Monday, July 18, 2011

Wade and Sarah's Richmond Wedding

We're back from Richmond, Virginia where we traveled to celebrate Brad's cousin Wade, and his new wife Sarah's wedding!
What fun and what great weather it turned out to be.
The high was in the mid-80's versus the oppressive heat the East Coast has been having the past few weeks.

We got in on Friday and were lucky enough to be invited to the rehearsal dinner.
Here we are beforehand at our hotel, the historic boutique hotel, Linden Row Inn.
 The dinner was at the Capital Ale House.  Very cool place.
 The groom's parents were super generous and invited over 75-people to the dinner!
 The happy couple, Wade and Sarah.
Can't you tell Brad and Wade are related?
I think they could pass as brothers.
 The bride's extended family is from both Germany and England so there were a TON..TON of people who traveled long distances.
Here's just one table of them.
 Brad and his Aunt Becky and Aunt Barbara.  Sisters of my FIL.
 One of my favorite parts of the dinner was a traditional German song that Sarah's aunts sang to her.
 I'm not sure what it said but they all circled her and sang.
Pretty neat.
Come to find out, Sarah's Mom is a blogger too!
She's the one you see right behind her in this photo.
Check out her blog here.
She does a great job.
 The next day, we ventured out to do some shopping and a little bit of sightseeing in Richmond before the wedding. 
More on that tomorrow.
Here Robyn and I are at the church before the ceremony.
 Very cool church with great history. Including this story that includes a black visitor to the church right after the Civil War and Robert E. Lee.
 No pictures during the ceremony, giving that it was in a church.
Here's one afterwards by the trolley the wedding party took to the Capitol to take pictures.
Funny story, once it got to the Capitol, it broke down.  They had to send a bus to get everyone to the reception.
 The reception site.
Right next to our hotel.
 Another one of my favorite parts about the wedding.
Wade and Sarah enjoy cooking together so they put together a book of their favorite recipes as their party favors.
 Yummy Southern food everywhere!
 Mashed potato bar!
To die for! I had a second helping!
 Photo Booth!
 First Dance!
 Gorgeous cake!
Love the topper and the lace!
 The bride.
Loved her hair and dress!
 Wade is all about Converse and both he, and Sarah changed into a pair for the reception.
His black, hers purple.
 I adore this picture of Robyn and Jeff(BIL/SIL).
 Wade's Dad and sister.
 And.. the farewell.
My camera wasn't fast enough to get them coming through the banner.
 A few friends of the bride and groom.
It's one of my favorites from the weekend.
Love the guy blowing bubbles!
Congrats Wade and Sarah!
Thanks for making us part of your special day!


I Do Declare said...

Love the recipe books! Love the dress you wore - saucey!!!

Annie said...

Wow, looks like a great wedding! Love all the southern food, cookbooks and photo booth!

Carly Anne said...

Looks like a fantastic event - I love your dress!

donatelli98 said...

Looks like so much fun! You all have been to a ton of weddings lately!

April of Smidge Of This said...

Dee, your blue dress is INSANELY gorgeous!

Monica said...

I LOVE the recipe book idea. That's so neat and different. Looks like such a fantastic weekend. Glad you got out of the heat.

The Jones Family said...

Looks like a fun event!

Unknown said...

love love love it all! - photobooths are a MUST!

~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Unknown said...

Love that recipe book idea! Looks like lots of fun!

The Soladay Family said...

Recipe book. Great idea!

You are looking pretty sassy in that blue dress!

starnes family said...

Been missing your blog!

Love your cocktail dresses. Yall are always dressed to the nines!

Recipe books? Precious.

Nikki said...

va va va voom! You have the cutest dresses, I swear!

The Lenzers said...

i seriously have not been to a wedding in so long! you look amazing!!! please take me shopping one day

carolyn said...

Hey Dee- Thanks for stopping by! Wasn't the weekend just fantastic? They couldn't be any sweeter together.

I wish we had had a chance to chat- we should have talked blogs!! I'm following you now too-


Unknown said...

Wow, what a great wedding! You looked fantastic as well as the beautiful bride. I love the cookbook favor and am always a sucker for mashed potato bar!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great wedding. Loved their book. Neat idea.