Sunday, October 31, 2010

{ Halloween 2010 :: Bieber Fever }

While my costume this year was nothing to write home about (I found a sailor hat 2 minutes before we walked out the door and threw it on with a striped navy shirt...woop-di-doo!) my roommate Kiele on the other hand hit the jackpot with this one.

Seriously, how many girls do you know that could pull off JUSTIN BIEBER!!! I was so obsessed with her costume that on the way home from our neighborhood Halloween Party Saturday night I decided that he, I mean she (this is so confusing!) needed a photo shoot with the Benz. This one was my favorite of the night. I call it Bieber and the Benz. Beiber Fever anyone?

I'll probably post some more pictures later of the rest of the roomies and I, but I just thought this one deserved it's own post. HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

{ Design By Aubrey :: Wedding Update }

Last weekend I designed some gorgeous wedding flowers for my dear friend Tiffany and her now husband, Brian. I absolutely LOVE the way these blooms came together to create a completely unique and organic look. Some of my favorite arrangements to date! To see more from this wedding click HERE!

{ Diary of a Designer :: Blog Lift }

The blog got a face lift! And if you're like me and read most of your friend's posts on Google Reader, you'll have to click on over to check it out. I did it all by myself. Isn't she pretty? I think I'll keep her for awhile.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{ The Mormon Bachelorette :: Season Finale }

The Mormon Bachelorette is over and I survived...barely! For the last 8 days I've been fighting off a sore throat, fever, headaches, and a nasty cough. Lucky for me it hasn't stopped my adorable boyfriend from spending as much time as possible together. Oh yeah, that's right, I have a boyfriend! Meet Matt Laidlaw in all his 6'6", blonde hair, green eyed glory. I swoon!

I truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have such a happy ending to this little adventure my friends and I began just 2 short months ago. If you would have asked me then if I saw this marvelously happy ending now, I would have been quite skeptical. But here I am, blissfully happy and ready to fall in "true Mormon love" with the cutest guy I've ever known...and he's blonde! Maybe that's where I went wrong all those years. ;)

I'm just so amazed at how great life is and how the Lord has his hand in everything we do. Am I saying the Lord had a hand in TMB? Yeah, I guess I am, because I can assure you that if He didn't, I would have quit weeks ago. Not only was it exhausting physically and mentally, but it really took a toll on my emotions!

It was almost excruciating to endure the ridicule that came at me daily. And not only from complete strangers, but from my very own friends, and even ward members. Initially I was shocked, but I guess I need to realize that not everyone is going to support such a radical idea. Lucky for me, it all worked out in the end. And while the haters continue to hate, I'm too busy falling head over heels for my man, Matt, to even notice!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

{ The Wedding Day :: Paul & Brittany }

{ MORMON BACHELORETTE UPDATE: The dates are going great! I've never been happier and more exhausted in my ENTIRE life! The 2nd dates start Friday night so be sure to cast your vote this Thursday for your favorite Bachelor to continue onto the second round. We now resume to our scheduled posting.... }

Back in August I had the rare privilege of helping my dear High School friend Brittany prepare for the most important day of her life. No, not the day she finally discovered makeup (although I was there for that day too!) but her wedding day to the love of her life, Paul Jepson. It was my pleasure to help make the beauty of her day come alive as one of her day-of coordinators and bring the vision they had so carefully and creatively designed, come to life!

Everything you see was all beautifully hand painted, hand sewn, and hand sculpted by the bride and her loving mother and sister, and then I lovingly spend the day putting everything together at the venue. While the hours were long, they were filled with so much visual stimulation and excitement for Brittany to come in and discover the most beautiful garden wedding wonderland. It really was a perfect day! I'm so grateful I could be even a small part of it. Congratulations again Paul & Brittany. I love you both with all my heart and can't wait to plan my trip to Denmark next year. Hope you like house guests! :)

Take a moment to check out some gorgeous photos of their wedding day featured on the blog 100 Layer Cake. I love everything about it! So fun, whimsical, and so Brittany!