Wedding Part VI: The Final Post

Remember all those posts leading up to my sister’s wedding?

Wedding Part I:
Making the ring pillow, starting the flower girl dress
Wedding Part II: My grandfather’s book, my wedding, heirlooms, THE phone call
Wedding Part III: Sewing the rehearsal dresses, engagement photo shoot preview
Wedding Part IV: Finishing the flower girl dress, more engagement photos
Wedding Part V: Handmade jewelry, gift and favor bags, flip-flops and golf tees, fast food

Well, I finally have the photos from my sister’s wedding! Ash Little did an amazing job (check out his commentary on his blog here). The ceremony and reception took place at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC where we grew up playing golf, swimming and celebrating every holiday and birthday. My favorite photo from the wedding……Perry swinging Boo around on the dance floor:

Before the Ceremony

Boo getting her hair done at Carmen Carmen. See the ballet dancers from the Nutcracker in the background? They entertained her the whole time!

She won’t even let me brush her hair….but she sat perfectly still to get her “flower girl” look!

Perry’s dress was SO beautiful…..and tiny……I probably could have fit ONE leg in it:

Attaching the veil:

Justin’s sister Jenny clasping the bracelet she made Perry:

Putting on Sienna’s jewelry that Jenny made:

Hide and seek:

Watching all the guests arrive:

Almost time to walk down the aisle!

Meanwhile the guys were getting ready:

Here is Justin’s dad entertaining the groomsmen with one of his card tricks:

Justin and the guys playing pool before the wedding:

The Ceremony

Sienna walked with me down the aisle….carrying pretzels in her basket:

One of my favorite photos:

Instead of walking up the aisle… dad brought Perry from the front and over the putting green (where my sister started golfing at the age of 3). Here he is reaching into his pocket for a golf ball which he rolled across the green… almost went in:

My dad is a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews…..and one day wants his ashes walked over the Swilcan Bridge and thrown into the Road Hole Bunker…..bagpipes were required:

The vows:

The Reception

Mr. Lil Blue Boo and Boo sharing a father/daughter dance:

Boo danced the entire night as the center of attention:

Perry and Justin sharing a moment:

If you’ve never met us all….then you might not know that everyone in our family is a ham:

My sister and I are the loudest and craziest:

….and we like to drag everyone into our fun:

My dad started the train:

Perry and my dad surprised everyone by singing Rocky Top:

My brother doing the robot to Rocky Top….he’s quite the comedian:

The Details

Perry, Justin, my mother and Tim Bagwell (the family interior designer) did an amazing job putting everything together. They did everything themselves…..from putting together the centerpieces and flowers, to printing all the paper goods etc.

All the tall centerpieces were made using branches spray painted gold. Tea lights and flowers were added.

The “sweet” table: Perry spray painted different hat boxes she picked up at discount stores a robin’s egg blue and collected jars and bowls of different heights and styles.

Favor bags for the cookies and candy….decorated with the wedding logo (Emily Ley Paper designed the wedding monogram and my sister used it to print up all her labels, programs, etc):

The End of the Night

Telling my sister what to expect on her wedding night….LOL!!!

And they live happily ever after!


  1. Kristan says

    Gorgeous! Wow, I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried, they're all such lovely photos, looks like an amazing wedding! You all looked lovely!!

  2. Shelly K says

    Looks like a blast! Couldn't pick a much more perfect setting!
    (is it normal for people to have "family interior designers?". Up here there is like one design firm in our city…)

  3. Lovely Little Nest says

    Oh my goodness, all of those pictures are so beautiful!! The first one is definitely my favorite :)

  4. Ashley says

    Thanks everyone! Shelly….LOL…. Tim is an interior designer….we just refer to him as our "family" interior designer because he decorates for my parents but he helps all the kids out as well….and of course he does the weddings too.

  5. Christine C. says

    Oh my gosh these are the most beautiful wedding photos I think I've ever seen! The one of your sister swinging your daughter around the dance floor reminded me of that seen in "You've Got Mail" where Meg Ryan is remembering her mom dancing with her! Looks like you have a special family! Congrats to your sister!

    Thank you for your blog! I'm learning to sew and you've helped me so much!

  6. Skooks says

    Wow. What a beautiful wedding. The excellent photography catches the fun and romance of the whole day. Boo is adorable, as always. :)

  7. TheVirginiaHouse says

    So, so pretty! I love your hair. If I wasn't already happily married then I would feel inspired to plan another wedding. Great pictures. Is "Perry" a nickname? I really like it.

  8. Jo Archer says

    What beautiful photos. The one of your daughter and sister dancing and looking out of the window are stunning. It looked like a great day.

  9. Jen says

    amazing!!!!! These pictures are beautiful, candid and so very real! What an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing them…can't even pick a favorite one, they are all wonderful.

  10. Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: says

    Everything about that wedding is just gorgeous!! Your sister looked beyond stunning!

  11. Mommafo says

    Oh! I got goosebumps so many times going through those pictures. It makes me want to lose 50 pounds and get married again!!! lol :) Your sister was the image of a perfect bride. The veil, the dress, everything is so beautiful. Boo looked precious, and that picture of her gazing up to you while holding your hand brought tears to my eyes. I'm just blown away. The pictures are FANTASTIC. Wow.

  12. dana says

    Totally gorgeous, all of it. This post made me smile! Thanks for posting these Ashley!
    love your flipflops w/ the dress. I'm totally the same :)

  13. Ashley says

    Thanks everyone for such nice comments! It was definitely a wedding to remember!

    Jordan, the dress was one my sister just ordered off the internet….it was AMAZING in person as well. It was a great price too. It was by Mori Lee, the Blue line.

  14. Sonya says

    I love weddings and these pictures are gorgeous! I hope the couple lives happily ever after!