Monthly Archives: April 2010

Let the Belly Busting Begin

Yes, we made a meal out of our tasting.  Who ever knew that the mix of yummy goodness that Gigi’s catering provided at our first tasting would substitute for my late evening meal of a Lean Cuisine. But, hey, I am SO not complaining!

This part of wedding planning Ryan really enjoyed.  And while we don’t want to say that we have a theme, our southern roots run strong and we want people to enjoy the heartiness that comes along with southern comfort food.  Weather permitting, our reception will be outside and we want our guests to feel like they can kick off their shoes and be, and as Tim McGraw says, “country boys and girls gettin down on the farm”.

Below are some of my favorite inspirations from the food side of things:

This is a shrimp and grits bar… Ryan and I decided this is a must!

We want to have sliders grilled fresh along with marinated chicken tenders.  The one’s we tried at Gigi’s had yummy onions on them like the ones above (and I don’t even like onions!).

Fried Green Tomatoes anyone? I found this on a photographers site and liked the idea…

And of course it wouldn’t be complete without sweet tea in a mason jar! We might switch it up though and go with the caterer’s cups and put candles in the mason jars down long tables.

We have more caterers to try out but I will have to say, the first one was a success… just ask our busting bellies!

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Horses, Hats and Hubbabaloo

I’m starting to see a trend here… more and more this blog is beginning to become a Discovering My Life blog instead of Discovering PR which it started out to be in my Junior year PR class. But I just can’t help but share last weekend’s adventures with you!

One year ago from last Saturday I attended a very rainy Carolina Cup and met Ryan, my now fiance.  It actually turns out he is from the town, Camden, where the horse race is held so this year we went with all 29ish of our friends and stayed at his house for the whole weekend. It was a blast!

This is me and Ryan. We celebrated the day with our signature drink too, Peach Firefly and Lemonade yum (which we are definitely serving at the wedding)!

This is my group of girls that all came down: Me, Katie, Laura, Leslie and Barbara, oh and don’t forget about Cotton down there!  (from left to right) (can’t ya just feel our Lilly love)


At the Clemson Pike’s tailgate: Barbara, Jason, Katie, Trey and Me (from left to right)

This is my silly fiance, he thinks he can pull it off too.

It was kinda bittersweet because it was the day we met a year ago but it is also the last year we would pitch our tent in College Park.

Oh well, we made sure to live it up! Annnd do Grad students count? Because, drum roll please…… Ryan got into the Clemson MBA Program last weekend too!!! Yay, we have our after-graduation lives on the right track 🙂