Monday, August 25, 2014

Charlotte's SEC Kickoff Party 2014

It's one of my favorite times of the year!!!
The kickoff to college football week!!

The LSU Tigers take on Wisconsin this weekend in the season opener and Shelby and I will be decked out in our purple and gold!
In anticipation of football season the alumni groups for all the SEC teams here in Charlotte get together and throw a big tailgate kickoff party.
Aside from the LSU crawfish boil, it has turned into one of our favorite events to attend every year.

This year we had planned to take Shelby again but it just so happened that my parents were in town with my niece and offered to babysit and let us go sans kid.
It worked out well because it was super hot and the party is outside.

Despite the heat we had a pre-party cocktail at one of Charlotte's hottest new rooftop restaurants, Fahrenheit.
Super cool and we can't wait to go back for dinner.
The view is amazing!!
 Afterwards we made our way over to the Montford area and Park Lanes for the SEC Kickoff.
The LSU group had everything decked out.
This is such a great event because we see all sorts of friends from other schools.
Including Jr. League friend and morning anchor at WBTV, Christine Nelson and weather woman, Ashley Beatty.
 We also ran into Brad's cousin and VOL fan and alumni, Katie.
Remember, we went to her wedding back in May up in Virginia.
 We spent a majority of our night with our favs, Sara and her husband Thom and our friends Katie and Josh(not pictured).
Giving we rarely go out sans Shelby we made the most out of it and even took Uber home.
Good times for all, I'm ready for some football!!!
 Are you?
Geaux Tigers!!


donna said...

So fun! We can't wait for the first season opener. Also, excited that college football hall of fame just moved to Atlanta. We've been to the one in South Bend and it was neat. I heard the new one in Atlanta, is awesome and has a lot of technology built in feature.

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

Beat the Badgers!!! I am also so excited for football. I love the pic of you with Brad (purple dress).

starnes family said...

yay yay yay!

Geaux Tigers! Can't wait to see Shelby decked out this year.