These Boots Were Made For Dancin’

October 8, 2012





What a wonderful weekend we have had!!! The wedding was a blast, and everything went smoothly – including the gorgeous weather!! Mazen was awesome the whole time and barely cried. Maybe his fussy days are slowing? He also gave us two great nights of sleep!!!! It usually takes us 30 minutes or more to get him to sleep after each feeding, but this weekend he fell back to sleep within minutes. I wouldn’t say we were well rested, but we were not too tired to enjoy the weekend to the max.

Hotel breakfast – oatmeal, milk, apple, peanut butter. Not bad!


Meredith’s family farm was a stunning back drop for a wedding.


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Matt and I brought a selection of Great Harvest spreads, breads and sweets for everyone to munch on while we got ready. They were a hit! I had half a pimento cheese sandwich with hummus + cucumbers and some cookies – plus a bit more throughout the afternoon for snacks!



Getting ready was a lot of fun – all of the bridesmaids got along so well.


We all had our hair and make up done by two fun gals from a nearby salon (ironically called Meredith’s!). I absolutely loved my hair and make up! Yay for Bare Minerals! I asked for something “off center and loopy” for my hair and 70 bobby pins later (I counted!) my head was a work of art.





As a bridesmaid, I loved that we were able to choose our own dresses – they just had to be red! I waited until after Maze was born and went to town looking for red nursing dresses online. I totally lucked out with the one I found on at Figure 8 Maternity! The top lifted up for nursing and worked so well.




Matt and I were a bit worried about how the day would go since I didn’t know if I should nurse him after putting on my dress (for fear or spit-up, dripping milk or poop!) and so we had not one but two bottles and my hand pump on standby. Luckily, Mazen was an angel and alternated playing with his dad on the farm and sleeping. We didn’t need either of the bottles because the timing was perfect!


Here is his cute outfit – an Uptown Boys onesie and bowtie with some Baby Gap overalls and the Etsy crocheted boots!


The ceremony was held at a church just minutes from the farm, and we were driven there and back in a horse drawn carriage!


My walk down the aisle went well, and the ceremony was short, sweet and romantic.










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Happy Wedding Meredith + Scott!


The reception was held in their barn, which was decorated beautifully with all kinds of surprises tucked in corners – from kegs to homemade apple butter! All of the details Meredith and her parents planned came together so well.





We wore black heels for the ceremony, but we all changed into cowgirl boots for the reception – SUCH a great idea because the boots were warm and comfortable! It got quite chilly in the evening, but Meredith had given us all pashminas to wear! I ended up layering this with the baby (a little furnace!), a jacket and a baby blanket to keep warm later on! Dancing helped too.


The buffet was an autumn feast of soups, sweet potatoes, greens, pork, beef, crab cakes and desserts. I certainly ate my fill!!




The desserts were also incredible! Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcakes to start and then later on, a Chargers groom’s cake, trifle and hot apple crisp!





Baby love! My baby love!


Seeking warmth! Matt and I were (friendly) fighting over who got to wear the baby to keep warm.


The best way to get a baby to sleep? Hit the dance floor! The band played and awesome selection of beach music and oldies and with Maze on my chest in the carrier, Matt and I could dance as usual! Just a little farther apart Smile Maze was asleep in minutes with all the rocking.


Meredith and me with our third roommate, Alaa’!


The next morning, everyone was invited to the final event of the weekend – a gourmet brunch hosted at a family friend’s farm. I am in love with these gorgeous farmhouses!


The brunch was incredibly delicious – perhaps the best brunch spread I’ve ever seen! From quiche to a sausage rolled in a pancake to pumpkin cream cheese spread to cheese grits, freshly baked muffins and tarts, crème brulee and more. I had hoped to get back to eating normal portions by Sunday, but I had to taste everything one final time!



Our little boy slept most of the event before he woke up to eat one last time before our trek home.


Traveling with a baby wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Time I would have spent getting up early to exercise and blog was replaced with baby care, so life felt about the same. I could not have done this weekend without Matt, who did most of the baby duties so I could enjoy my role as a bridesmaid. Major father son bonding time!


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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

Such a beautiful wedding! I love all the attention to details and the food looks incredible! I would love to attend a wedding like this one day! :) You looked beautiful Kath and I love Mazen’s hat! Too cute!


