Vivace, one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Charlotte. It had rained
earlier in the week so I was happy that it was sunny, but it was also crazy
windy that day! We had a private chef’s table in the back of the restaurant where we
sipped on bubbly and talked about all things wedding. I gave my bridesmaids their
gifts as well. I wish I would’ve taken a photo of everything I got them in true blogger fashion, but I just never got a chance to. In their bags were robes from Plum Pretty Sugar (so adorable!), champagne glasses that said “Champs Drink Champs” as well
as champagne bubble candy, earrings from J.Crew, a sequined hanger, and a
our things up to the room for the next day. Luckily my planner Courtney picked
up my dress from the boutique and dropped it off to my room- lifesaver! All of
a sudden it was time for the rehearsal and all I could think was, “Is this
really happening?!” The ceremony area was all set up with chairs and everyone
loved the space. We did a few walkthroughs with our wedding coordinators and just crossed our fingers that we’d get it right the
next day. Picking out a little white dress was also fun and I went with a white & gold embroidered Lilly Pulitzer dress because it truly made me feel like a real bride!
party! We held our rehearsal dinner at Napa on Providence and it was SO much
fun. Their private room is gorgeous and my bridesmaids came a little early to
add some finishing touches like florals on the tables and the cute “Mr. &
this process. From looking at venues to tastings to making a giant spreadsheet
and attempting to keep me on budget,
he was great. Of course the week leading up to the wedding was filled with
last minute to-do’s so he helped make the slideshow for the rehearsal. It was a
hit and featured baby pictures (of course!) as well photos of us throughout our
relationship and with our family and wedding party.
Ryan is really into watches and bought himself a Panerai after we sold a ring
that we won from the Diamond Dash scavenger hunt about 6 months after we started dating. He
was SO excited about getting this watch and it is still one of his favorites so
it was only fitting that he have an edible timepiece that said “Time to get
hitched.” He absolutely loved it and it was SO delicious (we thoroughly enjoyed it even a week after our honeymoon!). A big thank you to Wow Factor Cakes for making such an amazing cake!
great time to catch up with out of town guests that weren’t at the rehearsal
dinner and I highly recommend doing this if you’re planning a wedding. I gave
myself a curfew and me & my girls were out of there by 9:30 and headed to
the hotel to get ready for bed. So. Much. Excitement!
I’m still waiting on the USB of all our wedding photos and as soon as I get them, you can expect to see many more wedding posts on these “wedding Wednesdays!” We truly had such an amazing team to help us as well as our friends & family and we couldn’t have asked for a better start of our marriage. Stay tuned!