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!
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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.
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
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).
Abby CapalboRoasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto
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- 8-10 figs
- 10 ounces of goat cheese
- 10 slices of prosciutto
- Make a cross section cut from the tip of the fig to the base, leaving the bottom of the fig intact.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Happy Friday darling SMPers! Before you head off into the beautiful weekend ahead, we’ve got a pretty little seafoam and blush number from Brita Photography that will have your heart a-racing. Layered with flowy bridesmaids dresses, the cutest bubbly favors bow-tied with polka dot straws and blooming perfection, I’ll bet my bottom dollar that this gallery will have you grinning ear to ear.
From Brita Photography… We are thrilled to share this elegant and sweet wedding in Augusta with you. It’s not just because Cheney and Adam’s wedding was stunning, but also because they are 2 of the sweetest and kindest people you’ll ever meet! When we first photographed Cheney and Adam during their engagement session in South Carolina, I knew we’d become friends! We hung out afterwards, enjoyed a few drinks, and chatted for a while! I even learned what chow chow sauce was…thanks to Adam! And when we arrived to start shooting on their wedding day, it truly felt like we were hanging out with our friends. It was so fun! All of the girls were in the beautiful Penthouse suite of the Partridge Inn. When I arrived, they were were wearing the cutest shortie set by Plum Pretty Sugar. We scheduled Cheney and Adam’s first look to be at the Old Medical College and it was perfect: The weather, the location, and the love between Adam and Cheney. After saying “I do,” they danced and celebrated all night long at the Old Medical College. And, their getaway car was a golf cart! It was such a great time!
Photography: Brita Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Rachel Lyn Events | Floral Design: Church Of Evangelical Faith | Wedding Invitations: The White Crane | Church: Warren Baptist Church | Reception: Joshua Tree National Park | Wedding Shoes: Brianna Leigh | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Tastefully Done | Hair Stylist: Retreat Salon | Band: Playback "The Band" | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Getting Ready Penthouse: The Partridge Inn | Make Up Artist: Sephora | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Wedding Dress Boutique: Bella Bridesmaids | Wedding Dress Designer: Lusan Mandongus