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Groom’s Guide for Wedding Day Attire


This post is sponsored by Mr.Tux of Northwest Arkansas. All opinions are my own.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a wedding? For many people, it may be a couple’s love or the beautiful cake and most likely, a vision of the wedding dress will come to mind. But, if you really stop and think about everything that goes into the big day, there’s a handsome groom in that picture too! Now what’s not to love about a sweet groom all dressed up waiting on his bride?

One of the most special moments during our wedding planning season was picking out my grooms attire. I wanted everything to look cohesive with the wedding colors and he just wanted me as his wife (bless his heart)! I’ll never forget the look on his face when he stepped out of the dressing room that day in his sharp tux. It was one of those, “this is THE dress” kind-of moments. And of course I got a little teary-eyed seeing him, thinking how did I deserve this man!? I wanted him to look and feel proud on our big day and this tux just sealed the deal. I just couldn’t take my eyes, (or hands) off of him.


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Honeymoon Resort Review: Barceló Maya Palace | Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico Beach

We got married!!!

For many of you married folks out there, I’m sure you can relate to our wedding planning madness. We had almost a full year of wedding planning. What a whirlwind the past few weeks were leading up our wedding day. Looking back it was all such a blur, but one thing I do know is that it was everything we wanted and we had the time of our lives! We left our fairy tale venue that night in route for the beaches of Mexico.  Don’t worry, pictures and a recap of all the wedding details are coming!

We were both beyond excited to venture out of the states to explore new culture, new food and new adventures. In fact, this was the first time either of us had ever been out of the U.S.!

Now, because you asked for it, here is our review on our honeymoon resort: Barceló Maya Palace in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Barceló Maya Palace
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Ultimate Honeymoon Packing List

Blog Graphic - Honeymoon packing list

The countdown is on! We are about 2 months out from our big day and I am so excited about putting together our packing list for our honeymoon to Mexico (did my Type A come out too much there? You can never be too prepared, right?).

I am one of those that likes to have options. Everyday my outfit is determined by what kind of mood I’m in that day. So how can I possibly pack for a whole week in advance?? Can you relate? Well that’s why I am creating a packing list, because I will sooo over pack if I don’t! Not to mention, I’ve never traveled outside of the country much less to an all-inclusive resort, so I have to be even more prepared and strategic on the necessities, while not packing up our entire bathroom and closet. I sure don’t want to be lugging around a big bulky suitcase. Ekk!

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Saying Yes to Forever


Rewind 21 years – I am sitting in the living room, probably dressed in red fringe boots and a scratchy princess dress watching CMT before bedtime. My eyes were glued to the country music channel waiting for my Brooks & Dunn Boot Scootin’ Boogie music video to come on. According to my mom, I could do the Boot Scootin’ Boogie dance. I believe her.

One night, while watching each music video on the country countdown Shania Twain’s From this Moment music video started. I was in love. I told my mom I wanted this song played at my wedding. It was at that point that I began dreaming of my day. The day that the man of my dreams would get down on one knee confessing his love for me and the day that I would walk down the aisle in a white dress to proclaim our love to the world. With this song playing of course.

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