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I’m writing this with a very full heart. One week (and three days!) ago I married my best friend.  Alex, can you believe we pulled it off? 😉 I don’t even know where to begin!  We’re still talking about how beyond thrilled and happy we are with how everything came together.  So many people were involved to make our day so special.  Thank you to all of our family and friends who made the trip and traveled in to the mountains to help us celebrate.  We had a blast with you and that is honestly a total understatement!!  If we could go back right now, we would!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you.  To have so many of you there and to have so much love surrounding us meant the world.  To our amazingly talented vendors who helped make our day shine, oh my goodness thank you!  Thank you for going above and beyond and exceeding all our of expectations.  Thank you for being a pleasure and joy to work with throughout, and making the wedding planning process easy, knowing we had people we know we could trust.  And to those in spirit and who kept us in their thoughts and prayers along the way, we love and appreciate each of you!  Thank you for showering us with so much love.  Alex and I feel incredibly blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives.  And now here come the happy tears 🙂 I won’t get too sappy on everyone! But just know how happy I am.  So grateful!  And so excited to start this new chapter.  Alex, I’m going to steal a line from our vows —  I love you, for who you are now, and who you are yet to become.  I fell in love with you all over again and I cannot wait to see what our future together holds for us.  I love you.  Now let’s get our honeymoon on! 🙂


Photo by the insanely talented, fun and adorable husband & wife team, W&E Photographie.

Emma and Wesley, have I told you I love you guys!  Here’s the link to our full blog post!

High Hampton Inn & Country Club | W&E Photographie | Wedding Belles Events | Floressence Flowers |  Nancy Finnegan |

Paul Hairston Cinematography | Just Crumbs | Salt & Paperie | Olivia Lane Designs | Alternate Take | Reverend Rosewood |

Hamley Bake Shoppe | Incandescent Creative | The Pink House Press | Mountain Party Tents | The Elite Line

In just a few short days, I get to marry my best friend.  I’m writing this with a ridiculous smile on face as I can’t contain how excited I am.  Alex and I have shared almost 7 years together.  Even writing that I’m in disbelief!  Those 7 years have included some of my best memories.  I am so fortunate, Alex, to have you in my life.  You play so many roles, and everyday I continue to be in awe of your spirit, your brilliance, your wit, your gentleness, your drive, your passion to travel and explore just as much as me, AND that you’re just plain awesome.  Alex, you give me so much love and support, I can’t even express how much it means.  Day to day, I take it for granted.  I love you.  I adore you.  And I can’t wait to make this all official!!! Most importantly, I cannot wait to continue to grow with you and to see what the next 7 years bring.  Let’s do this!!!! 🙂


Photo by the incredibly talented Wesley and Emma of W&E Photographie 

Happy Monday!!  I’m starting this Monday off with a personal post!  For the past week, I’ve been with my family in Hilton Head Island, SC.  I had been anticipating this trip ever since my sister threw out the idea of having a family vacation.  When we decided on Hilton Head, I was that more excited.  Hilton Head has always had a special place in my family’s heart since we used to go there as kids!  I was most excited because 1.) We haven’t had a family trip since I can’t remember when!  And 2.) My two-year-old niece Avery would be joining us, which guaranteed loads of entertainment.  Little did I know, there was more excitement to come 🙂

Of course every time my niece is around I can’t put down the camera!  p.s. that adorable bathing suit my niece is wearing is from Bella Bare Wear!

AND this is where the surprise comes in… Alex and I had talked about planning a trip to Savannah ever since we moved to the South.  Since we were only going to be an hour away in Hilton Head, now seemed like the perfect time!  I had no idea, but Alex had a whole evening already planned 🙂

AHH!!!!!!!!! He completely caught me off guard!!! And you couldn’t wipe that smile off my face!!!  A little background on the evening, Alex made dinner reservations at The Old Pinkhouse. I should’ve caught on that something was up when he encouraged the four course meal.  Had no idea.  We walked around Savannah after dinner.  Oh my goodness this city is beautiful.  So picturesque!!!  We stumbled upon (aka did a mad search) on where Forrest Gump was filmed.  We did A LOT of walking, which I had no idea at the time, but Alex was stalling…… aka trying to find the perfect spot 🙂  Which he absolutely did!  I love you so much, Alex!

So excited for what’s to come!  Thank you everyone for the well wishes and the congratulations!

Follow more of our adventures from the trip on Instagram! #raymasellafamilyvaca2013 🙂