Judah Press Entertainment

If you’re looking for an amazing DJ in the Southeast, I’d like for you to meet my friend Jesse.

He is the founder of Judah Press Entertainment, the DJ of our wedding (and many, many, many others), and a wonderful man of God! He has the most electric personality and truly gets the party going anytime he enters the room!

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We hired Jesse as our wedding DJ and he was absolutely phenomenal! He chose all the right tunes, worked with us for hours upon hours to help personalize our reception, and even came to visit me before the wedding ceremony to reassure me that all details were taken care of… and that we were about to have the best party ever!

Jesse is based in Athens, GA, but he can travel for weddings, social events, and camps too! Check him out on Facebook!

#33- Go on an amazing vacation to a far away place. (aka. the honeymoon — Alaska!)

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Let us just observe this gorgeousness… Wow. And the pictures don’t even do it justice. Alaska was quite possibly the most wonderful, beautiful, untouched place I’ve journeyed to in my life thus far.

And to make it better… I GOT TO GO WITH MY HUSBAND!!! That may have also been a factor in it being the best trip ever 🙂

We went on an Alaskan cruise and got to see 5 cities up the Pacific Coast.

Our first stop was Ketchikan, a precious little fishing village that just happens to have a giant port for cruise ships in it. While we were there, we took a trip about 20 minutes outside of the city to go sea kayaking… ridiculously fun! And we saw baby seals, bald eagles, and starfish.

Then we journeyed north to Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Naturally, we toured the capital building haha. It was actually really interesting and gave me a greater respect and appreciation for Alaska as one of our Nifty Fifty. Then we took a bus to the Mendenhall Glacier… Wowza. It was really an incredible, HUGE, lovely chunk of ice. And our adventurous spirits took us off the well-traveled path and into the wilderness a bit. There were even warning signs for bears! But we didn’t see any… I was slightly disappointed… but not really haha.

Stop number three was Skagway, a precious little gold-rush town. And when I say little I mean we walked the whole town in half an hour. After our city exploration we went up into the mountains (where the gold-rush really happened) and went horseback riding. The sites were incredible and Will got to experience his first equestrian expedition! Post-ride, we went on a 3-mile, up mountain hike to a lake. Yet again, gorgeous (our 800 photos from the trip prove that).

One of our favorite stops was in Canada! What?! Victoria, British Columbia is everything I want in a city… for real. It’s walkable. Has a great music scene. Lots of cool shopping and food. There were lovely European-style buildings mixed with skyscrapers and everything was green. Everything. Our evening in Victoria was magical… and made us sing Oh Canada a little.

Finally, we set sail and docked in Seattle and before we returned home we got to spend a whole day being tourists. We went to the Space Needle, what we thought was the original Starbucks, the actual original Starbucks, and Pikes Place Market. The market was my fave… especially when we got a fresh afternoon snack consisting of a peach and plum. Yum!

Magnificent scenery. Great memories. And the best companion. I’d say it was a fairytale vacation for the record books 🙂

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#6 – GET MARRIED!

I don’t even know where to begin this blog post, so I’ll probably just keep it short and sappy.

July 13th 2013 was without question the best day of my life. I was surrounded by the most incredible friends and family. All of whom travelled from every corner of the state to be with me and were constantly encouraging me, praying with me, and rejoicing with me. I was treated like a princess. From flowers in my dressing room at the church from my then-fiance to literally being viewed as royalty by my 3-year-old flower girls. Will & I were able to profess our faith in Jesus and our commitment to one another for life in front of an amazing cloud of witnesses. And after the party was over (which was SO STINKING MUCH FUN by the way) I got to ride away in a Bentley with my best friend, my number one, my HUSBAND!! And come to the realization that I’ll get to spend every day from here on out just like that… with him 🙂

People say your wedding day is a blur. But ours isn’t to me. At least it’s not yet. I remember every moment so clearly. Every hug from loved ones. Every dance move on the dance floor. And especially every single look, smile, kiss, and word spoken by my beloved. It was the best day.

The details were fun to plan. The day was fun to celebrate. But the best is yet to come.

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This is unbelievable…

1 MONTH UNTIL THE WEDDING!!

We have sent the invites, the signs are done (see below), the bowties have arrived, hired the dj, ordered the flowers, had meeting after meeting with the wedding director and it is ALMOST TIME!!!! With all of preparations for the most part being done I am looking forward to relaxing in the upcoming month with my wonderful fiance and soaking up these last 30 days of engagement! But… let’s be real… this month could not fly by sooner!!

WEDDING (then Alaska) HERE WE COME!!!!

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