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The Hill City Bride advertisers are SUCH a fun group, and I want you to know more about them (ok, this was also my sneaky way of finding out more about them myself, too!). They are a great group of people, and I really feel like we have a Hill City Bride family … I love it!

 The concept behind “10 in 10″ is to answer all 10 questions within 10 minutes using 10 words or less. Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Leecy Fink of Celebration

What is the one thing you miss about being a kid? Bike riding without being sore afterwards.

Do you have any phobias? Fear of having 10 word or less answers.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I would have Leecy be my biological name.

Cats or dogs? Neither – not an animal person.  Pet Rock would be fine.

Name one thing on your “bucket list”. Take a honeymoon with my hubby.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? Firebreather or a Sword-Swallower or both.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I don’t really like ice cream.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Approximately – 20 pair of Clarks. All Frumpy.

Facebook or Twitter? Yes, you must choose. Facebook. Don’t like Twitter.

What would be the title of your autobiography? Motherhood, Life’s Biggest Guilt Trip.

Leecy (pictured on the left) is with her friends from both Celebration and Tresca on 8th (which Leecy also co-owns). From left to right: Leecy, Tara, Jessica and Rebekah (whom we all miss very much!).

Photo by Sam Stroud Photography. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw these adorable paper flowers on the blog How About Orange, my wedding mind’s wheels started churning. They would be perfect for so many things … boutonnieres, bouquets, embellishments, decorations … the list goes on and on!

The finished products are shown here …

For simple instructions on how to create these flowers out of papers that you may already have at home (or can easily obtain in the scrapbooking section of a local craft store), please just click HERE to head on over to How About Orange. What a darling idea!

How many of us have a closet full of clothes, yet we stare at that closet so many times claiming to have “nothing to wear”? What we don on our bodies can determine our mood and make us feel ready to take charge of the world or make us want to crawl under a rock for the day. Have you been there? I certainly have!

Well, it’s no wonder that with a bride wanting to look and feel her best on her wedding day, one of the first (and most exciting!) things that a newly engaged girl does is go on the hunt for the perfect dress. No matter her style, size, tastes or budget, finding that “wow” wedding gown is so much fun and such a relief to check off of the wedding “to do” list.

Mary, our I Dream of a Wedding winner, recently visited Lynchburg’s full service bridal salon, Celebration, who offered Mary a wedding gown valued at up to $1000! I am so thankful for Celebration’s generosity and willingness to participate in our first annual giveaway of a dream wedding.

Celebration can meet the needs of not only the bride but her entire wedding party … including the mothers of both the bride and groom. With wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, tuxes and accessories, paying them a visit in downtown Lynchburg is not only a way to find the perfect dress, but it is also a way to gain friends along the way. The girls at Celebration are there to help you find that gown that you can really picture yourself wearing while walking down the aisle and/or dancing the night away. I would encourage you to pay them a visit!

Mary had fun trying on the gowns at Celebration with the aid of their helpful staff, and Heather Cheatham of Visions by Heather was there to document the fun of the day. Many thanks both to Visions by Heather and also to Celebration, and congratulations, Mary … your big day is only 3 months away!!

How fun! Be sure to check out the websites of both Visions by Heather and Celebration to find out more about how these businesses can be involved in making your day the one you have always dreamed about.

  • Linda Hall - Love Is In The Air - YAY! Can’t wait to see which one she chose! Also both these vendors are really go-to people! Lynchburg is so very lucky to have such fabulous wedding vendors and HCB vendors are the BEST!

  • Suzanne Jennoings - BeautiControl - I too am excited to see which one she chose!!! Can’t wait to meet you Mary! You will be absolutely STUNNING!~

The Hill City Bride advertisers are SUCH a fun group, and I want you to know more about them (ok, this was also my sneaky way of finding out more about them myself, too!). They are a great group of people, and I really feel like we have a Hill City Bride family … I love it!

The concept behind “10 in 10″ is to answer all 10 questions within 10 minutes using 10 words or less. Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Sabrena Deal of S Carter Studios.

Here is Sabrena’s bio in her own wordsI’m Sabrena Deal of S Carter Studios. I’m happy to work with my husband Josh to provide wedding, engagement, family, event and photo booth photography to the East Coast and beyond! I love living in Lynchburg and serving in this industry.

What is the one thing you miss about being a kid? Being encouraged to take risks and allowed to fail.

Do you have any phobias? Crickets, stray strands of hair laying around, mushrooms, windmills.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? Kate, I love the name!

Cats or dogs? Dogs, particularly our dog Charleston.

Name one thing on your “bucket list”. Visit my best friend in Thailand.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? Use my experience as a child baton twirler

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Strawberry.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Probably 15.

Facebook or Twitter? Yes, you must choose. Facebook.

What would be the title of your autobiography? The Girl from Nowhere Finds a Home in Christ

Romance in the movies is usually big and extravagant. Think about some of the most popular romantic movies, The Notebook, Pretty Woman, A Walk to Remember … etc. All are filled with extremely romantic plots that make every girls’ heart flutter. Although romantic movies are enjoyable to watch, the reality is that stories like them just don’t happen often in real life. Movies like this could lead us to believe that every moment of marriage should feel like a passionate kiss in the rain. So, what to do when real life sets in? Truly, things get busy, and who has time for romance?

Bliss and I take care to keep romance going through the small things. Between work, school, church, and laundry it’s hard to make time to plan extraordinary dates. Here are some of they ways we let our love show, in everyday moments.

Hug and Kiss. Bliss and I hug and kiss every chance we get. Not the super mushy kind that makes innocent bystanders feel awkward, but a simple hug and kiss is always a nice reminder that you are loved. Hug and kiss when you wake up, when you leave for work, when you come home from work, and anytime you feel like it in between.

The Giving Box. This is by far one of my favorite ways we show each other we love one another. Bliss and I have a pretty box that sits on a pedestal in our living room with a message board above it. We leave small surprises in the box with a clever note. It’s a simple way to say we care and that we are thinking of each other. It’s fun to be surprised as well as give surprises.

Call Just to Say “Hi”. This one really needs no explanation; it just shows you care.

Leave a Note. Bliss and I have fun with this. We have dry erase markers that we leave in the bathroom. We use them to write messages on the mirror, tub and shower. You never know where you are going to find a note; sometimes they are funny and sometimes sweet. Traditional note writing is great too!

Be Spontaneous. It never hurts to do something slightly unplanned. Routines are great, but I personally think they make me boring. Step out of the routine, and do something different together. Turn on the stereo, and dance in the living room. Go for a late night ice cream run. Do whatever you choose out of the ordinary.

I hope these ideas help keep things romantic and fresh.

Thank you again, Shelby! For those of you who are reading Shelby’s column for the first time, Shelby and Bliss got married in May of 2011 … we are taking their newlywed journey with them through Newly Wed. 

Don’t forget about our jewelry giveaway. Click HERE to enter!

 

 

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