Friday started with pedicures/manicures and then a very elegant bridal luncheon hosted by Kelly's aunts. After the luncheon, we headed to the Pavilion to help set up for the rehearsal dinner and Welcome Party. Kelly designed everything from the different center pieces, to the hanging lanterns, to the AWESOME welcome bags and even all the hanging pictures.
After the rehearsal and dinner, it was time to hang out with all the guests. It was just a warm up for Saturday night! Kelly and I got to see our college roomie, Holly, and were so excited! We had to wait to meet her precious 6 month old,Ruby Blair, the next night...but it was well worth it.
The Crane Cottage was the perfect setting for the wedding and reception. The icing on the cake was that the entire wedding party stayed at the Crane Cottage. Our rooms were beautiful and it was nice to head right up to our room after the reception. Kelly looks STUNNING in her dress and was the perfect dress for the outdoor wedding.
After sweating bullets, it was time to cool off and have some fun at the reception. There was not a dry eye in the room after the father/daughter dance. Mr. Norman sobbed the whole way through and everyone could tell how much he loves his Kel Kel.
The rest of the night was filled with yummy food, an open bar, TONS of dancing, many photo booth pictures and lots of fun with friends.
At the end of the night, everyone grabbed their sparklers and "hangover boxes" and headed outside to say goodbye to the newlyweds!
The "hangover boxes" were a stellar touch. They were filled with Gatorade,water, soda, Advil, candy, chips, eye mask, ear plugs and my favorite...a warm chickfila sandwich!!!!
The wedding was perfect and as Kelly says..."can we do it again next year?!?!?!"