Friday, February 12, 2010

snow in the capital city

Snow in South Carolina is a BIG deal...Columbia had not had any accumulation to speak of since 2003. So Suzanne and I decided to go out and play in it, of course! We also ventured down to Five Points for coffee, and it was a beautiful sight to see.

Five Points fountain

Now just praying the power stays on!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

First Wedding Shower!

I have been a terrible blogger as of late, but I have been wrapped up in writing thank-you notes, addressing save-the-dates, working on our wedding website, and shopping for bridesmaid dresses (still haven't found one I like!). But we had our first wedding shower, which was a couples shower, this past Saturday, and it sure was worth a blog entry! The theme was a "Southern Send-Off," and ten of our dearest friends/couples served as hosts and hostesses. Our friends Terra and Kevin Futch were gracious enough to provide their beautiful house as the party location. Kevin is a builder and Terra is a lawyer by day and a decorator by night, and their home is honestly one of the most incredible I've seen.

From the delicious menu and gorgeous flower arrangements to the adorable mason jars with our monograms to the sweet, thoughtful presents we received from our many incredible friends who attended, the evening was just perfect. Richard was able to arrive in South Carolina before the snow hit D.C., and we were blessed with an extra day together when his flight back got canceled Sunday night. We were able to enjoy lunch together, talk about our honeymoon and reflect on what an amazing first wedding party we had. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made it so special.

How perfect was this invitation? And the white tulip arrangement?

Signature drink of the evening- Arnold Palmer's

adorable mason jars with our initials

Ten of the best friends a girl could ask for and party planners extraordinaires- from L to R, Rebecca, Bec, Candy, Caroline, me, Hannah, Mary Madison, Jen, Terra, Jill and Jess

with my handsome fiancé

fun friends

With Beth and Michael Montgomery

really excited about our Little Dipper

tennis team, the Racquettes, past and present

so overwhelmed by the gerosity of our friends