Tuesday, September 29, 2009

another bridal prep

I am switching from bride mode to vendor mode (for a second, he he) to share with y'all a bridal prep that I completed a few months back. I had a lot of great shots to work with thanks to my amazing Aunt and it was really fun to edit this. Definitely one of my favorite bridal preps. Enjoy. :o)


Friday, September 25, 2009

a wedding must have

While reading Miss Star's blog on Weddingbee.com (a.k.a. the BEST wedding site, ever) I realized that I had fallen in love with a clothes hanger. Actually, it's a wedding dress hanger, but still! I was in love! Please see the pictures below to understand...

 These cute little hangers are hand made and are only $15.00. I can just see my gorgeous dress being held by a hanger that says Lindsey <3 Keith, or Keith & Linds, or Mrs. Christmas....oh the possibilities! Lol sorry for the randomness, but this is the first time I've been excited about a clothes hanger! If you're interested in buying one visit lilafrances's Etsy store. I just finished ordering my "lindsey <3 keith" hanger! =) Pics to come...

*Photos taken from lilafrances's Etsy store*

Thursday, September 24, 2009

people pleaser

As a soon-to-be bride I have been faced with many challenges and the biggest one is in fact the most unexpected. I thought that I'd have a dress problem or a food problem or even an invitation problem, but none of these things can compare to the biggest problem of all. After reading about 20 bridal magazines the one message what was repeated was this:

You cannot please everyone. This is YOUR day. Plan a wedding that will make YOU happy.

Now, I have been quite aware of this for the majority of my life. Having been to hundreds of weddings as a videographer I am well aware that this is the couples' day. I've also seen first hand that no matter what decisions are made, someone will not be happy about it. These facts are not just for weddings, but in everyday life as well. However, for some reason weddings make people go CRAZY! I cannot put into words how stressful the past few weeks have been. Everyday I receive a devotional from Rick Warren, and I received this one yesterday. God's timing completely amazes me. He knew exactly what I needed to hear and I am so very grateful for my Father's love.

 September 23, 2009
Quit Trying to Please Everybody
by Rick Warren

"It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you" (Proverbs 29:25 GN).

When we worry about what other people think, we let them control us. We waste a lot of time and energy trying to figure out what other people want us to be. Then, we waste a lot of time and energy trying to become like that rather than just being what God made us to be. You're manipulated and controlled by somebody else.

Worrying about what other people think is dangerous because we're more likely to cave in to criticism. It means we don't always do the right thing; instead, we do the thing that everybody wants us to do.

And we're in danger of missing God's best because we're so worried about what other people what us to do that we can't stop to think about what God wants us to do.

Fact #1: You cannot please everybody. Even God can't please everybody. One person prays for it to rain; another prays for it to be sunny. In the Super Bowl, both teams are praying that they will win. Who is God going to answer? God can't please everybody. Only a fool would try to do what even God can't do. You can't please everybody.

Fact #2: It's not necessary to please everybody. There is a myth that says you must be loved and approved by everybody in order to be happy. That's just not true. You don't have to please everybody in order to be happy in life.

Fact #3: Rejection will not ruin your life. It hurts, sure. It's not fun. It's uncomfortable. But rejection will not ruin your life unless you let it.

Quit trying to please everybody! Remember that nobody can make you feel inferior unless you give them permission.

The Apostle Paul says, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31 TEV) This means we can think like this: 'God likes me, and I like me; if you don't like me, then you've got a problem. If God likes me, who cares that everybody doesn't approve of everything I do.'

Remember, nothing you ever do will make God love you less. Nothing you ever do will make God love you more. He loves you completely right now.

Monday, September 21, 2009

one year

"I have found the one whom my soul loves" ~ Song of Solomon 3:4

One year ago today I began dating the man that will soon be my husband. It does not feel like a year has passed, but I guess what they say is right - time truly does fly by when you're having fun. Never in my life have I been happier than I am right now and I thank God everyday for bringing Keith to me. The song "God Blessed the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts explains our story perfectly. Time after time relationships with others ended and we were left with broken hearts. Little did we know that God was at work...it all makes sense now. The Lord's timing is impecable. Keith is without a doubt my soul mate, and I feel so blessed knowing that, by the grace of God, we'll do life together. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past year. I am so looking forward to the many years to come! I love you bay!!!

~Our Psalm 46:1 bracelets~

~Boone Hall Plantation Trip~

~Thanksgiving...lost in the moment~

~Decorating for Christmas 2008~

~Out to dinner~

~Happy New Year~

~Taylor Swift Concert~

~Medieval Times~

~Pretty in Pink~

~Braves Game~


~A sweet kiss~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

the cry of my heart

Feels like I've been here forever,
Why can't you just intervene?
Do you see the tears keep falling?
And I'm falling apart at the seams.
But you never said the road would be easy,
But you said that you would never leave.
And you never promised that this life wasn't hard,
But you promised you'd take care of me.

So I'll stop searching for the answers,
I'll stop praying for an escape,
And I'll trust you God with where I am,
And believe that you will have your way.
Just have your way.
Just have you way.

When my friends and my family have left me,
And I feel so ashamed and so cold
Remind me you take broken things
And turn them into beautiful.

So I'll stop searching for the answers,
I'll stop praying for an escape,
And I'll trust you God with where I am,
And believe that you will have your way.
Just have your way.
Just have you way.

Even if my dreams have died,
And even if I don't survive,
I'll still worship you will all my life.
My life...

I know you will,
I won't forget.
You love me
Have. Your. Way.

Have Your Way by Britt Nicole
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