Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{ favorite things: time with grandparents }

hello lovely,
the bubbie and i went camping with granny and papa this weekend! we had a blast :) growing up we spent the night with grandma and grandpa all the time, but not as much at granny and papa's. it was such a great trip. this summer they bought a pop-up camper and went out west. the camper is definitely the way to go for fall time camping. we stayed nice and warm all night. we camped just outside of the smoky mountain national park. the leaves were amazing and the campground was lovely. on sunday morning we took a drive into cades cove and stopped at all the cabins and churches along the way. papa loves one church on the way in so i was sure to get lots of pictures. inside my granny looked through the hymns scattered across the top of an old piano. i loved listening to her sing the tunes as she lifted each one 

here are some of the snap shots of the day. 

side note: though unhealthy, papa looks so regal when he smokes his pipe :)

alyssa renee  

Monday, October 25, 2010

our engagement photos

hello lovely,
finally got the engagement photo disk from my parent's house! niles and i could't be happier with our engagement photos. they are so totally us. hope you enjoy :)

alyssa renee

for your own awesome imago photos talk to tim! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

diy heroes vol 2:brabsies and shannon's fall inspired diy wedding

hello loves!
as promised here are some of the cute diy projects shannon made for her wedding. shannon i helping me out by letting me use some of her mason jars for our wedding. (and she has a lot!) i loved her "guest book": a tree painting guests helped create with thumb prints. i also loved the word search on the backs of the programs. an entertaining touch. there were many many more diy details at the wedding, she even made the runner! here are some of my favorites!
alyssa renee

 signs greeted us as we entered the par. this cute sign was at the front of the ceremony

please note the monogram at the end of the runner... amazing.

baby corn was a big hit

bears on top of the cake  they call each other bear
  my heart explodes

the "guest book"

and the reason we were all here...

♥ true love

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

diy heroes vol 2 sneak peek

my dear friends brandon and shannon just got hitched and i couldn't be happier! shannon has been quite the diy inspiration for me. here is a sneak peek into their adorable wedding. more to come!
alyssa renee