Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Wedding: Part 2

I promise we did more than eat but there does seem to be a good bit of that going on during this whole wedding week thing. That's because when you're in Nashville you simply HAVE to take advantage of the amazing food they have there. So, we did. But today's post is not just about super yummy food in a totally fun setting. It's also about family.

And it's about family because ours grew exponentially this past weekend and feeling all the feels from that is going to stay with me for...well, forever because you simply never stop feeling the love, support, encouragement, warmth, inclusion... from these people. They are good humans. Every single one of them.

Before we ate, we rehearsed. The weather held out but the humidity was annoying as all get out. No matter, we persevered.

When you have three sisters, they take up most of your bridesmaid space unless you want 15 bridesmaids so three sisters and two besties made up the bride's attendants (do we even say that anymore?)

There were tiny little rocks covering the paths which were horrid for those of us wearing open-toed shoes but fantastic for the kiddos and were a lifesaver during the actual ceremony the next day.


She wasn't the only one who had had enough. But we had to get everything just right because the bride is a bit of a perfectionist.


Y'all. See that girl in the middle? The officiant? I ADORE her! She's the BEST! I don't even have the words to tell y'all how I feel about this lady but you know how you get around someone who radiates more warmth and love and acceptance and positivity than you've ever felt ever? That's her.


Well, it seems he was on a mission but I'm not sure what that mission entailed. LOL Gotta love the pants tucked into his cowboy boots.


 Adorable nephew of the groom and I have donned him, Mr. Personality. Is he adorable or what?


The groom's parents rented out Puckett's in Franklin, TN for the rehearsal dinner and it was FABULOUS! Yes, it rained but not until we were all inside having the most fun ever!


I love the sign they hung up for the bride and groom!


The food was set up buffet-style and it was SO GOOD because it was SO SOUTHERN!


Here's a sample. Yep, all southern food so lots of carbs and I was in FOOD HEAVEN followed by a FOOD STUPOR. And the TEA! They do tea right at Puckett's. Oh, and there was COBBLER! And those chicken tenders? So juicy inside! I have to stop. I'm drooling on my keyboard. LOL


The man in the hat near the cake table? That's the groom's daddy. I'm not sure where his mom was at that point. Susie, where were you? The groom's parents are the sweetest, funniest and fun-est couple I've ever known. They love my girl like their own and I'm so grateful for them. It's not every day the two families come together and feel like one big family but we are blessed to say we have that with these folks. And this includes extended family and friends. 


See the gal on the bottom left corner? That's the bride's bestie and she's a nut! She's also the kind of bestie everyone should be so lucky to have in their lives. She's amazing! AND she has a singing voice that will blow you away! We love you, G!


Here's the bride with her Maw-Maw. That's my stepmom and the only grandmother on this side of heaven my girls have left. We're never letting her go.


And here's the groom's cake. Don't you love the topper? The bride found it on Etsy. When you marry a Georgia boy, you become a Georgia fan which is fine because we all love Georgia, too. 


The groom is full of funny.


I hope I'll finish the ceremony post tomorrow. It's a lot to put down and the words are not always easy for me to find when all of them want to come from my heart. But I'm working on it.

Let's all go eat now, ok? LOL
To be continued...


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