We kicked wedding weekend off in style! I picked up the Bride on Wednesday and we met Mom and Dad in Birmingham for dinner and some family time. That night Mrs. Jan came up to the room to put together the Welcome Baskets since some guests would start arriving the next day!
Welcome basket assembly line
Thursday was a great, relaxing day. We spent the afternoon getting last minute errands done and sat down to pamper ourselves. We had to get those nails done! That night, as guests started arriving to town, we all met for a yummy dinner at Jim 'N Nicks.
Getting our nails done
Friday really got things kicked in high gear! We started the day with the Bridesmaids Luncheon. Belinda hosted the wonderful event at Galley & Garden and the food was amazing! It was a perfect way to begin celebrating Carrie for the weekend.
Belinda decorated our room at the restaurant so pretty!
The Bride and her Bridesmaids (and a flower girl)
Me and Carrie
The ladies of the family
Mom, Carrie and Me
RoRo and Morgan
Belinda surprised Morgan and Emma Kate with bridesmaids dresses for Sara and Kara. She had them made from the extra fabric from Emma Kate's dress so they matched perfectly!
Later that night we all gathered at the church to begin the Rehearsal. The church was just beautiful! And the minister was great. With no shenanigans we got through quickly!
Practice Practice Practice!
Those beautiful bridesmaids
Macie hanging out with Belinda and Lauren
Finally it was ready to eat! We all drove from the church to the Rehearsal Dinner at the Southern Museum of Flight. Bobby chose the location for his love of planes and aviation. It was perfect! We all got to check out the planes on display before dinner. The little kids (and many of the big kids) loved climbing in and out of some of the planes! Dinner was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the evening. After many toasts (this is one loved couple), it was back to the hotel to get ready for the big day!
Everything looked amazing! Mrs. Jan really did a wonderful job!
Our happy couple
Family picture. Thanks RoRo for the girls beautiful dresses!
The groom and his boys
Erin, Carrie, Sarah and Me
My sweet girls loved exploring
Another set of sweet sisters: Aunt Sue and Grandma
Daddy photo bombing the girls in the plane
Morgan and Emma Kate
Mom and Dad- happy parents of the Bride!
Who loved the food the most? That would be Macie. She ate it all!
Toasting the couple