Okay, time for another fun fact about me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I spent my sophomore year of college studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. I had never heard of the city of Bilbao (the only cities I knew in Spain were Madrid and Barcelona) and I definitely couldn't place it on a map. I had no idea that this region of Spain had its own culture, history, and even language! (Oh, and terrorist group ;) )⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My first two weeks in Bilbao were mentally and physically exhausting. I had to quickly learn how to navigate a foreign city's metro system - in a foreign language - while enrolling into Spanish-speaking-only classes, learning my way around a new city, and meeting my new classmates. I barely knew Spanish when I arrived, and I quickly learned that most people in Bilbao don't speak English (including my host mom). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I'm a fighter and I'm damn stubborn when I put my mind to something. I was DETERMINED to make the most of my semester and over time I gained confidence in my new surroundings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My experience abroad was life shifting for me, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Have you ever had an experience like that? Tell me about it!
Last night was spent simply celebrating! Celebrating 4 years of marriage for Rachel & Jake. Celebrating allllll that this couple has been through (all I'll say is their first two years of marriage were absolutely not what they expected). Celebrating living proof that love conquers all. Celebrating old friendships and new memories. And, most of all, celebrating a bright future for this steadfast couple!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy (almost) anniversary, Rachel & Jake!!
Let's play two truths & a lie! Which one of these fun "facts" about me is a lie?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. I have my MBA in marketing & entrepreneurship⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. I have never broken a bone⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. I am allergic to avocados⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you think??⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A huge thank you to the team that made this day beautiful!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Host: @adorncollectiveworkshops⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Styling: @taylor.hackett.johnson_⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bouquet: @graceandgreenery⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beauty: @blissfulmuse.co⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gown: @yeaggybridal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Models: @janelle_starrett / @pmartins_doro ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tux: @asos
This month, I'll be taking a short break from weddings, but that doesn't mean I get to sit back and relax! No ma'am. This month is ENGAGEMENT SESSION season for me and I am so so excited!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because of the pandemic, I have never met most of the newest BPP couples in person. Their engagement sessions are my chance finally meet my couples and spend some quality time getting to know them! Let the season begin :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ the dream team:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ gown store: @theone_bridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ gown designer: @madilanebridal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ model: @emerald_tom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ floral: @wildhilldflowers
Because it's simply *impossible* to choose just one, here are some sneak peeks from today's content blitz! LOVED getting to create some beautiful imagery and BTS headshots for this crew :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~ a HUGE thank you to the team that made this day extra amazing! venue: @oakwood_kc coordination & design: @nelliesparkman design & floral: @wedinkc hair/makeup: @theprettybride.co rentals: @foxcreekdesignsllc | @goodstuffchina custom monograms: @merefilledesign stationery & paper goods: @ns.stationery linens: @bbjlinen | @ultrapom photography: @bailey.pianalto
Today was my first day back from vacation and WOW was it a warm welcome! Today Nellie, Ashlie, a tremendous team, and I joined forces to create a day of content and connection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In my opinion every Monday should be like this! Together we were pampered just like our brides on their wedding days (Thank you, The Pretty Bride Co.!), we created three tablescapes to photograph (and by "we" I mean far more talented designers did all the heavy creating while I sat back and photographed it), and above all we got to spend the day together creating inspiring imagery!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Special thanks to Nellie for capturing this cute little headshot for me, and for The Pretty Bride Co. for magically erasing the jet lag bags under my eyes :)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~~~~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ a HUGE thank you to the team that made this day extra amazing!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ venue: @oakwood_kc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ coordination & design: @nelliesparkman⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ design & floral: @wedinkc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ hair/makeup: @theprettybride.co⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ rentals: @foxcreekdesignsllc | @goodstuffchina⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ custom monograms: @merefilledesign⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ stationery & paper goods: @ns.stationery⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ linens: @bbjlinen | @ultrapom⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photography: @bailey.pianalto