Robert Aiken, Anna Wise, Charles Blount, Katie McCabe, Corey Allen, Cassie Gregory, Jeremy Martin & Jonathan Dillard

Another fun night to celebrate our engagement with family and friends and this time, in Christian’s hometown of Madison (outside of Jackson).  Such generous and thoughtful friends to host such a fabulous evening with some of the tastiest treats – check out the adorable s’mores bites.  No worries – my brother-in-law managed to snag the recipe from one of the hostesses who actually found it on pinterest!! Check out the recipe here.


Lots of thanks to my fabulous sister and future sister-in-law who are so amazingly helpful and supportive and bring their fancy cameras to snap all these photos so I can remember these special evenings!

Some iPhone snaps –

And if you’re thinking, “her makeup looks a little more glam and her hair looks like it took a trip with Bridget Bardot to Texas,” that’s because I had a little trial run for wedding hair & makeup with the fabulous Anna Hester and Syd Curry.

I’m thinking a half-up, half-down effortless looking hairdo and while I love this fun voluminous look (and it looks like the photo I showed and asked for), I’m not sure it’s going to making a repeat appearance in November as I think it looked better on Odette Annable than it did on me.  I still can’t seem to find a photo of the exact look I’m going for so I can show Syd…do y’all have any suggestions?  Any former brides out there that want to give some hair advice??

The only thing I need that I can’t seem to find are these little guys shown in the window display at Kleinfields in Manhattan.

Thank you so much for reading! XO –

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10 thoughts on “Jackson Engagement Party

  1. I’m actually LOVING how your hair looked! Would love a how-to, or picture from the back as well!!!

  2. Love the Kleinfield’s windows… creative and artistic….makes me miss NYC. You looked beautiful and it truly was a lovely evening!!!


  3. Thank you for all the sweet comments!! I can’t give a “how to” on the hair as I didn’t do it myself — but I’m glad so many of you liked it!

  4. You look gorgeous! My only bridal advice would be to try your hairstyle with your veil on if you plan on wearing it. Made a big difference for me and didn’t realize beforehand that it would. Also, ask your hair stylist or whoever will be helping you, to practice taking your veil on and off without disturbing your hairstyle. For example, if you plan or wearing it during the ceremony but want it off for the reception.

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