Please remember that Nate and I are still out of the office! :)

Also, this post is continued from Emily and Chad’s Boardwalk Wedding Part I, so make sure you read that part first!

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We left Sea Breeze Point and headed to The Attic for Emily and Chad’s wedding reception! :)

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After their reception, Nate and I headed out for some more photo time with this crew, and it was awwwwwwful. ;)

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FAVORITE.

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I lied- It’s a tie for favorite today. <3

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Emily and Chad, thank you for such a fun wedding day. And Mary Angelini and Jamie, we loved working with you guys! (Check out Key Moment Films, y’all!)

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First off, please remember that Nate and I are still technically out of the office!

I get a lil’ antsy if nothing hits the blog for a week, so I thought I’d break the silence with Emily and Chad’s beautiful wedding, which happens to be a two part-er! Emily and Chad live up north and came down for the most beautiful wedding. Emily has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a baby, and she and Chad took their first vacation together here, too, so what better place for their wedding?

In their first email, they said they wanted bright, cheerful, fun wedding photos, so hopefully we delivered! :)

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I think this may have been the single most touching thing I’ve ever seen at a wedding- In 1949, Chad’s great-grandma wrote a letter to her daughter (Chad’s grandma) on her wedding day. In 1971, his grandma in turn wrote to her daughter, when Chad’s parents got married. And then in 2014, Chad’s Mom wrote a letter to Emily. Just the sweetest- Brides, take note! :)

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While I stayed with Emily while she got ready, Nate headed out to meet the guys! :)

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This kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid! <3

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I love this photo of Parker with his “Auntie Em.” <3

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Emily was the first person I’d seen rocking the Elsa braid, and I have to say, she looked fabulous. :)

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Oh, sisters. :)

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Sea Breeze Point ceremony time! :)

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Loooove this one of both moms. :)

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Part two will be up tomorrow! <3

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Posted by at 7:30am on February 17, 2015 under Personal

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“Our” two big months have always been February and December. December because I’m a bit Christmas obsessed, and we were engaged and married that month. February because it’s the month we met, started dating, adopted Huck Finn, and now? Closed on our Florida home. <3

We really thought our Nashville home was “it.” The one we’d hopefully raise a family, play in the yard, have family meals at the kitchen table, the whole she-bang. Obviously that wasn’t the case when we realized our “roots” were in Florida, both personally and professionally, and moved back home last August. The real estate market here is so much different, of course, and I thought I’d never find a home I loved as much as our first.

We started looking into pre-existing homes and nothing jumped out at us, but then realized in Orlando, you can build a home in some areas for the same cost as buying. I loved the thought of picking my own paint colors and wall outlet spots and kitchen cabinets, so we started the neighborhood hunt! At first my priority was to be as close as possible to Disney, but when it came to envisioning our “everyday” life, I kinda liked the idea of not grocery shopping with tourists. (Nate’s always quick to joke that when we lived in Celebration, I felt like everyone in Publix was always wet and wreaked of sunscreen, like they just jumped out of a pool on 192.)

Annnnnnnd then, a friend took us to a neighborhood where I found my dream family floor plan. And my dream lot. In my dream city, Winter Garden. We happen to only be ~10 minutes from where our good friends are also building a home, and the same distance from where our best friends hope to move in a few years. We run into more friends at the Winter Garden shopping plaza on any given month than we did in our four years of Nashville life combined! Of course, the one thing we don’t have control over is our neighbors, so let’s cross our fingers for some new best friends! And if you’re reading this and looking for a home in Winter Garden, I bake cookies for our neighbors around the holidays and would love a sitcom-worthy best friend for daily coffee chats. I even drink coffee now and have a Keurig and the lot next door is still available. Just sayin’.

We are fiiiiiiiiiiiinally home, friends. And as of 3pm today, the legal papers have been signed, and our new key in hand.

This marks our 10th move in 10 years and oh man, I hope this is it for us! :)

Please be patient as we put our work and email on hold the next ~10 days to settle in! <3

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We have a whole series of these which makes my heart explode and I can’t wait to make a coffee table book of them!

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My favorite part of this whole process were our close friends and family members who took the time out of their lives to come see our home in progress. We know it wasn’t as exciting for them as it was for us, but I felt like a kid on parent teacher night proudly showing every closet and light switch. ;) Hopefully we’ll continue this photo tradition with any guests that visit our home and if our family ever grows! I’ll post the whole series when life calms down a bit, and hopefully, some interior photos if we manage to conquer the mountain of cardboard boxes that lie ahead.

Yay for new life chapters!!! <3

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Posted by at 7:00am on February 14, 2015 under Personal

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Happy adoption day to Huckleberry Finn! <3

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It was one of the worst moments of my life: My first “real” car accident, and I’d pulled over in the Downtown Disney parking lot with my engine smoking. I had just dropped my best friend off at work, and the only other people I knew in town with cars weren’t answering their phones. I had no money for a cab and no idea what to do since my Mom wasn’t picking up either, but then I remembered a friend from high school had come down on the Disney College Program, too. Our schedules never seemed to line up to meet and we both got busy, but here I had no one else to call and felt so alone and then Tiffany picked me up and all was right with the world. Well, sort of- I still had to call my Dad and let him know I was in an accident and it was totally my fault and my car was un-driveable, but that’s neither here nor there. :)

Tiffany is just that kind of friend- Go a year, or in the case of our session, 10 years!, without much communication and then you can pick up right where you left off! I was so often teased for my Disney obsession in high school that when I met a girl who not only loved Disney as much as I did, but whose Dad was known for his 4th of July Disney-inspired fireworks show, well- I was in heaven!! I’m so happy my sweet friend found an amazing husband and is the proud momma to one of the silliest little boys I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet! Christopher and my husband became fast friends and I so love the photos we got from their Port Orleans Riverside session. :)

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This. Kid. <3

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Tiffany, Chad, and Christopher, thank you for such a fun time!!! :)

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