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This past weekend we celebrated Chris’ 40th Birthday with a wonderful group of friends and family!  Thanks to everyone that helped us party and eat ice cream, and Happy Birthday to the man of my dreams!  The best is yet to come Hun!

I didn’t take too many photos because I was trying to enjoy the company, but I did manage to capture a couple of the details before the party started.  A little chalkboard art for the front porch…..

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What summer cookout is complete without ice cold bottled cokes???

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An EPIC cake from Decadent Designs Bakery in Ballantyne.  Red Velvet with cream cheese filling and buttercream frosting.  OMG.  Seriously people.

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The main goal of the party was to celebrate 40 years – no black decorations or “lordy, lordy…” quotes on the wall.  Only fun, positive, celebration vibes.  We researched a few things that happened in 1975 and decided to go with that as a theme!

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In the backyard we had burgers on the grill, ice cold beverages, backyard Jenga, backyard Yahtzee and Gamecock corn hole!  It was a blast!

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Chris & his Mom before the fun got started…

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Mom & Dad!

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Brother, Sis-n-law and sweet baby nephew!

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Just in case I haven’t already mentioned it – the cake was EPIC!  That Gamecock logo is hand painted with buttercream frosting.  Amazing!

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Happy Birthday Hun!  Love you More! ;-)

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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

mockingbirdNow, 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

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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. ;-)

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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!

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Sisters!  I love the love in this photo (and the light)!

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These two were just precious all day!

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Huge thanks to Hayley for helping me out with the guys on Saturday!  This crowd was all-smiles, all-day!

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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.

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Congratulations you two!  Best wishes for many, many years of smiles and laughter!

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HUGE thanks to all of the vendors that made this day wonderful for Aubrey & Steve!

Photography: Red K Photography
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: Pink Petunia & The Farmer’s Market
DJ: DJ Rich
Cake: Nona’s Sweets
Venue/Catering: Alexander Homestead

To view a 4 minute slideshow of about 100 wedding images, click play below!

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