• Decorating the Dock

    Remember my friend Katy, from my budget blazer post?

    Fall Blazer Outfits

    Well, I was inspired to share another Katy-related post here today because something really special has happened since I published that first one.

    Let me start from the beginning…

    Last month, Katy’s boyfriend, Matt, bought one of the carriage houses down the street from us:

    Carriage House | Pike Road | Alabama

    It’s a two bedroom/two bathroom (just like our place, minus our half bath) and he got an amaaaaazing deal on it because it’s been on the market since before we moved out here last Fall.

    We are so excited to have him in the ‘hood, and at some point after he’s done doing some construction/painting projects, I’m definitely going to see if he’s up for me snapping some pics of the inside of his new place so I can share them here, too.

    In the meantime though, I want to share some photos of another exciting Matt & Katy moment that Kevin and I were blessed to be a part of this past Saturday.

    It all started with a phone call from Matt to Kevin on Thursday.

    He asked if we could help decorate the marina so that he could “pop the question” when he and Katy got back from Ikea in Atlanta that day. :-)

    We talked about some ideas, and then came up with a plan to tell Katy I wanted to shoot some more photos for another fashion-related blog post at the marina that day. I texted her that night and was so happy when she responded, “Yes! We’re going to Ikea that day, but I’ll come down there as soon as we get back!“.


    Kevin and I had some things to do Saturday morning, but we headed down to the marina just after lunch. Neither of us had ever done this kind of decorating, so we were reeeeally hoping it was *sort of * what Matt had in mind!

    Wedding Proposal Decorating

    We strung up string lights (thanks again, Evan!) and Neighbor Bill let us borrow two of his beautiful sunshine-y mums.

    Proposal Decorating

    I brought some candles and a jar full of hydrangeas from our house, and (Shoot Fly Shoot) Neighbor Josh clipped a bag full of roses from his front yard for me to sprinkle around, too.

    Hydrangeas and Roses

    Then we waited.

    Kevin Palmer | Guitar

    We got into position, and waited.

    Layla Palmer | Proposal Decorating

    Kevin Palmer | Marina Proposal

    And then five minutes later…they appeared.

    Wedding Proposal Decorating Ideas

    So Kevin started playing…

    Kevin Palmer | Proposal | Guitar

    …and I started crying. :-) The sound of Katy’s high-heeled boots getting closer from one direction, and Kevin’s acoustic guitar in the other was just too sweet for my heart to take!

    This next photo makes me wonder when she *knew*, ya know?

    Wedding Proposal Decorating Inspiration

    Something tells me she definitely had an idea of what was going on by the time she reached those mums. :-)

    When they were inside the circle of string lights, Matt turned to Katy and dropped down on one knee.

    Wedding Proposal Marina

    Smiley Katy…

    Josh Moates Wedding Photography | Proposal Ideas

    …turned teary…

    Matt and Katy Morgan Proposal

    …and it was seriously one of the sweetest moments I have ever been lucky enough to see!

    Marriage Proposal Idea

    Wedding Proposal

    Kevin and Layla Palmer | Matt and Katy Morgan

    Marina Wedding Proposal

    Silver Wedding Ring

    Wedding Proposal | The Lettered Cottage

    Southern Wedding Proposal

    We love you Matt and Katy! Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of your precious proposal!

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