I. Got. THE. Cover.



I am still speechless.

Utterly Engaged has long been my absolute favorite online wedding magazine. It is, quite literally, the place I go to feel inspired and motivated. In a sea of same-old-same-old publications, Utterly Engaged is my oasis.

So, imagine me sitting on a little wooden stool at 1:30 in the morning in my kitchen. And imagine me checking my email on my phone.

And then imagine me sitting there, frozen, quiet, re-reading the email about ten thousand times.

I. Got. The. COVER.

(Next I woke up Thomas and we did a little tiptoe dance celebration in the hallway- haha!)

 The whole experience has been completely humbling and has filled me with so, so, so much gratitude.

Gratitude for the incredible team of women who all collaborated on this amazing shoot.

Gratitude for Utterly Engaged for selecting my heart-filled work for their cover.

And mostly, gratitude for all of the times I said, "No, thanks," to other publications because they just weren't the perfect fit for my heart and soul.

Saying NO and being extremely picky makes it so much sweeter when the fruitful, magical YESES arrive.

Feel free to click on the image above to see the full issue, and see our 18-page spread. (I mean COME ON. 18 pages?! I still can't believe it when I write and say it. AHHH!!)

My cup runneth over.

HUGE credit to:

Styling and Conceptual Direction: Chelsea Tyler, owner of Everthine Bridal Boutique (and Mel!!)

Hair: Jennie Kay a Beauty Parlour

Makeup: Jennie Fresca

Vintage Rentals: Sassafras Vintage Rentals

Floral Design: Tashi and Bobo

Letterpress:  Ladyfingers Letterpress

Models: Victoria and Abby