A Blonde Wedding: {Flow-ahs}

via 100 Layer Cake

Wednesday night I had a chance to meet with our florist for our our big consultation. Stephen's sweet momma when along for moral support and because she is good friends with the floral designer! We are using the fabulous Lisa Bobel and I couldn't be more thrilled!

We poured over tons of books and photos from her previous work and Lisa gave lots of suggestions. Needless to say, I can' wait to see the finished product of everything...I know it will be beautiful!

We narrowed it down to Caramel Antike Garden Roses (oh my stars, LOVE those) and Veronicas as fillers. I love the look of a Garden Rose because it gives the roundness and dimension of a garden rose but without the temperamental qualities (or crazy expense) of peonies, which tend to not do so well in September.

Caramel Antike Garden Rose

More garden rose goodness...

We also talked about using moss and hydrangeas for some sort of arrangement that will adorn the front doors of the church.

We will probably inject lots of color into my bouquet, just to make it different than the bridesmaids' bouquets, which will be mainly comprised of the Caramel Antike roses. I love these Piano Roses, which are also a variety of the Garden Rose.

So yes, the flowers are now situated. More importantly, Stephen's mom and I got to spend some quality time together on Wednesday and can I just say how lucky I am to have such a great mom-in-law?

Stephen's parents are actually moving to Texas at the end of the year, so it's very hard getting so attached knowing she'll be leaving soon. She really is just the sweetest lady and I can't wait to make lots of memories with her and the rest of my awesome new family in the years to come.

Speaking of awesome family, my about-to-be Sister in Law Sarah is throwing me another bridal shower tomorrow afternoon in Fort Smith! As many of you know, Sarah is the one who put Stephen up on SUYL Singles on Kelly's blog!

Lots of my girlfriends will be attending from NWA, as well as my mom and both grandmas from back home. I can't wait!

And yes, I'll probably get another dress to wear for it this afternoon...ha!

Finally, Stephen and I have been dieting and exercising SO hard lately. Last night we took pics of our progress and I'm really pleased! I've been focusing on my arms the most, so I'm happy to see some definition and tone!

Have a great weekend, girls! Be good, be safe and most of all...

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. I love garden roses! Those are stunning.

    And girl--you're in awesome shape! Love that outfit.

  2. I love the Piano Roses! And your arms look great! You'll look fantabulous come wedding time!

  3. You look great!! PS-I'd kill for your hair!!

    ALso, the piano roses are GORGEOUS!! They almost look like peonies! :) Aw-happy wedding planning!

  4. I'm totally drooling over those gorgeous flowers...I think flowers are my favorite part of any wedding. They truly take it to the next level and it looks like yours are going to be breathtaking :) and you're looking HOT, girlfriend! Tell me your arm secrets! Miss you, sweet friend. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

  5. The flowers are going to be gorgeous!

    It's such a blessing to have a wonderful MIL!

  6. Okay, it's seriously twilight zone reading your blog. Lisa is our florist too! She is so amazing and fun! I'm sure she'll help make your wedding day PERFECT!

  7. Girl, you are looking so svelte and tres chic! I agree with the earlier comment, flowers are one of my favorite parts of a wedding... They can have so much impact on the ambience. Love your roses!

  8. so many pretty flowers! great picks! and you look great! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  9. You look beautiful! Are you inviting Kelly to the wedding? I sure hope so. I think you all should be on the Today show for a story called "matchmaking in the digital age" or something like that.

  10. I love the comment above me! I was thinking how cute it would be if Kelly was at your wedding! I saw your tweet that a year ago today, you e-mailed Stephen for the first time. I just started e-mailing someone I met online so it's weird to think what could happen in a year.

  11. omg looking so cute & flirty.
    i want your LV bag...

    your arms are looking good! ive been working on toning my arms as well.

  12. you look adorable, as always. Have a great day :)

    Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

  13. Love what you choose for the flowers, the garden rose is gorge. Peonies are beautiful too, so that sucks that they are crazy expensive.

    Your arms looks so good, I would kill for your body! You are too cute!

  14. Those flowers are so beautiful!!! Great choice in colors!!

    You look so pretty in the pics as well! Love your Louis :)

    Have a great weekend!!

    XOXO, CC



  15. Something about pictures in front of THAT SIGN make me giddy. You are so gorgeous! And can I PLEASE have your tips on how to work out your arms? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

  16. Your flowers are going to be AMAZING! I can't wait to see the photos from your wedding because the whole thing is going to be great!

    You're looking great!

  17. The flowers are gorgeous!!!!

    And so are YOU!!!!

  18. wow. You look amazing!!! WHat are you doing for your diet regime? I've lost 33 pounds and am trying to loose another 27 but have platued big time. ANy suggestions for diet?
    Oh I found you through Lee La La. Nice meeting you:)

  19. You are so tiny girl:) Flowers are beautiful and so are you!

  20. I love 100 layer cake! One of my friends just sent me the link and they have such great ideas on there.


  21. You look amazing! The flowers you have chosen are so beautiful, especially the Piano Roses.

    Have fun at your bridal shower.

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  22. You look fantastic and the flowers are so pretty! I know you're glad to have something else off your list!

  23. i love weddings! your flowers are going to be so beautiful.

    kudos on working out. you're definitely in shape and very lovely! you'll make one beautiful bride!

  24. Hey! I'm a fellow blondie, new to your blog. You and your blog are fabulous!

    Love those shoes. :)


  25. Cute outfit! I saw all the cars at Sarah's house yesterday for your shower! I'm sure it was great!

  26. I am so glad I found this post! I am dying for peonies, but this really would be a great alternative for me!


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