Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Florida Wedding Weekend!

We are back from a beautiful long weekend in Florida! My best friend, roommate and sorority sister from college got married and the wedding festivities could not have been more perfect!
We arrived on Thursday afternoon so I could spend some time with my family before the wedding events began. Also, the kids did surprisingly well on both flights (despite delays) so I feel they deserve a shout out for good behavior.
Within seconds of hugging Grandma and Grandpa (G&G) this little fishy was begging to go swimming in the pool. In typical fashion G&G had purchased one of every pool toy from the store for the kiddos so they were in absolute paradise for the weekend.
Uncle Ian was so pumped to see the kiddos.
 And so was my bestie Shannon.
Moments before bedtime Grandma surprised Caroline with an early birthday cake. They won't be able to make it to her upcoming birthday party but still wanted to have a little celebration with presents and dessert. Of course this meant the kiddos went to bed waaaaaaaaay later than normal but it was totally worth the few extra hours of high pitched squeals from tornado-Caroline. 
Caroline loved all of her presents but her absolute favorite gift from G&G was the Toddler Cosmetics Set. Oh my goodness, Caroline is SO in to my makeup these days so this gift totally stole the show. In second place was a new set of Chef Cookware for her kitchen.
On Friday morning Lindsey, Ryan and Jackson arrived and joined in on the fun for the rest of the weekend while I was off doing wedding things.
It was a crazy, loud weekend at G&G's house but my parents were just so dang happy to have all their grandbabies under one roof. And we were all very thankful to have dad HOME for this visit instead of the hospital. I don't think he stopped smiling all weekend.
 Aunt Lindsey & Uncle Ryan with all the babies!
For real, is there anything cuter than babies in a sink tub? No. The answer is no.
Meanwhile, back in wedding land I was busy having the best time with the girls. On Friday morning we got manicures and pedicures, lunched together at Prato, rehearsed for the big day and then celebrated with dinner at Cask & Larder.
It was so nice to be able to break away with Matt both evenings for fun wedding events too. On Friday night we had such a great time at the rehearsal dinner.
Bright and early on Saturday the wedding prep was in full force! May surprised us all with the sweetest rompers to wear while we got ready.
 Such a stunning bridey!
{the dress}
It took three of us to put her veil in...backwards. Oops. She was the most chill bride of all time though and wasn't even phased when we announced to her that we needed to fix it seconds before we walked down the aisle.
Such a beauty.

Finally married (after dating for longer than a decade)!

The wedding venue was unreal - right on the water with the most gorgeous sunset.
And there is almost a full can of Big Sexy Hair Spray in my hair.
One of my favorite wedding details was the place settings. Each seat had a picture of the guest with the bride and groom. I loved it. The photo for our seats was from the time May and Justin came to visit us and we went hiking (post here).
The perfect finale to a great weekend!
(May promises to send more wedding detail pictures as she receives them from her talented photographer so stay tuned for an update to this post)



  1. Looks like such a wonderful weekend - time with family & friends is priceless!! You looked stunning, as always!

  2. Love following your blog! You look so stunning!!! Where is your dress from in the pics of you and kiddos by the pool? Love the bright colors!!!

  3. What an amazing weekend!!! All of the cousins together are so adorable!! Jackson and Thomas look so alike! That was so sweet of your parents to have a mini birthday celebration for Caroline :) The wedding looks beautiful! Random - her photographer is one of my co-workers good friends!

  4. You look gorgeous! Love the pink dress you wore to the rehearsal!

  5. Looks like such a wonderful weekend and WOW that wedding location was gorgeous! :)

  6. Oh my goodness, the littles are so adorable. And, what a gorgeous wedding!

  7. i love the detail of the pictures at each place setting! and where is your rehearsal dinner dress from? i love it!

  8. Looks like y'all had a wonderful weekend away.

  9. I just have to reiterate how very much I LOVE that pink dress that you wore for the rehearsal. I was swooning over it on IG. So gorg! Glad you guys had a fun time, and were able to spend some time with your family too, including your dad. I know seeing you all must have done him a world of good. Those pictures of all three kiddos just make my heart melt. Thomas and your sister's son actually look so much alike - at least in the pictures - so it is almost hard to tell them apart in photos!!!:)

  10. Your happiness just radiated through the pictures. You have the sweetest smile!

    So glad that your Dad was able to be HOME. I'm sure this past weekend was everything he hoped for!

  11. What beautiful wedding! Such a fun weekend! You look gorgeous and the kiddos are as cute as ever! Yes to babies in a sink!!!

  12. I was so happy to see your dad in your snapchat with Caroline last week! I will continue to pray for you all. Looks like you had a great weekend!

  13. oh my goodness looks like such a fun weekend! your hair is awesome! and that romper, so SWEET!! But most importantly makes me so happy to see your dad smiling and looking well. I continue to pray for him.

  14. A weekend FULL of love ... and you look gorgeous as always!

  15. What an awesome weekend!! & your dad looks good! I hope he is doing better!?

  16. What a special weekend away and gorgeous wedding! x

  17. All of these pictures are amazing! The family pictures are so precious and I'm sure will be treasured for a long time. Could the kids have posed any cuter? It's like they knew, haha! Your rompers were darling!

  18. Thomas is totally side-eyeing that beer choice...lol!!! The wedding looked beautiful! Love the place cards!!!! That's darling!! You look AMAZING in that pink dress!!


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