Anderson Ever After – 1 year later

happy tuesday!
today is mine & cale’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
so much has happened in the past year it is insane!
we bought a big, beautiful, brand new home
AND
we are expecting a little anderson in a few months!

but lets rewind and relive the best day of our lives
october 18, 2015, our wedding day!

my photographer finally gave the okay to share on my blog but she is still in the works of getting it published. but i promised i would share a few with you guys and now i can!

i am obsessed with our photos. our photographer stephanie hunter photography did such a wonderful job! we were blown away when we received them. i hope you guys enjoy them just as much as we did and still do.

getting ready

Blaine & Mike Wedding | Villa Antonia in Austin


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anderson ever after : slo mo booth!

hey guys!!!

a couple nights ago we got an email from spinning leaf films that our slomo booth video was ready!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!

what’s a slomo booth you ask?
well, instead of having a photo booth at our wedding we opted for this interactive, incredibly fun slow-motion booth for our guests to enjoy and be silly!
it was such a hit and there was a line to go in it all night long!
cale and i were not disappointed with the final product.

in other wedding news, i know i promised a few pictures from it but we are still waiting to get those back. because we chose a photographer that shoots with real film, it takes twice to three times longer than the usual digital photographer because she has to actually send the negatives to a processor!
how awesome is that?!

with out further ado…
here is our slomo video from our wedding day!
{ps..i fall a lot but i have great reasons… 1) that chest bump was 100% full force and i really hurt my wrist when i landed on it, meh.  2) one of my bridesmaids stepped on my dress while she was sword fighting my other bridesmaid, so dori and i went downnnn. )

if you missed our wedding video, here is that!

thanks for stopping by!!!

i’m almost to 200 subscribers not counting email subscribers (i’m technically at 205 if i included those)
hmmmm…..i think a giveaway is on our midst…..yay!
stay tuned!

always,
jess

oh dori.

i told ya a few of my upcoming posts were wedding related!
you were warned! haha!

so back in one of my countdown posts, i explained what exactly “bridals” were. if you missed it…i’ll explain it again.

taking bridal portraits is a southern thing.
i’ve come to know this by the confused, head tilt i got when i would tell my co-workers and friends here in seattle that i was going to texas to do my bridal portraits.
gah…us texan woman sure like to wear our wedding dress over and over…and over and over! that b was expensive! of course i want to to wear her all the time!

so you snag a photographer, you book hair & makeup and inform your florist that you will need a bouquet similar to the one you will have on your wedding day.
then you get all done up, like you will on your wedding day, slip into your dress and take a huge amount of portrait style photos.
these photos are typically shown at the wedding. the bride usually has a table that is dedicated to just her…a bride in the south gets all the glory…sorry groom.

so that’s what i did! and it got me even that much MORE excited to marry my honey.

hold the phone…let’s talk about my dress.
YAAAASSSSSS!
she was the last dress that we pulled and when i tried her on she was a purplish color {alabaster, according to the designer} luckily she also made it in ivory!
i knew…i knew as soon as i put her on that she was the one. i cried, my mom cried, my bridesmaids cried, even the girl helping me into the dresses cried! it was such a special moment, especially between my mom and i.
dori is her name.
dori by hayley paige had me at hello. and that was it!

so here are all the vendors that made my bridals the most beautiful!

amazing photographer – Misty McLendon Photography she also shot our engagements →{here}←
wedding dress – Dori by Hayley Paige from Blush Bridal Lounge
bouquetVisual Lyrics Floral Artistry 
venue – Villa Antonia
hair & makeup – BeautyMark Agency

here we go!!!!!!

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honeymoonin’ and groovin’ in aruba!

hi!!!

well, in case you didn’t know…

WE GOT MARRIED!!

october 18, 2015 was the best and most perfect day ever!!!

okay so I have so many posts coming up for ya’ll and yes they are wedding related…duh! i can’t quite post professional photography pictures yet as my photographer is trying to get them published and I think everyone knows that other blogs and websites love exclusivity sooo..yeah.

but i will be posting my bridals {eeeeeek} and a few photos from friends and family, a roundup if you will.

in case you missed our beautiful ‘same day edit’ i guess I can link it again.

I seriously can watch that thing over and over again!! make me cry every single time!

on to the post!

OUR HONEYMOON!!!

aruba… i repeat….ARUBA!!!

LET’S GO!

one day married!

