Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Becoming the Hedgspeths

This weekend we were honored to be a part of some of our best friends' wedding!! Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, I will just let the pictures I took tell the story. Congrats Jay and Claire!!

The girls kicked off the wedding weekend on Friday at the Bridesmaids Luncheon.

Beautiful wreath on at the Bridesmaids Luncheon at the Women's Club

Sweet hostesses

Bridesmaids and attendants

Lake girls!
Sara, Me, Ann Carter, Claire, Hannah, Emily, Ellen

Lake Mamas
 That evening, we attended the rehearsal at 1st United Methodist and then went to the rehearsal dinner at the Country Club.
Me and Lauren at the rehearsal dinner

Laughing at all of the sweet toasts. Seriously, EVERYONE got up and said something. It was so sweet and precious. Even Forrest and I gave a toast off the cuff!

They sang a cute song for Claire. "Happy Wedding", to the tune of "Mr. Sand Man"

Forrest's groomsmen gift--personalized cuff links!
Jay had an embarrassing pic of each groomsmen on a projector and called them up to roast them before giving them their gift. It was hilarious!

After the wonderful dinner. Seriously it was the BEST rehearsal dinner ever! Great food,  toasts, drinks, the works!

We love you Jay and Claire! And yes, we take credit for setting you up!
 On Saturday while the guys golfed, the girls got pampered at The Avenue Spa.
A group of ladies threw a spa day party for the bridesmaids! We got our nails and toes done, PLUS a massage! They also provided breakfast and lunch AND gave us a little goodie bag of wedding day essentials!! It was so much fun!
 Then, it was off to the church for pictures!!
The beautiful bride getting her pictures taken. She used the photographer from my wedding, Catherine Cousins. 

Our dresses had boning in them so once we got them on, we couldn't bend to put on our shoes!

Isn't she lovely????

Me and my sweet husband. Can't believe it has been 3 years since we got married!

Claire's dress was SO beautiful!

We had a great time hanging out in the parlor before the wedding. This was after we did a perfect rendition of Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"

Ready to head down the aisle!
Yes I look just like my sister in this pic--she did my hair and make up just like she does her own. 

Getting the bride back in her dress--it's almost time!!!
 After a sweet wedding (Jay teared up when she came down the aisle--Husband, you owe me 10 bucks) and an amazing send off to O Happy Day, we headed to the reception at the Gadsden Country Club.
Wreaths on the doors at the club

Enormous wedding cake

Not only did they serve Yellow Hammers in personalized cups just like at Gallettes, but they also had the most amazing belinis!

We loved hanging out with the Pucketts! Isn't Lauren's dress amazing???

Julie, Farrah and I getting our grub on!


Toasting each other!

Book Club girlfriends
Kelly, Farrah, Kelli, Holly, and Me

The boys lifted (and threw) Jay when the band played "Magic Carpet Ride"
Fraternity days die hard

Of course Jay got up and sang! It was so cute!
The actual band was really great too!

After they left, we went to Tom and Frances' for the after party. I could only make it for a little while--I was SO exhausted! This is me and my sweet friend Katie! Katie, Claire, and I are all sorority sisters who married fraternity brothers. 


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