One of the most gorgeous days I’ve ever experienced. From the view to the weather to the emotions expressed all day, it’s been a memorable one for sure.
The wedding took place at a chapel 45 minutes from Spartanburg called Glassy Chapel
The view was one of the greatest I’ve ever seen!
We hold hands during weddings and think about our own <3
I got my own little bouquet!
Cheryl was stunning in her purple floor length dress
The ceremony was at 1:30 and the reception just following down the hill
We were all ready for lunch…dinner?
I started with a few bacon wrapped scallops
And pecan + blue cheese bite
And mixed some lemonade with tea
The buffet was heavy on the veggies – yay!
I filled up with the veg – they tasted so good. Mashed potatoes with mushrooms (a “baked potato” bar!), salad with bacon and eggs, green beans, roasted veggies, a roll.
Also had a few small glasses of wine with lunch
Bourbon Pecan, yo!
And chocolate raspberry. Cheryl and Mark love books – so the grooms cake was perfect
This champagne was awesome!
Clearly we’re a cake eatin’ family!
Round 1, I had one of each.
Both were excellent! But my white cake was a bit small, and there was plenty left, so I went back for seconds. And luckily Carrie hooked me up!! I didn’t eat all of the cake part, but the filling was just like pecan pie. YUM!
Things got a little rowdy on the cousin front!
After the wedding concluded, we all changed clothes and rendezvoused at the couple’s house for gumbo. Cheryl’s family is from Louisiana and she and her mother made authentic Cajun gumbo with chicken, sausage and rice.
Cheryl’s mother showed me the jarred roux they use. I’ve never seen anything like it! Flour and vegetable oils in a jar
I was just barely not full so I had a small bowl and called it a night. It tasted thick and hearty!
No alcohol – I need a break from too much eating
Played a little pool
Held hands with Senora
I actually turned down key lime pie – imagine that!
But I’m feeling great now and excited for a solid 8 hours of sleep before we head back to Charlotte tomorrow.