Spills & Thrills – Edition #1

I’ve decided to add a fun new post segment to this blog called Spills & Thrills, which is obviously my version of thumbs-up and thumbs-down on things happening in my life or in general.  Feel free to email anything you’d like me to add to the next edition, stephanie@fabyoubliss.com.  This should be fun!

Here’s what I have to start the week off…

 

SPILLS

*  Why every bottle of club soda I open explodes all over me.

*  The dog who bit me at the dog park this weekend and especially the owners who didn’t even apologize.  Seriously rude!

*  The lack of warmth in my house, even with the heater on I’m still wearing a fleece jacket and a knit hat while I work.  Now I might need to get some gloves.

*  It’s Halloween…lot’s of candy in the house, eek!

*  And last but definitely not least, Kim Kardashian and her over-the-top extravagance and the stupidity of her 72 day marriage.

and now for the…

THRILLS

*   It’s November tomorrow, which means we’re that much closer to being able to put up the Christmas tree!

*  Wedding photography…it’s always a thrill :-)

*  My sleeping puppy.

*  It’s Halloween…can’t wait to see all the little trick-or-treaters.

*  And finally, Kim Kardashian may have actually sunk her own ship with this latest genius move.  At least we can only hope.

My cute little bunny!  Happy Halloween :-)

 

Until next time…

Have a Fab You Bliss Monday!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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A Beyond Gorgeous Ceremony Set-Up Complete with a Gray Silk Covered Ceiling & Fantastic Chandeliers

Good morning and happy Monday Fab You Bliss readers!  It’s starting to really feel like fall here on the coast of California, at least in the mornings and evenings when it’s quite chilly and The Hubby and I play ”see-saw” with the heater controls.  Like most women, I’m pretty much cold all the time…unless it’s between 72 and 74 degrees, that’s what The Hubby says anyway.  And just between me and you, he’s right…but shhhh, don’t tell him I agreed ;-)

 

Anyhow, moving on to today’s feature, the wedding of Nicole and Elias, which comes to us from Sarah Whitmeyer of Whitmeyer Photography and was held at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville.  This hotel is fantastic and has been featured here a few times.  When we first received this wedding I was drawn to it because of the beyond-gorgeous ceremony area.  I mean just look at the gray silk covered ceiling with those fabulous chandeliers.  Isn’t it just spectacular?  And Nicole’s slip on Jessica Simpson ballet shoes are amazing and perfect for the bride who prefers comfort, (or like my beautiful sister), who is model-like tall but would prefer to be the same height as her husband.  Anyway, let’s have a look and this lovely wedding.

Photographer:  Whitmeyer Photography

Floral Designer:  The  Bloom Room

Reception Venue:  Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

Make-up Artist:  Blush by Wendy Ballance, LLC

Hair Stylist:  Amy of Pi Salon in Biltmore Village

Shoes:  Jessica Simpson

Submission via Two Bright Lights 

 

Tomorrow we have a pink and black wedding photographed by Mandy Paige Photography, so be sure to stop back by to check it out.

 

Until then, have a Fab You Bliss Monday!

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Stephanie

 

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A Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club Wedding

We love the starfish theme in the Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club wedding photographed by Melissa DeJong of Stay Forever Photography.  And look at how interesting these Badgley Mischka shoes are.  The soft, flower-petal-like fabric is so fitting and along with bride Maureen’s San Patrick dress and groom Brian’s tan suit and pink tie, we think this Florida yacht club wedding is fabulously appropriate.  And look at the hand-made “I Do” and “Me-Too” signs hanging off the golf cart, aren’t they super cute and creative?  We also love the floating sail boat and the one on “dry land” as well.  Such a cute wedding.  So go on, have a look and see for yourself!

Photographer:  Stay Forever Photography

Reception Venue:  Palm Cove Golf and Yacht Club

Dress Designer:  San Patrick

DJ:  DJ Lynn Mozena

Shoes:  Badgley Mischka

Submission via Two Bright Lights

 

Stay tuned for tomorrow as we have a gorgeous wedding from a favorite photographer of ours, Chelsea Elizabeth Photography .  Definitely make sure you stop by to check it out.  Until then…

Have a Fab You Bliss Thursday!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

 

 

 

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Wildflowers on a Bluff with One Sexy and Sweet Couple

Hello Fab You Bliss fans…today we have a gorgeous, wildflower filled engagement session for you that is both sexy and sweet photographed by the talented Stacey Speck of SAS Photography.  Bride and groom to be, May and Florin, have that “boy and girl next door” quality mixed in with an obvious sensuality that is clearly evident through these lovely images.  And what could be better for a couple in love, right?  So we are absolutely enamoured by their photographs!  And who wouldn’t be with a wonderful mix of sweet shots of them in the wildflowers followed by their passionate beach ones.  We think this shoot is pretty awesome!

Photography:  SAS Photography 

Location:  California

Submission via Two Bright Lights 

 

We’d love to have you come back to visit tomorrow when we’ll have a wonderful Palm City, Florida wedding shot by Stay Forever Photography.  Don’t miss it!

xoxo

Avalie

 

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Hey You There…Yeah You with Your Unleashed Dog, Be Kind & Help a Buddy Out!

Obviously this post isn’t wedding related. It’s been a while, but occasionally we like to mix things up and post recipes, home inspiration, married life topics and ones like this. It should be no secret that we adore our Goldendoodle Quinley. I mean, both The Hubby and I have grown extremely attached to her in the eleven months since we brought her home. And that fact is clearly evident by the amount of images taken of her and posted to Facebook, Twitter and this blog. I mean, it sort of boarders on obsessive! But that’s okay…I’m alright with it, I’m a Doodle junkie and I freely admit it. What do they say…the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem? Well, I have a problem.

Anyhow, she definitely is our love bug, that’s for sure and we treat her like she is our child. But we have also diligently trained her, and continue to do so, to be the best dog she can. Of course part of that means we keep her on a leash when we walk her in public places, we’ve trained her to come when she is called, we’ve instructed her not jump on people and generally behave like a good dog should.  And for an eleven month old puppy, she’s doing really well. That is as long as other dog owners follow the rules they are supposed to, hence the reason for this post.

Now, I definitely don’t pretend to be perfect…heck I just admitted I have a problem so we all know perfection is out. I do, however, have consideration for other people…especially when my dog might cause anyone any trouble. But it amazes me that there are so many dog owners out there who are the complete opposite. I’m talking about those people who leave their dogs off leash on a path where other people are walking their leashed dogs.  Don’t get me wrong, this is not an attack on unleashed dogs. Actually…I’m perfectly okay with you having your dogs off leash when no other leashed dogs are around.  Or if the other leashed dogs don’t care about your dog. I mean, if mine was better behaved, I might do it too. But she’s not there yet and I embrace that. Either way, I would never let my unleashed dog antagonize another person or their dog. I mean, when you see me walking my 65 pound leashed dog and all of a sudden she starts pulling and tugging with all her might to get to your unleashed dog, what is going through your mind?  Do you care that you are causing my dog to get so crazy excited because she so wants to play with your dog but can’t. Does it matter to you that my dog is so out-of-this-world excited I feel either my arm is going to come out of it’s socket or she’s going to break something with all the flips and twirls she does? Probably not, but c’mon and help a buddy out by putting your dog on a leash…at least until I pass you. Just sayin’… it’s kind of common courtesy.

And on that same note…because I am sure you are the same person…please pick up your dog’s poop as well. It’s completely un-cool to leave it and I only have one word for you if you wish to be that un-cool…Karma!

Until next time on As The Dog World Turns…have a Fab You Bliss Wednesday!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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