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The Best Day of My Life!!!

May 1, 2017



Hi dolls!!!!!

Well, needless to say, a LOT has happened since I last posted on March 26th....one of those major things being we got MARRIED!!!!! 😍  I said "I Do" to the love of my life on April 22nd...seriously the best day of my life so far!

Our photographer, Tim Ivey, of Imago Photography was AMAZING to work with. I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures & about died when I saw the sneak peek he sent above. Even in this one picture I can already tell that he has captured our love so well in pictures!

A lot of people say that your wedding day will fly by, and maybe it is because of people telling me that and me not wanting it to pass too quickly, but I tried to really savor and take in each moment as they passed. I spent from around 9 am to 2 pm getting ready with my bridesmaids and the amazing ladies of Bangs and Blush & Options Salon, and it was truly a wonderful time just getting pampered by these lovely ladies with my besties and sweet Mommy! The best part of all came at around 2:30 when my groom and I had our first look. For us, the first look was a moment for us to have to ourselves before the ceremony, and just take in the magic of the day!!! I am most excited to see our first look pictures.

We tied the knot at the beautiful Howe Farms in Georgetown, TN. There is a GORGEOUS "Ceremony Hill" outside, which is what made my hubby (eeekkkk that will NEVER get old calling him my husband!) and I originally fall in love with the venue. The plan was to have the ceremony outside and the reception inside the barn at the venue. I have to admit that as soon as the 14 day forecast was released on the Weather Channel app, I was obsessively checking the weather non-stop. Needless to say, if you want less stress with wedding planning, try to plan an indoor wedding.  HAHA! We did have an excellent plan B set up which I will cover in another post in the future. However, through COUNTLESS prayer warriors, God was merciful on our wedding day and allowed us to have a gorgeous outdoor ceremony like we had both dreamed about. One of our friends attending the wedding told us that it was sprinkling right before the ceremony started, but as soon as the string quartet started playing for the ceremony, it stopped sprinkling. There was no rain at all throughout the ceremony, but just beautiful clouds. Then, as soon as the last of the wedding party walked out after the ceremony, the skies opened up & it rained and rained!!! It was such a blessing we were able to have the ceremony outside like our hearts desired, but we also received the "blessing" of rain on our wedding day!! And.....we got all of our pictures made before the ceremony, outside, when the weather was gorgeous. God was definitely smiling on us for our special day!!! It's crazy to think back to the week before the wedding & how I was stressing over little things....when the day of the wedding, NONE of that mattered because THE most important thing was that I was marrying the love of my life!!!!!! Literally still on Cloud 9....

I can't wait to share with y'all more details on our wedding as I receive more of the professional pictures from our photographer. However, for now, I wanted to share some candid pictures from the day and evening with y'all!!! If nothing more than for just my memory, but I still hope you enjoy these candid/iPhone snapshots of our day!!!! 😀


This black & white dance floor helped shape the vision for our day!!! It all started with this dance floor and everything else we decorated around it. Our wedding colors were pink, gold, and black & white striped accents! 



I have THE best friends a girl could ask for!!! I was OBSESSED with their bridesmaids gowns, and I wanted each girl to pick out the sequin gown of her choice! I love the way they all turned out together! 

 Riding golf carts to the ceremony site with my almost HUBBY!

Our cake was exactly what I had envisioned for our day! I had about 5-6 different Pinterest pictures of cake inspiration, and with the help of my amazing cake lady at Kimmee's Cakes, we created this original design, layer by layer. My wedding planner had the idea of the cake being at the center of the dance floor with a spotlight. I loved the way it turned out!!! While the cake was modern, I wanted a vintage/traditional bride & groom cake topper, which I found the perfect one on Etsy.


 Pre-ceremony selfies with my girls!!!






 Selfie with my groom!!!



 With my amazing parents who made this dream wedding possible!


 Sweet matron of honor and my sister-in-law!

 Love my nephews!!!!

