Can I be honest? I may not be your typical outdoors gal!

Chad will disagree with me but I am totally an outdoors girl.  I can drink a glass of wine on my patio like the best of them.  When it comes to any other outdoors activities, maybe not.

Other than keeping the grass cut I would rather spend money on indoors, total homebody.  My patio area on the other hand is a place I can get on board with.  I need to add to our patio collection and here are some things I came across that you might enjoy.  Click on the image and it'll take you to Amazon for more information.

What are some of your favorites?

Wedding Dress trends for 2019

In the wedding world, New York Bridal Fashion Week is the WEEK of the year.  Here you get to see all the new trends that we can anticipate seeing in 2019.  Each year there are 'of the moment' fashion elements that we see throughout each designer, how they interpret and use those elements is what makes them stand out. Here are some of my favorite trends that I saw.

Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite trend.  Mine is the detachable train.  You can't go wrong with two dresses in one!

** Princess ballgowns - which came with anticipation of the royal walk down the aisle.

** Glitter + Capes

** Detachable trains - For your ceremony you have the look of an A-line and then remove the train and have a second sleeker dress for your reception.

** Puffed Sleeves

** Pant Suits - ultra modern!!

Bows - bows make me think of Jr. High and High School - the bigger the better!  These are quite different, glamorous and romantic.

Groovy Gifts for your Guys

Is it just me or are men hard to buy for?  It's easy to buy for women, we can never have too muchof anything.  But every year when it's Chad's birthday I relive the same panic.  Sure, he wants a big screen tv, a pool table, a motorcycle ... but a serious gift is never easy.

My brides know this all too well.  Putting together an overly fancy tote for her girls filled to the brim with cute and dainty details (champagne glass, eye mask, nail polish) is fun.  But when it's the groom's turn to pick it can be a daunting task.  And no-one has time for that!

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is an online store that I'm pretty sure solves all those problems.

There is literally something for everyone.   I was gifted a travel bag to review which my husband picked out!  He loves it and actually uses it to carry his laptop with him to work.  Those are the best wedding gifts, ones that can actually be used after.  The quality is top notch and now I have somewhere to go when I need a perfect gift.

Now have fun with too many options!

Bridal Couture

I know you guys want to know the best that is out there.  And that is what I'm here for!

I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors on a couture shoot that I'm so excited to share.  Everyone involved totally rocked it just for YOU!  Photo: Morgan Marie Photography | Gown:  VENE AI Studio | Jewelry:  Sofia Kaman Fine Jewelry | MUA: Jasmine Beauty | Venue: The Charleston | Designer/producer: Leona Morelock Designs | Models: Grace Wilson, Anna Kilgus, Elizabeth Appling

Southern Charm - Editorial Shoot

I have a confession.  I have trouble accepting compliments.  Do people really mean it when they praise my work?  I'm always looking for the ulterior motive behind the pretty words.

2018 is for embracing.  Embrace all that God has planned for me,  embrace my talents and embrace my people.

With that said, I am embracing the utmost compliment with this shoot being featured in Southern Bride Magazine.


Featured in: Southern Bride Magazine | Photographer: Morgan Marie Photography | Floral Provider: Fifty Flowers | Floral Designer: Laura Iverson | Stylist: Leona Morelock Designs | Model: Jessie Cox | Calligraphy: White Ink Calligraphy | Veil + Headpieces: Bel Aire Bridal | Gown: Bridals of Regiss Park | Makeup Artist: Jasmine Finta-Obee | Linens and Paper: Silk and Willow | Jewels: Sofia Kaman Fine Jewelry | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Cake Designer: LCD Cakes

Black FriYAY

Along with Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, of course. The day where people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have. Wouldn't it be great if you could find some of those same great deals without having to leave the comfort of your own bed? Well we have found some great deals, that won't have you getting in a fight in the middle of the mall over a marked down pair of shoes.

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