Favorite Things 2014

Every time I think about “Favorite Things” this photo immediately pops into my head.  Oprah-Car-Giveaway-4 I remember watching that episode of “Oprah” just like it was yesterday. Mom and I looked at each other in shock and said, “OMG, She just gave everyone a car!”. Though Oprah is the queen of Favorite things, it’s always fun compiling my little list to share with you folks. There won’t be any Kate Spade Bags, Rolex Watches or refrigerators but I can assure you my Favorite Things aren’t just a random bunch of gifts I’ve selected and labeled “Favorite Things”. I couldn’t live without some of these products. Well , Ok, maybe I could, but you what I mean.  2014-12-03_0001 So over the course of 7 Days, I’ll be posting a different Favorite Thing each day and they could be yours! Who doesn’t love free goodies, right? 😉

Today’s giveaway… Chipotle. I don’t know what I did before they decided to open a franchise in Montgomery. I eat there once I week, at least. I don’t know what it is, but I LOVE it. That brown rice and chicken bowl gets me EVERY TIME. Oh and that guac.. THE BEST! No even lying. Of course since it’s one of my Favorite Things I had to share it with all of you. This Chipotle gift card is loaded with $15.00 ready for dinner. If you love Chipotle just as much as I do, follow the instructions below and it could be yours!  2014-12-03_0002 To Enter #evansfavoritethings it’s simple, all you have to do is Subscribe to my blog (on the right hand side of the blog homepage under the “Video” section, make sure you click the confirmation email or it doesn’t count ) AND then pop back on over here and leave a comment in the post. You might even win extra points if you post on Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtags #evangcooper #evansfavoritethings. ;)

Photos: Aubrie Moates | Balloons: Kim Hall, Kreative Moments | Wardrobe: Gap Eastchase

Nautical Inspired

It seems like it was just yesterday I was walking in the RSVP offices to discuss the Wedding Issue of the Magazine.  It released a few weeks back and has literally flown off newsstands here in town. This is one of my FAVORITE issues to work on with the girls. But of course weddings make us happy over here at Evan and Company.

This issue is packed with so much pretty it’s insane! Some of our favorite features include the Bridesmaid Diaries, Real Weddings, and The Gift Guide. But We’re a little partial to our 2 page Nautical Themed, Mock Wedding that was featured.

I remember going back and forth with Aubrie on what style wedding we were going to shoot. Literally hundreds of texts later we finally decided on the Nautical Theme. It was something that was fresh, new and different to the “Montgomery Bride”. I was away in Colorado at the time and I knew that I needed to call in re-enforcements. I had SO MUCH on my plate that it would’ve be nice to an extra set of hands and another creative brain–who better to call then my fantastic friend Rae of LeRae Events + Design. Putting us together was trouble, trouble, trouble. We couldn’t stop– EVERY LITTLE DETAIL. We wanted it to be perfect! We’re wedding designers, would you expect anything less?

Every time I prep for a shoot I go into it thinking that I am much more organized than the last, and every time I learn I AM NOT. Rae and I were literally busting our tails on shoot day. We had people running everywhere. Tables, chairs, china, flowers, cakes, food, bridesmaids, hair and makeup people, you name it—we had it. It was seriously like a real wedding, just less pressure. Well, in a sense.

After it was all said and done, we managed to pull it off. I couldn’t be happier with the images. They are perfect– can’t wait to add them to the site.  Thanks again to everyone who made this shoot happen. We had a HUGE team and again, we couldn’t have done it without you.  Big shout out toe Timmy, Michael and Hillary for hanging in there with us all day.

Design, Florals & Styling: Evan and Company/ LaRae Events and Design | Photography: Aubrie Moates | Venue: The Waters Boat House | Cake: Icing Illusions | Catering: Red’s Little School House | Invitation Suite: Whitlee Mullis | Rentals: American Rental and Tent | Hair: Patti Cleckler/ William Mason Salon | Makeup: Rebekah Edwards/ Lush Makeup Art | Bridal Gown: J. Crew | Groom’s Attire: The Gap

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Our boat paddle “guest book”. Isn’t this a GREAT alternative to those yucky traditional guest books?  2013-05-31_011 2013-05-31_007

His and Her chair signage is super popular these days so we wanted to tie in our nautical theme.  2013-05-31_003

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Few a few iPhone photos we snapped the day out of shoot and leading up to our shoot.  2013-05-31_012