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weekend happenings via instagrams

This weekend was a busy and EXCITING weekend – one that has been long anticipated! My best friend Nia and Austin got married! They are now in Argentina for 2 weeks celebrating their honeymoon. Check out some of her beautiful bridal portraits here by the talented Amanda/sister of the groom at Studio 310 Photography. Also check out the impressive (if I do say so myself) flash mob performed by the entire wedding party.

I spent a little time adding some personal touches to their wedding gift by stamping onto the paper gift bag and replacing an ugly purple ribbon handle with some braided hemp.

On Thursday evening I made my way up to Reedy Creek to help with pre-wedding preparations. Basically their entire wedding was DIY, so there was lots to do. Most of Friday was spent picking wildflowers and arranging bouquets and other flower decor. Saturday morning all the girls walked around the Lexington BBQ Festival (one of Nia’s favorite events that is always on the to-do list every October. this year it just happened to fall on her wedding day).

After spending the afternoon getting ready all the ladies went to the fields by Nia’s house to take wedding photos. Hannah snapped a few quick shots with my phone while we posed and posed and posed for the real photographer.

Hannah also snapped a few shots of everyone goofing around in the fields while Nia had some fabulous photos taken of just her (she was the bride after all). For example, Kacie and Jera practicing sweet dance moves.

And then I snapped a few casual shots of Hannah. Always looking so fashionable!

Check out these white boots Nia has on. A nice touch to the rest of her all white wardrobe!

Part of our bridesmaid gift from Nia was a too cute J.Crew cardigan adorned with vintage clip on earrings and wooden hangers personalized with each girls’ name. The sweaters came in handy later in the evening when it got quite cold.

Everyone ate, laughed, smiled, socialized, and danced the night away until Austin and Nia sped off into the night in Jerry’s prized possession – his Corvette. I was so happy David was able to join in the festivities!

The whirlwind weekend was concluded with a WOLFPACK WIN and a PANTHERS WIN. David and I got to watch the Panthers vs. Redskins and were joined by Amanda (one of my college roomies) and her husband Matthew.

Sunday was such a beautiful day and we were lucky to have nice deep blue skies!

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2 responses

  1. Jennie

    Looks like you had a FUN and busy weekend. Can’t wait to see pictures of the wedding. Nia was a beautiful bride. To top it off State and the Panthers stepped up and WON!!!

    October 25, 2011 at 6:35 am

  2. Sarah

    What awesome weekend!!!!! Can’t wait to see more pics from the wedding. GO PACK!

    October 25, 2011 at 10:55 am

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