2 Jeri October 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

Thanks Kath for making me spend more money on FALL DECORATING!! LOL You look beautiful in the red.


3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

I LOVE that she let you guys change into boots! They are so cute with the dresses!

And the moonshine… all of the details are incredible. If I ever get married, I want your friend to be my wedding planner. :)


4 theresa @ aspoonfulofsunshine October 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

You look beautiful! I saw on the picture of all those bobby pins on twitter and my jaw dropped! But I think it was work it because your hair looked so loopy and I love how all the different shades of blonde were contrasted on top of each other. Also the food from that wedding looks AMAZING :)


5 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite October 8, 2012 at 10:01 am

What a beautiful wedding…and the FOOD! No words! That brunch spread looks to die for.


6 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

What an adorable wedding!!! Seriously, every detail looks amazing! And I love your hair, and all the red bridesmaid dresses!


7 Shari October 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

What a lovely wedding – so unique and charming! It sounds like everyone had a fabulous time.

Also: love your hairstyle. Very pretty!


8 carol October 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

What an awesome wedding! Beautiful! You looked beautiful and both your “little” guy and “big” dude looked handsome.


9 Bridgette October 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

You looked so beautiful! loved the hair!!


10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

Oh my goodness Kath! Everything looks gorgeous – you included! That’s such a great colour on you. Love all the decor and the way the food was set out. Oh, and Maze’s hat = adorable!!


11 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

What gorgeous pics, Kath! The ceremony, the landscape, the food, you in that red dress!! Lovely images and looks like a great time. How fun!


12 Rachel October 8, 2012 at 10:11 am

What a cute idea for a wedding!


13 natasha October 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

What a fun wedding! And you do not look like you just had a baby. Love the red dress.


14 Larbs October 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

Man, all that food looks so good, especially since I just bit into a rotten apple at lunch. Your hair looks great too!


15 Kori October 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

The wedding & reception looks wonderful! Love the barn locations, fall decorations, & cowgirl boots. You look stunning, Kath, & Mazen is adorable! That brunch does sound unbrlievably delicious. Wow, what an amazing weekend. :)


16 Karen October 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

WOW! That wedding was certainly an affair of the hearts!


17 Erica { } October 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

What incredible photos! You were basically her wedding photographer!


18 Mary October 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

Those boots! Your hair! Those flowers! Looks like it was a fantastic affair!


19 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

What a beautiful wedding!! You look amazing Kath!


20 natalie @ will jog for food October 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

What a gorgeous wedding!

Kath, you look GREAT :)


21 [email protected] October 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

Hair and makeup…so pretty!!!


22 Eileen October 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

What a GORGEOUS wedding! I love your ensemble, and you look awesome. Mazen is a trooper, and adorable, to boot. (Ha … didn’t even try for that pun.:))


23 Candice October 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

Kath – you look stunning! LOVE LOVE your hair. What a great location and concept. This is like my dream wedding!


24 Leslie October 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

Meredith looks beautiful! And the wedding looks really great.


25 Carly @ Snack Therapy October 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

Gorgeous! You, the bride, the setting, the food- all gorgeous! What a beautiful and celebratory day : ).


26 laurie October 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

Beautiful post! Gorgeous wedding!! You are absolutely glowing!!


27 the 3volution of j3nn October 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

What a wonderful weekend! The wedding was beautiful. Perfect weather and all the right complementary foods and decorations for the season. Kath, you look stunning in red! You should definitely rock it more often. And Mazen… just darling! He’s probably sleeping better in part due to the weather shift; cooler temps makes everyone sleep a little better.

Love all of the photos! Glad you had a blast — it sure looks like it!


28 Laurie October 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

Absolutely stunning! Sounds like a great wedding at an awesome setting. Matt is an awesome dad!


29 Cher @ Weddicted October 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

Looks like an absolute blast. I cannot get enough of barn weddings! My bridesmaids wore cowgirl boots, too (so did I!) so I love when I see it done :) I loved your hair and the wildflower bouquets. So stunning.
& that picture of Mazen yawning – too cute!


30 Lauryn October 8, 2012 at 11:06 am

Aww how sweet!! Beautiful wedding!! I love the chargers grooms cake, my husband played HS football with phillip rivers!


