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"I Wish" Wednesday!


Ok, no pressure Jonathon, no pressure. Just really really really excited since I've had two semi-sneak peeks. I'm hoping JC and Sharon don't get upset with me, but I have GOT to post these other two photos I've seen. They don't have the snazzy JCP logo on them, but y'all know how much I j'adore (yes, I know that that reads "I I love") JCP and must give props where props are due. I'll get into that more in the recaps.

I honestly, I'm just over recapping the honeymoon. I mean, it was gorgeous and relaxing and fun and wonderful and all things that a honeymoon should be. I have no complaints whatsoever (hard to believe, no?). But seriously, do you guys care how much food we ate or how much cool Mexican art we bought? The only other really cool thing was the infinity pool. We spent a lot of time there. However, we did come face to face with a deadly scorpion hiding in our umbrella. See:

This little sucker can kill you dead.

The Candyman found him when he was moving the umbrella around to protect our lily-white skin from scorching to death. He put the umbrella down and calmly said, "There's a scorpion." I just about jumped out of my skin. The gardener guy was nearby, we pointed him out and a few seconds later, no more deadly scorpion. I'll tell you what though, every little itch or flutter in the corner of our eyes was a deadly scorpion waiting to kill us. Thank God this happened on our last day there. We would have freaked ourselves out otherwise.
I'll just leave you with a few of the best pictures (in my opinion) from the trip and be done with honeymoon stuff.

Sunset from la casa.

An evening swim with The Candyman. He's hot, no?

The happy couple!

So, without further ado, I'm going to share some contraband photos with you. Seriously, JCP, I'll take these down if you want to me too! I just LOVE them though!

Pre-wedding, outside Owen Chapel.

The ceremony. I loves me some Candyman!

Here are a few others taken by friends and family that I really think are great! Thanks for sharing everyone!

My brother, a greeter and program passer-outer. I hate to call him an usher since he didn't really usher anyone.

Moi. I have no idea when this was taken though.

Walkin' the aisle. Dear Dad, why do you have to have those weird glasses that turn into sunglasses? Oh, and why does Mom have them too? He looks so intense here. I have no idea why. He seemed pretty happy. Maybe he was just focusing on the task at hand. He's that kind of guy.

One of our cakes from the Cake Buffet. This one was the chocolate raspberry with cream cheese frosting. Sweet 16th Bakery knocked it out of the ball park. These cakes were slammin' good.

I'm totally psyched to get more wedding recaps up! I've got my budget figured out too and can give you the 411 on the breakdown. Is anyone interested in that?


Gorgeous Photo Shoot! {If I do say so myself...}

My photographer, the amazing Jonathon Campbell and his wife Sharon posted a new post about yours truly and The Candyman - our engagement session! Sharon wrote the sweetest things about me and The Candyman!

Please keep JC, Sharon and there three little ones in your prayers. They are experiencing grief in their family and can't be together to lean on one another.


FREE Nashville Premier Bridal Show Tickets, Sponsored by Jonothan Campbell Photography

Hey, all you Nashville area brides! My amazing photographer, Jonathon Campbell is sponsoring a give-away right here on The Thirty-Something Bride's blog!

They are offering two FREE tickets to Nashville's Premier Bridal Show, being held this Sunday, July 12th at The Nashville Convention Center. This is where I met the boy-wonder photographer Jonathon and his lovely wife, Sharon. Here's a shot of their booth from the January show where me and The Candyman met JC!

As you may have read in my past blog about hunting for the perfect photographer, you know that I did not leave one photographic stone unturned. I have not one regret in my decision to choose JCP as my moment-capturer for the day of The Big Show.

Here's proof (pun intended) positive of why I think they are so incredibly awesome. Check out some of my favorites from our engagement shoot!

Come on! They scouted a Candy Shop in honor of The Candyman!

Daisy Duke, eat your damn heart out.

Engagement shoot fun with Sharon Campbell!

So you want free tickets, huh? This is a $20 value! Besides, if you win, you get to meet me and I'll even intro you to the fabulous Sharon and Jonathon. Liza Hippler from Maiden to Married will be with me too. How can you resist, right? ;)

Bridal shows can be overwhelming if you're not ready for them. Plan to to be overwhelmed, but plan to have fun too. Don't sign up for things you have no interest in as you'll be bombarded with emails. I highly suggest heading over to mybridemail.com to set up a free account specific to your wedding vendors. Trust me, I wish I'd done this myself.

Here's what you've gotta do to win the FREE tickets! Just head over to the JCP website or their fun blog, pick out your favorite picture and come back here and leave a comment about it. Don't worry, I won't play favorites if you don't choose my pictures! I'll choose a winner at random.org and announce the winner on Friday!

To my Nashville bridal bloggers (you know I love you) - please help spread the word locally!


JPGS from Japan!

Hey everyone! I'm safely in Japan awaiting my flight to Manila. I am so tired I don't know what to do with myself. I only had about 2 hours of sleep on the flight, but did see three movies I've been meaning to watch (He's Just Not That Into You, Marley & Me, Revolutionary Road). Movies on Demand is the best part about flying first/business class. Well, that and the free booze. :)
Right before I left the U.S. I got an email from Jonathon Campbell with two more sneak peeks from our engagement shoot. Thought I'd share them real quick before I pass out from exhaustion.  

How freakin' handsome is The Candyman?
Thanks Sharon for the last minute picture sharing! This made my day! OK, I seriously need some sleep. This jet lag is going to blow. More from Manila!


*Insert Ear-Piercing Scream Here*

Even though my awesomely awesome photographer Jonathon and he equally awesome wife Sharon are on vacation, they posted a sneak peek of our engagement shoot on their blog. I have, of course, been stalking their blog ever since the shoot. I wanted to crawl out of my skin in anticipation! Click on the pics to make them big.

Jonathon took this one on a lonely road on the way to Leipers Fork. Well, we thought it was lonely. There was quite a bit of traffic for a Sunday afternoon!

I love this photo! I think I was balanced on the side of a hill for this one, but I'm not sure. The Candyman looks so handsome, it kills me.

Sharon, Jonathan, thank you so much for my sneak peek and for the fabulous time during the photo shoot. You two are top notch.