Hi Everyone before I jump into the blog post I wanted to say welcome to my new domain! Before this post you came to my site through KarlieJohnson.com but now my new domain is KarlieColleen.com. Welcome to the same site just new domain…okay now onto the blog post.
Hi everyone (again)! I know it has been a long time since I posted, but I promise I was absent for a good reason! Since the last time we talked, I GOT MARRIED! There were so many times before the wedding I wanted to post updates but the last 2 months leading up to the big day were INSANE! There were lots of sleepless nights and I am not a coffee drinker….yes, I know….how could I not like coffee?!
Anyways, let me get you up to speed on how life is now-a-days. I turned 21-year-olds (9 days before the wedding), we moved into our first place together (Central Phoenix), we traveled throughout Europe for 3 weeks (there will be a post about each country we visited), and our puppies have grown so much!!
As far as our wedding, it was an absolute dream! Everything went so well and it truly was the best day ever. There is SO much I learned from planning my own wedding and so many tips and tricks I learned, and lots of advice I would give to the next bride, groom, bridal party, really anyone who is going to be in, or go to a wedding anytime soon. So, I will be breaking up my blog posts into a wedding series. I did this on my YouTube Channel before the wedding and will continue to do this, but now incorporating my blog posts. Please let me know if there is any specific questions you have or things you want me to do a post on. Until my next post here are a few photos from our big day!
This past weekend I had my bridal shower, and it was AMAZING! Just like my wedding day, I have looked forward to my bridal shower for so long. My mom, sister, Jacob’s mom, and my friend April, all helped with making the day so great! The theme was a “boho” look, so lots of feathers and florals. April and I DIY’ed most of the decor and my mom got the cutest desserts and cake. I do not drink alcohol BUT the mimosa bar was probably one of my favorite things, so many bright colors and of course lots of fruit. If you know me well, then you know I love nothing more then fruit. After lots of talking and eating my favorite food (hummus, chicken, salad, and fruit) we started on games and gifts. My sister came up with the cutest games that everyone loved to play. One of the games was a matching of Disney movie titles to their “love song”, this was a very fitting games since Jake and I got engaged in Disneyland and we are huge Disney fans. Another game was a ton of photos of myself from my childhood and everyone had to guess my age. Lets just say I was a very tall and mature child and everyone guessed me to be 10-years-old when I was really only 5, haha. The whole shower was so much fun and I loved everything about it! Here are a few photos from the big day!
We are almost to the 2 month mark until our wedding! I am so excited to marry my best friend and to start our new journey together! I have been planning like crazy and it has been a very stressful but fun time. I will be posting a ton of wedding prep posts in the next few weeks but for now I need to get back to planning. Here are a few film photos from a few months ago with Jessica Q Photography, she is a local AZ photographer that we love!
Last winter un-married! Ahh!!!! This holiday season was so much fun and I hate to see it go but now we are stepping into the season of our wedding and I cannot wait to celebrate next winter as a married couple!