Amber Housley

Bridal Pics Preview & See Ya!

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So I have a dozen other things to be doing right now….namely packing for our trip to California this afternoon…

San Diego and Newport Beach here we come!!! I can’t wait for the REAL mexican food. Yes people, it is sad, that is #1 thing I am looking forward to!!! LOL But really, #1.5 thing I’m looking forward to is seeing BOTH sets of families…we’re staying a bit of time in San Diego with Brandon’s parents, then it’s off to Newport to meet my family for a family member’s wedding for the weekend – AND a family photo shoot with this awesome girl on Saturday at the Newport pier – then back to San Diego for the next few days.

So back to my preview…I met Amber & John at 7:30am last Sunday morning..we had originally scheduled to meet at 6:30am, but I texted her at 1am that morning to tell her we needed to push it back…you see, I was still working the wedding that late at night/early in the morning! So, Amber & John meet me with my requested Sugar Free Red Bull and off we went into the humid morning air…which completely flattened my hair, oh well! We went to some AMAZING spots…Nashville is so freaking cool I forget sometimes….I think these sneak peeks are great and can’t wait to see more!

The logo I designed for them and their new business
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This first one among the trees is my favorite! The spot is on a little country road about 5 mins from my house…

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This red door by coincidence is the building entrance to my friends at Dove Wedding Photography

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This is a cool blue wall outside a bar downtown…

There are so many more I can’t wait to see the rest! 

Mosaic

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How cool is this? I found this on this blog…(I read from time to time because it has always  been my dream since 2001 to return to Spain and live there for just a bit…lucky girl! ;)

here’s how it works…

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Where do you live?

Here’s how mine came out:

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1. dandelion and amber, 2. Not sure, but I think there’s Mexican food in there somewhere., 3. Clark High School – Las Vegas, NV USA, 4. rojo sobre negro (mosaico) / red on black (mosaic), 5. Lauren Conrad, 6. Sunset Wine3  ice cream float:), 7. Framed beach, 8. early Thanksgiving, 9. one with the sea, 10. Of Earth And Sea And The Oceans Free, 11. *garden*, 12. Fall in TN (not sure why it isn’t showing up, but click on this link on #12 to see the beautiful Mt. Juliet picture. :)

Be sure to comment if you did this too, would love to see how yours came out! :)

Hello old friend.

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Today, myself and old friend were reacquainted.

My wedding dress.

Sadly, I haven’t been giving her the love most wedding dresses deserved. She ended up on a hanger in our attic for almost a year now. Hidden away, never cleaned (yuck, I know). Today she came back out to the light, and on Sunday she’ll come out to  play. :)

She still makes me happy. Which is hard when you see and work with dozens of new brides wearing the latest styles…but still, she was mine. She has a few pearls and rhinestones missing and definitely a smudge here and there…but those are happy battle scars from our wedding day. I still can remember the one stain on my hip…that came from a glass of red wine when we were chatting with friends…now there’s one big mustard-orangey-yellow looking stain I have NO CLUE where that one came from…but all in all, she’s in good condition. A little SNUG but still fits. ;)

On Sunday in the wee hours of the morning, I’m going out with my friend Amber, an aspiring photographer, to shoot a little bridal portrait/trash the dress shoot.

I think the dress will enjoy another day on the town. And I’ll enjoy being a "bride" again for just a few hours. :)