Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coastal Thanksgiving 2014

This year we decided to spend Thanksgiving in Orange Beach, AL. We had such a great trip and our condo was amazing! I was so excited to decorate our table this year. I think it turned out beautiful! I love a nice tablescape! Jack go a little fishing in after dinner and he caught a starfish! We visited the Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores, AL where we got to play with Lemurs. That was so fun! They are so cute and have the softest fur and little hands. They actually have fingernails like we do! We took the kids Ice Skating and to play on the ropes course at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL. Kelsey was all about getting a Henna Tattoo so we gave in and let her get a little cross on the inside of her wrist. We had some great food at LuLu's Homeport with the kiddo and then Chad and I went out to eat at our favorite place, Nolans. The crab cakes are to die for. We watched the iron bowl Saturday night (Roll Tide) and then headed home Sunday but not before making a stop by Alligator Alley and Burris Farm Market on the way home. All in all I say it was a successful trip and I think the kids had a great time. Hope you enjoy the pics!

View from our balcony on the 24th floor of the new Phoenix West II in Orange Beach, AL

Our Thanksgiving table!

Jayme, Kelsey & Jack waiting on the food to be ready!

Sunset View from the balcony

Jack hoping to get lucky and catch a big fish!

This is what he ended up catching.

Mom & baby monkey on her back! So Cute!

Jack & Kelsey with the Lemurs

Well hello there!

My sweet hubby!

Kelsey getting her Henna Tattoo from the Island Girl Shop in Gulf Shores, AL 
Ice Skating at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL with Cousins! (Jack & Grant)

Ice Skating at the Wharf in Orange Beach, AL with Cousins! (Kelsey & Kaitlin)

Jack ice skating for the 1st time.

and down he goes....

Jack holding a baby gator at Alligator Alley in Summerdale, AL

Kelsey holding a baby gator at Alligator Alley in Summerdale, AL

Jack & Kelsey at Alligator Alley in Summerdale, AL

Hope yall had a Happy Thanksgiving! 
Love, Jess

Monday, November 24, 2014

Barn Wedding

I had the opportunity to direct my first wedding last weekend. It was at Acorn Lane Farms in Lucedale, MS. What a beautiful place! The wedding and reception were unlike any other Barn Wedding I have seen. This one had a vintage twist. Absolutely gorgeous! The brides mother and aunt did such an amazing  job pulling together and creating such a beautiful look. So much DIY! I dont know how they did it all!! There was a giant Jenga game, Cornhole and Horseshoes at the reception. The guests really enjoyed.  Since it was the coldest day of the year so far we also enjoyes the fire pits and free standing heaters along with our hot Wassel!  I dont have pics of all the details but here are some. Hope you enjoy!

The Popcorn Bar I decorated. Loved it!

 These are the programs I designed. So much fun!
 These are the programs I designed. So much fun!

 Grooms Cake/Doughnuts
 Grooms Cake/Doughnuts