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You already know that I love awkward wedding moments (if not, check out the links at the bottom). Gladly, I have discovered that this awkwardness extends beyond one day of wedding photos. In fact, funny engagement photos may be a precursor of awkward poses and angles to come in wedding photos. Hopefully you are not guilty of any of this, but if you are, revel in it, and submit it to Awkward Family Photos ūüėČ After all, it is¬†only a photo and it is better to be able to laugh at yourself than not. Funny engagement photos are great in their own way. Enjoy!

If you liked this, check out our other editions (one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight) as well as our Worst Christmas Photos and Worst Easter Photos collections.

photos @Awkward Family Photos

  • Lindsey - April 23, 2012 - 10:11 am

    Oh no….. these are almost worse than the wedding ones ……ReplyCancel

  • Michele - April 23, 2012 - 6:54 pm

    These bring a tear to my eye…from laughter.ReplyCancel

  • Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye - April 24, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    This was too funny!ReplyCancel

  • lacey - March 7, 2013 - 4:03 am

    Aww the dog paw is cute though!ReplyCancel

  • Temecula Photographer - March 20, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    The hands with the paw literally made me laugh out loud! Is it strange I think these photos are all awesome?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - March 22, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    it’s only strange if you think these are good posesReplyCancel

  • Josephine Sicad-Minerva - March 27, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    soooo cracked my morning hahaha ūüėõReplyCancel

  • Tommy - March 31, 2013 - 3:43 pm


  • Tim - April 5, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Very funny!ReplyCancel

  • sydney - December 21, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    I look exactly like that girl in the 5th picture!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • Claire - December 22, 2015 - 4:24 pm


  • Ashley - January 9, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    I don’t get what is wrong with the 6th ones like they’re posing on a grave but it’s just saying how they’re gunna love each other until the end of their time… but all the other ones are weird lolReplyCancel

    • Sandra - February 4, 2016 - 1:03 pm

      Graves are for dead. So it looks like their love is already dead and they are posing on its grave. lolReplyCancel

Today’s wedding is an¬†obeisance to the good old days of all things refined and classic from the earlier half of the twentieth century. It’s a grand and formal celebration, as weddings traditionally are. If you love antiques, or feathers, then you are sure to love this vintage wedding reminiscent of a bygone era. Enjoy the lavish soiree!

Photos @Style Me Pretty


Bridal Dress: Kenneth Pool ~ Bridesmaid Dresses: Enzoani ~ Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka ~ Flowers: Chelish Moore Flowers ~ Event Planning + Design: The Bride ~ Photography: Kristin Byrum Photography ~ Ceremony Location: Forest Hill United Methodist Church ~ Reception Location: Old Concord Hotel ~ Band: CatBaby!


My son’s school goes all out for Teacher Appreciation Week.¬† The PTF makes them a special lunch each day and parents bring in goodies to express their thanks.¬† So of course when they asked for volunteer bakers, my hand was the first one in the air.¬† For one, I am always looking for an excuse to bake–especially fun, themed treats!¬† But also because the teachers here are seriously a-MAZING, so it is the very least I can do.¬† But what does one make for the people who propel their child to academic brilliance?¬† This would require some pinning, and possibly some Googling as well.¬† My contenders are below, which one do you¬†think¬†says, ‘you rock a textbook!’¬†the best?

Apple Cupcakes

¬†These may look a little ‘kiddie’, but I plan to infuse them with maturity by using an apple spice batter¬†and caramel frosting.

Grown Up Smores

Again, I plan to update this kid’s treat with Trader Joe graham crackers, quality dark chocolate and homemade marshmallows.

Espresso Brownies 

What teacher doesn’t need a little pick me up?¬† These espresso brownies might be just the ‘thank you’ they need.

Italian Cream Puffs

These don’t have much to do with teachers or school, but they look¬†divine and they are a grown up¬†break in the middle of a day surrounded by kids.

Apple Hand Pies

¬†These are a¬†simple, delicious¬†choice that gives a¬†subdued nod to teachers’ favorite fruit ūüôā

 Oatmeal Cream Pies

This recipe¬†is a throwback to those oatmeal pies you used to find your in your lunch box.¬† So what better¬†place for these gourmet goodies than back in the cafeteria¬†for a Teachers’ Lunch?

 Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

I heart strawberry shortcake and I double love the idea of serving them in these little cafeteria style trays.

 Lemon Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache 

Again, these have nothing to do with the event at hand, they just sound delish and I am dying to nail a macaron recipe.

Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars 

Have you ever wanted to over indulge?¬† Like, say, when your are¬†the guest(s) of honor somewhere…There’s a caramel cookie bar for that.

Assorted Cookies

My last idea is to just go old school with some assorted ice box cookies.  Everyone gets something they like and everyone walks away smiling.


Well, Its been a long journey to get to this day but here I am. ¬†Many of you may¬†be following me as I blog about my experience Studying the Book of James with Beth Moore¬†and if so, then you know that I am a woman of Faith (If you have not been following me, I’m almost done but feel free to catch up!). That being said, this handmade item is something that the Lord has given me. ¬†An idea that has helped me and I know it can help you. ¬†Help you with what? Well, do what it says: memorize scripture – while being fashionable of course!

There’s a bit of a story behind this bracelet that I really want to share with you. About 6 to 7 months ago I was going through a bit of a rough patch, dealing with some serious issues in my life. ¬†I needed to have God’s Word with me at all times in order to fight off the things coming after me, soooo….. (though I know it isn’t good for my skin) I wrote bible verses on the inside of my wrist so that I could look at them and say them or pray them in my time of need. I then realized that I wanted to change the scriptures I was trying to memorize or speak over my situation. ¬†I thought “Wouldn’t it be great if I had a bracelet I could just write the scripture on?” ¬†I wanted something that could be easily interchangeable. ¬†One day I may want to carry a word of praise and worship with me, while the next I might be feeling depressed and need something to help me persevere. But I’ve also desired to memorize verses and wanted something that could be easy for me to look at while not having to pull it out of my pocket or a rolodex of cards in my purse.

So, honestly I prayed about it, talked with my seamstress mother and began to work it out. ¬†I went through a lot of pattern ideas, templates and placements. ¬†Really I’m still working it out, but I’ve finally come to the place where I feel comfortable selling my cuff’s to the world. ¬†So, though I am not going to give you a tutorial here (sorry kids) I am going to share some images of my post on the Inspiring Pretty Etsy Shop. ¬†You may only see two cuffs on there but I’m working on them! If you are interested in them and would like me to personalize one for you, I would be more than happy to do so! Just email us via our Contact Page and we can get the ball rolling.

For now, here’s the cuff:

Again, the scripture memory cuff bracelet is meant to be a fashionable way to keep God’s word with you in an easily accessible way and with the pocket in the back (that you can see just above), it is so easy to write down a new verse, slip the old one out and put in the new one. ¬†I’ll even give you a few of my recent favorite verses to get you started!

I hope that you feel inspired to begin keeping Gods word with you always by putting it on your heart and in your mind…..

  • Nova-Lee - April 21, 2012 - 5:18 am

    I love it!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - June 2, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    Love it! I’d like to buy some :)!ReplyCancel

  • Scripture Bracelets - January 9, 2014 - 9:49 am

    I really like the idea of having Scriptures on the bracelet so that we can memorize the verse more readily. I also like that the verses can be changed easily. Great idea!ReplyCancel

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