31 Ali @ Peaches and Football October 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

What a fantastic day for a Fall wedding! So bright and sunny – perfect for amazing pictures. I love all the little nuances of their reception and so original. You look adorable Kath – I love how the highlights in your hair were played up so well with your updo.


32 Mo October 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

Did you SERIOUSLY just have a baby?? You look fabulous!!! What a fun wedding…you all looked great!


33 Anna W. October 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I know! I have NEVER seen any of my mom friends look like you 4 weeks (!) post-partum let alone 4 months…nor have I seen anyone as natural and relaxed so early on. What a gift to your son…(and yourself and to Matt). Red really is great on you, btw!


34 Alexandra October 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

Just had to comment and tell you how stunning you look!! Red is your color, girl!! Baby Mazen is such a doll!!!


35 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles October 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

What a beautiful wedding…loved the red dresses, the food, the barn setting, the flowers and all your pictures of the event! What fun!


36 megan s October 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

Red is YOUR COLOR, sista!


37 beth grossman October 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

awesome everything and everyone!!!


38 Andrea October 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

You look absolutely GORgeous!! So jealous over here :). What a beautiful wedding. Your friend Meredith did a great job.. super impressive! And that is such a beautiful setting for the wedding as well. Makes for some good background in the wedding pictures :)


39 KathEats October 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Y’all are too kind <3


40 Patricia October 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing. Newborn is the easiest age for travel. (They are contained!)


41 Stefanie October 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

That looks like a beautiful wedding.


42 Jessica October 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

You look beautiful!!!


43 Nicole October 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Seeing this gorgeous wedding makes me want to plan another wedding for myself (I’d definitely pick the same groom). So beautiful!


44 Alexandra @ Alexandra in Moscow October 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

What an absolutely lovely wedding! Your hair and dress are gorgeous! It sounds like you had a great time!


45 Jennifer October 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

You look so pretty!! And I love your boots


46 Lauren @ Educated Mind, Healthy Body October 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

1) You look ridiculously gorgeous! Nevermind the fact that you just had a baby and look like this…WOW. Red is definitely your colour!
2) Mazen’s bow tie is too adorable for words
3) It looks like you had such a fabulous time! Fall weddings are SO beautiful! :)


47 jane October 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

i was just going to say the same thing-red is your color, girlfriend!


48 Pauline October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

You really look beautiful in red, it suits you great! Also like the hairdo very much! Fun that you counted the bobby pins! :-). The food looks delicous on the photos and the bride is so happy it shines through on the screen :-). On a sidenote: I love the long posts you’ve been making after Mazen’s birth! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for your blogreaders! Somebody recently commented that she would rather like shorter posts but then more often. Well, seriously, we should all be glad that you take the time to post at all, with a very cute newborn around you all the time! So praise for Kath!


49 bama, bama + ry jewelry October 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

You look so adorable in that shot with the jacket and the baby furnace strapped on. Mommydom suits you so well. You are still glowing. I’ve been reading your blog for yearssss, and you have never been more beautiful. :) xo


50 Ashlee October 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I love everything about that wedding! Gorgeous!


51 Alex @ Raw Recovery October 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm

The pictures are all so beautiful and the food looks amazing, as do all of those farmhouses! Holy cow, the scenery is stunning and I love all the red dresses that the bridesmaids wore! I think red is a great color for this time of year. Also, I’ve been frequenting my local Great Harvest since reading your blog. I love their Honey Whole Wheat bread but I wish they made their own Autumn Spice granola that you’ve spoken about. It just sounds so good!


52 KathEats October 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Tell your owners to get the recipe from Matt!


53 Alex @ Raw Recovery October 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Oh I didn’t know I could do that! Thanks for the tip, I definitely will!!


54 Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear October 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

YOU LOOK STUNNING IN THAT RED DRESS. Oh my god, it’s beautiful. And of course Mazen looks dashing in his bow-tie haha.


55 Annette @FitnessPerks October 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

What gorgeous details!

LOVE the red dress on you :)


56 Pam October 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm

What a breathtaking wedding!!
You look gorgeous in your dress and so does the beaming bride!
<3 cowboy boots


57 erica October 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

you look beautiful! that’s a great color for you! the flowers and everything are perfect! this looked like such a fun wedding! :)


58 Laura October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Yes, you look stunning in that dress!! And what a wonderful wedding. Thanks for the beautiful recap!


