Always Take Time to Eat Good Food and Celebrate

6.20.2012

I wish I was the kind of person that could be quick and to the point, but since I'm not, y'all should prepare yourselves in knowing this is one of at least three recap posts from this past weekend.

I would say sorry, but this was an amazing weekend, so no apologies :)

Brittany's bridal luncheon took place on Friday at one of the most beautiful homes I have ever been to.  It was a custom built house sitting on 35 acres of land, and was complete with horses, dogs and a goat.  In short, it was amazing.

I wish I would have taken more pictures, but it still wouldn't have done this place justice.  I didn't even  feel like I was in North Carolina anymore, much less right outside of Winston-Salem. The only thing that made me feel a little off was this...


You could definitely tell this had once been attached to a body and therefore, was slightly disconcerting.

The luncheon was also the first time that all of the bridesmaids have had a chance to be together with Brittany, so that was really special.



Lunch was from this amazing cafe, The Carving Board. If you're ever in Winston and hungry, I recommend this place for sure.  It was yummy and I couldn't help but get seconds at least a couple of times.


After lunch, we got to partake in a little southern tradition called the Charm Cake.  I have heard of these before, but never have actually "participated" in one.


It's a fun way for the bride-to-be to give a sweet, meaningful token to her bridesmaids. It was fun to see what everyone got and to hear the reasons she picked the charms she did.  The cake was positively delicious, but after the equally delicious lunch, I couldn't even finish half of a piece.  You should know, for me not to finish cake is a really big deal because I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas.

So obviously after eating multiple second helpings and cake, the next item on the agenda was to put on bathing suites.

Ask me if I took my cover-up off...

Regardless, it was so great to just relax poolside and enjoy each others company before having to go get pretty for the rehearsal.
a relaxed beautiful bride to be
one of our bridesmaids gifts! 
And regardless of how relaxing the pool can be, you always need a bit of entertainment...

Amy showing off her diving skills
Next up, the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner aka the dinner where everyone shed at least one tear.

I wish I was kidding.

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6 i love your comments!:

Erica said...

Wow, that dive is increadible! I can't believe you were actually able to capture that on film. Mad photography skills for sure :)

Daisy said...

What a great time of life. It's so special to be able to share these memories with our friends. You ladies are beautiful. I have a wedding I'm coming out in 3 weeks. So this makes more excited :)

Karm said...

Wow that a great bridal shower... I will be headed to one this weekend... tonight we're having a last minute bridal party mtg. I am stoked to see the ladies.
That charm cake... I need to google that.

Adrienne said...

What a great recap! I love wedding weekends! I can't wait to see more!

southerngraduate said...

I've never heard of a Charm Cake, but love the idea! It's definitely going to go on my "someday eventually to do" list. It sounds like a wonderful trip so far; can't wait to hear about the rest!

momto8blog said...

looks like a fabulous place! wow! the you guys all look fabulous too! lucky you! have fun!!!
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