Huber's Orchard Apple Picking

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We went to Huber’s Apple Orchard this month and let me tell you, I tried what may have been one of the best donuts of my life.

A cinnamon apple donut.

It was fresh.

It was warm.

It was “cinnamon-y”.

Crispy on the outside but soft and pillowy on the inside. I’m salivating just thinking about it!

We went with friends from our small group Bible study. Naturally, they were also my models for the day!

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Where to Print Your Photos: Cozy Fall Prints

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Certain images come to mind when I think back to different seasons of life.  Photographs are able to jog my memory and help fill in the gaps I'd be sure to miss if I didn't have tangible evidence of those moments.  That's where Artifact Uprising came in, with their offer of a free set of square prints.  I was thrilled when I saw the promotion while I was scrolling on Facebook.  I'm very happy with the quality, and love the finish of the paper.

  • The picture of Paris from the views of Montmarte: Derrik and I were dating at the time.  I went to Europe for some adventures with my college roommate and remember trying to figure out different apps that would help us communicate while I was away.  Did I take a screenshot while I Skype called him from Lake Como?  Maybe.  Hey, I missed him :)
  • The table full of Christmas greenery and plaid ribbon is from our wedding reception.  I'm a big plaid fan, and I love how I'm reminded of our wedding whenever I see it.
  • The picture with our feet with some legit fall leaves beneath us was taken at Cherokee Park in Louisville.  We had just moved here a few weeks earlier and were taking in all the beautiful fall scenery!
  • The black & white photo is from our recent photoshoot together (which I'll be sharing soon!), representing almost 2 years of marriage.    

We've come so far, all represented in 4 squares.  I love how the prints bring me back to what it felt like in each season.

What is your favorite way to print your photographs?

Our Wedding + Highlight Video

To celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary in just two days, I thought it would be fun to re-live our wedding day by posting some of our favorite pictures!  Our wedding highlights video (which still makes me tear up) is waiting for you at the end of the post!  Derrik received his Master's Degree in Music Composition from Florida State University just a few weeks before we met in 2013.  He used his skills to write a beautiful piece performed live for our ceremony, which can be heard on the highlights video.

In terms of decorations and the "feel" of our wedding day, "Cozy Christmas Cabin" would describe what we were hoping for - the plaid, homey feel, with a touch of glam.  I'm so grateful to those who helped that come to life for our wedding.  

I was in a really good mood.  When better than your wedding day, right?  Cozy Uggs help too.

Part of the perks of getting married in December includes using Christmas decorations!  We were thrilled to learn our church's decorations would blend perfectly with our additions.  Our church family really rallied behind us - we love them!

One of my only specific photo requests was for this Brady Bunch type snap of our wedding party, and I love how our photographer captured everyone's personality so well!  My elegant facial pose was inspired by Julia Roberts' platypus expression in Runaway Bride.  Comment if you know which scene I'm talking about - I love that movie!

We chose buttercream icing with key lime curd for our cutting cake (very, very good decision).  The cake for our guests had white chocolate icing with cranberry filling - basically Christmas in a cake!  They were both delicious.  We ordered our cakes from Artistic Confections.

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Here is our highlight video by Unique Video Creations.  Having video of that day proved to be one of the best decisions we made when planning the wedding.  As someone who loved watching home videos growing up, I know I will cherish the footage we have of this special day for the rest of my life.  

Vendors we used and recommend: Videography - Unique Video Creations; Photography - Donne Irene Photography; Wedding Cale - Artistic Confections; Wedding Dress - Vocelles;  Dress Alterations and Veil - Hayley Lauren Couture; Bridal Hair & Makeup - Hair and Makeup Designs by Alissa.