Pinching Myself!

Holy hell, y’all. I’m a blogger bee. HI!

I didn’t dare think of what writing this post would be like, because I was so afraid I’d never get that chance. Now I find I’m not sure what to say. Don’t worry…that’s pretty rare, and it won’t last long!

Yup, I went there. Sally Fields, Oscars 1985 / Via YouTube

When I saw the email from Pengy in my inbox, I stared at it for about 15 seconds before I was brave enough to open it. I was dreading the rejection. But as I read, I broke out in a silent celebration—since I was sitting at my desk at work. I ran out into the showroom to call Mr. Archer and tell him right away!

So who are the Archers?

Well, we’re college sweethearts who are still nauseatingly infatuated.


THEN: at a date party back in the day (personal picture)


More recently / Photo by Black Dog Photography

We hold hands and smooch in public, and I’m pretty sure I’d roll my eyes if I saw us walking down the street. In some ways we are exactly the same—we love all things delicious, laughing, and each other. But I’m high-strung while he is low-key, so we balance each other well. We spend our time together cooking and eating, watching people and our favorite TV shows, traveling and trying new things, and giggling at each other. Oh yeah…and planning our wedding. We’re 10 months into a 17-month engagement, planning a destination wedding on a budget for 140 of our nearest and dearest. We’re two kids with stars in our eyes who fell in love and decided to grow up together, and it’s been working well for us so far!

I’m sure you’re wondering why we chose the Archer icon—no, it’s not just because she’s adorable and a brunette like me. Like I said, I was really afraid to get invested, so although I squealed when I saw the magic/fairy-tale icons, I didn’t consider my options because I didn’t want to be heartbroken. I was talking with Mr. A, weighing my different options. We were debating Crown and Beanstalk when he piped up, “You should be Miss Archer. If I didn’t propose soon you would have shot me in the ass.” Typical yet true—sounds like a good enough reason to me! Also, I read The Hunger Games for the first time yesterday morning while home sick and trying to take my mind off waiting to hear from Weddingbee, and I am obsessed.

I’m so honored to be a part of the hive and to get to share our wedding journey with y’all!


Photos by afs fotografie

I hope you enjoy the ride…let the blogging begin!


Miss Archer


Mrs. Archer

Los Angeles/New Orleans
Wedding Date:
October 2012
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  1. Member
    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 9:43 am

    Welcome Miss Archer!!! Would you believe I’m also a Southern California girl planning a Louisiana wedding? What are the chances of that, right? Can’t wait to hear all about your wedding!

    And by chance, have you found a local rabbi to marry you guys?

  2. scone Member
    scone 184 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:46 am

    Welcome!!!!!! Can’t wait to read more!

  3. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:49 am

    Welcome! You are Mr. A are so cute! Can’t wait to hear more about your plans! And yay for the Hunger games! Can’t wait for the movie!

  4. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:53 am

    Welcome!! You guys seem like such a cute couple!

  5. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:56 am

    Welcome Miss Archer!!

  6. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:56 am

    Welcome again! You guys make a gorgeous couple! I debated Beanstalk, too. :)

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 10:04 am

    Welcome! Love your enthusiasm… can’t wait to see all you have to show us on your journey.

  8. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:05 am

    Welcome Miss Archer! Can’t wait to hear all about your plans. And yaaaay Hunger Games! I just finished reading it too! 😀

  9. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:11 am

    You two are adorable. Woohoo Hunger Games! 😉


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    sugarpea 5192 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:12 am

    Welcome (: I can’t wait to read more, you seem like such a cute couple!

  11. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:13 am

    “If I didn’t propose soon you would have shot me in the ass.”
    LOL. If that isn’t reason enough, what is?

  12. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:15 am

    Welcome welcome!! You guys are just so cute!

  13. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:17 am

    What a cute couple! And I love Mr. A’s reason for having you choose Archer :) Can’t wait to hear more about you and your wedding!

  14. porcupine Member
    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 10:19 am

    Welcome! I love your reasoning for choosing the Archer, haha. Can’t wait to hear more about your big day!

  15. mswizard Member
    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    Welcome!! Love the icon, and dang, what an attractive couple you guys are! Can’t wait to read all about your wedding planning :)

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    couawilou 7598 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:51 am

    What a cute couple!! Welcome and I can’t wait to follow your posts!

  17. mssocks Member
    mssocks 1336 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:47 am

    You guys are SO adorbs. I adore you both already. Looking forward to reading your journey and getting to know you better!

  18. archer Member
    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 11:59 am

    thanks for the sweet words, everyone! thrilled to be here!

    @miss ariel- no we haven’t, our officiant is a friend, but i might be able to help you! pm me!

  19. highwire Member
    highwire 1021 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:00 pm

    Welcome pretty lady!

  20. ostrich Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:05 pm

    welcome welcome, pretty lady! Any gal from LA & loves Hunger Games is my kinda bee :) so happy you’re here!!

  21. aardvark Member
    aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:15 pm

    Welcome! I hope you have a fantastic first day!

  22. hawk Member
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:23 pm

    Welcome! I am so excited to read more. Y’all are just too freaking adorable!

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 12:45 pm

    Yaay! Welcome! I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Cute pics btw, totally adorable couple!

  24. bunting Member
    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 1:40 pm

    Awwww, you two are so adorable! A very warm welcome!

    And I have to ask… do either of you watch the television series ‘Archer’? Soooooo funny!

  25. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:58 pm

    When I saw your icon, I actually wondered if there was any Hunger Games love! I’m obsessed too 😉 !

    Anyway – you guys are one gorgeous couple! Holy moly! Welcome to the hive! We’re so happy to have you :).

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    mrs. cdc, Guest @ 2:40 pm

    how random! i’m planning a new orleans wedding too… but from san francisco not socal. looking forward to following your posts!

  27. marmalade Member
    marmalade 296 posts, Helper bee @ 3:23 pm

    Welcome Archer!!!! A NoLa wedding was my secret dream– <3 you already

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:50 pm

    Welcome Miss Archer!

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    Aud1628 540 posts, Busy bee @ 5:30 pm

    Welcome! You two are so cute! You sound alot like me and my fiance, can’t wait to hear all about your wedding journey!

  30. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:31 pm

    Welcome!! Love the Hunger Games tie in!

  31. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:09 pm

    Welcome, Miss Archer! So excited to have you join us and start sharing the details of your plans!!

  32. msdoe Member
    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 9:09 pm

    So glad to have you here, you two are way too adorable! :)

  33. spaniel Member
    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 2:01 pm

    Archer! I’m a little behind on my blog reading, but yay, welcome! So glad you’re a blogger now! :)

  34. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:05 pm

    HIIII I’m sorry I’m so embarrassingly delayed in this.. but welcome!! Totally lol’d at the reasoning for picking Archer.. so perfect. 😉

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