Monday, July 28, 2008

Becca & Ben's Wedding Weekend

Well how do I put into words the fabulous time we all had in Florida??
I decided before we left that I was going to be "laid back" and "go with the flow"...I tried my hardest and only did minimal planning. That might depend on who you ask though :)

Thursday afternoon, Mike and I packed up the car and met Kessler, Terry, Ellen, Kat and Matt...our travel buddies! After a quick stop for dinner and gas, we were on our way to FLORIDA!!
Highlights of the trip down- me "borrowing" 65 purel wipes from chickfila, kesslers 15,000 itune songs, Mikes question book, the spelling bee, would you rather, kessler phone date in the back seat with Eller and finally the GOASIS!!! I probably should do a separate post about the "GOASIS" but I'm going to spare everyone. Let's just say it was the Ritz Carlton of gas stations...amazing! (exit 28 off of I-95 if anyone is interested)

Friday was beach day!! We all loaded in our cars, stopped at 3 places for breakfast and finally made it to the beach. The events included reading, laying out, football, Frisbee, volleyball, body surfing, Kat trying to get Ellen and I to sing with her, mini rain storm and playing in the ocean! Perfect time at the beach. Mike and I left early to head to Belk to do a little shopping for his new work wardrobe...I had so much fun finding good deals for the both of us.

Friday night we all cleaned up and went to Jacksonville landing. First up was the Twisted Martini for drinks and appetizers. Then we headed to Benny's for a great dinner. Mike ordered his first ever crab cake dinner. Everyone's food was soooo good! A few members of the group were our entertainment for the evening due to the amount of alcohol they consumed (they will remain nameless).
Saturday was pool day for the girls while the guys went to play at the beach. From what I heard, they played and beat some Navy college guys in beach football! Get it guys. I had a great time with the girls. I got a chance to have some good girl time with Kat, Ellen, Helen and Whit! Then it was time to get all dolled up for the Spencer/Davis Wedding. We arrived early because there was a gay and lesbian parade outside the church...awesome!
The wedding was very sweet and a true tribute to the Lord. After the wedding, we all jumped in cabs and headed to the Yacht Club for the reception. Their reception was the most beautiful, amazing and extravagant reception I have ever attended. The food was delicious, the flowers were gorgeous, the wine was tasty, the band was awesome and the location topped it off! Becca and Ben looked so happy and I was glad to share this celebration with them.
We were handed boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts and a hand full of rose pedals as we left the reception. We cheered as the new Mr. and Mrs. Davis were driven off into married life.
As we drove home on Sunday, we passed the exit for Jekyll Island and I got SOOOO excited about Kelly and Robby's wedding! The next year is going to be full of planning and I can't wait.


beth gibbs said...

Sounds like a fun time was had by all. I'm glad you got there and back safely. O'Malley sends his love along with mine.

Amy said...

Gorgeous. You and the wedding look gorgeous.