Thursday, March 28, 2013

Emily gets hitched!

So back in December, my good friend, Emily got engaged.  Well, Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma'am, she proved that you can plan a wedding in under 4 months!

After repeatedly basically begging to be invited to the wedding (it was a S M A L L wedding with only family), Courtney, CJ, and myself planned the trip to the Homestead to witness this wonderful event.  So we left work early on Friday to get down for the rehearsal dinner, since it was only family and us three, we scored made props and got invited to all the wedding fun things (read: open bar!!!)

On the way to Hot Springs, VA, the beautiful mountains!

Well the plan was to arrive about an hour before the rehearsal dinner on Friday night so I could do Emily's hair (apparently she likes my work), but we got there but the kids were still out at the shooting range and by the time they got back to the room, it was time to head down for the rehearsal dinner anyway, so she just went with the hair as is (still super cute!)

Freakin' adorable couple!

So pretty!

The Girls at the Rehearsal Dinner!
Saturday morning we slept in and then enjoyed some breakfast in bed with the bride before the big evening!  We decided to get moving and walked around the property and into town before realizing that "town" is pretty much closed up for the season.  We made our way back to the hotel and Courtney, CJ, and I grabbed lunch and a swim in the indoor pool while Emily took a little nap.  Afterward we went to her makeup appointment with her and then I started on my job to get her hair done all up for the big day (whoops no pictures to post here but if you look closely you can see it below)!

Emily and her dad giving her away!

Exchanging Vows!

Mr. and Mrs. Carr

Us three single gals at the reception!

This is Courtney and myself when they called all the couples to join the new couple for the first dance.....NOTE all the empty tables, we were quite literally the ONLY people left at any of the tables!  Score one for the singles!

The newly married couple!

The cake!

Emily with all her siblings (aka the wedding party)

All in all, it was a great trip.  The homestead was beautiful and I can see why so many people love it there, but for the price, I doubt I will be going back anytime in the near future!!!  All the details came together beautifully and it was no surprise that Emily made a beautiful bride.  I have never been to a wedding quite so small in my life, but it had a wonderful appeal to it, you really get to know all the guests and family by the end of the weekend and it made for a very fun time!  After growing to love Emily and her family over the years, it was nice to meet and get to know Kevin's family over the weekend.  I hope all the best for the newlyweds in this new life together!

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