Tuesday, February 19, 2008


We are still several months away from the big day, but if you have received a Save the Date card from us please feel free to go ahead and RSVP using the form at the bottom of this website. Though RSVPs aren't required until closer to July, if you already know that you definitely will or will not be able to make it please let us know. It will make planning much easier for us! If you need to change your mind that is fine, of course. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Our Wedding Party

We feel so honored to have the support of so many great friends and family members during this special time in our lives. Let us introduce you to our bridal party.

The Men

Our groomsmen will be Will Bullins, Laura's little brother, and Scott Taylor, Laura's cousin. Ryan Taylor, also Laura's cousin, will be assisting as an usher.

The Ladies

Our bridesmaids will be Carol Motsinger, Chris's long time friend and Honor Attendant and Elizabeth Crumpler. Both girls have been friends with Chris and Laura since middle school!

Laura's mom, Jan, will serve as her Matron of Honor.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Our Engagement Announcement

Our "official" engagement announcement will be printed in the paper this Sunday, and can be seen online here. Yes, we know its a little late (we've only been engaged for 9 months..) but we didn't want to print an announcement till we'd decided on a wedding date. So there it is!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Food

Chris and I were able to make a big check on our wedding planning to-do list this weekend. We reserved a caterer! We will be serving barbecue (both chopped pork and chicken), salad, baked beans and potato salad. With sweet tea and lemonade, of course. And for desert-- Banana Pudding! (and wedding cake, but that will come later). These are some of our favorite foods, so I hope you will enjoy them too. If you would like more information about Little Richards, the restaurant/caterer providing the food, their website is http://www.littlerichardsyadkinville.com/.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Location

We found the perfect place, and I think you are all going to love it. Raffaldini Vineyards is about 30minutes outside of Winston-Salem (map) and grows and produces Italian style wines. They just built a gorgeous Villa with a wrap around porch with a view of the vineyard and the mountains in the distance.

The ceremony will be held on an open patio with the vineyards in the background. During the reception guests can relax on the porch, enjoy dinner inside or on the patio, and wander among the grape vines. A warm summer evening, a wine glass in hand and loved ones by my side. I can't imagine a better way to celebrate!

The Dress

After several trips to the wedding gown store I finally made a decision. I tried on so many beautiful gowns. I fell in love with the exquisite lace and beading on one, but the cut and style just wasn't me.

A halter top style felt comfortable and looked great, but just didn't feel "special" enough.

I love the back of this one, but the front was more appropriate for a beach (or the bedroom!) than a wedding!

This one was almost perfect, but was discontinued and not available in my size.

But then I finally found it. Its simple, and not what I had in mind when I started looking, but it just felt "right." Comfortable and natural, but still "special." And most importantly, I feel like a bride in it! But you will have to wait till July to see me in it!