All Things Wedding Planning – Weekend Photo Dump

///All Things Wedding Planning – Weekend Photo Dump

All Things Wedding Planning – Weekend Photo Dump

Hi everyone!

What a fun weekend!  My brother Tommy, his fiance Erica and her Mom Sue came over from Charlotte for part of the weekend and we had a blast.  They got engaged over Christmas and are getting married in Asheville later this year.  They came to visit to iron out a few of the details for the wedding and show Sue the wedding location.

Friday night started off with a fun surprise for me!  Technically I already knew I was in the wedding, but this box from Erica made it official.  I LOVE weddings and could not be happier or prouder to be standing beside Erica and Tommy for their big day.

To celebrate we went to Tupelo Honey for dinner.  Now… I got a glass of wine but look what Tommy got!  For those of you who are Bloody Mary fans, I thought you’d be impressed.

For dinner I got this catfish and farro dish.  It was tasty and light!  I am such a fan of farro.

After dinner we went back to the house and chatted about all things wedding.  There are so many fun details for such a big day.

Saturday morning started with an early wake up call to check out the venue.

We even got to make some color choices!

Could these guys be any cuter?

Next stop was to look at some bridesmaid dresses.  We found some contenders but I’m going to let the details be a surprise.

Next up was a tasting for the caterer.  The food tasted fabulous and they checked another big to-do off their list.

By mid-afternoon Tommy, Erica and Sue had to go back to Charlotte for work on Sunday, so I sent them off and made my way to a special birthday party.  My Goddaughter Isabella is 10!

She had such a lovely grown-up birthday party.  She is doing so well and has so many people who love her dearly.  I am one lucky girl to have her in my life.

By the time I made it back home Saturday I had grand plans to go out to dinner and get a few more things done, but I was exhausted so the Hubs and I got pizza and watched a movie.  The perfect end to a wonderful day.

The fun continued Sunday morning with strawberry homemade pancakes courtesy of the Hubs.

After a late breakfast I went back out to do a little more bridesmaid dress shopping.  I took some pics, but again I don’t want to spoil any of the details of their wedding so I’m not going to share them here.  They are beautiful though!

I was out around lunch and wanted something light and nutritious so I made a small buddha bowl for myself at Whole Food and caught up on some local newspaper reading.

Once I got home I spent some time planning some of our spring/summer trips!  It’s already shaping up to be a busy season for us and I can’t wait.

This weekend was simply fabulous!  I can’t wait to do more fun wedding stuff in the coming months.  It’s such an exciting time for everyone involved.  I hope your weekend was just as lovely.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow a new full-body HIIT workout.

Your turn!

How was your weekend?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:50-04:00 February 27th, 2017|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun|31 Comments


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  2. Farrah March 12, 2017 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Aww, that looks like such a fun weekend! <3! I'm looking forward to seeing what the bridesmaid dresses look like! πŸ˜› (And ah, all that delicious food! *-*)

  3. kimmythevegan March 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Oh I loved this picture montage of your weekend.
    I LOVE the gift you got from your soon to be sister-in-law. That is just so sweet of her =) (side note – I triple love the dress she is wearing!!! she’s so cute!).
    I bet it’s fun helping out with the planning.
    10 is a good age to be – she looks happy =)
    “The fun continued Sunday morning with strawberry homemade pancakes courtesy of the Hubs.”
    He made you pancakes? So sweet!
    Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

  4. Kristy from Southern In Law February 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    What an exciting weekend!

    My best friend’s sister is getting married and she asked me to help with some of the planning and I am SO excited because I feel like I get to suggest all the things I wish I had have had at my own wedding that weren’t yet around then πŸ˜› Even though we were only married almost four years ago – things change so quickly!

  5. Jaime February 28, 2017 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Such an exciting weekend! I love planning and shopping weddings, but I’m glad I am not doing that again for myself. πŸ™‚

  6. Blane Sherer February 28, 2017 at 6:20 am - Reply

    I bet you did have a Great Time !
    Sister-in -law heaven for you ( smile ).

  7. Andrea on Vacation February 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    OOoohhh trip planning, how fun! I went to a black tie event for charity- it was nice to get all dressed up. I love Tupelo Honey- went there the one time I was in Ashville many years ago now.

  8. Mary Beth Jackson February 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    That looks like a great weekend full of family, food and fun! The bridesmaid dress shopping sounds fabulous, I have not done that is such a long time!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

      It’s been awhile for me too! Most of my friends got married a long time ago! lol!

  9. [email protected] February 27, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

    We have a Tupelo Honey restaurant in our area, and I never knew they had bloody marys like that…wow! I will have to try that next time I go there. I didn’t even know that place was a chain. That note is so cute that you future sister in law gave you with the little gift box….weddings are so fun!

  10. [email protected] February 27, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend with family working on wedding plans! I know whatever dress you pick out will be stunning! Have an equally great week ahead, Julie!

  11. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood February 27, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Aww all of that wedding planning looks so much fun! Also, that bloody Mary. I NEED IT IN MY LIFE.

  12. [email protected] the Long Way Home February 27, 2017 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Looks like a really fun weekend! Congrats on being asked to be a bridesmaid. I’ve heard of a new trend–where the bridesmaids are allowed to pick out their own dresses in a certain color. I kind of like that–you get a dress you like, that looks good on you, and you can wear it again

    Julie, I don’t know if you realize how many ads pop up on your blog. Every picture is covered with ads–it’s really distracting and hard to read. I just wanted to let you know. I don’t know what my blog looks like to my readers, so I always appreciate feedback. πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder February 27, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Hi Wendy– Thanks for the feedback. I just switched to a new ad network and am working out the kinks. They do pay for me to do this full time, but I also don’t want them to be too crazy. It’s a fine line trying to figure it out! Thanks for your patience while I get the right balance.

  13. Dan Steadman February 27, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Wow looks like a lot of work…this weekend was a lot of soccer and our Middle Child’s Baptism on Sunday…..but then I caught the cold on Sunday

  14. Meagan @ My Life as Mrs February 27, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Shopping for dresses with my bridesmaid (and also as a bridesmaid) is one of my favorite things about wedding planning! I have a lot of happy memories and I’ve also never hated any of the dresses which is apparently a big deal. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

      I know! So much fun. I love all the pretty dresses.

  15. Shelley Marcy February 27, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I just want to thank Emily for her comment about the Bride of Christ. “The church” those of us who believe that Christ died for our sins, arose into Heaven to sit at the throne of God, and who have a personal saving relationship with Him, also believe that once saved we become the bride of Christ. Corporately those who are saved and worship, are “the church” or the “bride of Christ”. What an absolutely beautiful comment she made.

  16. How fun wedding planning is the best. Can’t wait to see the bridesmaids dresses

  17. heather @Lunging Through Life February 27, 2017 at 6:53 am - Reply

    My brother is getting married this year and I’m so excited for all things wedding. I loved planning mine. What a fun weekend!! Glad you chilled and just ordered a pizza on Saturday. Sounds perfect to me.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Me too! Sometimes you just need a chill Saturday night.

  18. Susie @ Suzlyfe February 27, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    OMG so much fun. I loved wedding planning. I was just the right amount of involved–we made decisions, and the riff raff was taken care of. I want in on the next planning sesh, especially if it involves all the food and fun that you all had!

  19. Emily February 27, 2017 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Ooh it’s going to be so fun and beautiful to see which bridesmaid dresses you picked; I LOVE weddings. They remind me of Jesus’ love for His bride.

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