the wedding planning adventure: part 1

laura-nickOne of the things you’ll soon figure out is I have five siblings (yup…there’s six of us). We’re all pretty much two years a part in age and we’re all pretty much awesome. My sister closest to me in age is Laura. We shared a room for 18 years. We’re kinda polar opposites in personality but the older we get the more we seem to morph into each other. Don’t worry, we think it’s freaky, too. I adore her. I would do anything for her. And there’s probably no one (outside of Joel – my hottt hubby) who knows me better.

So, Laura’s getting married this summer to a pretty fantastic boy named Nick (they’re in the picture above). But since Nick is living in Washington, D.C. my sister commissioned me to be her wedding planning slave side-kick. The next few months are sure to be full of laughing and crafting. Two of our favorite things! I hope to post all the DIY projects we attempt and any other things we find that might be useful to other brides. I hope these posts don’t get extremely boring. My main motivation for blogging our adventures is so we will remember it 40 years from now. It’s gonna be too good to forget.

I asked my sis to introduce herself to all of you lovely blog readers.  (hi, mom!)


Hello friends!

My name is Laura Lee, one of Anna’s three sisters, (as if I needed to tell you. haha!). My life changed when I discovered art was a formidable field to study and when a curly-haired boy named Nicholas Holmes walked into our brick house. My favorite things stem from God’s generosity-the feeling of being loved, individual gifts in people, as well as identifying what sets them apart. Other things include the color (or non color) black, styling clothes, textures, music and electric blankets.

I cannot yet wrap my head around the fact that I will become a Mrs. in a few months, I never thought my little sister’s drum teacher would become the  man of my heart.

Nicholas and I have shared a few years now of wonderful memories filled with making that last gallon of gasoline last the twenty extra minutes to the others’ house to sharing a banquet of Bojangles after a long day of school. Besides teaching drums and his real passion, studying the guitar, Nick joined the Navy and was sent off to boot camp where he graduated on March 11 – the day he asked for my hand.

And now here we are, planning for our day together, excited for what is to come. With mine and my sister’s perceptive eyes and inherently creative brains we might be able to pull this day off as it will be one of the most beautiful moments of our lives.

Thank you for looking in and being a part of it.

Laura Lee


So what’s a girl to do when she get’s engaged? Find a dress, of course! Here’s a few photographs from our day at the bridal shop. By the look on Nick’s mom’s face, I’d say THE DRESS looks okay.

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Bless your heart if you actually read all of that. Wow.

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