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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Working at the hospital for almost 7 years, I have seen a lot of nurses come and go.  Matt and Chelsey are two of them.  The last shift I worked with Matt at South, I handed him a LeRae business card and said "when y'all decide to get married, give me a call".  Needless to say he remembered.  I was SUPER excited when I got the email from Chelsey asking me to be part of their big day.  Their nuptials took place in LaPine, Alabama at the Old House at Meriwether and was captured by our sweet friends at Little Acorn Photography.

I'm a sucker for a little bling!

I'm a sucker for a little bling!

WAR EAGLE BABY!

WAR EAGLE BABY!

Chelsey chose sunflowers and hydrangeas for her main flowers and we complimented them with blue delphinium, aggies, and yellow solidago.  For the centerpieces, we used my mom's white enamel collection.  The giant enamel pitcher she had was the perfect container for the drink station arrangement.

This is one of my favorite drink stations we have done to date!  The floral rings around the drink urns were STUNNING!

This is one of my favorite drink stations we have done to date!  The floral rings around the drink urns were STUNNING!

Entryway arrangement

Entryway arrangement

The bouquets

The bouquets

We did these aisle markers in mason jars and hung them with twine on shepherd's hooks.

We did these aisle markers in mason jars and hung them with twine on shepherd's hooks.

Centerpieces (somebody get an iron and move that votive over about 3 inches to the left)

Centerpieces (somebody get an iron and move that votive over about 3 inches to the left)

I know...too cute!  

I know...too cute!  

I love adding personal touches to weddings and doing little things the bride or groom doesn't know about.  This was one of those sweet surpries.  We had a brownie bar and since Matt and Chelsey are both nurses we got creative with it.  We drew up caramel and chocolate syrup in syringes for guest to squirt over their brownies and put yummy toppings in medicine bottles.  You should have seen the look on the pharmacy techs face when I asked for 100 syringes.  LOL!

I adore this shot of them.  It truly captures their personality.  It may be my fave!  Way to go Little Acorn!

Such a perfect shot!

Such a perfect shot!

We love working with Mr. Bud and the crew at the Old House at Meriwether.  One thing you can count on is gorgeous scenery and green surroundings.

Beautiful

Beautiful

Thanks so much to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts for inviting us to be part of it all.  It was perfect!  Happy one year anniversary! 

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

When Lacy May and John Andrews set their wedding date of April 28, 2012, Lacy gave us 3 words; water, vintage, and fried okra.  I knew the spot.....Pisgah Hill.  It was the perfect setting.  I remember taking them over to see it for the first time.  I couldn't help but be nervous!  Would she like it?  Would she see what I see....the possibilities?  But, the second we turned in the driveway and headed toward the pond Lacy made her all familiar noise "ooohhhhhh" and I immediately knew this would be our first wedding on the land! 

Our house is 300 feet away from Pisgah Hill so it was a great spot for the bridal party to get ready.  This is one of the many AMAZING shots by Wes Roberts.

Our house is 300 feet away from Pisgah Hill so it was a great spot for the bridal party to get ready.  This is one of the many AMAZING shots by Wes Roberts.

Lacy arrived at the ceremony in style in this gorgeous antique car.  Thank you Mr. Sanders.

Lacy arrived at the ceremony in style in this gorgeous antique car.  Thank you Mr. Sanders.

Guests first glance at gorgeous blooms was this lilac filled birdcage at the sign in table.

Guests first glance at gorgeous blooms was this lilac filled birdcage at the sign in table.

The nuptials took place in nature's cathedral complete with antique doors that opened for all to gaze upon the ceremony, the sunset, and their reflections in the nearby pond.  

Don't ask KK about these wreaths!  I don't remember what the "tiff" was about...all I remember is eyes were cut and their may have been snarls!  LOL!

Don't ask KK about these wreaths!  I don't remember what the "tiff" was about...all I remember is eyes were cut and their may have been snarls!  LOL!

OH the lighting in this picture!

OH the lighting in this picture!

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In order for guests to get to the reception, we knew many would have to walk around the pond dam.  It was important to us for it to be an enjoyment rather than a chore.  SO, what'd we do?  We got creative with it!  We created 10 frames with letters and pictures from friends and family of the couple.  While sipping lemonade, guests strolled across the memory adorned trail to the tented reception area.  

The reception was “vintage-ly” fabulous; from the antiques, to the lace linens, to the fried okra and cornbread by Red's Little School House.  

Loved the arrangements we did in antique silver punch bowls.

Loved the arrangements we did in antique silver punch bowls.

We HAD to have lounge areas with antique furntiure!  We found this set for a BARGAIN and it was probably our favorite!

