My Best Friend's Wedding...Recap

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Finally, I have had time to detox my body from this weekend’s fun wedding festivities and after a grueling morning workout and too many cups of coffee, I am back in business and ready to give you the full recap that so many have been requesting… and yes, my apologies upfront for the length of this post, however I wanted to share each and every single detail with my lovely blogging friends and this is a COMPLETE picture post so you can see all the details!
And So It Begins...
Thursday afternoon, Jeff and I packed up the car and headed to Knoxville to kick things off with the Alcorn’s. Bob and Marie {Meg’s parents} hosted a small dinner for close friends and immediate family and we were happy to get to see everyone and get the party started! That night, we headed to Downtown Grill and had a few cocktails before Meg and I headed to bed early since we had so much to do starting Friday morning.
The Car Loaded Down
P.S. have I mentioned I love having girls-only sleepovers with my friends before weddings?? So much fun and we get to talk all about our excitedness—definitely a must!
My Driver and Favorite Travel Partner
Thumbs Up for Weddings {Rachel, this is for you!}

Friday, Meg and I walked to the downtown YMCA to get our last workout in, and then headed to get ready for the Bridesmaids Luncheon which was held at a small boutique restaurant called Echo… wow, so much fun!! We had mimosas and different courses of tastings including appetizers, soups, and salads, and then had a chocolate trifle mousse for dessert=everything was wonderful and if you’re in K-town, you must check this place out!
Meg at the Restaurant Awaiting her Ladies!

Meg's Aunt, MeMaw, and Aaron's Mom Ginger
Our Waiter, Claude
Me and the Guest of Honor!
Meg's Godmother Nancy, Meg, and Meg's Mom Marie
Some of Meg's Ktown Bridesmaids: Michelle, Taylor, and Sarah
Just the Three of Us ;) Bev, Meg, and Me

She then let us open our gifts, which included wood jewelry boxes {love it!}, flip flops to match our bridesmaid dresses so we could dance the night away at the reception, earrings and a bracelet to wear on wedding day, handwritten cards, and then she got both of her MOH’s—Mary and I—pearl earrings with small diamonds in them, which are gorgeous! So sweet of her to get us such thoughtful presents…

All the Ladies!
Me and Mrs. Gray--Love You!!
After lunch, we headed to Sequoyah Nails to get our final gift…pedicures! After all my recent running, my poor feet were in desperate need of some TLC and it was great just to relax with all the girls!
That afternoon, we slipped into our rehearsal attire and headed to the church to have the final run-through, which was a complete success! We followed our orders, got the ceremony down pat, and we were out of there to meet their guests at L&N Station for the rehearsal dinner.
The Grogeous Church!

Rachel, Bev, and Hurt
Me and Meg with her LOVELY Bow Bouquet I Made
Me and Best Friend
The Happy Couple
And Getting Sassy Mocking my Infamous Pose
After we indulged in too much food and drinks, some of us from the wedding party stood up to say a few words about Meg and Aaron and gave lots of cheers to a successful marriage… then it was off to socialize with everyone and a fun night out with great friends!
Candice and Adam at Dinner
The Grays
Jen and Will--LOVE THEM!!
Adorable Parents!! Oh wait, they're mine--haha
Wahoo for LOADS of Pics
Me and the Parents
And Me and My Hot Date
The Millers
Candice and Me
Do You See a Small Resemblance?
My Gals and Me
I Just Love Him ;)
Adam Trying to Get His Frat Points for the Night
Me and the Girl of the Night! Doesn't She Look AMAZING??
My Little Family
Bev is Going to KILL me for Posting This--hehe
This is When is Got CRAZY! Pretzels and Cheese Dip GALORE
Cami and Brian--woohoo!!! Lady with a Baby Out on the Town!!!
Coach Lawson and My Broadway
Love My Girl
Saturday morning, Meg and I slept in until 9AM—yes, you heard me right!! That seems really late to both of us so we were thankful to get some real sleep for a change, even though we were both giddy with excitement. We ate breakfast, finished last minute details that needed to be wrapped up, and then headed to Barnes and Barnes Salon in Market Square to get our hair done and her makeup applied… a few hours later, we looked great and headed back to get our dresses to head to the church!

Once we got to 2nd Presbyterian, all of the bridesmaids got dressed and helped Meg with her gorgeous wedding day ensemble… all of her “something” items as well as her sixpence and waited for the small summer rain shower to blow over before we went outside to take pictures. Then it was go time! We lined up in the bridal processional and got the ceremony into full effect—and just like that, Aaron and Meg were pronounced husband and wife!!
Meg and Hurt
The ceremony was beautiful… a great message by the pastor, a gorgeous rendition solo of The Lord’s Prayer, and Candice’s and Rachel’s readings were perfect! Afterwards, we took the rest of the full bridal party portraits and then headed to the trolley for some champagne and trouble mug game playing—which, by the way, is SO MUCH FUN!
Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses!
The Pretty Bride!!
All of Our Beautiful Bouquets
Drinking Time With the Boys!
Soooo Happy!!!
Once we arrived at the Knoxville Museum of Art for the reception, we were all introduced and got the real party started! Meg and Aaron danced to “You are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontague for their first song, which was adorable and so heartfelt. You could tell they were elated they were finally husband and wife and were on top of the world… then they cut their cakes {soooo tasty} and basically the rest of the night we all spent dancing and singing our hearts out on stage to one of the best wedding bands EVER!!!
Candice, Jamie {the next bride-to-be} and Me
Laura and Me
Someone's Fiance Took FULL Advantage of the Open Bar =) haha
The Grunkes and Us--LOVE IT!
Dance Stage Party!!
Me and Mr. Graves--Amber, where were you????
Me and the Smallwoods!!!
Me and My New Nashvillian Mrs. Walker
Me with the Alcorns--My Other Family!!
Me and Price!!!
Ms. Joan {Bev's Mom} and Me
Dancing the Night Away!
Get Low!
The Best Pic of My Life... No Words Needed =)
Definitely a perfect night with great memories celebrating my favorite couple!! What a whirlwind weekend and I know Meg and Aaron had the PERFECT day... now they are off in the Riviera Maya enjoying a wonderfully relaxing and well deserved honeymoon!!!


  1. Gorgeous pictures! I love the bridesmaids dresses!

  2. Looks like you all had a great time. Congrats to your friends! Beautiful wedding!

  3. What designer are the bridesmaid dresses from? I love them!

  4. Looked like a fun weekend! You looked adorable in all your photos! Love your outfits!

  5. Aw love them all! Sounds like a very fun but still relaxing weekend with no bumps in the road! :) Those dresses were beautiful and I love the trolley pictures!

  6. Love the bridesmaids dresses! Beautiful wedding and looked like loads of fun!

  7. Looks like a great wedding!! Loved all the pictures

  8. The trolley is such a cute idea :)

    I love the bridesmaids dresses - Very pretty color.

    Every one looks great! Congrats to your best friend :)

  9. i feel like i was actually at the wedding after all the pictures! :) great post and you'll loove having all of this as a memory! everybody looks great and it looks like an awesome time! and congrats!

  10. She looks beautiful in her wedding dress...looks like it was an amazing night!

    Love your rehearsal dinner dress! Where did you get it?!