This post is one that I have been hoping to create for a very long time. When we were little girls we would talk about when we would get married one day, and it seemed so far away. Then life got busier in high school. We both were involved in a ton of different things. From cheerleading, to FCA, to youth group, and softball, those four years just flew by. Then came college. Those four years flew by as well!!! Caroline and I kept in touch. We had grown up together and so it was never weird for us to reconnect even after months and months of not seeing each another and sometimes not even having a chance to talk to one another!
It was just always easy to fall back into our friendship and pick up where we left off. Caroline traveled the world in her early twenties. She went to grad school, became a doctor and then moved to Alaska for a few years! I always loved getting the call to find out where her next adventure would be. However, it was during those calls that the conversation always turned to the “boy” discussion. As much adventure as Caroline had in her life, we both still prayed and wondered when God would bring her future husband into the picture. I always told her that when he came around, it wouldn’t be a battle. She wouldn’t have to fight for his affection or wonder what his intentions were. I would say that to her, and then get off the phone and pray that it was good advice!!! Ha!
Well, a couple of years later, while helping her mom at the State Fair, she struct up a conversation that turned into a date… and then another date… and then some more dates, and it wasn’t long before I got another phone call explaining that she had met someone, and it just felt right! She loved his family and his roots, and that he understood the life of a farmer, because that’s all she had ever known growing up. He loved and accepted her family which meant he had Fisher’s (Caroline’s brother) approval, and he loved Amelia (Caroline’s little sister) well. The next call I received wasn’t from Caroline, it was from Brandon!! He had a ring, and we met him on the top of a mountain to capture his proposal!! Now that the big day is over, this year has seemed like a beautiful blur, and we couldn’t be more excited for these two!
Brandon and Caroline we love you both!!! It’s such an honor to be a part of your life, and we loved being with you for every second of your celebration this weekend. This is just the beginning!! Welcome to the old-married-people club!!!! Enjoy GREECE and the beginning of this new adventure!!!!
CANNOT believe I’m posting this!!! haha! But it’s for the memories! They got my daddy to wear a Virginia Tech tie! Only for Caroline!!! :)
Dress Store | Bridal Elegance
Ceremony Venue | Salem Baptist Church
Reception Venue | Bowling Green Town Hall
Coordinator | Anna Burke Events
Catering | Leon Nixon Catering
Florist | King William Florist
Hair Stylist | Meghan Beasley
Makeup Artist | Shelbi Puccio
Cake | The Mix House
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
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How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
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It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!