September 25, 2012

Wedding Weekend Basics

We ended up the week last week with a little post detailing cake tasting for our own wedding, but our actual weekend centered completely around the events of my best friend, Emily's, wedding. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding (you might remember Emily and her now husband, J, from the trip we took to Asheville over the summer). Today I wanted to round up a few of my favorite shots I was able to snap with the phone throughout the weekend.

Friday was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Saturday we spent the day getting ready before the wedding — it was all of us girls in the wedding and we had the chance to just take our time and take in how special this day and our time together was:

Getting hair and makeup done professionally always feels so fancy! This is Adele, Emily's best friend from college and someone I've also loved getting the chance to know over the past few years. You might remember these same ladies from my quick Bachelorette and Birthday weekend trip for Emily in Miami this summer.

This shot of Emily and her older sister peeking out the window of the room where we were getting ready as guests were arriving is my favorite of all the shots I got that day:

There were so many little details getting ready — here were a few of my favorites:

The shoes:

These shoes have a cute story. A family member gave Emily a six pence that had been worn in the shoes of their weddings for good luck. I had never heard this before, but evidently the rhyme "something borrowed, something blue" goes like this:

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a six pence in the shoe...

Maybe one of you knows the actual saying and can let us all in on what we've been missing. In any case, I loved the idea of hiding the six pence in the shoe for the wedding.

These were the earrings Emily gifted each of us bridesmaids — aren't they beautiful? She got them on Etsy!


Wild Turkey minis...self explanatory?  :)

Check out Emily's dress:

It was a short dress — and she is one of the only people I know who could pull it off flawlessly.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the reception:

Those leather suspenders on Jay are also from Etsy!

This is a shot of Tim and I with Emily and her brother, Key, who is also a great friend of ours. Tim and Key could watch and talk sports for hours on end — it's a good fit all around.

The cake — it was all chocolate under there:

Em & J:

Most of the groomsmen — J had 7 groomsmen and Emily had 3 bridesmaids, it was a lot of fun:

While the weekend centered around celebrating Emily and J, I told Tim how I felt like I was able to go on a couple fun and long date nights with him throughout it all. We even had a few cute new shots of the two of us:


I'm always partial to shots of Tim and I together. It's funny because we take easily upwards of 300 photos per week of various things we're doing and things we see, but rarely get good shots of the two of us together. Because of this, when we do, I really cherish them.

Now that the business of the weekend has wound down, it's been fun looking back over all the pics and remembering all the little things we forgot to take in during the blur of it all. I'm really looking forward to seeing the pics from the wedding photographer to get to see the shots of the actual ceremony and all the other details we missed!


  1. Lovely photos! She is a beautiful bride and her dress is pretty amazing.

    Congrats to the happy couple!

    1. Aww thanks Monica she was even more stunning in person!

  2. Looks like such a beautiful wedding! Absolutely love the earrings she gifted you all... super cute... And it's so refreshing to see bridemaids dresses that are attractive and flattering, you all lucked out! ;) Love that white cake, it's just beautiful!

    1. Everything was done to the nines at this wedding and we were so happy to be a part of everything!


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