Welp, I’ve been MIA, but it’s because so many wonderful things have been going on! And for the first time in a couple years, I’m not going to let blogging stop me from living. ;) But I’m happy to be able to finally share some pictures from the wedding of a very special set of friends!
At the end of February, Wheat and I headed to Cold Mountain, just outside of Asheville, NC, for our friends Zach and Michelle’s wedding. (Or if you follow me on Instagram, you may know them better as #bigdaddyandtrudywed.) It was a super small, gorgeous winter affair. Michelle wanted us to wait to share pictures until they had their big party/reception back at home, so that’s what I did, despite the temptation. This past week Wheat and I headed to the beach to celebrate 1) our 3 year wedding anniversary on Wednesday (TIME FLIES!) and then celebrate Zach and Michelle all weekend!
Wheat and I laid low Wednesday, went for a long walk on old 98, then went for drinks at the Thirsty Goat and my favorite dinner at Provisions: Angel Hair Ahi Tuna. It’s maybe one of my top 10 favorite dishes.
Then Thursday we beached it some, and Michelle and I did some beach deck yoga, and waited for friends to arrive for the weekend of celebrating! Harold is my fave beach bum. :)
PS That’s Wheat out there on our paddle board.
Friday we headed back to Provisions for bruschetta (my favorite appetizer and favorite bruschetta ever) and drinks (at lunch, I know!) to wait for another couple/friend to arrive. We ended up staying for lunch.
After lunch we beached it some more and then had everyone over for supper. Saturday we beached it yet again (all day long this time) until everyone had to get ready for Zach and Michelle’s wedding party. It was phenomenal! They had Paul Gant doing BBQ, which is always amazing, along with a low country boil, boiled fresh shrimp, and freshly shucked oysters (raw and baked). It was ridiculous and fabulous and so much fun celebrating our beach besties.
The next picture deserves a story: the Friend Ship was at our wedding, too! In 7th grade, my dad helped a friend and me re-finish it, and we dubbed it the Friend Ship. Since then, it’s made more appearances as a boat-load-of-beer than it has as a sailing vessel. We were glad it could be a friend-ship-full-of-beer for our dear friends!
So without much further ado, here are some pictures I took back in February of the wonderful wedding before the party! It was on this beautiful terrace on the mountain side. Oh, and I made my debut as florist at this wedding, thanks to Trader Joe’s, climbing a eucalyptus tree in a friend in Bainbridge’s yard (Thanks, Lauren!), and mutilating my succulent. It was such a drop dead gorgeous, sweet and simple wedding. I’m so glad I got to be a part of their big day!
Zach’s sister, April, baked the delicious cheesecake (Michelle’s favorite), which they cut the next morning for breakfast wedding cake. :)