Sarah and TK’s Wedding

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Yesterday was such a great day – I have tons of fun wedding details to share with you (because who doesn’t just love a great wedding?!).


Our day started off really early – 7:15 AM!  Because it was a Catholic ceremony, we had to be at the church at 11:00 AM and needed lots of time to get our hair and make-up done – plus, there were 10 bridesmaids to deal with!


I had 1/2 a bagel (it was huge) with Barney Butter and a banana.


The group of bridesmaids were so big we had to split into three groups and go to different salons.  My group included the bride, Sarah, and my friends Lauren, Bethany, and Megan.


While we were there, we drank mimosas (champagne + OJ) and I ate a few donut holes.


Then, it was makeup time.  A few of the girls did the bride’s makeup, which ended up looking great!


We headed back to Sarah’s house to finish getting dressed, and we also killed another bottle of champagne. I was a responsible bridesmaid, I promise!  I just had a lot of fun in the process.  🙂


At the church, we were given our beautiful orange Gerber daisy bouquets (which looked SO great with our dresses), and we waited in the church’s basement for about 45 minutes while the guests arrived.



And then it was TIME!


The groomsmen were already waiting at the end of the aisle for the bridesmaids, which meant I had to walk all by myself down the looooong aisle.  I was SO nervous I was going to trip, but it went well.


The ceremony itself was absolutely beautiful.  Lots of pomp and circumstance!  Loved all the Catholic traditions.  It was very lovely.



After the ceremony, the bridal party boarded a trolley to drive around the town and take lots of pictures.  I thought this was an awesome and unique alternative to the traditional limo!  Especially because we were allowed to bring food and drinks on board.


I had a couple pieces of veggie sub:




And more beer and cookies!



We drove to two locations over about three hours and took lots of fun photos.  It was hot out, but it was nice in our pretty, light dresses.  I felt VERY sorry for the groomsmen and groom in their monkey suits.  They were definitely feeling the sun.


Once the pictures were over (I took a peek at the photographer’s camera, and it appears that Sarah and TK are going to have GREAT pictures!), we took the trolley to the lodge where the reception was being held.


Finally got to hang out with the Husband!


The first wedding activity the bride and groom did was cut the cake!  I loved how it was topped with fresh flowers instead of a traditional cake topper.




There was no cake smashing, which I loved.  :) 


Because I know you want to see it, here are other fun wedding details!




Seating chart (instead of table numbers, each table was a beach along the East Coast):


Appetizers, which I definitely enjoyed!


Cigar station, which I did not partake in but thought it was neat regardless!


Open bar!!!


Display of all the parents’, grandparents’, and siblings’ wedding pictures (I loved this!):


Favors were a photobooth!  Best idea ever – we had a blast taking silly pictures!


COOKIE TABLE!  This is a Pennsylvania tradition (I think) where friends and families all contribute homemade cookies for the table.  I had sooo many cookies over the course of the night.


Dinner was a salad, bread, and stuffed shells:



And you know how the night ended… lots of dancing, more cookies, and a little more drinking (don’t worry, we had a shuttle to take us home)!



We had THE BEST TIME!  Sarah and TK definitely know how to show everyone and great party, and there were so many fun details that made the night special and memorable.


The bride and groom are off to St. Lucia, and we’re off to Tennessee to pick up the dogs from my mom’s house!  And then it’s back to Charlotte tomorrow AM.  :( 





  • AngelaOSG July 4, 2010, 11:16 am

    LOL @ the photobooth pictures!!! classic.

    I love the BM dresses with the pop of orange. I have never seen that colour scheme before. You all look beautiful!

  • mal July 4, 2010, 11:18 am

    I love their color scheme!! everything is gorgeous and the beach tag table idea is quite clever. what did your [vegan] hus eat when it came to dinner?? i always fear being in a situation as such. happy 4th of july!

    • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) July 4, 2010, 12:04 pm

      i’m a vegan and i went to a wedding a few weeks ago… they assured me they would have a gourmet vegan option. and they did.
      it was some soggy, slimy tofu with gobs of pepper on it. fail. but beggars can’t be choosers right?

    • caitlin July 4, 2010, 10:28 pm

      He just had salad and lots of bread 🙂 He knew to eat beforehand because he figured it wouldnt be vegan.

