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A Wedding-Filled Weekend

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What a work week it has been already!  I am exhausted after 10 hours of travel, early mornings and late nights, wedding preparation, two of my best friends’ wedding, homework, and tons of friends and family quality time.  But please do not think that I am complaining because it was one heck of a weekend!  I’m writing this up on Monday night and in all honesty, my “to do” list is a mile long.  So how about we skip the intro and let the pictures do the majority of the talking!

weddingFriday morning started out with a trip to the nail salon with Ashley and her bridesmaids.  This is the color I was originally going to get until I changed my mind about five times.  I ended up with acrylics on my fingernails.  They look great now but I can only imagine how my nails are going to look once they come off.

hannah jeremy wedding 2After lunch and cleaning up, we headed to the church for the rehearsal and then to Hotel Nauvoo for the most delicious salad bar and dinner buffet.  I was lucky enough to have an awesome date who also happened to be a part of the wedding party.

DSC_2038Cold drinks…

DSC_2041…and tons of delicious food happened.

DSC_2042I went back for three plates and enjoyed every single bite.  I also ate one of the most delicious cinnamon rolls.  Seriously, they are the best part about dining at Hotel Nauvoo.

Once we were all stuffed, the girls headed to Ashley’s parents’ house for the night.  We went right to sleep after watching a little bit of Four Weddings on TLC (appropriate, right?) knowing that we had a very big day ahead of us!

DSC_2046Hair and makeup time began at 6 a.m.  It was a bit early, but it was definitely worth it.  Ashley and I took a “before” picture in our wedding tanks.  What a cute bridesmaid gift, right?

DSC_2061A few hours later and a couple of mimosas in and we were ready!

DSC_2059I was kind of obsessed with my hair!

DSC_2065The bride and her girls!

jeremy me weddingI posted this photo on Instagram right before the ceremony.  My walking partner sure was looking good!  I might be biased 😉

I do not have any ceremony pictures, but I will say that it was beautiful.  I felt so happy and lucky to be a part of it all.

100_0310After the ceremony we headed out on the party bus for a little pre-reception fun.

100_0297Or maybe a lot of fun.  That is what weddings are about, right?

100_0291Ash and me at the bar.

DSC_2071After the party bus and bar time, we arrived to the reception for the cake cutting and dinner.  This is what happens sometimes when you are a vegetarian.  I ate sides and my parents brought me a veggie sub from Subway.  You do what you ‘gotta do 😉

DSC_2072It’s not a wedding without some cake, right?  I love that she had cupcakes and I love that one of the flavors was funfetti!

DSC_2073I had a little wine in my “H” glass to go with it.

DSC_2076They are such a perfect couple and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of their big day!

treat yourself tuesdayI am linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday because this past weekend felt like one giant treat.  I am definitely so blessed.  Here is to another great one in the books!

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  • Becky @ Olives n Wine October 7, 2014, 6:42 am
    Oh my gosh, what a wonderful weekend! The 6am start time for hair and make-up better have involved a whole lotta coffee ;) I love your hair and your "H" wine glass - so fun! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#56 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 7, 2014, 7:25 am
      Well... I'm not a coffee drinker. BUT it did involve mimosas so that got me awake! ;)
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies October 7, 2014, 6:43 am
    Nice of your parents to stop and get you Subway! I normally eat before a wedding or pack some sort of granola bars in my purse. I also have no shame in calling the venue in advance and asking what my options would be. In the last couple of years, even at buffet-style weddings, they'll make a separate veg plate for no additional charge. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted...Cheese Rangoon PastaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 7, 2014, 7:27 am
      Yes! I was so lucky that they were attending the wedding too and brought me food. I never thought to ask about a separate vegetarian plate. Next time I am at a wedding I will have to see about that. Good idea!
  • Jessie October 7, 2014, 7:48 am
    What a wonderful weekend w/ your favorite people! I am obsessed w/ your hair. The dresser did a fabulous job. I've always wished I could recreate what they do to my own hair.. but I have no talent in that field :( Ha!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 7, 2014, 9:20 am
      She did a really great job! I have zero talent when it comes to hair so I am so glad that I had someone to take care of that for me!
  • Heather @fitncookies October 7, 2014, 7:53 am
    You looked stunning. I loved the hair, and the dresses! What a beautiful bride she was! Heather @fitncookies recently posted...20 Minute HIIT {Workout}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 7, 2014, 9:28 am
      Thank you Heather! She did a great job picking out the dresses!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes October 7, 2014, 9:03 am
    Looks like SO much fun! And I can't believe your Mom brought you a veggie sub - way to think ahead. And there is always room for cupcakes. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 7, 2014, 9:39 am
      Yes, we were thinking!! I certainly didn't want to be drinking and not eating!! ;)
  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt October 7, 2014, 10:24 am
    What a beautiful wedding! Your hair was so cute! So glad your parents brought your food! I have the same issues. I will try to find out ahead of time what is on the menu and if I will have options. I live in the very vegetarian/pescatarian friendly town so I will usually have something. I worry more when I'm not in Asheville. Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted...Peanut Butter Protein Bites & Reina Hurt Her LegMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:31 pm
      I have never been so prepared before in my life in regards to food until I became a vegetarian! I am always thinking ahead now ;)
  • Joanna @Makingmine October 7, 2014, 10:43 am
    What a beautiful wedding! I love, love, LOVE your hair!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:33 pm
      Thanks Joanna! I think it was my favorite bridesmaid hair that I have had so far!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul October 7, 2014, 11:40 am
    I love your hair!! It looks like it was a beautiful day! :) Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Sharing Photos with the Seahorse AppMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:33 pm
      Thanks Erin! It was a wonderful day. I had an awesome weekend :)
  • Dana @ fresh simple five October 7, 2014, 2:16 pm
    Your hair was so cute!! Looks like it was a fun wedding. :) Dana @ fresh simple five recently posted...Busy Weeknight Dinner TipsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:38 pm
      Thanks Dana!! It was a blast... and maybe a little too fun ;)
  • Ashley October 7, 2014, 6:12 pm
    Aw yay! What a fun weekend!! It sounds like you had a blast! Totally worth all the catch-up! haha And I love your hair too! :) Ashley recently posted...Butternut Squash Burritos with Black Beans and KaleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:40 pm
      It really is worth all of the catch-up. I hate falling behind on things, but life sure wouldn't be what it is if we didn't let loose every now and then! ;)
  • Dana @ Dana's B.S. October 7, 2014, 7:14 pm
    Being a vegetarian at weddings is so hard. Almost every wedding I've been to is catered, so the food isn't prepared at the location. And once I went to a wedding where literally everything had bacon in - green beans, mashed potatoes and cornbread included. The cake took forever at that wedding!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 8, 2014, 2:42 pm
      Ahh, yeah that sounds like a major bummer! Can't they at least keep the sides vegetarian for us?? ;) There is nothing wrong with some cake for dinner now and then ;)

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