Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Emily Ties the Knot

I told you that I was back in Birmingham a few weeks ago for Emily's wedding but then never told you all about the actual wedding...so here it is...

As you know, I arrived in Birmingham and got to catch up with my besties. After catching up with them, I headed to Alex City for a fun, lake-side bridemaids' luncheon. Emily's sister Elizabeth picked this gorgeous charm cake for us. Emily pulled the baby girl! So we'll see who is the first to get pregnant.

One of Emily's passions and talents is painting and she hand designed her beautiful wedding shoes. I'm in love with them. How sweet is it that she put their date and names? It's such a special touch.

After an afternoon of chicken salad, delicious cake, laughter, boating, and sunshine, we rehearsed the wedding before heading to the rehearsal dinner. Unfortunately, my iPhone photos of the table arrangements didn't turn out well because the tables were beautiful. Scott's family did a fabulous job, and the dinner was so sweet.

Isn't he the most handsome date?

Emily was the sweetest bride, and it was wonderful seeing her so incredibly happy with Scott.

The night before the wedding all of the girls stayed at a lake house with Emily, so she made these, so we would know the schedule. I loved them.

Whenever we used to talk about weddings in college, Emily always talked about how she wanted her whole wedding to be filled with flowers. She got her wish because the church and reception were overflowing with the most beautiful flower arrangements.

Before the wedding, one of the bridesmaid's mom's made a tasty spread filled with everything girly so that we would eat before the wedding and not faint in front of 300 guests. It was also sweet time spent with this glowing bride.

I absolutely love Emily's mom and sister; they are hilarious and made the wedding filled with laughter.

And just like that, she is a MRS! Her dress was gorgeous, and she looked absolutely amazing.

Emily's reception was a lot of fun because I got to see a bunch of old Samford friends. It was incredibly sweet getting to see my Phi Mu sisters like these two Meagan and Meghan. It makes me miss college days, our sorority house, and living in Birmingham. I told the Chef I will gladly move back if he ever wants to live there.

Us with the new Mr. and Mrs. J! I'm so thankful that Emily asked me to be a part of her wedding and start of her new marriage. She is one of the sweetest girls I know, and I'm incredibly happy that she found the perfect man for her. They are two peas in a pod or pair of matching snorkeling flippers. I hope they will be making a trip to Raleigh soon.

Linking up with Shami, LeeAnn, and Sarah


  1. How fun! Looks like a wonderful wedding and celebrations.

    Those shoes are amazing!!

    Thanks for linking up :)

  2. Wow that looks like an amazing wedding! And yes you did have a handsome date. You have a great smile!

  3. Thanks for the shout out Aileen!! It was great to see you too! Wonderful recap of sweet Em's day!!

  4. This is so sweet! I'm sure the day was beautiful. :) And Emily WOULD paint some epic wedding shoes! I love it! :)