Wednesday, July 20, 2011

5 Years

Eliott & I have been together for F I V E years now! I can not believe how fast time has gone by. Everyday I am SO thankful to have him in my life.
He keeps me sane when the world drives me crazy.
He accepts my flaws, and still loves me despite the many.
He loves me in a sweet, caring and honest way.
He appreciates my quirks.
He is patient with me, e v e r y d a y
I know he will love me forever and ever.
I am so excited to marry Eliott Guy Copier in just 10 short days. We will finally be Mr. & Mrs. after many hours spent day dreaming of what our marriage could be like. I know we will become even more in love as time passes and we learn more about each other and experience the ups & downs of marriage. We have been showered with blessings this summer and appreciate everyone who is helping with this wedding! whether it is financially, manually, emotionally, soulfully, we appreciate and need all of your support! We love you!

now, enjoy some pictures of our favorite moments together.

Just a few weeks into dating, summer 2006
Year one, we LOVE going to the beach together, he probably pretends to like it so he can see me in a bikini ;)

Year two, Eliott supports me at the BGCH, helping with the kids :)

Year three, Eliott & I enjoying a sunset
Year four, enjoying the rays in Florida Spring Break 2010

Year five! 2 to 1 premarital event 
I love you El!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Oh My!! I do not know why I didn't make this connection earlier...

You see, I have a Pintrest account, which is basically a big image browser where you can save and categorize images to make inspiration "boards". Well of course I made a wedding board and have been "pinning" for a couple months. I bet you are dying to see my inspiration images...wait no longer, click the link and "Happy Pinning"

my wedding board

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bridal Showers

I can not express how grateful I am for everyone who attended my bridal showers! and for those who couldn't make it, you were there in spirit and I appreciate that as well. What a great experience for everyone to get together and celebrate Eliott & my upcoming marriage. We are so thankful for all the lovely gifts and cards we received, we feel so blessed.

Special thank you to the fine women who put on the showers! Shout out to my moms, maid of honor Lourdes, bridesmaids Frances, Caroline, and Bekah and to Eliotts lovely aunts Mary & Joan! and also for those who helped behind the scenes that I don't know about :)

Only 33 days until the wedding, when I can finally say I am Mrs. Ashley Copier!!! I am so lucky to have this aaamaaazing man in my life, for all of his emotional support during this stressful wedding planning, and understanding that I am fragile at this busy time ;) He has been a HUGE help in the plans so far, contacting venues, designing and making our save the dates and invites, and being awake during gift registries (actually he was very interested and knowledgeable). He is the reason why I am still sane after 5 months of wedding planning. 

Here are a few pictures of the showers.
^ My moms & me at the shower

^ putting on my tiara veil (note: I will not be wearing this at the wedding ;)

^ us again, one of my faves

^ gifts galore

^ soap making kit from my friend lizzy (she is getting married in 25 days!)

^ more gifts, storage/organizational stuff

^ SO happy!!

^ at Eliotts aunt Mary's place. 

^ rocking my new (and first) romper :)

^ eureka!

^ what do I do with these again? ;)

I will add more pictures on facebook when I get them from Mary, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Progress update!

The bridesmaid dresses arrived a few weeks ago & will be super cute on all 4 BMs. That's right, f o u r. My best buddy Bekah & her husband Gerald has returned to Michigan just in time to be in the wedding :)
Today I had my first bridal shower at work. It was fun-filled with laughter, catch-ups, Eliott, co-workers, and twin babies! We got some awesome gifts and we are so thankful! First one down two to go. We have my side of the familys shower on June 11 @3pm (invites are coming!!), and the in laws to be June 25 @10:30am. This saturday I have my first dress fitting with my mother then shopping for her dress afterwards, oy, wish us luck.
We have a lot of things planned, now, just to implement them...hmmm. We have SO many DIY projects to work on and not enough energy. Eliott is working very hard on the invites and they are looking great!!!
Also, for those of you who wish to know..we most likely will live at Oakwood Manor (cherry & college) in a cozy audio apartment. Just some paperwork to get finished. So we will still be in G-Rap for the time being, we like it here :) we are starting to collect some awesome furniture pieces, take a look...
And I'll throw in some pictures of recent stuff also just because.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Battle of the bridal sashes!

Sheesh, this is a more difficult decision than I thought it would be. So many sashes but only one will succeed in becoming Ashley's next top sash (very lame reference to americas next top model). Here are the contestants!

(keep in mind these are customizable thanks to some awesome ladies on
which do you like??