March 11

Miss Hen Reporting for Duty!

Some great news: I’ve just been invited to blog for Weddingbee! All of my posts about our wedding here will be republished on the Weddingbee blog, starting with this introductory post. If you want to follow my posts along with the rest of the community on Weddingbee, look for me as Miss Hen!

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Hello hive! I “met” Weddingbee long before I ever met my mister, so getting to formally introduce myself as Miss Hen here on the blog is such an honor!

Long before I was engaged, I discovered Weddingbee and immediately became enamored with the community. I loved the idea of real brides sharing real details about their real weddings, and I decided then and there that I would apply, too, when the time comes. Now here I am, a happily engaged soon-to-be bride planning the wedding of her dreams. Let me introduce you to the dream team:

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I’m a writer and graphic designer raised in Miami and now living in Atlanta. By day, I work for a major financial institution creating and designing employee engagement campaigns—which basically means it’s my job to make sure everybody around me enjoys theirs. The rest of the time, I’m an industrious home and lifestyle blogger contributing to sites around the web, plus my own blog about crafts, food and entertaining. (I shouldn’t need to tell you that Martha Stewart is my spirit animal.) Besides parties and decorating, my other interests include craft beer, confetti, the Florida Gators, boy bands, cupcakes, macarons and Walt Disney World.

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I met Mr. Rooster (let’s call him “Roo”) at work more than five years ago. He’s originally from Brighton, Michigan, and is a midwesterner through and through. If he’s not working hard at his job interviewing students for university admissions, you’ll always find Roo watching the Michigan Wolverines or rooting for one of his hometown Detroit teams. His other loves include the DIY network, alternative music, sleeping and bacon—both the food and our deliciously-named Boston Terrier, Bacon.

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Roo with Bacon (the dog) the day we got him. Not pictured: bacon (the food).

Roo and I bonded quickly over our mutual love of sports, beer, trivia and live music before making our work romance official. He proposed on our fourth dating anniversary at Downtown Disney on what will go down in history as my favorite trip to Walt Disney World ever (and I have made many).

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We’re planning an October wedding here in our adopted hometown of Atlanta which celebrates all of our favorite things about the South: craft beer, fried food and great weather! (Knock on wood, y’all.) We’ll be married in a secular ceremony on the patio at Monday Night Brewing just before partying down in a cocktail reception at the brewery with enough food, drinks, music and lawn games to last all night. I can’t wait to share it all with our friends and family …and now here with you, hive, as Miss Hen!

Why Hen? I’m a wee bit obsessed with British culture, and one of my favorite bits of trivia from across the pond is how the English refer to Bachelorette parties as “hen parties.” The hen has always seemed like a great symbol of single-ladyhood, and I’m excited my Weddingbee moniker gets to play right into that tradition!

I’m looking forward to sharing my hen party with you all one day, as well as everything else about our wedding. So come sit by me, have a swig of sweet tea and let’s chat!

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