Under the 50 day mark

We are under 50 days, folks! Time continues to fly by as we inch closer and closer to our wedding day. We were showered with love again last weekend by LW’s Aunt Jill (and other amazing family & friends). shower3shower 7shower1shopwer 8We got big news on Tuesday that our bands have arrived and are waiting to be picked up! Very exciting (unfortunately, our schedules have been crazy and we haven’t gone yet) – but I’m sure they are just as beautiful as the day we picked them out and I know for certain that I can’t wait to put a ring on it!
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We now have our transportation booked for the wedding, shuttle for the guests, car for us. One more thing to check off the list! We are finishing up our invitations and writing lots of thank you notes these days. I had my Bachelorette party this past weekend in Charleston & Folly Beach.
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Happy Monday!

A Party for the Engaged!

This weekend, my sweet brother and his wife threw us an engagement party at their home in Charlotte. We were both completely overwhelmed with how many people showed up to celebrate with us and the amount of love surrounding us that night. We feel very fortunate and blessed to have these people in our lives. And we are so grateful to Brent & Kerah for opening their home to our family and friends for such an exciting evening!

Kerah, Brent, Groom + Bride
Kerah, Brent, Groom + Bride

My MOH was there to celebrate with us (and did a wonderful job with her MOH duties!)… and got us the most ADORABLE monogrammed gift! Also, our parents finally got to meet! We somehow had managed to not have that happen over the past 3.5+ years, but Saturday evening they got to chat and catch up on the past few years! Here I am with my mom and the groom’s mother and then with my MOH.
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Kerah’s sister and my Maw Maw made delicious desserts for everyone to enjoy and spirits flowed. I am smitten with the idea of “mini-desserts” and hope to include those at our wedding. I’m so glad they did this for us – it lets everyone try a bit of everything without being grossly full afterwards. The weather was perfect so we sat out by the firepit in JANUARY! Everything looked so adorable – it’s exactly what I would have planned if I had been involved. The most perfect engagement party ever!
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We loved spending time and celebrating with everyone. It’s so nice to feel so loved at this very exciting time in our lives. We are even more excited for our wedding to hurry up and get here now – it’s going to be THE.BEST.DAY.EVER!
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Southern Weddings

What better way to get ideas for my own southern wedding than to attend a Southern Weddings party? As a lover of love + weddings, I have been reading the blog for sometime and pinning away ideas.

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I jumped on the opportunity to attend their launch party with my best gals thinking it would be fun to mix & mingle with amazing local vendors!
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My girls and I road-tripped it to Chapel Hill and stayed at the Carolina Inn on Thursday night. Everyone wore their Sunday best to the party – although somehow Liz & I missed the “wear-all-black” memo. We were enchanted by the sweet potato bar, mini desserts and of course, the tower of Cheerwine!
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It was such a fun evening! And we got to meet one of the folks of Blueberry Fusion who had their photos featured in Southern Weddings. Hoping my soon to be sister-in-law will use their services when she and her beau get hitched! It was a fun little soiree to attend before a night of fun in downtown Chapel Hill with my very best friends (minus Amy, who I wish could have been there!). And on Friday we went bridesmaid dress and wedding gown shopping… because not only am I engaged but Mandy is too!
I think we found some real winners for the bridesmaid dresses but I’m still undecided on my gown. Although Mecklenburg Bridal just called to say they’re having a black Friday sale and it’s 15% off. I’m such a sucker for a sale!

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On this Thanksgiving week, I’d just like to say how thankful I am for such amazing and supportive friends and family. Feeling very lucky!

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P.S.  I promise not to watch any war movies in the week before the wedding!