Chris + Meghan: A Romantic, Bright + Navy Wedding

All photos in this post are compliments of Smms photography.

Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia

Chris + Meghan are such a fun couple! I was so thrilled to be able to get involved in this wedding and work with my friend Jenna who did all of the stunning floral arrangements for this wedding! The fact that Chris + Meghan adore each other was evident from the first time I met with them and only became more evident throughout my experience working with them. Their entire family and bridal party had so much fun throughout the entire rehearsal and wedding day process! This wedding was truly a joy to be part of. Meghan DIYed so many of the beautiful details that were sprinkled everywhere throughout the day; everyone kept telling her she should open an Etsy shop and I agree!

Chris + Meghan, you two are delightful! I hope your marriage is filled with as much joy as your wedding day. Thank you for letting me be involved in all the aspects of event day management/coordination! 

xoxo, Stacia

Vendors:

Photographer: SmmS Photography  |  Florist: Gold & Bloom  |  Venue: Juliette Chapel  |  Coordinator: Paper Swallow Events  |  DJ: Pirone Entertainment  |  Cakes: Publix  |  Caterer: William's Brothers BBQ  |  Bride's Dress: Bride Beautiful  |  Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Angelo  |  Bride's Veil + Sash: DIY by Meghan  |  Officiant: Bride's Father 

Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia
Chris + Meghan's Georgia wedding was bright and joyful. From the men's navy suits to the bridesmaids' dusty blue dresses and the subtle pops of blush everywhere, this wedding was a southern delight and all about the details! Photographer: SmmS Photography, Coordination: @PaperSwallowEve, Venue: Juliette Chapel in Dahlonega, Georgia

Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016! @paperswalloweve

Welcome to 2016! 

I'm currently in California visiting my immediate family. As I type this this rest of my family has gone to bed (even Michael) and I'm sitting in my childhood bedroom with metallic silver walls surrounded by piles of childhood books that are being divided into piles of take home now, store, and giveaway. (And let's just say I had a lot of books growing up...) I'll be here visiting my family, going through my old belongings, and coordinating a wedding over the next couples weeks. Talk about a wonderful start to a new year! 

I truly am so excited about this upcoming year and everything it has in store! The couples I've already booked are couples that I am so incredibly excited to be working with, and I am eagerly looking forward to the other couples that will come my way as the year progresses.

I am so thankful for the big changes that occurred in my life and with this business in 2015, and am hoping for another year of exciting things (but hopefully not moving states again, my heart is loving it here in Charleston and I would like to stay!) One major goal I have for the year is to do better working in advance on things like blog posts and newsletters. I got great at batching tasks last year and planning out my editorial calendar, but now I want to master the task of always having a month or two of blog posts and newsletters written at all times so I'm never crunching for a post last minute. For those non-business owners, this may seem like a small, silly, or insane thing but it will really enable me to free up more time overall which means more times I can devote to my amazing clients!

As a closing thought, I mentioned last month that I was going to stop sharing monthly goals here. As much as I enjoyed doing that in 2015, I was beginning to stop enjoying writing those posts and feeling as if they weren't filling the void I initially thought they were. I do still want to connect with you and share some personal updates once a month, though, because I do still believe that it's important to share parts of who I am with you and not just a bunch of wedding related facts. Why? Well, as helpful as those facts are, the true heart behind this business is mine and if you're going to be considering working with me on one of the most important days of your life, then you should know a few things about me. Don't you think?

I am still not 100% sure what this monthly post will look like from me. I keep rolling a couple ideas around in my head, but haven't settled on one that feels like the perfect new direction. For now, I do know that these posts will be one of the first posts of each month. I'll keep you advised to any changes! :)

How was your Christmas? What are you looking forward to in 2016?

xoxo, Stacia

P.S. What is your interest in video blog posts? Do you like them? Not like them? Let me know your thoughts! I'm considering adding a few video posts here and there throughout the year but want to know if there's an interest. :)

The Best of 2015

Can you believe that it's the last day of 2015? I've been thinking a lot about the past year recently, all the changes that happened for both Paper Swallow and myself behind the scenes. It's a really crazy and overwhelming amount! I am so thankful for everything that occurred this past year, the couples I've worked with, the vendors I've met, and the adventures I've taken. I can't say I'm exactly where I pictured myself being when I started 2015, but I wouldn't change where I ended up, either. 

Since we are about to close out 2015 and welcome 2016, I thought it would be fun to look back over the highlights from the 150 posts that I have shared with you this past year. I was looking through all of them the other day and I couldn't believe that I've written 150 posts this past year. That's a whole lot of writing! I had fun collecting some of my personal favorite pieces that I've written and putting them all together here! I hope you find some that are helpful for you!

Also, be sure to comment after you read this post and let me know what you would like to see more of in 2016! Thanks! xoxo

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First up, the weddings and events that I did this past year! I don't have pictures from all the weddings that I've done this year up on the blog yet (and some I just don't have pictures from), but I love the ones that I've been able to share! Check out the ones I have shared!

I've shared some personal peeks and insights while also being able to work with some really great brands! Check out these posts:

I love DIY projects and making things with my hands! These are a few of my favorite DIY projects that I've shared on the blog this past year! Though the wreath and the ring bearer pillow are probably my very favorites.

As much as I like to talk about etiquette, there are plenty of wedding planning details that are difficult to apply hard and fast etiquette rules to. They require knowing details about your unique wedding. These are some of the pieces of advice that I think all brides can benefit from regardless of their event style or budget!

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At the beginning part of the year I highlighted some of my lovely vendor friends and want to give them another shout of at the end of this year. Both of these ladies are so talented and their work is so lovely!

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Lastly, these are my very favorite pieces of etiquette advice that I've written about this past year. I would love to know if any of them helped you think through different parts of your wedding day!

Thank you all so much for sticking with me, reading, and following along with this journey during 2015. I can't wait for 2016 and everything it is going to bring!

What types of posts would you like to see from me in 2016?

xoxo, Stacia

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! <3

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Whether you are staying home or traveling between families, I hope that you have a safe and blessed day tomorrow! Michael and I will be having our first Christmas just the two of us with our tiny, quirky tree. We'll probably be drinking way too much hot chocolate, watching Christmas movies, playing favorite games or doing a puzzle, and eating lasagna.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day tomorrow. Be safe if you're traveling and stay warm and cozy!

xoxo, Stacia

Our Couples Session in Downtown Charleston with A Love Photography

All photos in this post are compliments of A Love Photography.

A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve

Back in November, Michael and I took some photos with our friend Amy of A Love Photography. We took these photos partially because we needed a new photo for our Christmas cards, and partially because I really wanted some photos of Michael and I in our new city. Now that our Christmas cards have been sent, I thought it would be fun to share some of the photos with you. Amy did such a great job taking them and was so easy to work with; she made us both feel so comfortable and it was so easy to be ourselves. (This is SO key when finding a photographer!)

A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve

Amy also came by our house and took a few photos us in our more day-to-day setting. I love having these snapshots of what life is actually like right now in its perfectly imperfect state. I know they'll be even more precious down the road!

A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve
A Downtown Charleston couples photo session. @paperswalloweve

Did you take Christmas card photos this year?

xoxo, Stacia

P.S. Fun side note, this dress is the same dress I wore in Michael's + my engagement photos (the very first professional photos we had taken together.) it was fun to pull it out again and have an excuse to be a little extra fancy. It's truly one of my favorite dresses ever! (From Anthropologie, of course. ;) )