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This story begins many years ago in Saudi Arabia, takes a few detours, and culminates on a beautiful June day at a botanical garden wedding. I know, right? Many years ago, in the far away land of Saudi Arabia, a little girl and a little boy lived across the street. Their parents were good friends, […]

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When you step out of your car and hear mutual squealing between the girls because we’re both wearing white and black polka dots (I seriously need to find a pair of Kayla’s cute shoes!), you know the engagement session is going to super, super fun! (We were right) Kayla and Andrew chose a historic downtown […]

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A gorgeous stone church, the joyful purple color palatte, and some pretty spectacular family and friends made Luisa + Drew’s Lookout Mountain wedding a dreamy occasion! We had been dreaming about this sweet couple’s wedding day for months! And the fact that their reception was held at a place called “Fairyland Club” was just the […]

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I believe in fairytales, and Maryn & Tyler’s private garden estate wedding is all the proof I need! Even if I tried, I couldn’t have dreamed up a better fairytale day for these two sweet souls. From the gorgeous bouquet and the sugar cookie wedding favors to the Pemberly-worthy house, this day was what fairytale […]

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A super sweet bride who also happens to be gor-geous + a Pemberly-worthy private estate with rose gardens and a gazebo on the lake + lots of dress twirling = one very, very happy Amber. And when Amber is happy, Joel is happy. ;) We’re sharing Maryn + Tyler’s private estate wedding on the blog […]

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So many of you have been asking for this, and here it is! Our official “Destination: Alaska” J&A Wanderlust feature! Joel’s job sometimes means a trip to Alaska, and this time I went with him! We both worked when we needed to and went exploring every minute we had free! And guys. It. Was. Amazing. Alaska […]

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The Friday morning sun shone brightly on Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation – and after two weeks of southern spring rain, there were big smiles on many faces that morning! The happiest smiles of all belonged to Emily and Ben. After months of planning and dreaming (and dozens of happy emoticon-filled emails between Emily and me), their […]

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When it comes to engagement sessions, there are some things that get us really excited. Hayley and Nick’s engagement session checked off a lot of our favorites! For starters, we headed over to Providence Village on a gorgeous summer evening. It’s one of our favorite weekend places, and it’s a special place for Hayley and […]

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Hey Joel and Amber! My fiancè and I are planning our wedding during a long distance relationship. I know you guys did that, too. Do you have any advice for us?” Sweet bride, I’m glad you asked! It’s something that so many couples are going through right now, so we decided to share our answer […]

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“Sooner rather than later, sit down with your spouse and figure out who is supposed to do what. Not defining household duties and then doing them is a cause of innumerable unnecessary arguments and hurt feelings. And remember, regardless of who does it, someone is going to have to do every chore, or the household […]

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We’ve been working on a whole collection of big projects this spring, and one of them took me through the “Behind the Scenes” folder on our computer. Wow, what a fun trip down memory lane that was! I grabbed a few of them to share with you! 1. Meeting new miniature pony friends at a super […]

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Every Monday, we send out an email to a collection of our business friends with a motivational quote and some thoughts on the above quote. This week’s was one of my favorites yet, and I think it has as much impact in marriage as it does in business! “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang […]

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