Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Fluffing the dress" and other wedding antics

Well I had quite a weekend, the wedding was absolutely fabulously beautiful and ever so much fun!  I put together a few collages as I had to consolidate over 150 pics...I know I'm a bit of a paparazzi :)  The bride was ravishing and I was so honored and had so much fun being a bridesmaid!  The weekend started on Thursday with a dinner for out of town guests and then out in a bar in Decatur:

We went to Brickstore and had lots of fun to start the weekend

On Friday was the Bridesmaid luncheon, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.  All were absolutely beautiful, the rehearsal was hysterical as we had a very strict church director who kept telling the maid of honor (Gini's sister) to "fluff the dress".

Bridesmaid Luncheon
The bridesmaid luncheon was at my friend Lizzie's parents house and her mom did the whole thing, it was such a lovely Southern luncheon complete with quiche and yummy southern drinks.  For dessert she even had a homemade cake that she sprinkled her homemade honey on.  Gini gave us all beautiful necklaces (upper left picture) that we wore in the wedding (one of the other bridesmaids made them!).

Rehearsal Dinner with the whole bridal party
After the rehearsal we had the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant called Wahoo in Decatur.  It was adorable, they had done a beach theme because the proposal was on the beach.  There were lots of toasts and a few tears and I think the bride and groom had a wonderful time (all of the Sewanee bridesmaids did a toast with a theme of Sewanee angels, I thought it was pretty sweet if I do say so myself :)).

We woke up and very quickly the wedding festivities got started.  We went and got our hair done with the bride which was so much fun and very girly.  Then we immediately had to go to the church and get ready for the wedding and get pictures.  

Gini was so beautiful in her dress and the bridesmaid dresses and flowers looked so cute together.  I was a bit nervous walking down the aisle as this was the first time I was in a wedding...and I was the first one down the aisle which was a bit intimidating, it went well though!

Then we headed to the reception which was beautiful at the Decatur Courthouse.  We had a lovely dinner and then lots of dancing.  One of the highlights was dancing with one of Gini's little cousins - he was 6, he was so adorable!

After the wedding we headed into Atlanta and went out to a few bars, it was hysterical.  Everyone was looking at us since we all had matching dresses, at one bar someone asked if we were the wedding party they  had seen at the other bar!  We stayed up a little too late but it was worth it because I got to see lots of old friends that I hadn't caught up with in ages.

Soo all in all it was such a great weekend and now the bride and groom are off to Peru!  On Sunday I dragged one of my friends to Harry Potter so I will have to work on a recap of that tomorrow.  Now I have to begin catching up with life and getting myself back together, happy Tuesday!


  1. Such a pretty wedding! I just came across your blog, and cant wait to read more!

  2. Beautiful wedding! Hope the bars were fun =]

  3. Looks like a fun weekend.. it was such a pretty wedding!

  4. I can't believe you took Lizzie to Harry Potter!!