Anyways, the weekend started out on Thursday evening. We checked into the Georgian Terrace downtown and walked about a half block to the rehearsal dinner at Baronda. It was an amazing meal, and there were many beautiful toasts to Tracey and Brian.
|Me, Tracey, and Erin (with bebe)|
Ben had to work on Friday, but I on the other hand was a Lady of Leisure. I think I slept in until about 8:30 which was amazing in and of itself. Then I ate breakfast in bed while watching Kelly Ripa, and then eventually got started getting dressed for the day.
I did have a bit of a Marilyn Monroe moment with my dress blowing up outside the GT hotel on the way to lunch, but other than that it was a wonderful day. Tracey and her mother hosted a luncheon at Mary Mac's Tea Room -- which was oh so southern and went along perfectly with the theme of her weekend! (Oh and also, the food? Its faaaaaabuuulous) I regrettably don't have any pictures from the luncheon as there was one main camera (everyone knows the rule, right? defer to the nicest camera!) and I didn't want to be that annoying person pulling out my own camera and saying "oh wait ... smile once again, ladies".
After the luncheon, we headed over to the church for the rehearsal. It was quick and easy, and then we all headed back to the hotel for a little break before the Welcome Party. I chose to take a nap with my time. It was glorious.
Friday night, the Welcome Party, hosted by Tracey's parents, was at Livingston Restaurant and Bar right in the Georgian Terrace. Another perfect evening, accompanied with good food and wine!
Saturday started somewhat early, but was such an enjoyable day all-around. The bridesmaids all got to spend the day with T in the bridal suite getting our hair and makeup done, which was so relaxing and fun. After we were ready, we had pictures all around the Georgian Terrace which are going to probably turn out amazing. She had the most awesome photographer.
We zipped over to the church just a little bit before people were due to arrive, which was great because we didn't have so much time to sit around and wait. Here are a few pictures from right before the ceremony!
Most of the pictures were completed prior to the ceremony, so we all got to head right back over to the Georgian Terrace for the cocktail hour followed by the reception.
Do you see what I mean about every single detail being perfectly planned out? This was a glimpse of the table setting.
I also found someone eating his salad! When I inquired what was wrong with him he responded "I couldn't not eat that bacon!"
After dinner, the reception turned into quite the party, complete with T + B sunglasses! (Such a fun touch). There is a rumor floating around out there that her band was Squirrel Nut Zipper, but I stand corrected .... they COVERED a SNZ song, they aren't SNZ. Regardless, they are awesome and here are some pictures to prove just how much fun everyone had.
|Me + Mom|
|love this picture taken by the famous Melody-razzi|
|Me, Tracey, Ben|
|T + B (and do you notice her adorable reception dress??!! So fun)|
Such a fun weekend, Tracey and Brian! Congratulations!!