Abby and her husband are taking a well-deserved day off after a speaking engagement at Vanderbilt. Since I have carte-blanche on both the SMP Blog and the Little Black Book Blog, I’m going to go out on a limb and tell you just a bit about Abby and Tait.(Abby, if you’re reading this, breathe!)
Abby and Tait both attended Vanderbilt University, he a few years ahead of her. She knew ‘of’ him and he of her, but they didn’t really know each other personally until a few years later. They both ended up in San Francisco and officially ‘met’ through mutual Vanderbilt friends. It was one of those romantic ‘their eyes locked from across the room’ kind of thing … and the rest is history!
Two years later, we were planning their Boston wedding long distance between California, Texas and Massachusetts. That is when her passion for all-things-wedding began. She’s always loved pretty things, but pretty weddings became her passion. All of her wedding vendors were chosen via the web. If they didn’t have a great website, she kept looking and researching. In 2005, choosing wedding professionals via the internet was a little more difficult than today. But that’s what we did. If their website didn’t pass the test, we moved along. We still interviewed and got references and looked at previous work, but because it was a ‘destination wedding’ for us … most work was done via phone calls and emails. When all things were said and done, Abby and Tait did have their dream-come-true wedding, and Abby made the bold decision to transition from creating wedding invitations to writing a wedding blog. And that, in a nutshell, was the inception of Style Me Pretty!
Before we go any further, I thought I’d share a few of Abby’s passions… bunches of tulips, all-white eclectic decor, a great pair of blue jeans, a great white t-shirt, three four inch heels (my mistake, Abby), gummi candy, a good old-fashioned Texas thunderstorm, being on time, black & white photography … and of course, now Audrey & Tait.
And Tait? He’s practical yet generous. Quiet but opinionated. His passion? Hmmmm… a good cup of hot tea, the Patriots & Celtics, chocolate, computer-talk, and of course, his girls — Abby, Audrey and Chloe (their dog).
I’ll be posting lots more photos from Abby’s wedding throughout the day … (sorry Daria, I owe you one!).
I’ll ask her to check on any questions you might have on Monday.