And so the planning begins!

Good morning everyone! It’s Monday and I think I am finally able to get myself back on blogging track! I was a little MIA last week so today I am bringing you a mix of 2 things. I am going to share some things I have compiled so far for my wedding & share a belated “Thrifty Thursday” featuring a couple snapshots from my engagement shoot!

Last week I started to put together a binder to help keep me organized through this process! It is helping me stay calm and as least stressed as possible during the wedding planning (my maid of honor is doing a pretty good job at that too)! Within the last week or so Aaron & I have started to create our guest list. It’s A LOT bigger then we imagined haha, I guess that’s what you get from having a large family & you become friends with everyone you meet! Along with a guest list (which bores me after awhile, although it needs to be done) I started filling in the pages a bit.

This past week I chose a few hairstyles:

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Picked out a few dresses for inspiration: (AND made my first visit to David’s Bridal to try a few on!)

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Made a finally decision on a cranberry/burgundy & gray bridal party:


Chose a few DIY projects for the BIG day:



& as a surprise I received this awesome book from a couple at our church:


I have been wanting a book like this to go along with my planner. I am in love with this one for the reason that every chapter starts with Bible verses and words of inspiration to keep you in the right state of mind. Because through all of this keeping God number one is the biggest priority. PLUS, having this book as a guideline gives me more to share with you all!

OKAY so now a little sneak peak into our engagement shoot featuring my “Thrifty Thursday” Pinterest inspired outfit of choice πŸ˜‰


It was a perfect fall day so we kept it simple with our colors. I didn’t need a handbag but I could of used a cup of Starbucks which the girl has in her pic! I took the inspiration from the shirt/dress and military green jacket with leggings & swapped the flats for leather boots & added a statement necklace πŸ™‚


OH, and I forgot to mention…I did not spend a dime on this outfit, just an added bonus!

That’s a wrap! See you guys tomorrow πŸ™‚

Much love,

Brooke Ashley xoxox


13 thoughts on “And so the planning begins!”

  1. The last picture is my favorite! The cross along with your engagement ring is so symbolic and beautiful. I recently got engaged as well and it’s such an amazing feeling! I wish you both the best!

  2. I seriously love everything about this post right now. The wedding planning, the color choices, the DIY projects, the sweet and loving engagement photos and the fact that your thrifty Thursday outfit didn’t cost a thing and you rocked it!

    So happy for you honey!!! I don’t know if you have this one, but the planner I got and am using for planning my wedding is called The Ultimate Wedding workbook & organizer. It’s a HUGE pink planner/organizer and has folders in it too for all the papers you’ll be collecting from venues and everything like that! πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you Jennifer!!! That is so sweet! I will be having the ultimate Pinterest wedding! I do not have that but I will definitely check it out! Thank you for the recommendation! πŸ™‚ xox

  4. Such a fun post! I LOVE your wedding colors! Cranberry is my favorite and with the gray…perfection! Looks like you’re well on your way with the planning so far :). Have fun!! You and your future hubby are adorable and fantastic pictures! Love your pinterest inspired outfit too!

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