The new issue of Southern Weddings just hit newsstands last week and we're thrilled to have been listed as one of the top Crafty Blogs for DIY Brides!
Be sure to keep your eye out for this beauty at your local bookstore for lovely features from the SW team and lots of amazing vendors - including QuatreCoeur, Jose Villa and this adorable "Choose Your Own Southern Wedding" feature by Curious & Co.
Thanks to the team at Southern Weddings for spreading the goodness with your readers!!
I have to apologize to all you amazing Inspired Goodness readers out there who've remained so patent with me the past few weeks. Been in some serious need to taking some time off the blog to regroup and funnel some of my energy into bringing you some much deserved crafty and creative projects.
Sometimes things take a little longer than you expect, but I promise when we come back it will be with a vengeance. I have an amazing Real Wedding to showcase later this week. It's so inventive and full of fun details that you're going to be wanting more, more more. I PROMISE!
Please just bare with me a little bit longer. Promise to be spreading lots of great finds again very soon!
I'm was so touched at the wedding ceremony of my husband's cousin Bill to his fiance Becca this past weekend and wanted to really try to share with you how these two made the day so personal and heartfelt.
A few years back, Bill's mother Carol, affectionately known to all as "Cass", passed away. In an effort to keep her spirit alive and make her part of the wedding day, the two of them choose to have his cousin Brian and her brother, David sing one of Carol's favorite songs, Somebody to Love. During this time, we were all passing around a handkerchief with Bill and Becca's wedding rings inside of it. The hanky was Cass's and was carried by both his older sisters, Jackie and Julie on their wedding day. Each person was asked to hold onto the rings and make a wish for the couple as they passed it along to the next person in line.
Many couples I read about don't take enough time to find the words or actions that can take this significant portion of the day to another level. Bill and Becca worked to not only make their ceremony reflect key element of their lives together, but it was intended to be a moment in time that every guest could take part in.
I just loved the personal touches Bill and Becca choose - from getting married with everyone in a tight semi-circle around them to it being outside and right along the edge of the creek made it so personal.
Congrations Bill and Becca!
I headed up to our roof Wednesday to capture a few photos of what was promised to be a spectacular sunset, The Super Harvest Moon. I did not want to miss out on this event - which only happens once every 20 years when the Sun sets as the full Moon rises on the exactly opposite sides of one another. It occurs on the autumnal equinox.
It was a little bit of a bummer to what I had expected due to the sky being incredibly overcast, but I managed to take some beautiful photos nonetheless.