Happy Wedding Wednesday!! The time has finally come for me to share our wedding details with you all and I couldn’t be more excited to relive the weekend. It was pure bliss and people aren’t kidding when they say it’s the best day ever. There will be plenty to share from the actual wedding (seriously… prepare yourselves, folks) but today I’m going to recap our pre-wedding events- the bridal luncheon and rehearsal dinner so let’s jump right in!
I hosted a bridal luncheon for my bridesmaids and moms at 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 handwritten note.
After lunch I had to check into The Westin and get some of 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!
Once we knew where we had to be, it was time to start the 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. & Mrs.” banner.