      • M July 4, 2010, 11:16 pm

        Is the bread vegan? Must be hard to know really.
        He musta had the munchies later on esp if bevvies were imbibed 😉

        • caitlin July 5, 2010, 7:29 am

          Husband isn’t really so strict that he would worry too much about whether the bread is vegan. He’s just not at that point and I doubt he’ll ever be.

  • Maria July 4, 2010, 11:20 am

    Don’t you love a great wedding? Thanks for sharing all the details – as a bride to be, I appreciate any ideas I can get! Glad you had a wonderful time!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 4, 2010, 11:27 am

    It looks like you all had a fab day. I love the blue and orange colour scheme; it’s so different and colourful! There seem to be so many unique ideas here that will be sure to make the day memorable.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 4, 2010, 11:27 am

    The colors are so beautiful! I would have never thought to combine those 2 colors together but they look fabulous.

  • Helga July 4, 2010, 11:47 am

    Loooove the cookie table!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 4, 2010, 11:50 am

    What a gorgeous ceremony! I LOVE the photobooth idea (you look like so much fun!) and I LOVE your hair! Did you do it yourself?

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) July 4, 2010, 11:59 am

    what a fabulous wedding! i love the colors, and you look absolutely stunning!!
    don’t be sad about coming back to charlotte… you get humid temperatures and no breeze to look forward to. 😉

  • Michelle July 4, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Wow, this wedding is gorgeous!!! I love the trolley idea, and the bright colors. You looked beautiful, it sounds like it was a lot of fun!

  • Karen July 4, 2010, 12:04 pm

    Wow! That was a beautiful wedding! The blue and orange were so pretty and springy. And those may be the best bridesmaid dresses I’ve seen. It was great that they were short and flattering. good show!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 4, 2010, 12:07 pm

    I love the photo booth picture! One of those should be the picture on the upper left corner of your site 🙂

    The cookie table is an awesome tradition! If I had my wedding to plan over again, I would definitely include this addition.

  • Julie @SavvyEats July 4, 2010, 12:26 pm

    Love the bridesmaid dresses and the color scheme!

  • Christie July 4, 2010, 12:28 pm

    What a pretty wedding 🙂 We had a cookie table at our wedding too. I loved it. And man I would totally do a photo booth if I could get married again.

  • Jo July 4, 2010, 12:40 pm

    It looks like a beautiful wedding and I love the photo booth idea – genius! You and the other girls looked lovely and I particularly like the picture of you and the husband – you both look gorgeous.

  • Stacey@ July 4, 2010, 12:43 pm

    That sounds like a fun wedding and everyone looks beautiful.

  • kirsten July 4, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Sarah looks beautiful! I love her dress!!

    • caitlin July 4, 2010, 10:29 pm

      It was truly a perfect dress for her!

  • Amanda July 4, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Oh, how fun! I want a photobooth at my wedding, too (should that day ever come). I LOOOOVE the idea of displaying wedding pictures of parents and grandparents.

  • Heather July 4, 2010, 1:04 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful color scheme for the wedding! And I love, love, love the flowers, those are my favorite. Looks like it was a great time 🙂

  • caronae July 4, 2010, 1:10 pm

    I love the color scheme and the beach theme! So pretty and classy. I also love how they had so many photographs of other family weddings.

    Safe travels!

  • Sarah July 4, 2010, 1:22 pm

    That wedding looks like so much fun. I love that you included the details. I really enjoy those things- so much so that I’ve planned and coordinated a few weddings!

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) July 4, 2010, 1:23 pm

    The bride is stunning! And you look pretty gorgeous, as well. 🙂 I love the blue dresses and the simple flowers. Glad you had a great time!

    Enjoy your holiday!

    (and congrats on the book being out soon! I’ll be recommending it like nobody’s biznass!)

  • Faith @ LovelyAsCharged July 4, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Wow, that really is a gorgeous wedding! I love the color scheme she picked, and everything just looked so fun and happy!

