Whirlwind Weekend... Graduation + Wedding + Shower= FUN!

Monday, May 16, 2011

my poor suitcase finally gets to unload itself after 3 weekends of back-to-back travelling... atlanta, chicago, and knoxville trips were amazing and so much fun, though i am happy to say the next time this lady packs will be for her honeymoon to antigua--has a nice ring to it i think! here is the official play-by-play of the weekend activities... {and yes, get ready for picture overload--we were in prime picture taking moods this time around!}

friday morning, we ventured to knoxville early to get ready for my cousin's graduation extravaganza... what a great ceremony!! our family was so proud of ms. lauren and her big accomplishment and had a wonderful time celebrating such a big chapter in her life.  saturday, we attended lauren's graduation lunch for our family at sequoyah grille...great food and a great time with everyone closest to her. we relaxed, ate yummy food, and she got to opening her gifts!!
 luncheon at sequoyah grille! me with gran and papa
 jeff and i with our newest UT grad in the family!!
that afternoon, we headed to bev's mother-in-law's house for some afternoon sun time...the 1st time ive been able to layout this year and it was nice just to chat with the ladies and spend some time vegging in the sunshine! then we headed back to bev's house to get everyone ready for joanna and rhett's wedding...lucky for all of us, the stormy weather moved out that afternoon and it was blue skies for their gorgeous outside ceremony at hunter valley farm...love it!
that night, we danced the night away, indulged in AMAZING food--yes, they even had fried chicken--and most certainly drank like we were in college all over again. such a great wedding honoring two incredible people...they are in for a happy life together and we wish them all the best!!
the gorgeous ceremony location
 tables at the reception...i heart the burlap!!
 me and my gals!
 we're next big boy!! woop woop
 he sure loves his chicken!!
 the happy couple and their big entrance
 me and my broadway
 cutting the cake--so gorgeous!!
 stinky cheese--haha!!
 jeff taking bev for a twirl!!
 me and the beautiful bride!
 party time on the dance floor
 look under her dress for the garter and instead she ICED rhett--LOVE IT
 i'm a clepto apparently...stealing the valet's shades and a
wine glass from the reception--oops
after the reception was over, we all gathered up our taxis and headed to the bar...to the 2nd new tin roof in knox which was SO MUCH FUN! and yes, we even managed to sneak in some backseat photoshoot action as well not to mention late night taco bell was in order to commemorate the night's festivities.
fun back at the house...cabs are here!!
 love this picture
 best pic of the night!
 the new mr. and mrs. came to join in the tin roof action, too!!
sunday, we were up and at it early again to get ready for my final bridal shower hosted by my soon to be sister-in-law. we had brunch at la costa in market square with margaritas and it was so much fun to catch-up with everyone...such a great celebration with some very important ladies!! i felt very blessed and happy that everyone was able to come since we had so many other events going on this weekend ;)
opening presents
 me with my girls -- happy heart
 OXOX
then it was time to head home...i was pooped and ready to relax at home--so much to say that i sat myself on the couch, caught up on all my favorite TV shows, and indulged in my sunday evening routine of devouring ice cream--heaven on earth i tell you. now back to monday's craziness and tackling more at work...have a great one friends!

- 26 Comments

  1. You could not be any cuter... I love those two over the shoulder dresses... can I raid your closet? ;) So glad you had a good weekend, and girl, you have been busy! But life is good... I am so happy for you!

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  2. You had a great weekend! Love your dresses!

    www.ilovecafemoka.blogspot.com

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  3. Fabulous pictures!!! Love it.

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  4. I went to a wedding where the bride iced the groom! Too funny. Also, love that beautiful green dress you are wearing!

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  5. You have the cutest dresses!! Where do you shop?! And your pictures just made me 10x more excited for the wedding I'm going to soon! Happy Monday! Virginia

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  6. I must know where you got the adorable one-strap green dress!

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  7. I love all your dresses! Your whole look is super cute. Sounds like you had a fun/busy weekend, glad you got to unwind with tv shows and icecream afterwards (thats my fav thing too!)

    Kristin

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  8. So much fun!

    That green dress is beautiful on you:)

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  9. Looks like you had so much fun! You look so beautiful-ready to be a bride!

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  10. Joanna looks so pretty! Cute pics from the weekend :) See you soon friend!!!

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  11. You totally are rocking the one shoulder dresses! Love the green one best! :)

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  12. So fun! Definitely love the green dress. :)

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  13. What a FUN weekend! You are so cute and I love all of your dresses!!

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  14. ok I LOVE that your friend iced her husband when he went to get the garter. That's hysterical! ((& dangit I wish I would have been that clever!!))

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  15. love love love that green dress :)Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

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  16. I need that last picture of the 4 of us. Email please! Love you

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  17. You ladies all look gorgeous!!

    Is this the same dress(on your friend, second from left) you wore to Steeple Chase a couple years ago?? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bz7EWLnjZf0/TdGRFpuo56I/AAAAAAAAJBY/Pq91bYDD_Hw/s400/knoxville+fun+205.jpg

    I am so in love with that dress!! If either of you ever want to get rid of it, let me know, I will buy it ;)

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  18. i'm OBSESSED with that green dress! where is it from?? i loveeee it! you look so skinny minny too! cannot wait till you post pics from your wedding! xoxo

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  19. Huge fan of the black and white dress you wore at the wedding. Girlfriend, you are teeny tiny!

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  20. That looks like a great weekend-- I can't wait for when all my friends start getting married. I love the dress you wore to the wedding!

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  21. Looks like you had a great weekend! I love busy weekends, but there is something great about being home after so much traveling. Love the pictures, too!!

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  22. It looks like you had an amazing weekend! You sure are a busy girl! :) ps. I love the green dress!

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