 An awesome aerial view of the ceremony site courtesy of our great DJ, Ryan Blevins with Encore Events!

Gorg bridesmaid and one of my besties! (with our custom designed Snapchat filter from Miss Design Berry on Etsy here! She was a dream to work with. We actually had a Portrait Wedding Guest Book made for all of our guests to sign. I sent the graphic designer pictures of us before our wedding day and pictures of me in my dress, and she created this awesome artwork for us! I highly recommend working with her for a unique guestbook alternative, and for Snapchat filters!)

Uncle K.T.!!!!
#ToastToTheTranthams
#ItsOfficial

And they lived happily ever after....💓 

Also, check out this super FUN video below our DJ put together for us!! He had a GoPro he passed around to everyone on the dance floor which was a hit!!!


Thanks so much to everyone who made this day possible and amazing for us!!! We love each and every one of you!!!! Can't wait to share the official pictures with y'all, and also to share more on our wonderful honeymoon!!!

XOXO,
Ashley

Romper + Moto Jacket

March 26, 2017





{Outfit Details}
Romper: H&M (exact one not online but love this one here) // Jacket: c/o Tobi (here) // Wristlet: Target (no longer online, but similar here) // Sunnies: Kate Spade (no longer online, but love this version here in tortoise)

Hi dolls!

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend :) Just a quick post to share with you one of my fave ways to transition some of your cold weather accessories into the Spring. 

This pink faux leather moto jacket from Tobi (check out all of their clothes here) is seriously SO cute. Maybe it's because I've always been obsessed with the movie Grease and I totally feel like a Pink Lady in this jacket 😉... but I love it! And, trust me when I say you can never go wrong with the black & pink color combination. I know y'all know how much I love moto jackets, and why not carry this trend into the cooler day of Spring?! I decided to pair my pink moto jacket with a classic black romper from H&M. The black romper could be a casual substitute for the little black dress because it is seriously effortless and totally chic. Or, if you're more of a dress girl, pair a moto jacket with a sundress. Top it off with on your fave pair of sunnies and you've got yourself a spring #ootd for the cooler days!

Thanks so much for reading, beautiful! Have a fabulous day!

XOXO
Ashley 

Chloe + Isabel: Must-Have Spring Jewelry (and a Giveaway!!)

March 24, 2017

Be sure to keep reading for a GIVEAWAY! 














 {Outfit Details}
Dress: Live & Truth (my exact dress was only $12 @ Ross! Not online but love these here, here, here ) // Jewelry: c/o Chloe + Isabel (Necklace is Jolie Collar Necklace here; Bracelets are Jolie Crystal Bracelet here & Jolie Layered Tassel Bracelet here) Handbag: Draper James (here) // Wedges: Lucky (no longer online, love these here

Hello fabulous readers!

Today is officially FRIDAY! And, what better way to celebrate the official kickoff to the weekend than with a giveaway!? Keep on reading for more info on how to enter! 

I have always been a lover of jewelry, and especially jewelry that makes a statement! Beautiful jewels can instantly take an outfit from average to fabulous in seconds by just adding a wow factor necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings. So you can imagine my excitement when I was introduced to the gorgeous jewelry line Chloe + Isabel. This line is seriously on point with current trends and has something for everyone, at a wide range of price points.  Each piece is designed in NYC (say hellooooo to the fabulous Big Apple!). Moreover, every piece has a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee: the perfect solution if you're hard on your jewelry! And what makes this line even better is that it is nickel free, hypoallergenic, and lead safe...if you have sensitive skin (the future NP in me loves this!). Not only that, but it comes in THE cutest packaging....example A: 




Seriously how cute is this packaging!? I love the little inspirational messages! So the bracelets (here and here) & necklace (here) I'm wearing in the pictures above are from the new Chloe + Isabel spring line and a part of the Jolie collection. I knew when I first saw these pieces that they were THE perfect accessory for any spring #ootd. I LOVE the blush pink color; it's so feminine, delicate & goes with literally so many things. My favorite way to wear statement jewelry is with a casual outfit because I really think it takes it up a notch! Of course this jewelry would also pair well for a dressier occasion.

