Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The day of the rehearsal dinner Marta, Cathy, Polly, Marta's friend Valerie, Valerie's daughter Kate, and Cydney joined me for some pampering and lunch. We got manis and pedis, sipped mimosas, and then ate at a neat place next door to the spa.

It was great because I know if I was left alone all day, I would have been going stir crazy. I was so ready for everything to be there!

Thanks for helping me calm down ladies!

MINI crisis

The DAY before the rehearsal dinner, the place where we were to get married AND have our rehearsal called to say that they had booked the venue for the night of the rehearsal for another wedding! I was a nervous wreck! However, our wedding party was great and came in for a rehearsal the Thursday before!

Our flower girl, ringbearer, and dog carrier :)

Eliza Grace and Elliott LOVED the fountain. I am certain they are going to be married one day. :)

Our moms

Not an Artist!

The Wednesday before the wedding, Tom's sister, Laura signed us all up for a paint party at Buckley's Lunchbox. Basically you just bring whatever food and/or drinks you want and the instructor teaches you step by step how to paint a certain picture. I am definitely not an artist but it was so much fun! The girls brought me a tiara to wear. Below is me with my MOH, Julie.

Tom's sisters, Linda and Laura

More sisters, Marta and Cathy

Tom's niece, Sarah was in town and got to come too! I am actually closer to her age than Tom's! (7 versus 8 years)

I think everyone had a good time!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bridesmaid Luncheon

The weekend before the wedding I also held a bridesmaid luncheon for my lovely ladies. It is bittersweet to write this post now as the tea room it was held has actually burned down since. It was held at Anna Renae's Tea Room in Oakland, where I am from. The house had been around since the 1800s. It burned down in December and they still don't know the cause. However, I am so grateful I was able to have my luncheon there. Everything was decorated so perfect. One wall was painted to look like a old time street and the storefronts.

Even EG's (niece Eliza Grace) high chair was too cute!

All of my bridesmaids were there along with some of Tom's family from out of town and our mothers.

These are the cute bags I gave everyone and the gifts for the flower girls.

It was such a wonderful day with all of my closest friends and family!

Long Lost Blog?

Ok, so I didn't blog for a while because I didn't know if I should go back to blog about certain things or just start writing from the present...and well, then days turned into months and now I'm 7 months behind! Since I decided to write this blog as a mini-scrapbook for myself, I am going to go back and write about certain events that took place in the seven months so that I can remember.

First event I am going to write about is a wedding shower that my cousin Pattie, cousin Debbie and aunt Sandy threw for me at my grandmother Be's house. It was the weekend before the wedding and mainly just a way for my extended family to meet Tom's family. Pattie outdid herself on the decor. I thought it was soo cute. Everything matched the wedding colors. The food was yummy too!

Pattie also got some sort of dessert from a pastry shop in Jackson that was delicious and beautiful!

Below is my mom, me and my grandmother, Be.

Below are the shower hosts, my cousins Pattie and Debbie.

My sister-in -law Emily and me...

Pattie also had a "quiz" on info for me and Tom. Below are some the shower guests working hard...:)

I remember that Marta, Tom's sister, won. However, after looking at the picture below, it looks like she was cheating (in the pink)! :)

Finally, I opened MANY MANY wonderful presents. It was a great Sunday afternoon!