Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mr & Mrs Culligan

The weekend of August 25th, Brian and I headed back down to Southern Oregon to celebrate the wedding of Brian and Emily. These two love birds got married at the Bybee Inn in Jacksonville, OR. It was a beautiful, beautiful wedding. We started the weekend with a super fun rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and spent time with great people. After all these years, these two love birds were ready to get married!

Emily, Lacey, me & Ashley

The wedding day was spent with one of my best friends, Jessie, a fellow Kappa. I went to her hotel to get ready because I was without a room since our room was being used as the central point for the groomsmen. I always have so much fun with her.

The wedding day was a beautiful day at a beutiful historic mansion.

My hubby spent the day with the groomsmen, so I was spous-less. Brian's partner for the wedding was his friend Lacey, but that also left Lacey's husband spouse-less, so we hung out for the day and the ceremony. We did a spouse swap :) We thought Brian and Lacey were the best looking couple in the bridal party ;)

After the ceremony we enjoyed cocktail hour, and Jessie and I found some fleur-de-lis! Perfect setting for a photo op!

The Culligans & VanHoys
Me, Emily, Jen & Ashley

The reception was held in a tent and had the most adorable details. You could tell Emily spent a lot of time pinteresting and crafting. So stinkin' cute!


Such a fun and beautiful wedding! The poor boys ended up dropping Brian when they tried to lift him for the traditional "Shout" dance. Sorry about that Culligan! :-/ Other than that little hiccup, it was obvious that everyone had an amazingly fun time. So glad to be part of the Smith-Culligan celebration!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome Home Dale

The day before our 2nd Anniversary Brian and I met this little guy.

We had been talking about getting a puppy, and it's been part of our "life plan" to get a lab, but we just didn't know exactly when. The opportunity popped up for this 10 week black lab to come home with us, and so we took it. We brought him home and named him Dale. Brian named him after the race car driver Dale Earnhart :)

We don't really know exactly what we are doing, but we like him!

So far we have learned that he likes to bite things, chew on sqeeky toys, pee every 30 minutes, lick wild animal poop in our back yard (disgusting), and to climb on people and get close to your face (super gross after licking poop).

He likes to run and play, and then stop suddenly and lay down. He's pretty cute.

He does not like when we shut the door to his kennel. Holy crap.

We hope he likes us. We really like him... but really, we have no idea what we are doing :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mr & Mrs Lucas

On August 4th, Brian and I got to celebrate the wedding of Joey and Brogan. Joey is one of Brian's long time friends since before high school and through the crazy days at U of O, and Brogan is the sister of one of our college buddies, so their wedding was full of friends and fun. She was such a beautiful bride, and I captured some pictures from their big day.

They exchanged their vows at the gorgeous St Patrick's Church in Canby, OR:

The beautiful couple, so happy to be married:

Their reception was at Brogan's family's residence and they had the most incredible set up:


This wedding had great food, great music, and the most Pinterest-appropriate decorations :) It was a gorgeous day, but it was over 100 degrees for the reception- so hot! Hot like my make up melted and my spanx got stuck when I used the bathroom...  Seriously it was like trying to put on a wet swim suit under my dress, hahaha. Regardless of the heat, it was so much fun and it was great to see so many friends!

To end the evening full of fun, there was an incredible fireworks display! I've never been to a wedding with fireworks! It was so impressive! This was such a beautiful wedding and we were so happy to be able to celebrate with them on their very beautiful, and very hot, big day.

Amanda, Jessica & me

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2nd Anniversary!

On July 24th, 2012 Brian and I celebrated 2 years together as husband and wife, and I am so thankful to call Brian my husband. My friend Jenna took some photos of us at the church where we got married 2 years ago, and that brought back so many great memories :)

We had a great dinner at MacTarnahan's Pub where we had our rehearsal dinner, and they were very cute by putting us in our own room with flowers and little candles. So fun!

After dinner Brian surprised me by taking me to Coach and letting me pick out a new fancy watch! He did such a great job :) Definitely a gift I will love for decades to come!


It was a great evening celebrating together, and I am so glad that we are able to celebrate these little milestones. The little things end up actually being the biggest memories, right? I have a great husband and we had such a great anniversary date. I am looking forward to what this next year, and what the next 100 years have in store for Brian and I <3>