Diary of a Bride | Allison & Carter | Melissa Lynn Hunt Photography

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Allison, I am recently engaged and here to share the adventure of planning my wedding with you all.  My fiancé Carter and I got engaged in October, just after our 3rd anniversary.


Here we are on a recent trip to New Orleans.

Carter and I met at a mutual friend’s party during my senior year of college. He made me laugh right away and three and a half years later it is still my favorite quality of his. After I graduated we weren’t sure which direction our relationship would head-he still had a year of school left and I was moving to Italy to be an au-pair. We decided to break up when I left….that lasted about 3 weeks!  We toughed out 10 months apart, with the exception of an amazing trip to Austria. After we were FINALLY back in the same country I moved to Raleigh to start teaching. Carter is rooted in Winston Salem with his family’s business, where he works in marketing, so it was a long year of commuting back and forth but we got through that as well.

Last June I moved to Winston and in October Carter decided to pop the question. Initially I was BEYOND excited but after that wore off I was so overwhelmed! I had always wanted to get married and assumed I would, but I never had a clear picture in my head of what I wanted that to look like. I had dreamed about the “I do” moment, but none of the details associated with it. All I could think was “where do I go from here???”

It is my guess that you might be in the same position as me! It is my hope that from blogging I can relieve some of that stress for you. I'd like to take you along my wedding planning journey and help you along the way. In the past 5 months I have accomplished quite a bit. I have set a date, picked a venue for the ceremony and reception, found my dress and spent WAY too much time on pinterest (here is the link to mine).I still have so much to do and I look forward to sharing it with you!