Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Smith Wedding Weekend!

Warning: this post is full of pictures.
This weekend we went to Wilmington to celebrate the wedding of our two friends, Katie and Austin! 

I met Katie the summer before our junior year of high school when she moved to Wilmington. Austin and I met a little over a year later when Katie and I were seniors. Jared and Austin have been friends since their freshman year at NC State when they lived in the same dorm. Phew so knowing two people for nearly 8 years and seeing them tie the knot was absolutely amazing!  

It was a truly beautiful wedding. Katie was stunning and Austin did not stop smiling the whole day. Such a special event and so happy we were able to celebrate with them this whole weekend! 

Rehearsal Dinner 

The rehearsal dinner was at Bluewater Grill on Wrightsville Beach. The Smith family did an incredible job hosting the event and Mrs. Susan really out did herself decorating the space. The evening was a fantastic start to the weekend. 
How perfect is this table set up? 
Hillman giving his part time party time man speech
Hillman and Jared with the soon to be groom Austin
Sister of the groom, Michele 
After the rehearsal dinner we headed to Banks Channel to continue celebrating. So wonderful to catch up with friends that we haven't seen in a while.
Mrs. Paula Boddie
Sweet Virginia
Jared's Best Man, Chris Chinn, all the way from St. Louis 

Wedding Day

Katie and Austin were married at the Kenan Chapel in Landfall. This little chapel did not need much decorating because it was beautiful in itself. Perfect setting for an intimate ceremony.
The reception was at the Surf Club on Wrightsville Beach. This was my first time attending a wedding reception here and it was amazing. The details that went into this location were simple, clean, and thoughtful. 
A table set up with postcards so that guests could write their wishes for the new couple!
These will be sent to them after the wedding/when they return from the honeymoon
Too adorable!  
The gifts and cards table
Wouldn't be complete without their co-monogram.
In love! 
Maid of Honor (Blair Thomas) and Best Man (Kent Smith)! 
Introduced for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Smith!!
First dance, Father-Daughter, and Mother-Son
Cutting the delicious and gorgeous cake!
I love that you can see both moms in the reflection
Getting the garter! 
Sparkler send off!
Katie and Austin left in a vintage Rolls-Royce

Post Wedding Festivities 

After the wedding a few of the guests traveled to Cameo 1900 in Lumina Station. Definitely a different scene then the usual beach bars we head to while in town. Still loads of fun to spend so much time with friends we don't see that often! 
The boys
The ladies
Two of my favorite men with my future hubby 
Love these gals so much! 
Typical shenanigans with Chinn
Got to wake up to this beautiful view on Sunday morning!
Just a perfect ending to an awesome weekend
The wedding weekend was total perfection if you asked me! We can't thank you enough Katie and Austin for including us in your special day! Hope you both enjoy a fabulous and relaxing honeymoon in Antigua :) 

As for us, we are still wedding planning in full force and still have much to do...
And as of Sunday we officially have...

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