We’re officially Mr. and Mrs.! We had a fantastic week leading up to the most amazing wedding. We feel incredibly fortunate to have so many awesome friends and family in our lives that contributed to such an unforgettable week. And this blog post is dedicated to recapping this joyous celebration!
Family and friends started arriving a week in advance of the big day, many staying with us on the farm, in our guest rooms, or camping in the yard.
On Thursday all the ladies headed to Margaritaville on Pensacola Beach for a bachelorette party! We got some sun, decorated margarita and tiki glasses, played some games, had some drinks and ate dinner at Crabs We Got ‘Em.
It was so great getting to spend the day and night with my long lost friends who all traveled so far to celebrate with me. I have such great friends! So great that I woke up looking like this.
On Friday we did a rehearsal and had a dinner for everyone that had arrived at that point.
We also had a unicorn pinata for the kids!
And rounded out the night with s’mores!
And then, the big day had finally arrived! We got all set up!
The fathers picked up the cake from the Milton Quality Bakery.
My sweet little niece Penny and I picked wildflowers from out in the fields and put them together into bouquets for myself and the bridesmaids. Karen helped Matt with the final touches on his outfit.
And when everything was all set, Matt waited for me under the live oaks.
My walk down the “aisle” was preceded by my stunning bridesmaid, Cindy, gorgeous sister and matron-of-honor, Jen, handsome ring bearers, Sam and Max, and beautiful flower girls Evie, Penny, Cadence and Leah.
Then we said our I do’s and made it official!
Next we took some pictures!
Then Matt and I danced our first dance to Etta James “At Last”.
And we all ate, drank and were merry!
Oh, and there was cake!
And shots, and games!
And let’s not forget the entertainment!
And as the sun set, and much more beer, wine and liquor was consumed, karaoke began. But perhaps it’s best if that isn’t documented via pictures. Evie won the award for staying in her wedding attire the longest, flower crown, boots and all!
The day was everything we dreamed it would be! Thank you to all our family and friends who traveled great distances to celebrate with us!
Next up: our roadtrip honeymoon! We’ll be visiting Helen Keller’s home in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, attending the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, eating dinner at the Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina, and lastly staying at the Marshall House in Savannah, Georgia. We’ll post again when we’re back on the old homestead!