Today is National Girlfriend’s Day. In honor of that I am sharing the lovely photos of some of my best girlfriends from the morning of my wedding. These girls made the trek from California, across the country to Virginia so that I could get married in the church where 8 generations of women in my family have been married before me. You can see more posts here: Rustic Southern Wedding – The History, Rustic Southern Wedding – Food & Drinks, Rustic Southern Wedding – California Meets the South, Thankful for my Mother, & Thankful for my Mother in Law.
“There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little better.”
We stayed at the stunning Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia in a lovely suite with a loft. The night before the wedding we slipped over to the cozy hotel library & bar for some girl scout themed martinis and a yummy cheese plate. It was so relaxing & so much fun to be together. I’m so grateful that we had that opportunity!
We lingered over breakfast in our room as the lovely ladies from Avenue 42 came to us for hair & makeup. They were a lot of fun to work with & made the morning feel so glamorous!
The girls got ready in button up shirts that were lace trimmed & embroidered by my mom!
The morning was all about little touches. As I added my family pearls to my outfit, I gifted my bridesmaids their own set of pearl earrings & pearl necklaces with long ivory bows.
The theme of little bows continued from necklace to shoes!
I can’t thank these lovely ladies enough for being by my side on such a special occasion and all that they did to support me. I am so grateful to have them in my life and feel so lucky to have had these cherished moments!
Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.
How will you be celebrating your girlfriend’s tomorrow?
This Mother’s Day I am thankful for all of the wonderful mothers in my life. I am so grateful to have a wonderful mom, mother in law, grandmother, and grandmother in law. In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing some of my favorite photos of my Mother in Law and Grandmother in Law from […]
Today I want to take a moment to thank my mom for all that she has done for me over the years. There is a story called I’ll Love You Forever by Roger Knapp that my mom used to always read to me as a child. The story follows a mother and her child as […]
Tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary! I can’t believe how time has just flown by. We’ve both changed jobs, been on some exciting travel adventures, and grown so much closer. If you’re interested in our Engagement Story or details on our wedding you can check out my posts on Food, Southern Meets California, the History, […]
As promised, here is the second half of our engagement photos! Once again, thank you so much to JCPage Photographers for these gorgeous photos. After our lovely Sonoma picnic, we headed into town to hang out in some of our favorite spots. Sonoma is such a darling small town. If you have a chance to […]
On Monday I shared our engagement story in honor of our engagement anniversary! I can’t believe that it’s been two years. We got engaged at a picnic in beautiful Sonoma, so that is the first place we headed for our engagement. Thank you so much to the amazing JC Page Photography for these stunning photos! […]
This is the final post of my three part series on our wedding in honor of our 1 year anniversary this Sunday. You can check out my previous posts on the history and the food and drinks. For this final part I wanted to share how we incorporated our two cultures in all of the […]
For those of you who are visiting Sweet Tea Sweetie for the first time, welcome! I am doing a 3 part series on our wedding in honor of our 1 year anniversary on March 29th then I will get back to delicious recipes. Check out last week’s post on the history we incorporated. For those […]
Ben & I got married on March 29, 2014. In honor of our upcoming 1 year anniversary (!!!!!) I am doing a series on our gorgeous wedding! Huge thank you to Rebecca Keeling for the amazing photos. When Ben and I started looking for a wedding venue, we were really looking for somewhere that would […]