This past Thursday we packed up and headed to Georgia. We spent one night with my mom and dad before kissing Hailey and Koda goodbye to drive to Gadsden, Alabama. Our good friend, Rob, a fraternity brother of David’s from college, was saying I do and we were pumped about a weekend celebrating with good friends.
We arrived just in time for the rehearsal dinner. I get nervous to share with you my outfits because we all know I’m fashion-challenged, but I felt pretty good in this new Stitch Fix dress (affiliate link).
It was an unusually cold night, but it didn’t put a damper the delicious food
or the catching up with old friends.
The next morning our crew of about 15 headed to Cracker Barrel. It’s been years since I’ve been there and I was impressed they had a lighter options menu.
I subbed out egg beaters for regular eggs and turkey bacon for regular bacon (if you’re going to eat bacon, eat the real stuff, right?!). It was great!
Then remembering the cold temperatures from the night before and knowing the wedding was all outdoors, we hit up Walmart for some outfit alterations.
I ended up in an outfit that was head-to-toe Faded Glory, including 2 layers of long underwear UNDER the new sweater dress I bought. Complete with new Walmart boots and a scarf, hat and gloves. Like I mentioned, it was COLD.
Worn out from our shopping spree, we spent the afternoon literally cuddled up and watching football.
Finally, it was wedding time!
The venue was breathtaking on the cool, crystal-clear evening.
Rob and Libby exchanged beautiful, handwritten vows that didn’t leave a single eye dry. And after they kissed, it was time to celebrate!
The sun was setting fast, so I snapped a few pictures before I lost the light. Everything was just so gorgeous and I loved that the tables were labeled by years that were significant in the couple’s life.
And the food? Phenomenal!
It was a southern feast and I must have been to focused on devouring the shrimp and grits to remember to snap a picture.
We danced to bluegrass, caught up with friends and sipped local brews while toasting to the new couple.
And did I mention the desserts? A pineapple upside down cake, a vanilla pecan, a chocolate, a strawberry AND an apple bacon cake! What’s a girl to do?
…Obviously I had to ask for the sampler.
Sunday morning we said our goodbye and drove back to pick up our little love bug, who had about as much fun as she could handle with Nana and Papa John. With many hugs of thanks, we finally coerced Hailey into the car. After a solid 10 minutes of tears about leaving ‘Nana Papa House,’ she passed out.
I snapped a picture to capture this rare, car-sleeping moment.
And just like that, we’re back to reality. It was a wonderful weekend. Weddings really are the best! I love how unique they are to the couple.
And just for fun…
What’s your favorite part of a wedding?
I’m a sucker for personal details and good food.
For mine and David’s, we really wanted to focus on delicious food, drinks and getting people to dance. We were all about throwing a fun party!