This morning I woke up to the best conversation ever. Check out what my husband accidentally texted his friend Jake:
The first thing I thought? “Oh, bless his heart!” The fact that I’m even thinking phrases like that means I am truly southern. Like, no doubt about it. (By the way, this phrase can make you sound really sweet even if you are being a total you-know-what. Like with Ryne’s situation today, if I were to have said “bless his heart” what I really would have meant is “what an idiot.” Works beautifully every time. Seriously, start preceding every rude thing you say about someone with “Bless her heart…”) The rest of the day further confirmed the fact that I’m living in a land of country folk.
Today I had to drive to another school for an entire day of district-wide orientation meetings. Clearly, I was pumped. And have frizzy hair.
Southern Proof #1: The first “gift” we received at orientation? Peaches. Because nothing screams “back to school” like a barrel of fuzzy-butt fruit.
Southern Proof #2: We took a break at lunch and drove to a cafeteria-style restaurant. Collards? Check. Biscuits? Check. Sweet Tea? ‘Chu know it!
Southern Proof #3: On the way home I passed nothing but fields,
and trees! I am obsessed with tree-lined streets. I even took my bridal portraits on a street similar to this one.
Southern Proof # 4: I took bridal portraits. I thought everyone did this, but I was recently told that this is primarily a southern tradition. So I decided to share my pictures since I desperately want to relive this day over and over. If you have an upcoming wedding, I highly recommend that you at least consider taking bridal portraits. It’s nice to have a little extra attention!
When we were setting up for the first location, I was extremely nervous. I’m pretty loud and outgoing, so I never would have thought I would panic like that. Having a group of people staring at you while you are trying to get your Gisele on is pretty daggum difficult. Thankfully I had friends there… and this picture sums them both up perfectly.
A glass of wine later, I was ready to give posing my best shot. I think my photographer was a magician, because she got some good shots out of a completely spastic model. (Bahaha model…)
We also took some themed shots for the husband. Ryne is obsessed with fishing, so off to the dock we went. I dreaded going to take these because I thought they were going to be super cheesy, but I think they ended up being a sweet way to include him in the day. (Kind of like how they always add something belonging to a dude in Playboy pictures. Probably a bad example, though… Or maybe not… Has anyone taken any Boudoir photos? I don’t know if I would ever have the nerve!)
**All of these pictures were taken by Paige Jeffcoat (KP Photography)… She’s amazing. If you live in South Carolina, you need to hit her up!**
I’m thinking of recapping parts of the wedding each Wednesday, but only if it won’t bore you all to death!