an Austin engagement

all photos by Chelsea Francis It’s been eight months since we got engaged, and time continue to fly by at a pace much faster than I’m able to keep track of! From an Austin engagement to an Austin wedding, pulling together all these pieces and parts has been somewhatย time-consuming, but it’s honestly been a fun process. A common thread that runs through everything we choose is wanting the event to...

just some body stuff

If you asked me to describe the relationship I have with my body, “it’s complicated” sums things up nicely. There’ve been times when I’ve hated everything about it and wished I could change things that fundamentally just are, but these limitations have never stopped my brain from creating an alternate, somehow “better” version of reality that never measures up to real life, which of course extends to feelings about… you...

shades of blue

  dress: Frock by Tracy Reeseย  shoes: Osborn This isn’t a new dress. I got this back in 2010 to wear to my 10-year high school reunion. Every six months or so, I debate whether I want to keep or sell this piece. It’s not because I don’t like it anymore, but because it usually doesn’t fit. It’s also one of the only pieces I’ve liked as much for as...

wedding planning update

When you get engaged, one thing that married people fail to mention is how the wedding will become the central (if not only) topic of conversation with your family, friends, and pretty much anyone else you interact with who finds out you’re getting married. Here’s the thing. I love my partner in life. Being married will be the next step, a formalization of a life we’ve been creating together these...