How stinking adorable is this “Mrs.” necklace, y’all? Wouldn’t it make a great gift for an engaged or newly married belle? The best news: It’s currently on major sale for the next two days over at Jane for only $5.99!
So, a long time ago, I had a blog. My love for writing short snippets and posting them for the entire world to critique goes way back, y’all. This was during my college days, when I was a public relations student at the UNC School of Journalism. I eventually deleted the blog when I discovered that I was not able to keep up with posting daily (or even weekly). At the time, I had been told by a professor that if I did not update my blog and/or social media accounts regularly, I would NEVER BE HIRED ANYWHERE. So clearly, the blog had to go.
I don’t even remember the name of said blog, but I’m sure it was a doozy. At any rate, I decided today to post one of my old blog posts so that people can enjoy (and hurl rocks) at it once more. This one was titled “Ways to Make Calories Not Count.” I assure you that it is very scientific.
There have been moments lately when I’ve found myself feeling discouraged. Discouraged by the dire circumstances many of my patients are in. Discouraged by my own shortcomings as a human being and my failure to achieve a personal goal. Most acutely this past week, I felt discouraged by divisions within communities of faith. The particulars aren’t important, but I became so sad considering how humanity will always be divided by differences of opinions. It pained me to think about the anger, strife, and disappointment that surrounds these fissures, however large or small. And as I sat there feeling more and more hopeless, it hit me like a cool ocean wave on a hot summer day: God is bigger than all of this.
God is bigger than the petty things that members of faith communities squabble about. Bigger than my own failures. Bigger than the most dire of circumstances, from famine to mass genocide to horrible natural disasters.
My heart felt suddenly lighter. And dare I say….joyful? It’s not up to me to figure it all out.
Wes and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary yesterday. I can’t believe it! The past year (and especially this summer) has flown by, and all of a sudden we have graduated from being “newlyweds.” We made a pretty big deal out of celebrating this anniversary (we made it through some major milestones and trials this year!), and I am sharing so that others can steal ideas and maybe share some traditions of their own! Read More
Hi there everyone! Big news coming at you today that has been a long time in the making: Wedding Belles Blog has become Trés Belle, a more comprehensive lifestyle blog that addresses not only weddings, but other aspects of the Southern belle life (as well as more personal reflections from my ownself!). Don’t worry, though…Wedding Belles isn’t going away! You can find the Wedding Belles section of Trés Belle on the top navigation menu on the site, where I will continue to bring you wedding planning inspiration, tips, and tricks. I am beyond excited about the blog’s transformation (or perhaps evolution is a better word?) and can’t wait to see what you think about the new content.
P.S. – I have now linked my Instagram account to the site, so be sure to come follow me to catch up on my latest adventures!
Hey belles! If you’re wanting tips for maximizing the quality of your wedding and/or engagement photos, today’s Internet roundup post is for you! Here are the articles I’m loving lately:
I love finding y’all deals, and I think you’re going to love this one! Check out this engagement ring ice cube tray, on sale for only $3.99 right now over at GroopDealz. Wouldn’t it be so fun to have these ice cubes floating in champagne at a bridal shower or engagement party? The site also suggests using them to make jello….my mind is already dreaming up all the yummy bachelorette party jello shot possibilities!
They’re only available for two more days at the time I am writing this post, so scurry over, belles!
Tired of crunching through another package of Jordan almonds after a friend’s wedding? Well y’all, I’ve got a sleek and unique new favor idea for you! I think customized temporary tattoos are the perfect accompaniment for a hip marriage celebration. I’ve found lots of different types on Etsy…check out this custom couple portrait tattoo for starters:
Hello belles! I apologize that it has been awhile since you’ve heard from me. I have experienced quite a bit of illness the past few months, and between that and work demands, it has done a number on my blogging frequency. I am back today with a great wedding-related deal I spotted over on groopdealz: these adorable bridesmaid tanks!
I keep seeing this photo on Pinterest of a lucky bride showing off her gold Christian Louboutins. And I’ve got to say, they’re a gorgeous pair of shoes, no?