Victorian Fans Discovery

Heather and I were sorting through some old storage last week, when we came upon these Victorian-style fans.  Vintage seems to always be in style, but what era seems to be in vogue is ever-changing.  For instance, right now “vintage” Gatsby or Roaring Twenties is much more popular than 1860’s Victorian.


You know what’s always in style?  Providing your guests with fans if you’re having an outdoor ceremony!

Weekend Getaway

For our seventh anniversary this weekend, my husband and I took our 15-month old to Fredericksburg, Texas.  We celebrated Oktoberfest, hiked Enchanted Rock (we didn’t get very far- my daughter pricked her finger on a cactus), and took in some fresh air at Pedernales Falls.  It was a beautiful weekend, and I’d recommend the Texas Hill Country to any couple seeking a romantic getaway or even for a short honeymoon.


(A path at Pedernales Falls)

House of Hough & The Blooming Idea Transform Heather’s Glen

This weekend’s wedding was full of sweet blush pinks, ivory neutrals, and metal tones for a truly luxe style. The gorgeous linens were by House of Hough, and the stunning floral designs were by The Blooming Idea.





DJ Brothers Photo Booth Special for Heather’s Glen Brides


DJ Brothers is offering a valuable photo booth special for Heather’s Glen brides!  The special includes 4 hours of photo booth use for the awesome price of $495!  Where were these prices when I was getting married?! Please contact DJ Brothers to get more information and book this super-fun element to your wedding reception!




Congratulations, Ashley + Andrew!

There is really nothing better than a beautiful wedding day, a couple truly in love, and a talented photographer to capture the whole thing.  We are loving these photos by Dreamy Elk.  These are just a few of our favorites, but be sure to head over to her blog to view the whole post!







Carrying Clutches Down the Aisle


This weekend’s weddings were full of red and sparkles. When my intern initially sent me the photo below, I thought, well that’s lovely, but what exactly is she showing me? Then I realized the pretty clutches were the bridesmaids’ alternative to flower bouquets as they walked down the aisle! What a very practical and useful gift!


What will your bridesmaids carry down the aisle?

Dior Nail Polish Obsession

While it’s true that life completely changes after having a child, I was sort of surprised to see one of the changes: the complete removal of trips to the nail salon from my life. It didn’t happen intentionally. In other words, I didn’t have a baby and then swear them off. The relaxing treat just became less of one. I’d rather take a nap or read a novel in my bed if I have some extra time. Also, I do not want to pay for a manicure just to mess it up later that day washing bottles.

Enter: my new obsession with Dior nail polishes. They really dry so quickly and look so shiny! I have this pale pink for my hands and this punchy coral for my toes. I’ve even invested in the topcoat, because it makes that much of a difference. While the price is steep for a single nail polish, I justify the purchase by reminding myself an entire bottle is less than the cost of going to the nail salon once! I’ve even come to enjoy the easy ritual of quietly painting my own nails once a week. What I do miss, however, is the shoulder massage at the salon while my nails were drying.


I still love the quiet, understated nails that Kate Middleton wore for her wedding (rumored to be Essie’s Allure).  What nail trends are you loving for this fall, or for weddings?


Fall Wedding Daydreams


Yesterday was Labor Day, the unofficial last day of summer, and so now most of us begin to look forward to shorter days, crispier weather, and pumpkin spiced everything.  I say “most of us” because some of us know that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real thing!  Don’t forget to stock up on vitamin D; I’ve got my own supply at my desk.

With ideal wedding weather just around the corner, be sure to call today to schedule an appointment to tour.  Fall 2016 is quickly booking up!  Fall weddings are full of everything we love: rich colors, vibrant flowers, and comfort food.

Head on over to our constant source of wedding inspiration on Pinterest, or check out favorite sites such as Style Me Pretty and Woodlands Bride for more fall wedding daydreaming.



Swag Bags

Have you seen our property in person yet?  Call today and schedule a tour.  We are currently giving free SWAG bags to appointments that ask for one, so be sure to mention this blog post!

Modern Calligraphy Lesson

Last Thursday night, Heather and I had the pleasure of attending a Nib and Pixel Modern Calligraphy class at Post-Studio.  We really enjoyed ourselves (view that class and others given by Nib and Pixel here), and the two hour course really flew by because we were having so much fun!  I’m happy to report that I have a new hobby – although until I’m any good, I will be practicing on all of my work to-do and grocery lists.