happy valentine's day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!! Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, kids, girlfriends, or just your couch with Netflix and chocolates, I hope this day is a special one.

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It’s no secret that I love holidays. I live for them really…the planning, the surprises, the CANDY, the festivities. The anticipation of the holiday itself is actually my favorite part and once it’s over, I’m already gearing up to plan the next. Is it too soon to be thinking about Easter? Because I’m already planning the boys’ Easter baskets and church outfits in my head.

Back to the holiday at hand…
I know Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flack for being a commercial holiday, but it doesn’t make me celebrate it any less. Z and I always go for a lunch date, followed by gifts when Bear gets home from school. Both boys are getting little toys they’re into, a book, and a shirt (around $20 total for each boy). Tonight, we’ll make homemade heart shaped pizzas, Bear’s favorite, and watch A Charlie Brown Valentine together in our jammies. I look forward to this day every year and I’m so happy it’s here!

Saturday is when I’m celebrating Galentine’s with some of my favorite ladies and I’m excited for that, too. Only downside is that I currently have pink eye in both eyes, which puts a damper on any plans. Bear had it first, who gave it to Boone, who gave it to me. The boys are better, thankfully, so that’s my main concern. They are happy, healthy, and ready for all the Valentine’s fun!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours <3
xo, Britt

Elissa & Jose's Fairytale Wedding

It's been almost a year since my best friend's gorgeous wedding and I can't help but share pictures of the big day! Everything about it was absolutely perfect; putting "fairytale" in the title was no joke. I've known Elissa and Jose for over 10 years and I love them both dearly. I was ecstatic to be Elissa's matron of honor, and I wish both E & Jose a lifetime of happiness.

You'll notice in a few of these, pictures of a beautiful girl (on the bridal bouquet and framed on a table). This is our precious Beanie, salt of the earth and truly the most selfless, loving person I've ever known. She went to heaven 8 months before Elissa's wedding and was to be her maid of honor. Read more about her here. Elissa and Jose honored her beautifully, though she was missed every minute.

I'll let the pictures do the talking now...

I'm not sure how I narrowed it down to just 25 pictures because every aspect of the wedding was absolutely stunning. From the back of Elissa's gown to the groomsmen's socks, every last detail was perfection. And the flowers. And those pink pumpkins! The wedding was in October so they were such a pretty fall touch at the reception. Bear even attended! Thank you so much, E & Jose, for letting us be a part of your special day. It was the most stunning wedding for the sweetest couple.

florist/coordinator: Lary's Florist
photographer: Jessica D'Onofrio
dress designer: Allure
dresses from: Weddings by Debbie
make-up: Jentry Kelley
hair: Hues by Heather
reception venue: Raveneaux Country Club
videographer: Nathan Willis Wedding Films
stationery: A&P Design Co.
music: Scott Graham
cake: Cakes by Gina
bridal accessories (belt, headpiece, veil): Houston Bridal Gallery

xo, Britt