What are the top 3 things you registered for and received that you would recommend every bride get?
We love Mr. Friendly's. We can walk there (on a 70 degree day) from our house and the atmosphere is perfect. I think I've tried everything on the menu and I love it all. The signature item is the filet mignon with French Quarter pimento cheese. I also love Rockaway Athletic Club. They have the best pimiento cheeseburgers. Are you seeing a theme here?
I don't feel qualified to answer this. I suggest finding a great cleanser (Bliss's Fabulous Foaming Facial Cleanser) and a great day and night moisturizer. I think that your hair is greatest accessory, so take care of it and use it to your advantage.
What made you start blogging?
A couple of high school friends started a blog about their babies and I decided that it would be a good way to keep people updated on the wedding planning process. It really evolved into a bride blog and now a newlywed blog. I've really enjoyed the community.
What are your top 3 favorite movies?
Father of the Bride, Working Girl, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
And for fun I'm going to list my top 3 Christmas movies.
Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life.
How did you get to be in Southern Weddings magazine?
I actually wasn't in the magazine, just on their blog, but it was still really exciting. The editors at Southern Weddings are using the blog response to decide which weddings will be featured in the print version of the magazine. They feature some gorgeous weddings! Southern Weddings contacted our photographer, Kelly Moore Photography, and asked her to submit a couple of weddings to be featured on their blog. Kelly chose our wedding and another gorgeous North Carolina wedding. The editors at Southern Weddings will only take the recommendations from the photographers-- probably to make sure that no copyright issues occur. They sent the questionnaire to Kelly and she sent it to us to fill out. I dreamed of being featured on their blog or Style Me Pretty and I was so happy when I saw our wedding on there!
Where is your favorite vacation destination?
Gulf Shores is my favorite beach. It's so comfortable to me! Chicago is my favorite city. I definitely heart New York, but Chicago is so clean and beautiful! I backpacked through Europe when I finished college and if it's not cheating to say this, I'm going to say that Europe by Eurail is my favorite destination!
What was your college major?
I was a Speech Communication major at Louisiana Tech. This is not like speech pathology or audiology. I studied interpersonal and nonverbal communication and speech writing. I went on to get my Masters in Hospitality Management at the University of South Carolina and did an assistantship in event planning. (Cyndi, notice I didn't call it USC!)
How has blogging changed your life?
It hasn't changed my LIFE, but it has kept me really busy. After the wedding, I got asked by Elizabeth Anne Designs to be a guest blogger for a week. That was a lot of fun, but it took a month to write 12 good posts for them. I got to meet Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs a few weeks ago in Greenville, SC for lunch. That was so much fun! Since then, I've really enjoyed getting to know some of the other newlywed bloggers. I love how we're so similar in what we're all going through post-wedding. I'm looking forward to meeting some of the Dallas bloggers next time I go visit my parents and I'm really looking forward to meeting my new friend, Cyndi from Southern Daze IRL when I visit Louisiana at Thanksgiving.