Glowing Bride + Groom

Hubby and I had the pleasure of attending one of his oldest friends’ wedding in Raleigh this weekend.

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I got some really awesome photos of the couple on the dance floor thanks to some wonderful natural light.

But stepping back…

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Hubby and I headed to Durham Saturday morning with Bailey in tow.

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We stopped at Panera on the way to get get lunch. I opted for a salad entree to get 2 servings of veg, since I wasn’t sure how much there would be at the wedding, and I was trying to get my 3 for the day for Project Veg-Up.

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(me and hubby’s mom)

After a couple hours of downtime at hubby’s mom’s house, we got glammed up to head to the wedding!

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The guests were given ice cold water – one plain and one with fruit – to sip on during the wedding…

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…which was outdoors.

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The weather was hot, but so beautiful! Look at that green grass and those blue skies!

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With Project Veg-Up still on my mind, I was extra happy to see the wide assortment of fruits at the pre-party before the reception. I always love fruit platters, but I really dug into this one, filling my plate with watermelon, pineapple, melon, and strawberries – lots of my faves.

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The reception room was gorgeous. I loved the tall windows and all the natural light.

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We had table #9.

This was possibly my first wedding where I didn’t know anyone but hubby and his mom (my MIL is great friends with the parents of the groom). Luckily, we had some really cool peeps at our table. :)

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I loved the cute story behind the couple’s Scrabble-themed favors.

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And soon enough, the couple came out for their first dance.

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The lighting was awesome and made the bride and groom look like they were glowing!

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Aren’t they cute?

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For eats, we had salads…

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…and I had the prime rib with mashed potatoes and crisp tender green beans.

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Plus this times 2. ;)

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After some dancing (where I may or may not have led the wedding in Cupid Shuffle, Zumba-instructor style lol ;) ), we called it a night and gave our best to the happy couple.

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And another fun play on a wedding tradition – the couple opted for wedding “Guest Libs” (like “Mad Libs”). Neat!

Congrats Bryan and Brie!

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Comments

    • says

      It’s so easy! It pretty much tells you what to do at one part…and it’s easy to follow people doing it. The Wobble is another fun one! :)

    • says

      By the way, if you don’t mind me asking, where did you order your Guest Libs from? I’ve had a couple blog readers ask me about them. :) They love your idea!

      • Brie says

        Hi Diana! I actually made them myself! I saw a similar template on Etsy. Someone there makes them to order but I opted to make my own since I vowed I would do all paper projects associated with the wedding! It was a little challenging because of all the different spacing, but I used Publisher and in the end, it was totally worth it! We read our finished Guest Libs on the plane and I think we annoyed people sitting near us because we were laughing so much. I’m going to compile digital copies of them into a book. I would steer blog readers to Etsy to order them; or if they’re brave, they can copy the format of the original Mad Libs and create their own fun pages! Your blog is great!

        • says

          Wow! That’s so impressive, Brie! They looked fantastic! :) Thanks for the tips and the compliment about my blog. ;)

  1. Jane says

    The photos are beautiful! This is a wonderful surprise…Brie and Bryan are floating across the room. Thank you for letting me take a peek back to my most favorite day…my daughter’s wedding day. xoxx ~ jane, the mother of the bride

  2. Brie says

    Hey Diana! I’m putting together my own album from the wedding with any and all photos I can find from our photographer and from guests. Would you be willing to send me files of the photos you took at our wedding? Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!

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