I’ve been a bit absent this past week because my husband and I took a trip down to South Carolina for his best friend’s wedding and also to meet our new niece and nephew! It was a jam packed weekend filled with lots of family time and joy. The wedding was a quintessential Charleston wedding with shrimp and grits, a band equipped with a banjo and beautifully dressed Southerners.
I searched for months for a dress to wear to Clay and Lydia’s wedding and finally settled on a mauve Banana Republic dress, which I found it on super clearance in April. It was a cute dress, but the ruching and folds were a bit of a pain to keep in place, so I think if I ever wear it again, I’ll have it altered to keep all the details in place.
David was one of groomsmen in the wedding party, which is why he’s dressed up in a tux! I did my makeup very natural, and though I originally planned on doing a red lip, I didn’t have time at the hotel to pull it altogether. My sister-in-law lent me some of her jewelry including a necklace that belong to David’s grandmother.
The bride and groom are quite the stunning couple! Lydia wore a Grecian style one shoulder dress and looked absolutely gorgeous. Her hair was my favorite feature–I didn’t ask, but I’m pretty sure she had it in a chignon with gold feather side clip.
The whole evening from the runners on the tables to the exposed lights over the dance floors was like from out of a magazine. I was truly delightful from start to finish. This was my first Southern wedding, and I have to say it was definitely done right.
I neglected to take photos during the rest of the trip because I was enjoying my time hanging out with my sister-in-law and my brother-in-law and their new family. Though I babysat as a teenager, it has been quite some time since I’ve spent a long period of time with small children. Their twins are absolutely adorable and I loved every moment of my time with them.
So, what have you been up to lately? Did you have a good weekend? Have you ever been to a Southern wedding? Share your thoughts!