I decided to visit Thursday Next in the land of fiction for most of April, and It was a super fun month. There’s just something about the idea of mingling with book characters inside of their books that makes me want to take off and join the ranks of jurisfiction. I realize that these sentences probably make no sense unless you’ve read the Thursday Next series, so just take my word for it, it’s fun! So, here’s a quick overview of how April shook out…
The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next Series #3)
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next Series #4)
Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye by Lois Lowry
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Now, even though I really loved all of the Thursday Next books, I have to give book of the month to Harper Lee with To Kill a Mockingbird. I mean, seriously. It’s a classic for good reason and I’m so ready for the sequel to come out this summer. I think one of the things I loved most about the book was how the entire book was described by the seasons of the year – playing in the summer, halloween fairs and school days. This little town was so perfectly described I feel like I visited there for 3 weeks during the summer and played with Scout and Jem. If you haven’t read this book since high school I’d highly recommend a revisit – it’s a great summer read.
Speaking of summer – it’s time to start working on my beach reading list, so please send suggestions! But first, here’s where my head will be for the month of May…
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Harry Pottery y la piedra filosofal by JK Rowling
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman
The Heir (Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
A chance meeting at a dive shop. Who would’ve thought that when Aubrey walked into the dive shop that day she would meet her future husband? In an age where most of the couples I talk to meet online in some way shape or form, I love hearing a classic “we bumped into each other totally accidentally” story. If you’ve ever seen the movie The Holiday you’ll know what I mean when I say, “That was some meet cute!”
When I first met Aubrey & Steve for their engagement session the thing I noticed immediately was that Aubrey was just bursting with excitement and happiness and that Steve would grin from ear to ear every time he looked at her. I knew that their wedding day would be filled with smiles and laughter and I’m thrilled to say that it was all of that and more. ;-)
Aubrey fell in love with the grounds at Alexander Homestead, so our goal was to capture as much of that beautiful scenery as possible on their wedding day!
Sisters! I love the love in this photo (and the light)!
These two were just precious all day!
Huge thanks to Hayley for helping me out with the guys on Saturday! This crowd was all-smiles, all-day!
Just before the ceremony I turned around and saw Aubrey’s parents sitting alone waiting for everything to begin. My heart smiled so big, and there’s still so much I love about this photo.
Congratulations you two! Best wishes for many, many years of smiles and laughter!
HUGE thanks to all of the vendors that made this day wonderful for Aubrey & Steve!
Photography: Red K Photography
To view a 4 minute slideshow of about 100 wedding images, click play below!
When we were planning their engagement session Aubrey specifically requested vintage – including old gas pumps if possible. I scoured Charlotte for old gas pumps only to find that NoDa has totally destroyed 3 blocks of “old” for a construction project. Bummer. The amount of growth in Charlotte has always amazed me, but sometimes I forget that to have growth something old is typically destroyed. Trees, buildings, etc. But lucky for us, the city of Mint Hill has done a wonderful job preserving their history and we had a blast exploring all that this little historical village has to offer!
And BTW – huge thanks to the best man, Jay, for tagging along and making sure I didn’t fall off of a chair or we weren’t viciously attached my inch worms hanging from the trees. ;-)
Congrats you two! I hope you had a great week in Charlotte!