October 10, 2010

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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.

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The wedding took place at a chapel 45 minutes from Spartanburg called Glassy Chapel

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The view was one of the greatest I’ve ever seen!

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We hold hands during weddings and think about our own <3

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I got my own little bouquet!

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Cheryl was stunning in her purple floor length dress

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The ceremony was at 1:30 and the reception just following down the hill

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We were all ready for lunch…dinner?

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I started with a few bacon wrapped scallops

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And pecan + blue cheese bite

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And mixed some lemonade with tea

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The buffet was heavy on the veggies – yay!

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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.

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Also had a few small glasses of wine with lunch

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Bourbon Pecan, yo!

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And chocolate raspberry. Cheryl and Mark love books – so the grooms cake was perfect :)

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This champagne was awesome!

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Clearly we’re a cake eatin’ family!

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Round 1, I had one of each.

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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!

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Things got a little rowdy on the cousin front!

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Cake, demolished!

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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.

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Cheryl’s mother showed me the jarred roux they use. I’ve never seen anything like it! Flour and vegetable oils in a jar

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I was just barely not full so I had a small bowl and called it a night. It tasted thick and hearty!

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No alcohol – I need a break from too much eating

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Played a little pool

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Held hands with Senora

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I actually turned down key lime pie – imagine that!

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But I’m feeling great now and excited for a solid 8 hours of sleep before we head back to Charlotte tomorrow.


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1 Camille October 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

What a gorgeous wedding!
Ahh, I love weddings :)


2 JenATX October 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm

chocolate raspberry? yum yum yum … congrats to the newlyweds :)


3 Jil October 10, 2010 at 10:36 pm

You and Matt are just too cute!!


4 Dorry October 10, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I wore a purple wedding dress! :) This looks like a really fun afternoon wedding. I love unique groom’s cakes. And I love Sonora – what a little doll. Sleep tight!


5 Amanda October 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm

That cake looks amazing! And that view IS great–what a beautiful day!


6 Katie October 10, 2010 at 10:44 pm

This post got me so excited for my friends wedding this weekend. I love weddings!


7 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

You and Matt are pretty much incredibly adorable.. and it sounds like a beautiful wedding! And that cake… oh wedding cake..


8 Krystina October 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Everyone looks so beautiful and happy, I love it.


9 Jaime October 10, 2010 at 11:04 pm

The first picture of you is breath taking. I love how the pictures go from beautiful, classy wedding to jumbo in a throw away bowl. Now that’s my kind of “china!”


10 Sue October 10, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Looks like everybody had so much fun! Love this post…


11 Heidi - apples under my bed October 10, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Simply stunning photos, Kath…what a gorgeous day.
Heidi xo


12 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 10, 2010 at 11:14 pm

oh my – what a perfect day! The happiness just shines through each photo :)


13 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Oh, Kath, what an exquisite day! Everything looks absolutely lovely. That view is breathtaking! I love the first picture: queen of the mountain. :)

The food and cakes look amazing! What a fabulous day filled with love and smiles. You really can’t ask for more in life. <3


14 Alexia October 10, 2010 at 11:22 pm

love the wedding photos, the food, the church location. mmmm.
wedding photos have been my favorite thing lately!
does any want to hear my wedding plans even though i don’t have a boy? anyone?


15 Marina October 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm

what an amazing day, filled with so much love.
And that book cake, awesome.
I would love to have that on my wedding 😀


16 Emily October 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to get into the Cliffs at Glassy! It’s so amazing! Jealous! I’ve driven by there a million times from Greenville up the mountains, but security is so tight! What a treat!


17 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm

absolutely gorgeous wedding – that chapel is so beautiful! Looks like a great time!


18 Sana October 10, 2010 at 11:40 pm

These views are out of control! Congrats to the happy couple!


19 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 11, 2010 at 12:25 am

Congrats newlyweds! I love weddings. Loved her purple dress!


20 Meagan October 11, 2010 at 12:26 am

Breathtaking! How’d they ever find such a good spot?


21 Jess @ atasteofconfidence October 11, 2010 at 12:31 am

beautiful pictures!


22 Ingunn October 11, 2010 at 12:44 am

Holy mackerel, what a place to get married! Outstanding photos.


23 Mads October 11, 2010 at 1:02 am

Wow, these are some of the best KERF pictures!

I love love love that she wore a purple dress! Consider that idea *stolen* :)


24 Kaci October 11, 2010 at 3:30 am

Is it sad that I got a little nervous for you seeing you standing so high up while so close to the edge? lol
It’s so heartwarming to see how in love you and Matt are. <3
Those cakes sound (and look!) perfectly amazing!! I LOVE pecans, but they're so expensive so I don't get to have them very often. That makes me want the cake even more! =)
What a perfect day and wonderful pictures to remember it by.


25 notyet100 October 11, 2010 at 3:32 am

everything looks so good,.


