Nothing like recapping a wedding EXACTLY one month late. Better late than never, right!?
This past month has been crazy busy and I'm not going to make excuses for not blogging. I just wasn't feeling it. And I can't decide how long I'll stick around in blog world BUT for now, I'll keep on keepin' on....
On November 23, my cousin and his bride tied the knot. The weekend was so much stinking fun. All of our family and friends were together again and this time Tyler and I weren't the center of attention so we could enjoy the weekend!
Mom and I drove up to Spartanburg on Friday, November 22 to drop off the hotel welcome bags at the Marriott before guests arrive. Then my cousin Adam and his wife Stacey and I decorated the hospitality room all afternoon. It is so much fun hanging out with them and we laughed so much. Family is the best.
How awesome is this cotton and peanut grooms cake!!! The red velvet cake pops were to tie for too!
Only people shot I got at the rehearsal- Tyler and my mom
Gorgeous table- Jack Brantley is the most talented caterer in the state!
After that we had the bridesmaid luncheon which was so sweet and pink! We played a game where you wrapped string around your finger and talked about the bride as you wrapped the string- I took a pretty long piece and got teary again, but I luckily repeated what was said in my toast the night before. Betsy's bridesmaids were so so sweet! Brunch was delicious and everyone was in such good spirits!
Bride and future mother-in-law
Grandmothers (mine is on the left)
During the game
Saturday afternoon my aunt (mother of the groom) and my cousin (ok cousin's wife but we're past that) and I hung out in my aunt's room to get our hair and makeup done. It was so relaxing and fun to just chill out with my family that I don't get to spend much time with anymore.
Then it was time for the wedding! Stacey and I handed out programs which was fun because we knew EVERYONE on the groom's side since we are family. I got lots of hugs of people that I missed talking to on my own wedding day. I also cried during the wedding (shocker) and had a huge grin on my face. I was so excited to get another GIRL in the family!
The reception was held at the perfect venue! Betsy had it perfectly decorated- lots of cotton, southern touches, flowers, and old family pictures! We danced the night away and the band was so much fun! They did a fun Jersey Boys set for my aunt (her favorite) and then got dressed up like women for "Don't ya wish your girlfriend was hot like me" which almost had me in tears from laughing so hard!
LOVE this pic!
Friends!! Recognize Caroline and Kendall? They were my bridesmaids!
I just love this couple. They attend my church and are like family. Mr. Ed just overcame a liver transplant and when I saw them dancing at the reception I just had to snap a picture. Mrs. Jane did all of the calligraphy for our wedding invitations to pass the time when he was sick!
Bride and mom
THIS was hilarious!
I'd say this sums us up. Stewart is always looking out for me and is like my big brother! I was probably about to cry and he told me to stop or something!
My aunt and uncle- seriously how adorable!
Off they go! Jamaica bound!
Don't you love my uncle's Chevy?! This is a family jewel :)
So there's the wedding recap! It was a fun, fun weekend and I want to do it all over again!
Love you Stew and Bets!