May 30, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Andrea & Patrick Clemson Engagement Photos

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Today's post features the gorgeous couple and Clemson alums Andrea & Patrick, who chose to have their engagement photos taken in Clemson by the super talented Davey Morgan Photography. Davey Morgan does amazing work - we have featured their photos in a few of our past Wedding Wednesdays. If you haven't already, check out this Clemson-themed wedding on their blog.

We are so in love with Andrea and Patrick's engagement photos - from the perfectly styled Clemson outfits (how cute is her flower hair piece and statement necklace??) to the purple and orange baloons (such a cute idea), we can't decide which photo we like most.

We are going to let Davey Morgan's amazing photos do all of the talking...

The couple even had some inpromptu shots at their favorite Clemson hangout, the Esso Club...

All we can say is that this couple looks like they are so much fun and so in love. Browse the entire photo session on Davey Morgan's site, which includes some more great Clemson engagment photo ideas (we love this one in particular that made us laugh out loud).

Special thanks to Davey Morgan Photography for letting us feature this engagement session on today's Wedding Wednesday post. They do more than just weddings and engagement sessions...for more gorgeous photography eye candy, visit their Facebook page.

Do you have Clemson-themed wedding photos, engagement session photos, or Clemson products perfect for a future Clemson couple's wedding you would like to share on our blog in an upcoming Wedding Wednesday post?? Please email us at


May 23, 2012

Marley Lilly Wedding Wednesday Giveaway Winner

It's not surprising that today's Wedding Wednesday giveaway was so popular - we don't blame you because we love Marley Lilly just as much as you do. And really, how could you not be obsessed with the giveaway prize - this super cute, orange monogrammed luxe cross body clutch!

We will not be surprised to see a lot of these clutches in Clemson on gameday in a few months. :)

One very, very luck lady will be getting one of these chic clutches with a monogram of her choice to call her own.

After compiling all of your entries - on our blog, the Twittersphere, in emails and all OVER Marley Lilly's Facebook page...we randomly drew a name and we have a winner!!


Congrats to...

Brenley H. from Clemson, SC


Brenley, please contact us at to claim your fabulous prize!!

Thanks ladies for all of your entries, and a big, big thanks to Marley Lilly for sponsoring today's giveaway!

We are almost past Wednesday and closer to the weekend!


Wedding Wednesday - Bridesmaid Gift Ideas (+ a giveaway)

Happy Wedding Wednesday ladies!

One of the challenges that brides often face is what to buy their lovely bridesmaids. Bridesmaids put in a lot of hours, money, and patience (think bridezillas), and therefore deserve a thoughtful gift they'll love. However, it can be difficult for a bride to find a truly great, original gift that doesn't break the bank.

Enter one of our fave all-things-personalized stores, Marley Lilly to the rescue!

Marley Lilly is amazing not only because of their ENORMOUS selection of cute, personalized gifts, but it is also one of our faves because it's owned and operated by a fellow Clemson Girl...which means the rest of us Clemson Girls benefit in that she is bias towards finding all things orange and purple. :)

Marley Lilly has a ton of gift ideas for your bridesmaids, available in a variety of colors so you can match your wedding colors perfectly...or buy each girl a gift in colors to match her alma mater.

In fact, you can pretty much scratch off your entire wedding party gift list by shopping Marley Lilly - monogrammed handkerchiefs for the dads, personalized jewelry boxes for the moms, a fun monogrammed bag for your flower girl...they even have a nice selection of unique gifts for your groom-to-be to purchase for his groomsmen.

You could even buy your entire wedding party monogrammed koozies in matching colors...

One of our fave Marley Lilly bridesmaid gift ideas are these monogrammed hats - how fun for each of your ladies to have a personalized hat. It makes for great pictures! And to make it even sweeter, Marley Lilly offers a free hat with the purchase of 7 hats!

Having a Fall/Winter wedding? Another great bridesmaid gift idea is to give your ladies each a monogrammed scarf. Buy them in their school colors and they will love wearing them all throughout football season. Buy seven monogrammed scarves on Marley Lilly and get the eighth free!

However, we're not sure that the other gifts can top this one - check out one of Marley Lilly's newest items - the monogrammed luxe cross body clutch! Available in 11 colors with an even bigger selection of thread colors! Of course we are partial to the orange - especially since it has purple trim on the edges. And it looks especially cute with the white monogram! These would be super cute for bridesmaid gifts - perfect for your ladies to carry to the reception.

Marley Lilly Orange Monogrammed Luxe Cross Body Clutch Giveaway
Guess what? Marley Lilly has been generous enough to offer one very lucky Clemson Girl reader their very own luxe cross body clutch in orange with a monogram of their choice!

How to Enter:
  1. Post a comment with your first name, last initial, and where you are from (1 entry)
  2. 'Like' Marley Lilly on Facebook, then post "Clemson Girls love Marley Lilly!" on this photo of the clutches on Marley Lilly's page (1 entry)
  3. Share this post on Facebook, then post another comment to the blog letting us know you shared on Facebook (1 entry)
  4. Follow Marley Lilly on Twitter, then tweet about this giveaway on Twitter - copy @marleylilly and @clemsongirl (1 entry)
  5. Email two friends a link to this giveaway and copy us at (1 entry)
That is a possibility of five total entries! Deadline for all entries will be TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm EST. We will compile all of the entries, randomly draw a winner and announce the winner back on the blog soon after the deadline. The winner will have 48 hours from when we announce their name to contact us or we will draw a new winner. So make sure you come back to the blog later tonight to see if you've won!