For my #ootd above, I decided to go more on the casual side. One of my favorite colors to wear this spring are blue & white stripes. You will see them everywhere, and I just love how girly they are. My dress I'm wearing above was literally only $12 at Ross & I love it!!! It's so comfy and light weight so it will be perfect when the weather gets even warmer (and for our honeymoon!!!). I wish I could find the exact dress online to link for y'all, but I've linked some super cute affordable ones above. Another big trend this Spring? Off-the-shoulder tops/dresses/swimsuits, etc!! So, what better way to show off your statement Chloe + Isabel necklace than with an off-the-shoulder dress?!

The bracelets are perfect addition to your arm party! Like literally, they are perfect for layering. Annnnnd can we talk about the tassels on the bracelet?! As y'all probably have noticed, tassels are totally on trend for the spring. I love adding little touches of a trend in a subtle way such as with a bracelet! 😉

Are you ready for a chance to win the perfect addition to your arm party!? Along with the awesome assistance of Danielle McClary of Chloe + Isabel, we bring to you the....

Chloe + Isabel Giveaway

From now until April 10, 2017, enter for a chance to win a wrap bracelet of your choice!!! All you have to do to enter is:


1) Click the link below:


2) Create an account with an e-mail address & password. 

3) Make a wish list 


and just like that, you're entered to win a wrap bracelet!!! To further increase your chances of winning, if you decide to order a piece of jewelry via the link above, you earn an extra entry for every dollar spent.

Be sure to enter this fabulous giveaway by April 10, 2017!!!

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks SO much for reading dolls!!!


XOXO
Ashley

A Dressy Spring Look!

March 20, 2017


















{Outfit Details}
Dress: H&M (old, obsessed with this one here) // Coat: c/o Tobi (here) // Heels: Old Navy (similar here) // Clutch: TJ Maxx (old, love this one here


Hellooooo gorgeous!

Thanks so much for stopping by ;) Life has been a whirlwind lately but I wouldn't change a single minute. Our wedding is right around the corner & that means that wedding planning has been kicked into overdrive the past few weeks! So far this month we have had a wedding shower, went on our bachelorette & bachelor parties, met with the wedding planner, & I had my final gown fitting. Coming up this week are my hair & makeup trial runs. When things slow down, I'm definitely going to put a post together about the BEAUTIFUL wedding shower my bridesmaids hosted for us, and also about my most magical bachelorette party in Disney World!!! Stay tuned for those posts! 

But today, I wanted to bring you this dressy look for Spring. Even though the temps dropped again last week (nothing like stepping off of the plane to 40 degree weather when it was 80 degrees in Disney World, haha!), it started to warm back up this weekend, so I thought it was the perfect day to put together this little spring #ootd. 

To me, nothing says spring & warm weather like lace. Lace is one of my favorite fabrics because it is soft, feminine, and just plain pretty! The lace dress I'm wearing above is one of my faves from H&M. In my opinion, you can never have too many little black dresses, and every girl needs a lace one in their life! I actually loved this dress so much I also bought it in white. Unfortunately it is no longer online, but I found a SUPER cute similar one in the link above.

Finally, let's talk about this coat!!! I mean seriously could a coat get any cuter!? I absolutely love the draping and the wrap-around collar. It would be easy to dress this coat up or down, all around town (They totally named this coat appropriately, am I right?!). I chose to pair it with my lace LBD because I've always loved the color combination of black with taupe. Not to mention, it is currently on sale for only $34! Need I say more!? Be sure to check out Tobi's website HERE for super trendy, affordable clothing. 

Be sure to stay tuned this week for an amazing giveaway coming up :)

Thanks SO much for reading dolls & have a Happy Monday!

XOXO
Ashley

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