With Style and a Little Grace: April 2013

38 days Fitness Plan

Happy Hump day loves! It is crazy town in these parts. One of my best friends is getting married this weekend to kick off the summer of weddings and I could not be more excited. We are getting married in 6 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In between this busy schedule I have got to make more time to get my fitness on. T

he Beard-Johnston household has been living off take-out and drive through this whole week and I have got to put my foot down. Priority number 1 is to make time for the gym ( even if this means before work.... enter groan here) and to make time for home cooked dinner. I have also got to add more toning (classes like pure barre) to my cardio. Any suggestions to add? Here is my motivation!

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Happy Friday

Happy Friday Friends! I'm off for a quick 24 hour trip to my hometown for my Bridal Luncheon! A few things currently making me happy. Enjoy the gorgeous weekend!

I am obsessed with this dress currently making the rounds on all my favorite blogs!

Mara Hoffman Front Pleat Shift Dress

Craving these denim shorts for summer

Rag & Bone/JEAN Mila Shorts

Adore this veil 

Photography by Brandon Werth Photography / brandonwerth.com/


Love the lamps

The white in this bedroom is fab!

Love the simplicity!

Its Monday.....


Had too much fun over my weekend! Rest up lady loves its gonna be a loooong week

50 DAYS Megapost

Happy Friday darlings! As I type this post on my friday off I am sipping my coffee, watching the Today show, and listening to it rain outside. I could not be more content in this little morning slice of heaven. No running out the door, no wedding stress.... a little relaxation goes a long way. 

Having the past two days off I have managed to recharge my batteries and get ready for the next 50 days until our Wedding is finally here. After today this train is full steam ahead until we are laying on a beach at our honeymoon. 50 days y'all! I can't believe it is almost here but I am sooo ready for it to be. A little update to our life lately!

Had my hair darkened in March and have since decided that I hate it so I will be making a hair appointment soon

Got this Handsome guy all fitted for his tuxedo!!! 

 So enjoyed our first engagement party in my hometown!

 Went to a dear family friends wedding my hometown and it was gorgeous!!

 Got to play with my lady loves!!

We did our confirmation into the Catholic church at the Easter vigil service and it was beautiful! 

 Easter Sunday

Impromptu Charlie monster photo sesh while we burn up the road! 

We have been burning up the road my friends! Headed to Birmingham tomorrow for our Home and Garden party! Should be so much fun! We booked our Honeymoon (FINALLY) and we are going to drumroll please......

St. Lucia!!!! I could not be happier and I am so ready to go! Yayyyy!!! I have currently been doing some Honeymoon/Wedding shopping my recent purchases include

This adorable lace mini from JCrew

And this cute cami that I think can be dressed up or dressed down! 

Have a wonderful weekend loves! With everything that has happened this week and is still going on in Boston this quote has been on my heart!

Wedding Wednesday: Checklist Part III

Happy Hump Day Blog World! I haven't done a wedding update since this post in February. Between my wedding and three of my besties getting married all in the next upcoming three months things are crazy around here but a good crazy. I get to see all my friends more than I have in years and celebrate this special time with them. That doesn't mean that from time to time I don't feel like my head is doing a slight exorcist spin. Here is what we have accomplished so far and I do feel like even when I get one thing checked off five more replace it.

Set a Date
Book Venue
Book Photographer
Book Band
Ask Bridal Party to be in wedding
Ask flower girls
Book Caterer
Create wedding website
Finish Registry
Research florists
Book Florist * had a few issues finishing this week
Decide on Floral Arrangements
Buy Wedding Dress
Veil *having my mother’s re-done
Buy accessories
Book Ceremony Musicians
Book rentals
Book lighting company
Book transportation from reception *Henry
Take engagement pictures
Select bridesmaid dresses
Select and order groomsmen/groom attire
Cake tasting
Book cake baker
Buy cake knife, server, and forks
Buy toasting glasses
Order Save the Dates
Finalize Guest List
Send Save the Dates *Jan
Book Officiant
Pre Marital Retreat
Pre-Marital Counseling 
Order Guest Book
Hotel Room Blocks 
Final Menu tasting
Hire a Calligrapher
Bridesmaid Luncheon
Engagement Announcement (Mobile Press Register, Athens News Courier)
MOB and MOG dress shopping
Find Wedding Shoes
Find Wedding Jewelry
Find Garter
Book makeup artist & hair stylist
Take Bridal Portraits & hair/makeup trial *May
Find a seamstress
Get my mom’s dress fitted/cut off for rehearsal dinner
1st dress fitting 
2nd dress fitting 
3rd dress fitting *This Friday hopefully final
Order ceremony programs
Order invitations

Mail invitations
Book wedding night hotel room
Book rehearsal dinner venue
Book rehearsal dinner music
Rehearsal dinner dress
Book trolley for bridal party
Buy bridal party gifts
Bachelorette party *Going in May!!
Bridal Showers
Order all personalized items for reception (cozies and napkins)
Make a list of all DIY items to be made for reception
Bridal Shower
Pick out/purchase wedding bands
Picture list for photographer
Get marriage license
Pick out/order wedding favors
Book honeymoon *Finishing this week!!
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Rehearsal dinner seating chart
Pick first dance songs
Decide on what to use for send off
Finalize Wedding day timeline
Get silver frames for family wedding photos
Decide on signature drink
Have ring cleaned
Buy Garter
Music selections for band and ceremony artist
Book wedding night hotel room
Make sure all final payments to vendors are made
Wedding announcement
Say I do!!!!!! 

Umm Hello

Had to share this amazeballs sale! Trying to crack the whip on my spending but might need to rack up on some Honeymoon gear!! 
Big post on life lately coming tomorrow

It's Friday y'all

I'm off to my hometown for two of my besties' joint couples shower!
Can't wait to see my crazy lovely ladies!!!


Have a wonderful weekend!!