank you so much again to The Schultzes for capturing this special moment for us (which inevitably ended up in a video–Hutch’s favorite thing in the world now!!). If you can’t tell, we were absolutely SHOCKED. Thank you so much to Amy and her team at Wow Factor Cakes for the adorable ‘bun in the oven’ cake — it was absolutely perfect (and delicious!).

I defied a whole lotta’ old wives tales, I was convinced I was carrying a girl as:
-the heart rate was high: 154 BPM
-I am SICK-sick sick sick! Have still not gained 1 pound! (this was my biggest ‘girl’ indicator)
-my skin is terrible (they say girls take your beauty)
-I have been getting dizzy/lightheaded easily (my mom told me this happened to her when she carried me)
-Chinese Gender Chart said ‘girl’
-we have a boy named picked out and LOVE it–and can NOT agree on a girl name. so clearly, it would be a girl. 🙂

I prayed for a boy. I didn’t care about the gender–I’d love one of each eventually (God-willing). Hutch has longed for a boy since we have ever discussed children. He is always talking about walking to the new baseball stadium 1 block from us now (awesome!) wearing the Baby Bjorn with his ‘son’, teaching him to play sports, etc. etc…. I prayed every, single day for one. In my head, I thought it would be the greatest gift I could ever give  to him–a son. I wanted Hutch to cut the cake–I feel like as a woman I get to experience so much more being pregnant than he does (good and bad–ahem…cough cough push present…cough…). When he cut in to that cake, I was so happy (in general) but especially for Hutch.  I feel so blessed to be able to deliver him this amazing gift :).  After cutting in, we raced to the mall and hit up Janie and Jack and bought at least 7 outfits for our future son. We can not wait.

The Ritz-Carlton Urban Garden Wedding: Maresa + TJ -The Video

Maresa + TJ | The Urban Garden from Crown Alley Films on Vimeo.

Thanks so much to Crown Alley Films for the beautiful film of Maresa+TJ’s big day! What a fun event to be a part of :).

Adventures with Baby Hutch: Month 4

Well that was fast. Another month down. Best things about month 4: I’m FINALLY regaining normalcy in my life. I can eat again, I’m not falling asleep mid-convo while sitting up and I can do more than 1 thing a day with out feeling completely burnt out. 2nd trimester–so far so good.

Top 10 thoughts of the month:
1. Morning sickness is a lie–that stuff lasts all day/night. I have good days and bad days with this now. The last two have been bad. Here’s hoping for a better tomorrow. They say if you’re sick it’s a good thing because the body is really taking to the pregnancy. Silver lining?
2. Not everyone is blessed with amazing skin and hair during pregnancy. I’ve developed facial acne. Heading to Charlotte Plastic Surgery next week for an Oxygen Facial. Fingers crossed.
3. You pee every 20 minutes. It’s fun (no it’s not).
4. Society LOVES a pregnant lady, and you are treated accordingly.
5. You wake up all night to pee (see #3).
6. Some people (me) get these really fun things called Round Ligament Pains — and I am now terrified to sneeze.
7. You really will grow out of your normal clothing, I’ve officially embraced Bella Bands. Will probably be using these post-pregnancy, especially for big meals. For some reason I’m avoiding buying actual maternity clothing…
8. People really, really like to see your bump. It’s fascinating.
9. I have felt slight movements and it feels like popcorn popping inside of your belly. Super cool.
10. I think I’m having a girl. Hutch is hoping for a boy. We’re both praying for healthy :). The baby was NOT cooperating in the ultrasound this morning (our doctor said he/she was literally in the worst possible position to see the gender. Perfect.)

This month we were supposed to go to Tampa for a dear friend’s wedding but got snowed in by #snOMG. Instead, we headed to Shower Me With Love to test-drive strollers. Hutch was so pumped (note: sarcasm). After I almost fainted in the store (had to strip out of my clothing and lie down on the ground–pregnancy/feeling overwhelmed), we landed on the Bugaboo Chameleon. We needed 1 stroller that could do it ALL. We live in a 1200 square foot condo and don’t have room for excess. Plus, it comes in orange–one of my favorite colors.
As Hutch was carrying it out of the store, I literally stopped in my tracks and had a ‘moment’–I could not believe we just bought a baby stroller. Then I frantically begged Hutch to take me to PF Chang’s to eat -there is no desperation like a pregnant girl’s when she’s hungry.
After lunch, we continued our baby crusade next door at Restoration Hardware and took advantage of a 20% sale — so we purchased 2 cribs. One for boy, one for girl. We delayed delivery so we can cancel one of them once we find out the gender.
This is the crib for the little girl–I love the tufted sides.
And here is the boy crib! Can’t wait to see which one we’re going to need :). Then we went and test drove cars, since we’ll need a bigger one for our expanding family. I hate car shopping–I’m leaving that up to the CFO. Tagging out.

Later in the month I flew to Paris to plan my best friend’s wedding. She couldn’t come because she couldn’t take any more time off of work, so it was just me and the bump crossing the pond to hang out with her parents.
Here is Baby Hutch’s first flight over to Paris. My flight attendant was so nice to make sure I had enough food/water the entire flight over. I had to pass on the champagne upon boarding (that was rough!) so he very kindly made me a sparkling water spritzer. The flight over was totally fine, nothing different than usual–thank goodness!
I was so busy the entire time I was in Paris– all work and very little play. The only pictures I got of any famous monuments were during drive-bys on the way to the next meeting.
The final afternoon of my quick trip, we had time to play. Margaux’s mom graciously took me maternity/bebe shopping. I got quite a few outfits for me, but nothing for Baby Hutch. The clothing over there is so cute–it would have been dangerous had I known the gender! Playing with the faux-bump pillows was quite funny and Margaux’s mom insisted on taking pictures of me with it. I really can’t believe I am going to get that big!

I also officially booked The Duke Mansion for my baby shower–I couldn’t have thought of a more perfect setting to celebrate a new little lady/little man. Such a classic venue. Truth be told, this was actually the very first baby-related thing that I did. True event planner form.
Now for the real reason why girls read pregnancy blogs (I’m on to you, all of you). You want to see how big I’m getting–let’s just all be honest and get in the trust circle here. Here is a picture of me at 16 weeks–finally feeling like my belly is ‘out’ a little bit :). I have lost 9lbs, but gained 2lbs in Paris but then lost 2lbs when I got back–so down a total of 9lbs. My belly is obviously growing, so I’m not concerned (yet). I have a very short torso and am feeling like my belly is making an appearance sooner than I had thought! Thankful for it either way–it’s definitely weird to look down and see it, but I’m starting to love it. 🙂

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