Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wedding Fun Vol. 1

Hey Y'all!

One of my favorite parts of the wedding weekend was simply seeing my best friends.

Maggie & Regan threw a Bachelorette/Lingerie Party all-in-one since everyone was from out of town! We did that Thursday night. 

I think my favorite part of the weekend was Thursday night - Regan had invited everyone to stay the night at her house but only 5 of us stayed! It was Elizabeth, Regan, Maggie, Paige & me... (you'll put a face with a name after this post- this ladies are VIP to know). It was so much fun - lots of catching up & girl talk! I think having that time with them really calmed me down a lot! I am so thankful for them creating that special girl time for me! 

Instead of rambling, I'll do what I know you readers want.... & that is post photographs! 

The Thursday before the wedding we ventured over to the courthouse to get our Wedding Certificate! 

This was taken Thursday night after everyone else had left. We used our Mustache straws :)

1. Julie: friend from High School and now that we are 15 hours apart we've only gotten closer!
2. Maggie: Maid of Honor - planner of the night's festivities!
3. Yours Truly.
4. Elizabeth: my pretend younger sister
5. Amanda: my REAL sister

Paige! One of my best friends from college. She's a brilliant beauty!

My Big Sis Maris - Marissa! When I was younger she would take care of me when my parents were out of town which is where she got her name! I'm so happy to still have our friendship!

Maggie threw a beach themed Lingerie shower since we were going to Jamaica! It was SUPER cute!

All the girls chatting!

My real sister and my other sister! Sasha teaches across the hall from my Mom. Sasha is another pretend sister - we love her!

Exhaused, maybe?

My sister is seriously the hostess! She opened her home to all of John's groomsmen so that they could crash there after their Bachelor party. Most of his friend are Yankees from the North so she had Arkansas cookies made and had "Cheers Y'all" napkins & cups and every kind of southern food she could think of! Southern hostesses really do it right!
Bridesmaids - except Amanda!

The girls of the wedding party.

Sweetest guy on the planet! & my Bow-Quet!


John had an incredible group of groomsmen!

My Grandmother! 

One of the sweetest people on the face of the planet, my aunt Ria! She's my role model!

This girl gets an award for SISTER of the YEAR!

She is married, has a job, & two children, but that did not stop her from making my weekend incredible. She was at EVERY single activity, including coming into my hotel room at night just to help me relax and have girl time. She would drop ANYthing to do anything to be helpful! It meant a lot because she could've had several legit excuses to not be there-- but no! She planned for months ahead of time to make sure and dedicate that weekend to John & me - now THAT is what a super-star sister/bridesmaid does! I'm so fortunate for her example!

My dad "Bo Bo" & Baby Bo! My twins!

The most fantastic group of kids - ever! They made my weekend!

Maid of Honor & Best Man! Maggie & Theo were over the top helpful and such a blessing to have as a part of our wedding. I really, truthfully don't know what it would've been like without these two!

See Amy, to the right with the black maxi? She is my sister's sister in law and I am forever indebted to her! Her hardwork & dedication MADE that wedding happen. 

See that woman to the left, that's Margo. She and Amy worked together to coordinate our wedding. She's my mom's best friend and like Amy, we couldn't have done it without her. I can never repay these two for the things they've done for me/us.

At Mermaid's in Fayetteville, AR for Rehearsal Dinner

My neices/nephews/nieces-in-law LOVE John! It makes me happy - their opinion of John is HIGHLY regarded in my family!

Maggie, the ultimate Best Friend. I swear it. This entire past year would have been terribly depressing without her!

Cutie Bridesmaids! I <3 Y'all FOREVER!

I'm telling ya, my friends are ca-ute!

Reason #3,209 I married this guy: he makes me laugh ALL the time. And I THINK I'M THE FUNNY ONE! 

My sweet Dezi-girl!

Harry (my nephew) & Samia (my cousin)! Harry was an adorable boyish mess all weekend and ALL it did was bring laughter and personality to our wedding! I can't wait until he's in HS and can watch the video... we may use it for blackmail! And Samia, she's the most well-mannered, sweet gal I've ever met! She's SUCH a little lady! 

His face makes me melt.

Mom, Dad, Tessa, Caroline, Amanda:) Love this crew!

Harry hanging with the boys... and GK doing the same. 

My cousin Mickey! He's about the sweetest guy! 

My sister-in-law, Tessa! People think we more like sisters than sister in laws!

Paige, my own little Legally Blonde... but BETTER! 

My Aunt & Uncle from California! I'm so happy they made my wedding a priority even thought they live the farthest away!

My time spent with my Aunt Joycie before the wedding was so special! We shopped until we drop the weekend before the wedding! And ate lots of good food... anything i wanted to do - she wanted to do! 

Back at the hotel after the Rehearsal Dinner.... with a room full of gals things get a little crazy!

Bridal Brunch photos will be posted soon!



  1. Okay, so I really want to move close to you and hang with all these ladies. I cannot wait to see the wedding.

  2. Love the pic of you and me- you make me so proud! Yeah

  3. Pretty accurate synopsis, I must admit.

  4. omg, totally obsessed with your heart sunnies. Looks like everyone had a blast. Fabulous post, love! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

  5. Awww you have such a great (and BEAUTIFUL!) group of friends who helped make your wedding amazing! That is truly one of the best things about having a wedding, having all of your loved ones at the same place at the same time there to support you. I know that was my favorite part. Can't wait to see pics from the big day!

  6. Ahh, LOVING the picture overload!! You are so CUTE! Looks like everything and everyone was perfect and your wedding was amazing! Can't wait for more pics to come!! Congrats to the happy couple!!

  7. oh my goodness!!! gorgeous overload!! look at all of you beautiful makes me want to just pull myself together, throw on some wedges and comehave a glass of champagne with you girls! i loved all the pics : thanks for sharing :

  8. Love this recap! You have amazing people in you life! You are truly blessed!

  9. Those funny pictures of you and John are AWESOME! It's fun to see your silly side!

    All of the pictures are so cute! I can't wait to see the wedding photos.

  10. Wow! Your wedding party was huge! Your pre-wedding stuff looked like so much fun :) Congrats on 1 month!

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    Fort Bragg this summer(surprising as we weren't due to PCS for another year)
    fort bragg pcs


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