  • Sarah for Real July 4, 2010, 1:33 pm

    Wow! I told my husband about the cigar station and he says, “we should have done that!” haha. Sounds like this wedding didn’t skip any details! How ru feeling today? Haha hope not too bad 🙂

  • Marina July 4, 2010, 2:08 pm

    You looked beautiful!
    Sounds like an awesome wedding 🙂

  • Camille July 4, 2010, 2:24 pm

    Everything looks lovely!
    I love the silly pictures 🙂

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound Weight Loss!!! July 4, 2010, 2:24 pm

    What a great wedding! Love her colors and it looked like the weather was great. You and your hubby looked too cute in your “photo booth” pictures. =)

  • MLT July 4, 2010, 2:38 pm

    LOVE your bridesmaid dress. I noticed some of the bridesmaids are wearing what looks like a different style…or is maybe it just looks different on different people. Did you guys get to pick your style?

    • caitlin July 4, 2010, 10:30 pm

      She gave us a choice of 4 or 5 styles and told us we could get whatever we want. It was nice because everyone found something that flattered them, and I think it’s cool when people aren’t too matchy matchy anyway!

  • Kaz July 4, 2010, 3:01 pm

    Loved reading this recap. 😀 Weddings make me so giddy with excitement. (Just don’t tell my boyfriend I said that! Hah!)

    You look so beautiful in your dress! 😀

  • Helen July 4, 2010, 3:15 pm

    The dresses and flowers go so well together. I’m bridesmaid for my sister’s wedding next year and am helping her choose the dress colour, I might have to go for this blue!
    Glad you had a great time, everyone looks so beautiful.

  • M J July 4, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Thanks so much for joining us. I love the posts. I would expect my family and friends to say it was nice, but it was very nice to hear others say they liked everything. Your pictures of the wedding are beautiful.

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! July 4, 2010, 3:39 pm

    This looks like SUCH a beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing so many lovely pictures. You looked beautiful and so happy! Enjoy your 4th of July! 🙂

  • Paige July 4, 2010, 4:05 pm

    I hope you plan on telling us what was going on with the nosebleed and the near passing out yesterday! It looks like a LOVELY wedding though. Huge wedding party! They must be very nice people to have so many good friends. 😀

    • caitlin July 4, 2010, 10:31 pm

      Oh man! I forgot about that. I don’t know what happened, I just got a massive nosebleed in the middle of the ceremony and almost passed out! But I was OK once I sat down for a bit. Very dramatic.

      • Paige July 4, 2010, 11:36 pm

        Well I didn’t see any blood stains on your dress, and that’s what really matters. 🙂 Glad all is well!

  • Heather July 4, 2010, 4:22 pm

    looks fun and beautiful! I have never heard of a cookie table before here in the south, so must be a northern thing?
    love the colors!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health July 4, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Looks like a blast!
    That is A LOT of bridesmaids! haha

  • Erin July 4, 2010, 4:37 pm

    Looks like a great wedding! Beautiful colors, delicious food — and a fun party at the end. 😀

  • Ellen@FIrednFabulous July 4, 2010, 5:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, so much fun! I’ve never heard of that cookie tradition, but I love it! It’s a good idea to have little snacks out after the dinner is over…people always appreciate that 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) July 4, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! That looks like a fun event! Love the dresses you guys wore. Gerber daisies are my absolute favorite flower! Love the orange ones! Be careful on your drive home!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad July 4, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Those are such interesting colors. I love the photobooth touch AND the cookie table. Looks like they had a memorable wedding!

  • Amanda July 4, 2010, 5:52 pm

    Also, you’re so lucky to be in a cool, light blue dress. I was in a Florida wedding just a couple of weeks ago, wearing a floor-length HUNTER GREEN dress! The ceremony was outside, but luckily it was over in about 15 minutes.

  • scargosun July 4, 2010, 5:52 pm

    I am in/from PA and never heard of the cookie thing but I wish I had. What a great idea! Where were you?

    • caitlin July 4, 2010, 10:32 pm

      The Lodge in Altoona

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired July 4, 2010, 6:25 pm

    I think I was at a wedding in September at the same exact church.

  • Kelly July 4, 2010, 6:41 pm

    Awww, looks like SO much fun! I’m getting married on Saturday- this post just added to my excitement. #1- I love gerber daisies, I’m a huge pink person but i LOVE the orange ones and you are right they were perfect with your dresses! I love the photobooth idea and the cookies!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 4, 2010, 7:09 pm

    You looked stunning!!