We HAD to have lounge areas with antique furntiure!  We found this set for a BARGAIN and it was probably our favorite!

Pancake Bar

Pancake Bar

Krispy Kreme and Milk

Krispy Kreme and Milk

Oreos and Mini Pecan Pies

Oreos and Mini Pecan Pies

It's all in the DETAILS!

The custom made bar front.

The custom made bar front.

Kraft bags with beautiful stamped scripture for guests to take home a treat.

Kraft bags with beautiful stamped scripture for guests to take home a treat.

Gorgeous centerpieces in antique silver tea sets.

Gorgeous centerpieces in antique silver tea sets.

Look at that garden rose!

Look at that garden rose!

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Happy anniversary to our great friends John and Lacy!  We were thrilled at how beautiful it all turned out 1 year ago today.  Not only did we come away with beautiful pictures and memories we made some amazing friends!   Below is the video clip by The Bearded Man Film Company.

 

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Welcome to Pisgah Hill

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When my youngest (Hunter) was a baby, we had a Sunday afternoon routine......church, lunch at Red's, and then a little riding to lull him to sleep.  Almost weekly, I would purposefully take a left off of Gardner Road onto Pisgah Road.  This route was for one reason only - so I could drive by THE most GORGEOUS place around......1850 Pisgah Road Grady, Alabama.  This sixteen acre slice of heaven was once owned by my grandfather.  He later sold it to a man who was known for turning places into pure beauties and then selling them.  The work that was done on this property was AMAZING!  I had total "property lust".  I had never drooled like this over a piece of earth in my life.  Ponds, fencing, driveways, and the prettiest, green grass were added.  Every time I drove by, I daydreamed of owning it.  But, thanks to its hefty six digit price tag I was quickly brought back to reality.  Although I consider myself a "big fat dreamer", I'm not completely crazy and knew buying this was NOT an option.  From time to time, I would have to "mess" with Paw Paw by telling him he should have given me the land instead of selling it!  But for the most part, I guess you can say I kind of forgot about it.  

Years later my hubby and I caught wind that the land was up for sale.  We inquired (with no real plan) about it.  The price was PHENOMENAL!  But the more we learned about the deal, we knew something just wasn't right.  We walked away.  I knew someone would snatch it up quick!  I was sad but knew two things:  1) no matter how great the price was, we couldn't afford it and 2) something was off.  So, I guess you can say, I kind of forgot about it - again.  Another year or so went by, and I was surfing the internet one night.  Looking for a place for weddings, I was googling local real estate and came upon a familiar slice of heaven.  The acreage was slightly smaller but the price was ASTONISHING!  I couldn't believe it!  Long story short.....I love GOD!  HE ROCKS MY WORLD and NEVER ceases to amaze me!  Almost 10 years later, Kelly and I became the proud owners of 1850 Gardner Road Grady, Alabama.  This time we had a plan......to turn it into a beautiful venue for weddings and events.  I will never forget the day we closed on the property.  My Paw Paw and I walked the land and holding back tears I said, "I can't believe after all this time it's mine!".

On April 28, 2012, we held our first wedding at Pisgah Hill.  Our great friends John and Lacy exchanged vows in front of the big pond.

On April 28, 2012, we held our first wedding at Pisgah Hill.  Our great friends John and Lacy exchanged vows in front of the big pond.

It's been almost a year since John and Lacy's wedding and we have something new up our sleeve.  My good friend and AU college roommate called and told me she was engaged.  Her "must have" for her wedding was a BARN!  Both of us searched and called and googled and looked and scoured the entire state of Alabama for a barn venue.  Don't get me wrong we found some nice spots but none that would fit the bill.......too far, too expensive, too many restrictions, too busy, and the list continued.  UH-OH!  The "big fat dreamer" brain kicked in and I sent a text saying, "Hold off on your search!  You have stirred something up!".  Hmmmmmmmmm?!  Why not build a barn at Pisgah Hill?!

Front view.  Thanks to Mr. Frank for building our model barn and being one of our biggest supporters.  

Front view.  Thanks to Mr. Frank for building our model barn and being one of our biggest supporters.  

This is the side view that will face the big pond.  Look at those HUGE door openings!  LOVE IT!

This is the side view that will face the big pond.  Look at those HUGE door openings!  LOVE IT!

The Barn at Pisgah Hill will be the perfect addition to our slice of heaven.  The idea of doing exactly what I love and doing it 295 feet from my house sends goose bumps down my arm that I can't describe!  Stay tuned to see the progression.....and of course the good, the bad, and the beautiful!  I can't WAIT!

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