Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Look Back at What Was 2012!


In 2012 we traveled to Beaufort, Topsail, and Ocracoke Island during the summer months and adopted our sweet little Kit Cat in January. 

Photography by Meredith Perdue
We took our engagement photos in March with Meredith Perdue at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and we loved every minute of it...
then we mailed our Save The Dates!

In April we booked our honeymoon to Antigua and we booked our cake baker. We also selected our linens and rental items and flower girl dresses.

We booked the amazing Dickens Band to jam the night away at our reception.

I celebrated my 25th birthday at Fox's Liquor Bar with great friends.
We were honored to have been thrown a couple's shower at Lake Norman, NC over 
the 4th of July, by my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.

We went and saw Jason Mraz and Christina Perri and ventured to 
Asheville for a friends wedding and did some exploring! 

I got to bachelorette party it up in Wrightsville, NC the weekend after Asheville with the most amazing girl friends in gorgeous NC weather, it was a BLAST!!!
 I got to vote this year and watch the olympics, hubby and I applied for our marriage license, we got to celebrate Halloween with our neighbors and we went to see one of our favorites, Dave Matthews Band in December.

One thing I've yet to tell you more about, are my BRIDALS, with Sarah Der!!! What a fun day that was, and how gorgeous the photos look! Can't wait to recap soon!
Photography by Sarah Der
In September we spent hours stamping our invitations with vintage stamps but then we finally got to mail them! What a sigh of relief that was. We also received our rehearsal invitation in which YOU helped me choose my rehearsal dress!

But what we all waited so long for... we got MARRIED!!!!!! It was the absolute best day of our life! Hubby likes to say that the two weeks we were away from work, getting married and honeymooning were the best two weeks of his entire life and I have to agree!!!!
Photography by Meredith Perdue
Our honeymoon in Antigua was all we could've dreamed and more, and then once we were home it was Thanskgiving the day after and the beginnings of our first Christmas! Thanks for the help in selecting our Christmas card!

That was a small wrap of 2012 but WHAT A YEAR it was!!!! It was by far the greatest year of our life thus far and we are so excited to see what 2013 has ahead for us but all the years we'll celebrate as husband and wife. Afterall the wedding is just the process but the marriage is for life, and we want to communicate and love each other every day through our vows that we spoke on November 10th, 2012. 

Thank you to each and every one of you for being part of the process, especially since I started this blog in 2012. It really was such a blessing! I hope you all have a beautiful 2013!

mrs. a.


  1. Y'all had an amazing year! So glad you started your blog and I got to follow along with your journey. :)
    PS - your eye make up in your bridal portrait is amaaaazing.

  2. Such a great year. Congrats on your first married year!