Our Love Story: Bridal Luncheon + Rehearsal Dinner

Catch up on Part 1 of our Love Story here
Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, Part 5 here

What felt like an eternity of planning came to a wrap with our wedding weekend. I was more than ready to walk down that aisle and say “I do” but not without a few more celebrations! In case y’all don’t know by now, we like our wedding celebrations.

Bridal Lunch

Friday morning started off with a bridal luncheon at Pixie and Bill’s in Clemson and it was hosted by Marla {Jessica’s mama and my mom’s bff} and a few of my aunts.

Apparently, I was done taking pictures by this point, so I had to grab most of these off Facebook from friends and family who were at the lunch.

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Look at those cheeks!

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Jessica reading a very sweet letter she wrote me. And of course, I was crying.

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The mama’s.

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Typical of my bridesmaids :)

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Jessica {my matron of honor} and I.

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And our pretty mamas!

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The grandmothers.

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Aunt Chanda and I {she’s not really my aunt, she’s Jessica’s aunt but we’ve been friends long enough that I can claim her too} . She’s the one who got all these great pictures!

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Friday evening, we had the rehearsal at the church.

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Afterwards, we headed to the rehearsal dinner.

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Cory with his mama.

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And his granny. See how happy he was?

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I’m not sure what I was telling them but it looks really important judging by their faces.

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I firmly believe in the saying “Keep it simple, stupid” and did just that with our bridal party gifts. The groomsmen got handmade ties to match the girls handmade dresses {more on that later} and the girls got earrings and a necklace for the wedding. At the time, my friend Jodi owned a bead shop and made the jewelry as my wedding gift. The children got jewelry and a tie as well, but also Pillow Pets to make it a little more fun.

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I promise, this is the last of the celebrations showers posts but I hope you’ll join me next week for the next part of Our Love Story series: getting ready and the ceremony!

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  • Looks like some wonderful celebrating for sure :)

    • It was all wonderful! Can’t wait to relive our big day!

  • Aww, looks like the wedding prep events were really fun!!

    • It all was really fun but I’m ready to get to the big day!

  • PILLOW PETS!!!! that would be good for the adults too :)

    • Haha!!! I have always wanted the penguin one and now they have the ones that light up!

  • Aw you look so pretty! Can’t wait to see the getting ready & wedding pictures!

    • Thanks, doll! So ready to actually get to the wedding day. I almost skipped this post but wanted to document it for myself!

  • love this paige!!!!!!! so excited to see it all <3. xxxxx.

  • loving all your dresses!! So pretty :) I know what you mean about all the planning and then you’re one day away…like how did that happen!?

    • Thanks, lovely! And right??? It was the fastest year and half of my life!

  • Such great photos! Can’t wait to see more! xo

  • Bridal luncheons is another thing we don’t seem to do up here! What a fun afternoon with your girls :) Loved your white dress!

    • Really??? Isn’t it crazy how different two parts of the country can be? Something I never really thought about! And thank you! The white dress was one of my faves!

  • Jodi

    Hey I got a shout out :) I hope you’re doing great!

    • I’m doing great Jodi and I hope you are too!