Category Archives: Flashback Fridays

Flashback Fridays – Mr. & Mrs. Ford, a Wedding at Willowood Ranch

Flashback to March 9, 2014 — The day that Ashley married Saer.

The rehearsal dinner was held the night before at one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the town Ashley grew up in. 


It was a great time for the bridal party and immediate family to meet each other for those of us who did not already know everyone that would be part of the wedding. 

Afterwards the bridesmaids all went back to Ashley’s house for a final sleepover before the big day!

I casually walked around in my DIY ‘Matron of Honor’ white T … just to make sure everyone knew.


Subtle, no?

The next morning we had a SUPER CRAZY EARLY wake up call since we all needed to get our hair done and it was a mid-day wedding!  I don’t know what it is exactly about weddings but it seems that there is never quite enough time.

We were so lucky that Alex, the groom’s sister, does hair and makeup for a living! She’s pretty amazing and recently moved to New York to pursue her dreams, you should check out her site.

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Ashley gave each of the bridesmaids matching eggplant/amethyst crystal bracelets (her wedding color) and pearl necklaces – it was such a thoughtful gift!  And one we could wear right away!

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And don’t let me forget about the CUTE name hangers!


Once we were ready we rushed over to the church and tried to stay busy (and calm!) in the upstairs waiting area.

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The venue was Willowood Ranch and it was absolutely beautiful!  Ashley’s photographer, Rachel Meagan, was amazing.  Professional and fun she was even able to get us to cooperate when the weather started out blisteringly cold and we didn’t want to stand outside in our short dresses!  If you like the photos I’m going to share below, please check out her website for even more!

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I almost got Mike to do that for our wedding – but Saer ordered a custom suit from Indochino where you can pick the style, lining and even add a custom message like your wedding date!! 

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Becky Evans of NTF Designs was the florist – she did Mike and my wedding as well and she is fantastic!  If you are in the North Texas area you really should give her a call! 

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LOOK at that expression on her face – pure happiness!!!!

And then his….

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Raw emotion – weddings are SO SO special!!

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Can’t seem to get everyone smiling and looking at the same time – that’s life!

Ashley and I worked before the wedding to do a bunch of custom signs – it’s the small details y’all 😉

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And since they’re Mr. and Mrs. FORD it only made sense to have THIS as the groom’s cake!

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Bubble send off!!!!!

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Mike and I had a fantastic time at the wedding and were so happy to be guests!  Congratulations again to my best friend Ashley and her husband Saer!

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Flashback Fridays – A Bachelorette Bash

A Flashback to February 2014 for Ashley’s Bachelorette party – co-hosted by myself and the amazing Miss Nicole.

Or as we called it, “Ashley’s last night out as a Hooker”.

Wait, before you get offended… it’s not what you think!  REALLY!!  Her maiden name was actually Hooker. 

Sheesh, you guys! 


Anyways… the play by play…

We gathered at Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar in Downtown Dallas (because hello Champagne on tap, why not?!) where we took over the upstairs crystal loft room. 

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Armed with champagne in hand and all sorts of appetizers we presented the Bride to Be with a Panty Poem!  Basically, this is a tradition where each girl brings a panty… and you present them to the Bride to Be in poem form! 

Here was our version for Ashley:


{if you’d like the files I used I can send them to you, just leave a comment – but FYI I used PicMonkey to create mine!)

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Make absolutely sure that whomever takes the last spot in line gives some amazingly fabulous grannie panties – laughter is KEY when she opens this one!!!

Oh yeah… and someone thought it would be funny to slip some of these into the gift area!!!


After lingerie opening and sipping champagne we were warmed up and ready to jump in our Uber cars (like a Taxi only better) and head over to Pete’s Piano bar.  Pete’s is SUPER fun on any occasion, but especially when they cater to bachelorettes!  There’s professional dueling pianists on stage and you have to get there early to secure a good spot. 

We made sure we were near the front – and brought SIGNS my sister Carlee helped me get printed out at Staples.  This was too fun – I’ll let the photos do the talking from here.

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“What tha DUCK?!”

All in all I’d say it was a successful Bachelorette Party.

Oh yeah… and I left out the random quizzing throughout the night… we had Saer (Ashley’s fiancé) answer some ‘Newlywed Game’ questions and if Ashley couldn’t guess his answer right she took a shot 😉

Some of my favorite answers from Saer were:

“If you could get rid of anything in Ashley’s wardrobe, what article of clothing would you dump?”

A:  “Nothing, she has great taste.” <— smart man!!

What is the one song you like but will never admit?”

A:  Waltzs

::puzzled faces::  what?!

Well, Ashley sure didn’t get that last one – but we had a blast nevertheless!

What do you think is the most important part about throwing a successful bachelorette party??  Please share!!



Flashback Fridays – Ashley’s Engagement Soiree

Today’s Flashback Friday will be a quick look back at November 2013 when we threw my amazing friend Ashley an engagement party.

Ashley’s fiancé (now husband) ‘s name is Saer (pronounced Say-er) so we thought that a super cute theme would be:

“Ashley and Saer, Love is in the Air!”


It almost makes you want to throw back to your high school jams list and bump some “Put your hands in the a-yerrrr if you’s a true play-errr”

We found a local Pizza Place called Palio’s that is BYOB and had a large room where we could throw the party.  Ashley loves pineapple and this place makes a killer pineapple cashew salad with house dressing!  It was a self serve buffet and we brought mimosa ingredients since it was a day time gathering.



VERDI is a green grape sparkling wine that is a summer staple for my friends and I.  If you like a drink that’s sweet, light and refreshing you should try it!

And for dessert we made a Pinterest Inspired cupcake rose dress! 




The two LOVE BIRDS (part of the theme – see the little bird accents around the table?!) seemed to have a fantastic time!!





And so much thanks to our great friend Nicole who was my gorgeous co-host!!!



Then Jackson made away with my GIANT BAG of wedding magazines I passed along to Ashley so she could start her research 😉