Happy Tuesday everyone!
As promised, I’ve got a massive photo recap to share from the wedding this weekend. Go ahead and grab a cup of coffee because this is going to be a long one! One of our absolute best, and dearest friends married the love of his life on Saturday, and we spent the weekend celebrating with close friends from college, getting to know both of their sweet families, and remembering why good friends like these are hard to come by and should be cherished.
We spent Friday night at the rehearsal (Adam was a groomsman) and rehearsal dinner, and got all gussied up for a nice dinner, speeches, and a sweet slideshow of the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. The dinner was at the Clinton Presidential Library in downtown Little Rock, in a room that overlooked the river and one of LR’s many bridges. Adam and I both somehow grew up the courage to say a few words before the night was over, and of course I may have almost cried. Could have seen that one coming from a mile away.
The wedding took place at a castle, literally, and was beautiful. But, it also happened to be pretttttty chilly, so we pretty much bundled up in our coats and hunkered down for a cold night! The ceremony was outside, right in front of the castle, and the reception was just behind the ceremony area under a large tent. The bride arrived to the ceremony on a horse-drawn carriage with her dad, and it was beautiful to say the least. I’ll never forget how happy the groom looked, and for the rest of the night the two of them were just beaming. Such little love-birds. Lucky for us, they are renting a house about a mile from our own house, so we will get to see them lots and lots!
After the send-off, a large group of us went to a restaurant/bar downtown and met the bride and groom for a sort of “after party” to finish out the night. It’s not very often that everyone you love the most is in town at the same time, and I so wish Adam and I had thought to do this after our wedding as well! We closed the place down, and sat around and laughed until 1:00 AM. Ah, nights like these make you wish they could happen every weekend and that no one had to go back home, leave town, or head back to work the next week. Can’t we just go back to college?
Here are my favorite photos from the night, as seen through my iPhone. I can’t WAIT to see the professional ones of Will and Lauren, I know they will be stunning!
To get to the wedding, we parked about a block away, and hopped in a buggy/carriage/cart (?) that would take us over to the castle. NBD.
Right when we walked up, we met up with Will and took some quick pictures before it got too dark. The 4 of us, plus another friend who couldn’t make it, were my core group and heart during my time at Harding. So many amazing memories with those 4 friends. Becca, Brooke (not pictured), and I all pledged the same social club (read: sorority) and both of them were actually bridesmaids in my wedding. Becca, in the plaid, drove all the way from Denver to be at the wedding, and we were so excited to catch up and all be together again! Brooke, we missed you so much!!! It’s crazy to think that as of next month, we will all be married!
The ceremony was short and sweet, and before we knew it they were married and ready to party!
Will showed off his beautiful bride as much as he could and it was adorable. We’ve never seen him so happy!
I’ve never seen Adam in a tux, so I coerced him into taking approximately 5,000 pictures to document the occasion. This may never happen again!
Look at that spin move. So charming!
Favorite picture from the evening. Frame worthy for sure. Isn’t Lauren’s dress amazing??
The grooms cake fit Will perfectly. He and Adam have been duck hunting buddies for a while, so I think even Adam was swooning over the duck theme. And it was delicious…chocolate on chocolate! I didn’t get a picture of the main cake, but it was gorgeous!
This moment might be one of the funniest from the night. The groom’s childhood best friend put on his aunt’s long fur coat and did a fabulous WOP. It was hil-arious.
They left under sparklers, which was of course, perfect.
This is the only picture I took late that night at the saucer, but it’s probably the cutest bar basement of them all.
And there you have it, folks!
When’s the last time you spent a weekend with a bunch of your best friends? You should make that happen soon.