26 amy October 11, 2010 at 5:03 am

My boyfriends cousins got married there last year! I had a feeling that was the church you were talking about when you said it was on the side of a cliff. It’s so beautiful :)

And the food looked amazing! Definitely made me hungry!


27 Tina October 11, 2010 at 5:28 am

What a gorgeous wedding! Those cakes look really delicious too. I love when cakes have different fillings.


28 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 11, 2010 at 5:31 am

That day looks beautiful!


29 stacey-healthylife October 11, 2010 at 5:51 am

What a beautiful wedding.


30 Hannah October 11, 2010 at 6:03 am

Those photos give me the heebie jeebies! Food is much calmer to look at 😉


31 Cara Craves... October 11, 2010 at 6:06 am

That chapel is stunningly beautiful!
I love old stone churches.


32 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 11, 2010 at 6:22 am

This is GORGEOUS. Small weddings are so much more intimate and cozy than big ones, and I love that this has a casual vibe but is still so classic and special. Glad you had a great time, and congrats to the couple!!


33 Melissa October 11, 2010 at 6:23 am

Looks like a beautiful day all around! That cake sounds incredible especially the part about pecan pie. :)


34 j October 11, 2010 at 6:35 am

10/10/10 what a great anniversary date!! Looks like everything was perfect, from the weather to the gumbo! That roux looks a little scary, though…….


35 Lauren October 11, 2010 at 6:47 am

Such a beautiful wedding. That bourbon pecan cake sounds fantastic!! Only in the south. :) Safe travels home Kath. :)


36 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 11, 2010 at 6:48 am

I love going to weddings — and this looks like such a beautiful one. I love little chapels :)

The cake sounds truly epic and the grooms cake was hilarious!


37 Tabitha (From Single to Married) October 11, 2010 at 6:57 am

gorgeous pictures and that groom’s cake – wow!


38 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 11, 2010 at 7:14 am

So gorgeous! What an absolutely wonderful day of celebration (and CAKE!) 😀


39 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun October 11, 2010 at 7:36 am

Oh, I love weddings! <3


40 Erin October 11, 2010 at 7:47 am

I have the same dress! Ann Taylor Loft, right? I wore it on Friday. :) It looks beautiful on you!


41 Kath October 11, 2010 at 8:06 am

Thanks – yup – LOFT! Got it super on sale!


42 Elyssa October 11, 2010 at 8:01 am

Kath, I love the LOFT dress too! You looked great!


43 Kath October 11, 2010 at 8:06 am
44 Eileen October 11, 2010 at 8:38 am

What AMAZING photos! That is the most stunning venue I’ve ever seen … who wouldn’t want to get married there? Best wishes to them!


45 polly October 11, 2010 at 8:39 am

you are ADORABLE. Beautiful dress. Beautiful day. Beautiful pictures.

Loved the baked potato bar. mmmm.

Love you!


46 Helen October 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

Mmmmmm, Gumbo!! I live in Louisiana (born & raised) we have the best gumbo. Makes me want to cook up a big ol pot :)


47 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

What a beautiful wedding! Your pictures are awesome!


48 Ray October 11, 2010 at 9:36 am

Always sad to see wedding cake wasted….


49 Cheryl S. Monson October 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

There was & will be no cake wasted in the joining of this couple…


50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 11, 2010 at 9:54 am

That looks like such a cute church for a wedding! And those views are stunning!


51 Aneesha October 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

AHH I’ve never seen Andrew in a suit or tie, he looks soo CUTE!! thanks for posting, i know he would never surface these photos otherwise.


52 Ashley October 11, 2010 at 10:38 am

Ohhhh my gosh. I about flipped out when I saw where the wedding was. I wanted our wedding there for the longest time, but logistically it would have been too hard. I first went to that little chapel when I was about 16, visiting my grandparents. Then, last year in October I went was where his NC funeral was held. It is such an amazing place. I love it there SO much!!!


53 Natalia - a side of simple October 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

Wow, such amazing pictures!


54 Sarah October 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Looks like a LOT of fun!


55 Kaitlin With Honey October 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm

That wedding looks gorgeous and so do you! The love you and Matt have for each other is palpable. Stunning post.


56 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston October 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

What a great wedding with an amazing view! You were making me nervous there for a second with your heels on, on top of that column!

I like how you said you like to hold hands during weddings and think about your own — we do that too!


57 Lisa October 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm

What an amazing place to have a wedding! I love the church and the view.


58 Simply Life October 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

oh I love that chapel – gorgeous!


59 Halley (Blunder Construction) October 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

How picturesque! You two are becoming prominent wedding fixtures! It always looks like you have a delightful time, and there is never a shortage of food & cake. C’est magnifique!


60 Nikka B October 11, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing :)


61 Dee October 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

that book cake looked fab!


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