We are back from my sister and Justin’s wedding in Charlotte, NC. Every detail was perfect: the bagpipes, my dad rolling a golf ball as he walked my sister across the putting green, my dad and sister singing Rocky Top as a duet, Sienna dancing for 4 hours straight! I am not going to even post photos from the ceremony or reception until Ash Little’s are ready….mine won’t even do it justice. But I thought I’d post some photos from the days before right up to zipping the dress!
Here are all the gift bags and welcome baskets my sister and Justin made:
A stack of flip-flops for the bridesmaids so we wouldn’t have to wear our heels at the reception:
Justin’s sister Jenny made all of the jewelry for the bridesmaids….
…..and this Swarovski Crystal and pearl bracelet for Perry on her wedding day. Isn’t it amazing?
Thousands of golf tees for everyone…..
Perry’s shoes and part of her veil:
Sienna playing “pool” with her soon-to-be Uncle Justin:
Perry with the guys bowling at Strike City. We had the VIP room with 4 lanes and our own bar which made it SO much fun! My dad and Justin’s dad are on the bottom right.
I finally got a chance to meet my 4-month-old nephew Cameron (my brother’s son):
The rehearsal was COLD. Here are the ring bearers Ethan and Brady (Justin’s nephews) and Sienna practicing:
Sienna and my matching dresses worked out great! Here we are with Brett and Perry at the rehearsal dinner at Duke Mansion. My sister made the most amazing video for us all to watch with video clips and photos from the years.
Perry and my brother Swen. Sienna kept trying to sneak up the stairs.
Judy, Justin’s mother, used flowers from her friend’s farm for the rehearsal dinner arrangements.
My mom and dad at the rehearsal. Justin was telling how he had to track my dad down at a golf tournament to ask for Perry’s hand in marriage…..and finally found him in China…..but my dad corrected him that it was actually Australia. Whatever….it was STILL far!!!
Sienna getting her hair curled on the day of the wedding:
I took a photo of the photographers Ash and Harrison. I’m sure they’ll cringe at the quality of the photo. Aren’t they handsome?! They did the most amazing job…..everywhere I turned the whole day they were right there.
A gift from my Aunt Sharon to the couple. The photo is of our great-grandmother Mabel (Marjorie’s mother) and the carving set is over a 100 years old and belonged to an woman named Marie Ammon that lived on Hermitage Court for years who had no children. My grandfather’s aunt used to own a large white mansion on Hermitage Court long ago….it is now a nursing home.
Sienna gave Aunt Perry a little gift before she walked down the aisle. A necklace from Hip Mom Jewelry with Perry’s new initials on it. The tag had a little diamond inset. Thanks Ann! She loved it! I added the ring charm that I had bought for my wedding years ago.
Helping Perry zip up the dress (she’ll love that I posted a photo of her in mid-sentence):
Sienna being SO patient with her cousin Cameron before the ceremony:
Right before walking down the aisle….Perry loves Diet Coke as much as I do!
More to come soon! I’ve only been gone a week but it feels like forever! I already miss my family in NC though….and the following fast food:
Chic-Fil-A: Ate there TWO times
Bojangles: Ate there THREE times
Jersey Mikes: Ate there TWO times