59 Joanne October 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Gosh it looks BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful weekend and you look so pretty in red. It’s your color :)


60 Michelle (Peachy Palate) October 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The red dresses with the cow girl boots are so cute! Your hair was fantastic by the way; your positively glowing! Love Mazen’s little dickie bow!


61 Katelyn October 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I agree with everyone – you look stunning in red!! Where did you and the bridesmaids find those gorgeous necklaces? I’m in a wedding this weekend and have to find a pearl necklace to wear. I love the layered look of that one! Thanks!


62 KathEats October 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Meredith’s mom is a flight attendant and she brought them back from a trip for us!


63 Katelyn October 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Awe, shucks! Thanks anyways :)


64 Erica October 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

What a gorgeous wedding! The dress is very flattering- love. Glad the little man was a champ. We had a wedding this weekend too!


65 Aja October 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I love your boots and dress. Mazen looks absolutely adorable! It looks like it was a fabulous wedding!


66 Tonya October 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

You looked great from head to boots! Looked like a really fun wedding!


67 Alexandra October 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Kath, you look amazing!!


68 Mary Chesnut October 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

There is nothing cuter than a baby wearing dad. Love all the pictures!


69 Gina October 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

you are stunning in red!


70 Alexandra October 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Looks like such a beautiful wedding! I had to comment to say you looked absolutely stunning Kath! Such a gorgeous mama


71 Emily @ October 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Beautiful bride and you look absolutely stunning!!! Looks like such a wonderful time!


72 elle | nutritionella October 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

You look incredible in red – and LOVE those boots! You’re one hot mama! :)


73 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

You seriously look gorgeous! You should wear your hair side-swept like that more often. I like the red dress, too, but of course the real stunner is Maze with his bowtie. :)


74 Samantha October 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Wow, what a lovely wedding!


75 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) October 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

What a beautiful wedding location! So fun too. Love your dress + boots!!


76 emme October 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

kath you look STUNNING in that red dress. you are glowing and the dress/hair is so, so flattering! glad yu had fun at such a beautiful event.


77 Jules October 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

That looks like everything a “country chic” wedding should be, everything and everyone looked beautiful. And looking at the bread made me hungrrrrry. lol


78 Jessie October 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm

omgosh I wore the same wedding dress as your friend for my wedding in July! Everything looked beautiful- you are one hot mama!!


79 chiara October 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

the photos of you and maze on the dance floor are beyond precious! i loved my august wedding but seeing the AWESOME Fall wedding totally made me wish I could redo my own. Glad everything worked out. Traveling with a baby for the first time can be stressful.


80 Emily @ Life on Food October 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

What a perfect fall wedding!


81 Ryann October 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

What a beautiful fall wedding — I love everything!! And Meredith was a stunning bride. :)


82 kristen @ verbs and vignettes October 8, 2012 at 7:35 pm

i’m overwhelmed with all the incredible wedding venues i’ve seen recently. so away from the ordinary. the farm setting looks awesome.

and i LOVE that the two of you did just what you normally would have done, just added some baby-wearing to the night of dancing. hahaha. too great.


83 MM October 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Kath, you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL in red!!!!


84 Amelia @eating made easy October 8, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Wow, what a stunning wedding!!


85 Amelia October 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Catching up on my reader! Incredible pictures, Kath! The weekend looks like so much fun (yay for buttercream on wedding cake!!!) and you look STUNNING! Really how did you just have a baby? Your dress looks amazing and the cream pashmina cover later on compliments it lovely.

So glad y’all had fun. I hope you were able to get some nice family shots too. :)


86 Kel October 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

You look terrific!

I think that is such and awesome and considerate idea of letting each bridesmaid pick out there own dress!

Everything looks delicious and looks like a good time was had by all! Including the youngest of guests. So sweet how he is holding his head up!


87 Jelli October 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

It’s obviously been WAY too long since I’ve stopped by your blog. Last time I visited you weren’t even pregnant, and now you have that super cute little boy! Enjoy him!


88 KathEats October 9, 2012 at 1:04 am

Welcome back Jelli!


