E-SESSION FASHION + CREATIVITY | Ingredients: your proposal story + Izze drinks + super cute, super *affordable* dresses. Also, I was right; Hayden P. has a tiny vahiny.

Because sex with a human chipmunk seems hot on paper but in reality it’s an unforgiving game of just-the-tip for the rest of your life, diminutive actress Hayden Paahhneehtiehrrhe and professional huge person/boxer Wladimir Klitschko have called it splitsville today.

By the way, I feel like I called this, and I appreciate you, J, dear reader and all-around stellar girl, for letting me know of their break-up so I could bring this thing full circle today.  I don’t even know why I hesitate to predict things like this anymore; I think I just need to go with my gut on celebrity relationships from now on and pontificate.  Because there’s no way he wasn’t having sex with her lungs.  (Have you seen those two together side by side?)

As an aside – as if there’s any continuity in my posts, ever – I should probably say thank you guys for all the vajayjay term/phrase suggestions on Twitter earlier when I mentioned I was struggling to find the right way to slangify it.  I am now fully stocked on hoo-haa synonyms and am anxious to get out there in the world and start working them into my everyday vernacular.

Another aside while we’re at it – it’s my honey’s birthday today :)  Happy Birthday, sweetheart!  I love you :)

Now, there’s really no clean way to segue from all that salacious nonsense above, so I’m just going to move on to what we’ll call Part Deux.

~ Part Deux ~

It was bound to happen.  And it may or not have been my ultimate goal, but we’ve been getting a sprinkling of doggy-related wedding/engagement shoot submissions and OMGILOVEIT.

I got really excited when Jona and Jerry of Forever Photography Studio submitted Casey and Austin’s engagement shoot.  Yes, there’s a dog involved.  Obvs., I’m already panting heavily with my mouth open and my tongue out.  But it’s not just the dog that makes me love this shoot, because he’s like 1.3% of the whole thing.  What is it?  It’s the love and care and meaningfulness that’s infused into the whole thing.  I LOVE IT when engaged couples put real thought into their shoots, because, besides love, what’s better than creating images that speak to you, to your bond, and to your experiences with one another?  Those are like the BEST KINDS of images, if you ask me.

Casey and Austin were inspired by Austin’s proposal, which explains the fabulous picnic scene.  He’s a honey, that Austin.


I love that.  That’s awesome.  I wanna reenact my proposal ON THE DOUBLE.  Right after we celebrate your birthday, ok honey?

Unexpectedly meaningful fashion rundown that essentially brought me to tears half-way through:

Dresses: White Dress from Victoria’s Secret, Coral Dress and sweater from Target / Jewelry: The sandcast, cross earrings I wore were from the Houston Rodeo and the gold earrings were Stella & Dot!! / Quilt: The quilt was Austin’s Mother’s / Boots and belt: My boots and belt were from Austin’s Mother Calene Camreon who passed away in 2009 :(  I never met her but our initials are the same which is very near and dear to my heart! You can see the initials on the belt. Austin’s boots and belt were his Father’s who also passed in 2009.

The puppy: COWBOY!!! Our Fox Red Lab, 5 year-old, energetic son! He is our pride and joy ( and our ring bearer for the wedding!)

The story!

Austin & I met in October 3, 2009 on my Mother’s birthday. She was out of town in the Bahamas with a best friend of hers. Austin was on vacation with his Brother, Hunter, and friends for a Poker Run off the coast of Sarasota, FL (where I am from). Austin owns a go-fast boat of which they were driving. I was out with a girlfriend at a sports bar that night and was dancing. I left that bar and went next door to another. Austin was there and grabbed my attention. He said he has seen me dancing at the previous bar. We were…. well our brains were floating in a bit of alcohol…. I didn’t remember his name nor did he remember mine. I put him in my phone as Texas. Austin was living in Fort Worth at the time. He called me 2 nights later. HAHA…. I though he answered with “This is Awesome Cameron from Texas”! Like his first name was Cameron and he was telling me he was Awesome! We had a great conversation and then many more that week. He came in town 2 weeks after our initial meeting for our first date! SO ROMANTIC!! I was in love… so after 5 months of flying back and forth every other weekend to see each other, I decided to move to be with him!

The picnic scene from our engagements has significance. Austin propsed right after our first picnic while in Oklahoma for Thanksgiving last year! It was so romantic…. horseback ride, picnic, PROPOSAL!!! To top it off, he flew my parents in from Florida and my best friend in from Los Angeles!! I have one amazing fiance!!!

And now, today with Bambino McPuppyPants, Trick Installment:

Step one: he knows something’s about to go down… he can sense it… and by sense it, there’s a carrot in my palm…


Oops I’m sorry, I thought we were ready, but I can see we’re still a little bit shy.

Ohh, looks like we’re back in it… this time I believe to WIN IT…

He has it, ladies and gentlemen!  That, right there, is a high five!

↑ This is him reaping the rewards.

Ok, now you’re just showing off.

Oh… oh wait… you just wanted to play with their pup?  OH!

OMG what do you guys think?  How cute is this couple, like, for reals.  And who else had a feeling Hayden P and Henry the Giant were bound to break it off, before he broke it off OMG I’M TERRIBLE.

xoxo!  – Alison

Photography: Forever Photography Studio / Hair & Make-up: Angela Parker with Lucie Marie / My Bronze Glow: Boat Candy in Lakeway / Food: Pies & desserts from Central Market Drinks: Izze from Central Market / Flowers: Central Market

Label(s): Blue, Color, Red, {Engagement}

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  1. Claire on May 12, 2011

    Love the bright gorgeous outfits in her e-sesh! And those mini pies are SO FREAKING CUTE.

