Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Today's Top 2 Tuesday topic over at The Undomestic Momma is

Top 2 Favorite US Cities

1. Charleston, SC

What's not to love about Charleston? It is all things southern with a beach as a bonus. My parents and I went to Charleston on vacation earlier in the summer and I just feel in love. It seems so romantic and relaxing and has so much history. I just love it.

2. Nashville, TN

This was probably a tie between NYC, Savannah, GA and Nashville, but I decided to go with Nashville. Yes, I live in Nashville and it's still one of my favorite places. I just love it here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. There are tons of things to do: Titans games, Country Music Hall of Fame, Arrington Vineyards, honkey tonks on Broadway, etc. There are also some wonderful places to eat...many of which I haven't even tried yet.

Another thing I like about Nashville is it has a small "Hollywood" quality about it...but so not Hollywood at all. You do see famous people here, but they are at the same places you are. I feel that in Hollywood it's more separated. For example, the lady that cuts my hair, also cuts Brad Paisley's children's hair. It's not uncommon to see Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban at Starbucks or walking down the street in downtown Franklin. Sightings like these are common in Nashville and no one seems to bother them or think twice about it. I guess that's why they love Nashville as well. I love my city! :)

What are your 2 favorite US Cities???Photobucket

Monday, August 30, 2010

Going to the Chapel

Saturday night Lauren, Meg, Bev, and myself hosted an engagement party for our good friends Jeff and Natasha at The Encore in downtown Nashville. Natasha and I met our freshman year of college when we pledged Delta Gamma together and have been friends ever since. We really became alot closer a few years ago when I moved to Nashville. She is one of my best friends and I am so happy for her and Jeff. I can't wait to stand beside her on her wedding day on June 11, 2011.

I think the party was a success! We had lots of yummy food and drinks and even better company. A big thanks to Michael, Aaron, Andy, and Christian...we couldn't have done it without you guys.
After the party we headed to Corner Pub for more fun. Such a fun night with great friends.
Jeff & Natashathe hostesses-Me, Bev, Lauren, Meg

I made these cupcakes from scratch...I've never madeanything from scratch EVERTheir adorable guest bookthe boysNatasha & all of her bridesmaidsme & megme and the bride-to-beJeff & Natasha with both of their familiesNatasha and her grandparentsthe ladiesChristian was our entertainment at Corner Pubthumbs up for philly chessesteak love her


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Raw(e) - Yellow

This week I am participating in Sailor & Company's Raw(e) photo challenge. The theme this week is yellow. The only rule is that you can't edit the photo...at all...no color correcting, no sharpening, no cropping, nada. I have never participated before but when I saw the theme for this week, I decided to post these sunflower photos that I took earlier in the summer. They aren't perfect and I know sunflowers will probably be used alot, but I love them just the same. Enjoy! :)


Mr. & Mrs. Grunke

Those of us staying at Bev and Christian's got up Saturday morning and decided that lunch at Tomato Head and a walk around Market Square would be the perfect start to the wedding day. Cami, Brian, Ryan, Rachel, & I had a wonderful lunch but the conversations and time spent with friends was even better than the food! After lunch we headed back to Bev's to get ready for the big night.

Meg and Aaron's wedding was held at 2nd Presbyterian Church and it was beautiful. The ceremony was perfect (except maybe for my minor mistake during my reading)...oh well. I'm pretty sure everyone was probably starring at beautiful bride and barely noticed. :) Meg was the most beautiful bride. Aaron's face when he saw her walking down the aisle was priceless. He looked her up and down checking out the dress he had been kept in the dark about until that moment. After the ceremony there were a few pictures and then it was time to get the party started. They rented a trolley to transport the wedding party from the church to the reception at the Knoxville Museum of Art. That trolley ride will always be one of my favorite parts of their wedding weekend. Meg and Aaron were undeniably elated to be married. It's didn't hurt that Aaron's groomsmen had a fun game of Trouble Mug up their sleeve either. :) I had never even heard of Trouble Mug, but it might just become a new favorite among our group of friends. It definitely go the party started right.

Once arriving at the reception, they had fabulous food/drinks, wonderful entertainment, and of course a building full of their friends and family. Everyone had such a wonderful time dancing the night away and celebrating the newlyweds.

Bev and Christian--thank you for opening Hotel Miller to all of us for the weekend.

Mr. & Mrs. Grunke--The wedding weekend was absolutely perfect. I was so honored to play a small part in your special day. I hope you are always as in love as you were then. I love you both and can't wait to celebrate all the exciting things your marriage will bring you!

Cami, Brian, & Baby Fields

Rachel, Me, Cami

Rachel & Ryan

Me, Natasha, Bev, Rachel HurtThe beautiful bride & her grandmotherMe & the brideMr. & Mrs. Grunke!

doesn't this look like a FUN wedding?