We love, love, love these Marley Lilly clutches. Good luck ladies!


May 21, 2012

Queen of the Tailgate Earring Giveaway Winner

We love our readers - thank you for your wonderful reception for Queen of the Tailgate, the newest online gameday apparel boutique...owned and operated by Clemson alums.

We are excited to announce the winner of today's Queen of the Tailgate orange teardrop earrings giveaway!

After compiling all of your entries and randomly drawing, we have a winner....

Congrats to...

Emily L. from Charlortte, NC

Hooray Emily! Please email us at to claim your prize!

Didn't win? No worries, you can still snag these earrings for yourself. Now through Memorial Day, you can get 10% off of your Queen of the Tailgate order by using coupon code 'tailgate'.

Thanks again to Queen of the Tailgate for sponsoring today's giveaway! Follow them on Facebook so you can be the first to know when they get new orange and purple apparel and accessories.


Queen of the Tailgate Clemson Earring Giveaway

Happy Monday! While this may sound like an oxymoron, today is much happier because we have a fabulous new giveaway from a fabulous new sponsor.

Meet newly started online boutique Queen of the Tailgate. A one stop shop for Clemson Girls (and fans of other schools) to find the perfect outfit and matching accessories for gameday. Their website makes shopping easy - you can shope by school or by color.

Queen of the Tailgate may cater to multiple schools, but it is owned and operated by Clemson alums! So it's no surprise that the biggest selection (and best in my opinion) on the site is in orange and purple.

You can now get 10% off your order through Memorial Day, just use the coupon code 'tailgate' at checkout.

To celebrate the opening of this new boutique, Queen of the Tailgate would like to give one very lucky Clemson Girl a pair of their bestselling orange tear drop earrings. These earrings would add the perfect pop of orange to any gameday outfit.

How to Enter:
  1. Post a comment with your first name, last initial, and where you are from (1 entry)
  2. 'Like' Queen of the Tailgate on Facebook, then post "Clemson Girls are always the Queen of the Tailgate!on this photo of the earrings, (1 entry)
  3. Share this post on Facebook, then post another comment letting us know you shared (1 entry)
  4. Follow Queen of the Tailgate on Twitter, then tweet about this giveaway - include a link to this post and copy @Tailgate_Queen and @clemsongirl (1 entry)
  5. Email a link to this post to two of your friends, and copy us at (1 entry)
Deadline for all entries is tonight, Monday, May 21 at 7pm EST. We will compile all of your entries and announce the winner back on the blog soon after the deadline - so make sure you visit the blog again tonight to see if you've won!

Special thanks to Queen of the Tailgate for sponsoring today's giveaway. We love supporting Clemson alum owned businesses and we can't wait to see all the new orange and purple they'll be selling this year! Go Tigers!


May 18, 2012

Happy Hour - Tiger Tangerine Margarita

TGIF! Are you as glad as I am that this rainy week is over? Try out this refreshing adult beverage to celebrate and 'pin' the recipe to use for a future tailgate or game viewing party. P.S. Drink responsibly...

Tiger Tangerine Margarita

3 ounces freshly squeezed tangerine juice

2 ounces silver tequila

1 ounce triple sec

  1. Salt rim of glass. Rub rim with a piece of citrus and dip into a shallow plate filled with coarse salt or for a blingy rim, dip rim of glass into blue curacoa, then dip into salt
  2. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients and shake it.
  3. Strain into a glass filled with ice and garnish.
Tips: You can salt rim up several glasses in advance if you’re planning on making several margaritas. If you don’t like salt, try (purple!) sugar…

Recipe Source:


May 16, 2012

Wedding Wednesday - Clemson Wedding Shoes

Today's Wedding Wednesday is all about one of our very favorite! (Click the images for photo sources)

No longer are brides opting for beige, white or simple shoes. Brides are instead wearing fun shoes in bright pops of color. As a Clemson Girl bride, how fun would a pop of orange be, peeking out from beneath your dress?

Purple shoes are easy to come by and fun too.

Coordinate with your groom's socks or have him wear orange (or purple) Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers...

Or go full on Clemson and find a shoe that has both orange and purple. Could this first shoe be any more obvious??

Include your bridesmaids and have them wear orange and you wear purple (or vice versa)...

Whether you choose a gorgeous high heel or a pair of comfy Toms, we love the idea of a statement Clemson colored shoe on your wedding day. Check out some of our favorite photos we found when scouring the web. I want these shoes in my or not.... :) Enjoy the orange and purple shoe-plosion below!

Glam it up!

More shoe-lovely...

Say YES to the dress...and these shoes!

Comfort on your wedding day is key - dance the night away in these fun Toms!

Still want to stay somewhat traditional? Search Etsy and find orange and purple shoe clips to add a subtle pop of color.

Another trend Brides are following these days is adding messages, photos, bling to the bottom of their wedding shoes. I'm having a "Why didn't I think of this before?!?!" moment - but how cute would it be to take a rhinestone Clemson pin, remove the pin backing, and glue it to the sole of your wedding shoe? Or simply paint your own orange tiger paw using a paint pen - add some orange glitter to make it sparkle. If anyone does this (or has done it) please send us pictures!!

Did you wear a bright colored shoe on your wedding day? Are you planning on wearing orange or purple (or both) colored shoes on your upcoming wedding day?

Do you have a Clemson themed wedding, engagement session, or anything Clemson and wedding related that you would like us to share on an upcoming Wedding Wednesday? Email us -->


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