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we stayed in the luxorious hotel ella in downtown austin on the night of our wedding. honestly, we were exhausted so we didn’t even get to appreciate how great our suite was. the bed was huge, the bathroom was granite everything and we had our own balcony. we did however, wake up and enjoyed some mimosas as newlyweds. reliving each minute of the night before and discussing things that happened that i had no idea about. {thanks to my coordinator i was kept out of the loop with any problems that arose…which is a good thing. haha}

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our beautiful wedding!!!

HIIII!!!!

well it is Wednesday October 21st, which meanss…..
I am officially married!!!!

our wedding was perfect and everything i dreamed of!

i promise to post more, but for now here is our ‘same day edit’ that they showed right before our send off.

thank you spinning leaf films, you killed it!

love all of you!
always,
mrs. jessica anderson 

hello october

Hello-October

OCTOBER IS HERE!!!

first and foremost, i apologize for being m.i.a. the past month or so.
planning a wedding from across the country is some tough cookies!
i was also in texas last weekend for one of my dearest friend’s wedding, hence the no post for ‘our weekend adventures’ this past weekend.

while i was in texas i did my bridals!
so…i had no idea that bridals was literally just a southern thing. do you know how vain i sound when i try explaining them to people in seattle?!
so if you don’t know what bridals are then i’ll explain;
bridals are when the bride gets her hair & makeup done like she is going to on her wedding day, orders a bouquet just like the one she will have on her wedding day, slips into her dress and takes portraits. said portraits are then displayed on a table at the reception for guests to ‘oohh & ahhh’ over.
TOTALLY VAIN, RIGHT?!
why do we do this, you ask? i have no fricken clue…but i did and it was fan-effing-tastic. I felt so special AND i got to see what i’m going to look like on our big day. not to mention my amazing photographer {misty mclendon photography} is the bomb dot com. she is crazy good at what she does. i can’t wait to show y’all!

so…point of this post was to say HI! and that i’m not dead and i have not thrown in the towel on blogging. I just have wayyyyy too much stuff going on in my head to even think about putting together a cohesive post.
after the wedding we are flying to aruba and will come back to the states on the 25th. i promise to have something posted by the following weekend! eek!

17 days!!!!

wedding countdown

O N E  M O N T H ! !

can y’all believe it?!
one month until i get to marry the most silly, sweet, handsomest man ever!!!
of course this past month has been crazy with fittings, workouts, planning, working, momming, the list goes on and on!
it is crazy that we are down to that one month mark! we have been engaged for so long that i thought this day would never come!

this post is going to be different from all of our other countdowns. instead of taking y’all through what we have done this past month, i decided to take y’all through what has been our lives for the past 3 years…in pictures!

enjoy!!

2012

2012-1
our very first date… i flew to seattle after only meeting cale in person, once, on the river in texas. eeeek! what a gamble right??

2012-2
look at how different we look! {fake smiles obvi}

2012-3
after my seattle trip, cale flew me and jaz down to meet his family in arizona for new years!

2013

2013-1
cale came to texas for valentine’s day and we went to a fancy shmancy restaurant in san antonio!

2013-2
getting some lovin from stretch!

2013-3
after the trip to arizona, cale & i knew that we were it for one another. so we decided that jaz and i needed to move to seattle asap! so in march cale flew down and picked his girls up!

2013-4

2013-5

2013-6

2013-7
my first trek to couer d’alene, id!

2013-8

2013-9
fancy din din in the space needle!

2013-10
pumpkin patch!

2013-11
one day’s wages charity gala.

2013-12
san francisco!

2013-13

2013-14
the nutcracker ballet! my favorite!

2014

2014-1

2014-2
the tulip farm! the most tulips i have ever seen in my life!

2014-3
easter!

2014-4
my birthday painting with a twist!

2014-6
ending our perfect engagement session! you can find some of those pictures {here}

2014-7
i love love love horses, this was so so so much fun!

2014-8
couer d’alene trek # 2!

2014-9
weddings…

2014-10
and more weddings!

2014-11
typical.

2014-12
christmas in leavenworth!

2015

2015-1
totally the cool parents at jaz’s school dance.

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a surprise for cale’s birthday!

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shenanigans for my birthday!

2015-2
reenacting our engagement on mother’s day!

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baseball games!

2015-3

& pure barre!

it’s been a helluva ride behbeh, i can’t wait for many more years of crazy and silly pictures!

3 0 d a y s , y a ‘ l l !