89 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Looks like such a fun weekend and what a BEAUTIFUL wedding. Absolutely breath-taking photos!


90 Keri October 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I think we have the same boots…target?;) looked like a fun time!


91 KathEats October 9, 2012 at 1:05 am

They’re from Belk : )


92 Kavi October 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm

What a fun weekend! I love all the details that Meredith put into the wedding. Everyone looked fabulous, especially you in that red dress!


93 Abby October 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Such a beautiful wedding! Meredith is a stunning bride! You and Matt are awesome parents…love that you just get up an go with Mazen!


94 Elisabeth October 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm

You look beautiful, Kath! I love your red dress & cowboy boots (love that you each got to pick your own red dress). The bride also looks gorgeous (love her freckles 😉 and the wedding looks a beautiful, tasty and fabulous party :)


95 gina (fitnessista) October 8, 2012 at 11:54 pm

what a gorgeous wedding, and you look AWESOME. red is your color :)


96 Ella October 9, 2012 at 4:44 am

A beatiful wedding for a beatiful bride! as we say here “Onnittelut!”, best wishes!
I agree with Gina, red suits you perfectly, you look prettier than ever.
Thank you for these nice heartwarming pictures :)


97 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) October 9, 2012 at 5:54 am

Kath, you look stunning!! I love the idea of all the bridesmaids selecting their own dresses. 😀


98 Dallas October 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

OMG so gorgeous!!!! What an amazing wedding, love love love it.


99 Lynda October 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

I have to agree with many of these comments – the wedding looked amazing. What a great idea with such beautiful scenery and delicisious food. Kath – your hair looks gorgous and you are glowing. Matt is such a great hands-on dad – love to see that:)


100 Jennifer October 9, 2012 at 8:06 am

What a beautiful wedding! I love the theme!

You looked fantastic in that dress and the boots. I’m glad you had an easy time with Mazen there and he looked super adorable, too. :)


101 SkinnyRunner October 9, 2012 at 8:34 am

beautiful pictures and a gorgeous wedding!


102 Danielle October 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

Looks like you had a great time! It’s my first time commenting on one of your posts and I just want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. I live in the Netherlands and every morning I look forward to reading you blog while eating my breakfast. Thanks Kath!


103 Sandy October 9, 2012 at 11:30 am

Amazing that you could be calm about waiting for the dress until after Maze was born. I would have been freaking out wanting to have everything settled. You are an inspiration for first time moms.


104 Mary Anne Jennelle October 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

I love the pics of the wedding. Everything looks great! I. Totally craving thos darn chocolate cookies you made. I loved them! Do you have the recipe or is it only for purchase?


105 KathEats October 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

We do sell the chocolate chip cookie mix in the bakery!


106 Anne P October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Gosh, what a stunning wedding! Very rustic romantic – I love it. And you look beautiful! :) Love the hair/makeup/dress and boots!


107 Jenica October 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Sounds like tons of fun! You look great in red.


108 Life's a Bowl October 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

WOW, just wow! You looked stunning, the farm scenery is breathtakingly beautiful, the couple looks so happy, and your little baby boy looks such like an angel!


109 Lynne October 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

You look awesome in red!!! And, the photo of you dancing with Mazen – truly lovely!!! :)


110 Kiran @ October 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

By far, one of the most beautiful, well planned weddings ever!! You looked so beautiful with the elegant updo, Kath :)


111 Angel7 October 9, 2012 at 10:01 pm

You looked pretty, Kath! Red is your color! I really like your hair as well — it was a work of art :)

It looks like it was a wonderful wedding & reception with great people, food & fun! You can tell a lot of thought & planning took place to make it as special as it was.


112 lynn @ the actor's diet October 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

how pretty y’all are! i had a post the other day of the same title too :)


113 KathEats October 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

I don’t think this is the first time we have had title esp!


114 Kathleen October 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

Great pictures! Where did she get those jars for the apple butter and the labels? My baby shower is coming up and I love the idea!!!


115 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 10, 2012 at 7:20 am

What a great weekend! You look good in red!


116 Cait's Plate October 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

What an amazing wedding!

I LOVE your hair! And Mazen’s bowtie of course :)


117 Chantal October 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Wow! All of the details of the wedding look incredible – congrats to the couple! I also looove that red dress on you and the hair! Oh the hair!


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