    & I loveee their wedding colors A LOT!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 4, 2010, 7:27 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! Sarah looks beautiful (as do you!). 🙂

    Also I love that trolley idea. It’s alwasy when when weddings have unique touches like that.

  • Brynne July 4, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Aw what a fun wedding! I love their colors!! I wouldn’t think that orange and bright blue go that well together – so pretty :0)

  • Tammy @ Defining Wellness July 4, 2010, 7:29 pm

    Oh how I adore weddings! Thanks for sharing all of the details. The bride is gorgeous and radiant, and the details are magnificent!

  • Laura (Starloz) July 4, 2010, 7:37 pm

    I love the picture idea, I’m saving that idea in my memory

  • Katie @ peacebeme July 4, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing the wedding details. I am starting to collect ideas for my own so I love seeing all that stuff. 🙂

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels July 4, 2010, 8:41 pm

    I literally feel like I might die from all the cuteness . . . ohhhhhhh the dresses were lovely, and you looked wonderful in that blue might I add!

  • jessica July 4, 2010, 9:38 pm

    I read your tweet about the nosebleed and almost passing out and I thought for sure you would have mentioned it in your post?! What happened? I hope you’re OK!!

    • caitlin July 4, 2010, 10:33 pm

      Haha I forgot to mention it. I just got a massive nosebleed in the middle of the ceremony! I pinched my nose though and had tissues so it was all good. Very dramatic though. Thanks for asking 🙂

  • hemp jogger July 4, 2010, 9:54 pm

    how fun, and gorgeous! yall look so beautiful 🙂

  • Jolene ( July 4, 2010, 11:10 pm

    I love their wedding colours, and I think that the cigar table, cookie table and family wedding photos were such great ideas!!!

  • Jessica July 5, 2010, 12:01 am

    What a beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing the photos – I love seeing recaps of other weddings. The photo booth looks like a fun idea!

  • Julia @ Brit Bride July 5, 2010, 4:40 am

    Love seeing details of other couples’ weddings – I love the cake too – we are having fresh roses on ours instead of a topper.

    You looked gorgeous, as did Mrs Bride!

    I loved the way your hub’s tie matched your dress!


  • Wei-Wei July 5, 2010, 5:08 am

    Congratulations to the newlyweds! This sure looks like a beautiful wedding – you look gorgeous, Caitlin! I’m glad you listened to our side-braid suggestions 😉 And the flowers look amazing with your dresses! And the COOKIE TABLE! 😀


  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 5, 2010, 9:49 am

    Beautiful weeding. You look gorgeous Caitlin!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople July 5, 2010, 12:04 pm

    I love the bridesmaids dresses! Definitely gorgeous. My husband and I didn’t do cake smashing either. I loved the nice bites we fed one another.

    Looks like a BLAST! I wish people had danced at our wedding! We couldn’t convince anyone to join us! Bunch of party poopers, =P.

  • Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 5, 2010, 4:16 pm

    Omgosh!! What an amazing wedding. I love the photobooth, cookies and wedding photos! So different. You looked beautiful! That dress and flower combo is awesome.

  • Stephanie July 6, 2010, 3:04 pm

    This is getting creepy. I’m wearing that exact same dress for my sister’s wedding in October, their colors are blue and orange, our bouquets are gerbera daisies and they’re going to St. Lucia for their honeymoon….Crazy!!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat July 7, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Man, that took me back to my wedding 5 years ago! We totally had mimosas and donut holes at the hair salon!! Too funny. Glad you all had a great time 🙂

  • Jen September 3, 2010, 10:20 am

    Hey girl, I was wondering if you could tell me if those are David’s Bridal’s color pool? I am looking for my own wedding and I love the color. Sometimes it looks teal, sometimes it looks blue. Thanks!

    • Caitlin September 3, 2010, 2:51 pm

      it was in fact pool!

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair March 28, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Caitlin! I was currently stalking all your old wedding posts and found this post – I LOVE those bridesmaid dresses, like so much. Can you send me the information on where they are from? And are my eyes deceiving me or do I spy pockets in them???

    Thank you 😀

    • Caitlin March 28, 2011, 9:28 pm

      There were pockets! They were from David’s Bridal

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