hello luvs!

almost the weekend! and you know what that means..ok probably not. but I will tell ya! Gary is coming back to Charlotte!! for those of you who are new to our blog – first welcome and second Gary was away for over 3 months for work and now is finally coming back home. which makes me very happy.

going along with happy news I have been making great progress with our save the date invites!

here is a little preview of what it is looking like

again this is just a little preview – our story is long. once we finalize everything I will share with you all! and a big thanks to Michelle and Jen for designing the whole thing! Gary and I love it!!!

I also found a few new things that I pinned for more wedding ideas

love the white with the splash of green!

as you can tell I am going with a neutral theme with splashes of green for my big day.

hopefully my bouquet will look similar to this! I just love all the green and think it will go great with my dress.

All my bridesmaids are coming along with finding their dresses too. After finding my dress, shoes was the next mission for me. and guess what… I found my wedding shoes!!! think green haha

all the wedding planning is going well. and like so many of you mentioned to me before – ENJOY IT as TIME GOES FAST!

and I would agree

hard to believe Gary and I’s wedding day will be here before I know it.

on a completely different side note… I came across these pretty green bowls and fell in love. has nothing to do with weddings haha but I like them

continuing the love of simple and green things we are enjoying this bowl of green this morning


holla if you like green mush



promise Michelle and I have some yummy recipes to come (we have been in a sweets coma over here) and update on our skin (acne) and what we are eating lately. just have a lot going on right now and just trying to organize it all! you know how that is, right? every time we sit down to write out thoughts, something else pulls our attention away. so please excuse us for some randomness lately

Twins Question: so what color is your COLOR lately? do you like green? what was your theme color at your wedding? not married… do you have an idea of color for your big day?

till next time,




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39 thoughts on “save the ‘date’

  1. So exciting! I love green! Your wedding is going to beautiful!
    I went with a perry winkle kind of blue. I got married in January and wanted a winter look. If I had gotten married any other time though, green was on my list!
    And that “green mush” looks awesome!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:23 am
    1. Annie love the perry winkle blue idea for a winter wedding, I bet that was beautiful!!!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:24 am
  2. I love your theme- it is actually my wedding theme as well! I am getting married in Sept. 2012 and my colors are pewter and green. My girls will be wearing grey/pewter dresses and all of my flowers and accessories will be that vibrant, grass green color. You and I follow each other on pinterest, so you may have already seen my page. All of the planning is so much fun!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:43 am
    1. oh yes Katherine I remember! love those colors together, going to be so pretty!!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:25 am
  3. I love the greens! I vote that you serve green mush at the reception dinner 😉

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:51 am
    1. haha Brittany do not tempt me

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:25 am
  4. yea!!! i love it. I am gree girl too. My color for our wedding were green and purple with dark brown.

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:56 am
    1. Lindsay that sounds beautiful, I love dark brown as well!!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:26 am
  5. I love the invite so far! And the green! I just love wedding stuff in general. 🙂

    Green has always been one of my favorite colors, along with yellow. I usually alternate back and forth between those colors in my home, and used yellow flowers in my own wedding.

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:11 am
    1. Megan me too! can’t get enough of wedding things haha
      I love yellow too!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:26 am
  6. I LOVE your save the date!! it’s so cute and original. My wedding colors were light pink, cream and brown. I love green. So excited to see more about your wedding 🙂

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:20 am
    1. aww thank you Nicole!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:26 am
  7. Awesome! I love that story collage.
    I love green always, green mush or green bowls or any of it.
    Very much looking forward to hearing your update when you have time to post it–and I have a tribute post to you ladies coming up on my blog soon!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:40 am
    1. aww Ela you are so sweet, look forward to the post! HUGS

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:06 am
  8. I LOVE the save the dates!! So so pretty! I love that they tell a story!! Make sure to keep one and frame it! that’s become one of my favorite things in our house!!

    LOVE the green – it’s gorgeous!! I’m sure you’ve done this already, but Etsy is such an incredible place for wedding things!! 🙂

    Glad the hubby to be is coming home! 3 months is a long time!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:22 am
    1. Jessica that is a great idea! I will do just that! thanks

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:29 am
  9. I love it! Green is my favorite color! I love that bouquet. So pretty!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:24 am
    1. thanks girl! I am loving it too 🙂

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:29 am
  10. Waaaait. Richmond, as in VA??? I saw that on your save the date (which is adorable by the way!) I’M in Richmond! haha

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:25 am
    1. haha yep Liz we lived in Richmond for little over a year, good times! we need to go back and visit it!!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:30 am
  11. I love, love, love the save the dates! The colors, everything, so cute! There’s one error – “Gary ask Lori to move to Richmond” doesn’t sound quite right, just wanted to make sure you noticed 🙂

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:59 am
    1. thanks Megan

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm
  12. such an exciting time! I love the splash of green and i think it fits you! ps…do you have a date??

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    1. yep in April 2012, the 28th

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  13. LOVE those! So cute. I am so excited for all the wedding talk.

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    1. thank you Janetha! it is a lot of fun talking about and sharing 🙂 HUGS

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  14. Love the colors! Very classy:> Mine was eggplant purple – I loved it, my bridesmaids pretended to love it!

    Just an editorial note, on your Save the Date invite, should it say “Gary asked Lori to move” instead of “ask”? The other verbs in the series are past tense…Anyway, quite an amazing invite!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    1. thanks – yes it was a rough draft of the save the date, I will make sure all the grammar is correct

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm
  15. Love the green and the peek at your story!
    Lately, I’ve been all over the orange…but that would be an interesting/strange wedding color!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm
  16. The ‘Save The Day’ invitation looks terrific – I am impressed. Michelle and Jen are very talented. Where are they based?

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    1. Thanks David. Well Michelle is my twin sister, we run this blog together. And Jen is our older sister who is a graphic artist and runs her own tshirt design company, http://www.rawthreads.org.

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm
  17. So exciting Lori! I can’t wait to see more wedding details unfolding 🙂 Happy for you that Gary is home again!

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm
  18. I like the color green, and am not married yet, but I would really love my colors to be like a lilac and a light gray. The girls in lilac and the men in light gray! They’re my favorite color pairings. That and a splash of yellow in the bouquets! 🙂

    Posted on October 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    1. Becky that sounds so pretty, love light gray too!

      Posted on October 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm
  19. ahhh! i love this! out of control cute idea! my fave color is green actually! my wedding colors were cornflower blue and chocolate brown with bright persimmon as an accent color!

    Posted on October 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm
  20. I’M a pink a girl 😉

    Posted on October 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm
  21. I think the neutral with splashes of green is SO YOU! Just from the style i have seen over the time I’ve *known* you through the blog! It will be beautiful!

    I had a neutral wedding, splashes of greens and pale pinks everywhere! I carried white calla lilly and my bridesmaids carried white hydrangeas and the ribbons were mocha for them and pink for me. Love neutral and how you can accent it!

    Posted on November 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm
  22. Currently, I’m in love with orange and green colours !! Maybe fall has an influence on me. 🙂
    I’m curious, what is the recipe of your green mush ??

    Posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:32 am
  23. oh my gosh, I love your save the date cards!!!! so cute!!

    Posted on November 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm