We woke up early the next AM and headed to Orangeburg for some bridesmaids pampering. We loved getting great Shellac manicures and being able to chat it up with all the bridesmaids before the big day. Tori's aunt's threw us a beautiful bridesmaids' luncheon that afternoon. It was just lovely. We had mimosas and appetizers in Aunt Debbie's beautiful gazebo before a lovely lunch on her porch. It was a perfect afternoon beside the water. It was tranquil and peaceful....but still all a buzz with excitement for the next day.
We were able to relax for several hours before we all got ready for the rehearsal. Jordan's parents threw a lovely dinner and I most of all loved laughing at embarrassing childhood pics of our beloved Jordy. Did I mention that before dinner, I wiped out on the farmhouse's front porch steps immediately after Mr. Ellenberg gave a prayer? Oh yeah...that left a bruise for about 3 weeks.
We were all eager and ready when Tori's wedding day finally arrived. We had a relaxed AM and enjoyed all getting ready together and building up all the excitement. Tori's ceremony was wonderful and to say that the reception was grand would be an understatement. The food was A-mazing and I got a little too friendly with the bartenders and the nice boy making freshly squeezed lemonade. Luckily, Aunt Debbie was available to rub my back while I worshipped Tori's bathroom trash can....classy, I know. Did I mention that my groomsman is beautiful and looks just like a professional basketball player...ironically, he played football.
I had such an amazing time and can easily say that this was the BEST WEDDING EVER! I love Norway, SC, the Ellenbergs, the Garricks, friends of both families and fresh squeezed lemonade.
Here are a few pics that I couldn't avoid posting:
Am I the only one who thinks that Jermaine, Mackay and I make a beautiful family?