  2. J (SparklyLove) on May 12, 2011

    Could they be any cuter? This shoot is so sweet, I love it. And hooray for bambino learning high five!

  3. Kaleigh on May 12, 2011

    <3 the coral/navy combination! beautiful couple — congratulations!

  4. Megan Powers on May 12, 2011

    :) from twitter: i will read your blog even after my wedding bc you crack me up. omg. i cannot even handle your post today. too funny.

  5. Alison on May 12, 2011

    J – I LOVE it when readers tip me off to breaking news that I can mock. I LOVE MY REEAAAADEERRRRSSSS.

    Kaleigh – :)

    Megan – thank you so much, what a wonderful compliment! I’m glad you enjoy my ridiculousness ;)

  6. emily on May 12, 2011

    so glad to be of assistance in the calling of the cat, so to speak.

    lurve the photoshoot, but do wish they’d not done the “product placement” shot of Izze soda and instead wrapped the bottle with a matchy matchy burlappy or krafty cute wrap. with a cherry printed on it. but omg favorite shot ever good job with the ring. on. top. of. the. cherry.

    and now, before I embarrass myself, or you, I will stop commenting on this Uber Post full of euphemism ridden phraseology. And topped with a cherry.

  7. Jenna on May 12, 2011

    I can’t concentrate on Hayden and what’shisface, too busy making “awwww” faces at Bambino and struggling not to wave back at him since I’m at work.

  8. Emmy on May 12, 2011

    I. love. this. shoot. With the dog. and the ring on the cherry. and the adorable couple. and that puppy? Just let me know if you need a doggysitter, because I’ll quit my job and rush over there if that’s a yes. (I have my priorities straight!)

  9. Alison on May 12, 2011

    Emily – nice. nice. ;)

    Jenna – oh but he wants to wave back at you! nah actually you’re probably making a good decision there. ;)

    Emmy – how much is your job paying you? I will match 1/57th of that if you become our occasional puppysitter. Make the right decision.

  10. Sarah on May 12, 2011

    Point one: Oh my gosh, I love that engagement shoot. Super cute AND meaningful – you are too good to us.

    Point 2: I’m 5′ 2 and a half”. The boy is 6′ 5″. It’s not impossible. :)

  11. KHbride on May 12, 2011

    LOVE this! And everything about it!

  12. Lisa O'Dwyer on May 12, 2011

    Funny coincidence about doggies in engagement shoots recently! I did one a couple of weeks back and the dog at the thatched cottage where we were shooting came into the picture quite a lot! It was on Irish blog One Fab Day today. Hope I can include the link and it won’t look spammy (http://onefabday.com/romantic-clare-engagement-photography-session/)

    And love this shoot! Beautiful light!

  13. Lindsay on May 12, 2011

    This post is so awesome. I love how you write! Yours is one of the few blogs I visit every day bcause i know it’ll be great inspiration and it’ll make me belly laugh. :) Love this engagement shoot, and the izze bottles add great color, that was smart!

  14. Lena on May 12, 2011

    First, when I saw that celeb news bite, I just KNEW you’d have something to say. As usual, you were right-there’s just no fitting those two pieces together.

    Second, the bride is so lovely it’s erring on the side of yuck. I bet all her friends adore her, but secretly wish they had her perfect hair and lovely tan and perfect ring.


  15. Alicia@CharityWedding on May 12, 2011

    Is that engagement shoot real?! I mean seriously how do people that are so cute come together and have all the creativity bundled up inside of them too? It makes me want to go ahead and start this whole thing over from proposal to wedding and make a few changes. And I also want to squeeze your dog. He is so freakin cute.

  16. Brancoprata on May 12, 2011

    This couple is gorgeous! The engagement session has perfect styling and the photography is beautiful!!

    Please keep posting images of your adorable dog… they brighten my day!!!!

  17. Aileen@LoveandLavender on May 13, 2011

    Aww could they get any cuter?! What a sweet session, and beautiful photography. And speaking of cute, that high five is pretty darn adorable.

  18. erin * sparkle & hay on May 13, 2011

    this is a gosh-darn-dorable! and she might just have the BEST hair ever.

    belated happy bday to your sweets!

  19. Sarah ( A Paper Proposal ) on May 13, 2011

    Beautiful shoot, beautiful couple!

    But most importantly, I just have to say that your captions along with your pics of Bambino are always hilarious!

  20. Cocroft & Delbridge on May 13, 2011

    Oh my gosh. LOVE this engagement photo shoot…and let’s be real…that ring is stunning!

  21. Madison on May 13, 2011

    That first picture is so cute, then the picture of the dog awww then i start reading ‘because sex with a human chipmunk…’ haha what i’ve come to expect from this fab blog! Very yummy shoot! Then OMG Bambino with his paw up, heart melted!

  22. Laura on May 14, 2011

    Picnic engagement shoot…so cute! I wish I had done that because that was the first date that me and hubby ever went on, a picnic.

  23. Chris on May 15, 2011

    Stunning shoot. I love absolutely everything about this shoot, the colours, the settings, everything and the dog is so so cute

  24. Lauren on May 16, 2011

    Oh this is such a delightful photo shoot. Loving all the cute personal touches and devine details. The bunting is gorgeous xx

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