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Saturday Morning Movie: Romantic Wedding on the River Bank

On a hot Southern day, these two cuties said “I do” surrounded by their friends and family and Iris Films captured it all. They captured the smiles and sweet kisses, the gorgeous Georgia sights, the nonstop dancing and most importantly, the love between these newlyweds. If this doesn’t make you a fan of Southern weddings, I just don’t know what will! Warm up with this romantic wedding right this way!


From Iris FilmsThere are not too many weddings that get every single detail nailed down to perfection. This was an absolute exception. It was my first time in Augusta, GA, and I loved it. Some of our favorite weddings are outdoor ones and to see Lindsey and Brandon covered in lush greenery while saying their “I do’s” next to the scenic rivers was something to remember. And these guys know how to party!! They were ready to go from the second we arrived until the sun set and long after. From custom airbrushed snap backs, a naked wedding cake, and some killer performances (including one frpm L and B themselves), it was a day to remember for sure. Enjoy!

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Photography: Kyle Shell | Cinematography: Iris Films | Event Planning: Rohdy Events & Design | Cake: Kendras Cakes | Band: EastCoast Entertainment

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Classic Country Club Winter Wedding

If ever in doubt, go classic; you will never be steered wrong. As time goes by, I keep coming back to these classics, the elegant affairs, because they never, ever disappoint. And this Augusta Country Club celebration, captured by Ashley Seawell, agrees with me completely. With a veil that I can’t stop staring at and a bouquet bursting with roses and peonies, our VAULT never looked so good – see it all right here!

From Ashley Seawell Photography… Jane and Adam invited their guests to celebrate in the bride’s hometown of Augusta. Their meaningful ceremony took place in her home church and a lovely reception followed at Augusta Country Club. Wesley Cadle transformed the club’s ballroom into a unique space. Orchids, peonies, hydrangeas and garden roses were used throughout the day. The color palette included dark blues, white and green which was perfect for this January wedding.

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Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography | Event Planning: Wesley Cadle | Floral Design: Wesley Cadle | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Something Sweet Bakers | Invitations: Melinda Sapp | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary On The Hill | Reception Venue: Augusta Country Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Augusta Country Club | Makeup: Meredith Tompkins | Band: Moon Dance

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Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

Today, I am so thankful I work from home. Why? Because this recipe from Shannan Monson, RD of Nutrition Simply is literally making me drool. I wish I was joking. As someone who sits proudly on “team salty” over sweet, these images from Lauren Carnes couldn’t look more amazing to me if they tried. Oh, and they are good for you too. Sold, sold and sold.

Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest statement. These figs? They’re a no-nonsense, yes-we’re-really-just-really-that-good, side dish, dessert, or appetizer that requires zero fuss. Really. As a dietitian and nutrition coach, eating whole, seasonal foods is very important to me. But it’s even more important to me that you can throw together those foods in a delicious and satisfying way, with a baby on hip, work deadline looming, and still be prepared to eat and head out the door in under ten minutes flat. All I’m saying is, life is busy. Your food shouldn’t have to be, too.

This trio of ingredients will leave you drooling for more, plus it’s packed full of good nutrition. The goat cheese provides healthy medium-chain fatty acids that give you sustained energy and fuel your brain, the figs are a rich source of antioxidants which protect cells from damage and disease, and the prosciutto–which is often deemed a “bad” food–has much needed amino acids and healthy fats which will actually leave you feeling fuller, longer, helping to ward off sugar cravings later in the day. Plus, I can truly think of no better excuse to get dressed up and invite some girlfriends over for tea (wink, wink).

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto
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  • 8-10 figs
  • 10 ounces of goat cheese
  • 10 slices of prosciutto
  1. Make a cross section cut from the tip of the fig to the base, leaving the bottom of the fig intact.
  2. Repeat the other way, forming a small "x" on the smallest point of the fig. Stuff with about 1 ounce of goat cheese or until gently overflowing.
  3. Wrap fig in prosciutto and broil on a foil-lined baking sheet about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly brown on top.
  4. Drizzle with a honey glaze if desired and serve warm.

Photography: Lauren Carnes Photography | Facebook: Lauren Carnes | Facebook: Nutrition Simply | Instagram: Lauren Carnes | Instagram: Shannan Monson | Nutrition: Shannan Monson, RD | Recipe: Shannan Monson, RD | Studio: Enterprise Mill