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Coming Soon: Mr. & Mrs. Henry

When Annabelle and Wade became engaged, I jumped for joy. When they joined the Southern Glam Weddings & Events family, I was over-the-moon! I’ve known Annabelle since we were little, like embarrassing photos of bad haircuts little, because I was (and still am!) best friends with her sister Rosalie. Their momma, Sherry is like a second mom to me so you now see why it was such an honor to be apart of this wedding planning process. We all knew Wade was THE one for Annabelle awhile ago; we were so glad we no longer had to anxiously wait for him to grace Annabelle’s finger with that sparkly ring of hers any longer!

Without further adieu, I introduce you to the future Mr. and Mrs. Henry:

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Photos courtesy of Amanda Sumner Photography

The chose an amazing photographer. Amanda Sumner Photography shot a gorgeous engagement session and I absolutely cannot wait to see their wedding photos!

I’m so excited for their wedding next month in Georgia. It’s going to be the wedding of the century! Congratulations Annabelle and Wade!

PS: Isn’t this photo precious taken just moments after Wade proposed to Annabelle? They melt my heart!

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Animal Coalition of Tampa’s Stride for Strays

A couple weekends ago, the morning after I celebrated my glamorous ‘Roaring 29’ birthday, I traded my glitter heels for my pink athletic shoes (Tennis shoes? Sneakers? Running shoes even though I don’t run?) Anyways! In true southern glam style, I bartered style for comfort for a great cause because it was time for Southern Glam Weddings & Events to give back.

Southern Glam, Southern Glam MeaganThe Animal Coalition of Tampa‘s (ACT) annual Stride for Strays fundraiser is both an organization and event that I hold very near and dear to my heart. Somehow I’ve become a magnet for stray animals and they just seem to find me. When a sweet little fluffy face needs help, it’s off to ACT for low cost spay/neuter and vaccines.

The craziest (and probably the dumbest, yet best!) thing I have ever done was serve over lanes of Interstate 75 in South Georgia when I spotted a dog running along the highway. I jumped out of the car with poor Sean dazed in the passenger seat, and ran towards the dog. It was a massive Mastiff and he had two friends with him, a full grown German Shepherd and a Pit Bull puppy. Not once did it occur to me these stray, and possibly vicious, animals could tear me to pieces. I lured them into my SUV with the only food we had from our trip, peanut butter crackers, and drove back the three hours to Tampa. I was clueless as to what was going to happen next but these poor guys needed a good meal, a bath, a foster home, and the Animal Coalition of Tampa.

Animal Coalition of TampaAren’t they just the cutest? I’m proud to say all my rescue animals have found homes and I could not have done it without the wonderful health care ACT provides.

In 2008 I began fundraising for ACT in their annual Stride for Strays event and have proudly continued each year. In addition to securing a sponsorship from Brown & Brown Insurance and raising funds,  I decided to give back and volunteer the check-in table this year. Tails were wagging on Halloween costumed dogs at Ferg’s Live who were eagerly awaiting the ribbon cutting to begin the Stride. After the walk, striders enjoyed vendors, games, food, music, and contests with their beloved four legged friends.

Animal Coalition of Tampa's Stride for Strays

I celebrated another successful year with ACT and took a little pride in knowing I assisted a tiny bit in raising over $50,000. Cheers to another year of benefiting and saving animal lives in Tampa Bay …and also in South Georgia!

Animal Coalition of Tampa's Stride for Strays

The Southern Glam Gatsby ‘Roaring 29’ Birthday

Southern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdayIt’s time to drink champagne and dance on the table because a little party never killed nobody!

In high school, my favorite book was the Great Gatsby and I fell in love with the allure of the Roaring 20’s decade. I decided to celebrate like Gatsby for the last year in my 20’s and have a Great Gatsby birthday party.

Southern Glam Gatsby’s Roaring 29 Birthday

Southern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdayI had been eyeing the sprinkle birthday cake from Dough and my sweet husband took note and surprised me with one for my party! The fabulous invitations are from SoCalCrafty, fun printables/Instagram print from InkMeBeautiful, and the amazing photo props from LetsGetCreative. Isn’t Etsy amazing? Each business was amazing to work with and provided artwork to compliment my event design.

We started the party a bit early with photos at home so the few who couldn’t make dinner could celebrate a bit and sip champagne.Southern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdaySouthern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdayAfterwards we headed to Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club to meet the rest of the group and spoke easy in the private lounge behind the bookcase. The handcrafted cocktails were absolutely amazing as was the food!SouthernGlamGatsby3Southern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdayIt was a fabulous night celebrating with wonderful friends! Everyone looked amazing dressed up and I couldn’t ask for a lovelier group of fun people. There were sparkle, pearls, lace, and feathers everywhere – it was definitely a Southern Glam Weddings & Events production! That gorgeous dress I wore … rented from Rent the Runway! I hated to part ways with it when my time was up!

Of course I had to get a photo with my dapper Chipper Jones! He’s always ready for a glamorous party with his tuxedo!Southern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdayPS: That giant bottle of champagne from the first photo is from Crumb&Cork. The night before I celebrated with family (I actually celebrated ALL week!) and ended up with a lovely souvenir that perfectly complimented the Southern Glam Gatsby party the following evening. I proudly pranced around downtown Tampa with it in tow all night! Thank you, Crumb&Cork!Southern Glam Weddings & Events, Roaring 29 Southern Glam Gatsby birthdayPop fizz clink to 29! If the year is anything like my birthday week, it’s going to be a wonderful year! Cheers!