Saturday, July 19, 2008

Josh and Callie's Wedding

Last Saturday, my good friend Callie got married to her fiance Josh. I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in the wedding along with Callie's cousins and my good friends Lauren and Caitlin. Our friend Alison was a junior bridesmaid and Hadassah and Deborah were flower girls. Josh's side of the party were his dad, who was his best man, Callie's brother Dan, our friend Tyler from church who also goes to Pharmacy School at Mercer with Josh, and Josh's friend Tommy from school. It was such a fun time! All day Friday and Saturday were spent preparing for the wedding. We had a bridal breakfast for the ladies at Mittie's Tea Room in Alpharetta on Friday morning. I rode in the car with Lauren and Caitlin and their mom Karen and their grandmother Mimi. That was really fun. After that, we headed over to the church, Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, to help decorate the fellowship hall for the reception, directly followed by the rehearsal. Karen made these beautiful runners for all the tables. The regular tables had brown runners with a pink L (for Leab) and Josh and Callie's table and the cake tables had pink runners with an L surrounded by a J and a C. After we all knew what we were supposed to do, we headed down the road to On The Border for a yummy lunch. Then, we all went down to the nail place where we got our nails done. Lauren and I just got manicures but I believe everyone else got manicures and pedicures. There were 8 of us there in total. Scott was a huge help as he helped Dan (Callie's brother) and Phil (Callie's dad) move tables from our church to this church, set them up, and then put chairs out around them! Whew! He worked hard! Lauren, Caitlin, and I all stayed at Zach and Lauren's on Friday night (Zach stayed at Andy's so we'd all have a place to sleep). My friend Maggie gave Callie and I spray tans on Friday night so we'd be tan for the big day! Thanks Maggie! It was fun to hang out with Maggie for a little while. While Cathy and I waited for Callie to get her spray tan, she and I got to chat with Andrew, which is always fun and interesting!

Just as a funny note, before the rehearsal started, we had fun taking some goofy pictures. I heard "Marcy, please don't put this picture on your blog" more than once. Hee hee. It's funny that we live in a world where you say things like that. We did get some really cute pictures!

On Saturday, we had to be at the hair place in Roswell by 8! Oh, it was so much fun hanging out together at the hair place. On the way, we stopped by Starbucks and guess who was there: Cathy and Callie! Yeah, we were all a little too excited and I am sure the folks at the Starbucks were glad that we weren't there long! Oh well. After that, we grabbed a quick lunch at Fuddruckers and went back to Lauren's to wait for time to be at the church.

Once we got to the church, it was kind of crazy until time for pictures, but we got everything done and we all looked beautiful! The wedding ceremony was beautiful. The food at the reception was great, as was the cake! We all had so much fun talking and dancing!

Here's the backs of our dresses. They were really pretty! We had them bustled so they wouldn't get stepped all over at the reception and so that we could dance. We also attached our straps for the reception.

Here is a picture of all of us ladies together. Scott came early to get some good pictures.

Here is the entire bridal party.

I enjoyed getting to spend time with Alison and her mom Dena, which I don't get to go very much. Callie has been so busy with wedding and moving plans that we haven't seen her as much as we are used to, so it was fun to have two days of Callie-time. I also think that Lauren, Caitlin, and I all really enjoyed our time together.


Anonymous said...

That dress looks really good on you.


Lauren said...

I had a lot of fun during the "wedding festivities" and am super glad I got to spend so much time with you :) I'm also very glad that you and Scott are so diligent about taking pictures!!!

Callie Michelle said...

Reading this was super-fun... it made me want to get married all over again! Okay, not really, but it was definitely a lot of fun and I LOVED getting to spend time with y'all!! I miss seeing you... we need to plan a girls night soon! :)