Laura and Wilson’s Atlanta Wedding

Alternatively titled, Mom’s One Day Vacay.

When plans for this past weekend got mixed up last minute I was a little bummed. Still, I was beyond grateful that Mema packed up and headed up here quickly to take care of the girls while David worked so I could make the 4 hour trek to Atlanta for Laura’s wedding. Laura is amazing. She is the sister of one of my best friends that I’ve had since the sixth grade and I love that family so much. I felt honored to be included in the celebration.

I arrived and went straight to the bridal suite to see the bride getting dolled up while I chatted with best girlfriends from college. I was so excited to see everyone, but soon it was time to disperse and get dressed.

That’s when it hit me… I have a hotel room. To myself. With no responsibilities. I don’t think I can express how foreign it felt for me to take my time getting ready, flipping through cable and not having something to do or someone to tend to. It was INCREDIBLE.

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For those that asked on instagram, my dress is this Adrianna Papell, which comes in petite! High fives for my fellow shorties.

It was the most beautiful day for a wedding, about 75 and not a cloud in the sky.

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I wiped a tear per usual as I watched Laura walk down the aisle arm and arm with her dad. Listening to the ceremony on mine and David’s anniversary (albeit alone), was a great reminder of how grateful I am to have found him and I sent a mental kiss his way as I watched Laura and Wilson say their vows.

Then, it was onto the party!

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All the details were in place at the Atlanta Country Club. From the patio bars to wedding cake; all was picturesque.

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2015-05-02 18.35.08It was a really fabulous evening. Drinking wine, hanging out with my friends and eating several small plates of food and red velvet cake was incredibly enjoyable.

wedding- foodAnd the band? They were ON POINT and we danced our booties off all evening.

If you need a wedding band, I highly recommend Loose Chain. I fully blame them for this picture:

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…not the pinot grigio.

The duck face is not my best look, but man oh man was it fun.

I didn’t bring my nice camera, so I couldn’t snap a picture that did the bride justice- absolutely stunning!

And after the festivities I returned to my clean, quiet hotel room so a blissful night’s sleep. I slept all the way until… 6:30. #momproblems

And even though I enjoyed every second of my four hour drive home filled with talk radio and not a single preschooler song, I was more than excited to see my girls run to me as I pulled in the driveway.

Who knew a one day vacay could be so incredibly refreshing!!

What is your favorite part of weddings?

I love seeing the first song choice. Laura and Wilson’s was the beautifully classic Stand by Me. Fun fact, mine and David’s was Everything by Michael Buble!

 

 

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