Jordan and I had a wonderful weekend celebrating the wedding of our friends Laura and Thomas in Mississippi. Jordan andThomas played sports together in high school in Columbus, Mississippi and remained friends while they attended Mississippi State University in Starkville. Over the last couple of years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Laura and Thomas. What a fun couple!
Jordan started off the weekend on Friday playing a round of golf with the groom and a few other guys in the wedding at the beautiful Old Waverly golf course in West Point, Mississippi.
The rehearsal (at the Chapel of Memories on the Mississippi State campus) and the rehearsal dinner at Old Waverly) on Friday night were the perfect end to a relaxing day (relaxing for the wedding guests anyway).
As we were visiting the local shops in Starkville on Saturday, we ran into Foley Bell Holditch, owner of one of the newest stores in downtown Starkville- Thyme. Foley worked with Jordan in Memphis and has since moved on to opening this amazing store. I’m sure you’re wondering “what kind of store is Thyme?” Well, think Pottery Barn meets Williams-Sonoma. It is a wonderful blend of kitchen and home decor items. If we had more room in our car, I would have brought home at least one of their beautiful wreaths.
Early Saturday evening, the wedding itself was at the Chapel of Memories on Mississippi State’s campus. It is the perfect size for a wedding and is so simply
elegant, it doesn’t call for extravangant decorations. Following the ceremony, we moved on to the Hotel Chester for an evening of fun with friends. It was beautifully decorated with flowers everywhere you turned. The menu was delicious as well-the food ranged from fresh fruit to sushi to a mashed potato bar. Of course no wedding is complete without bride’s and groom’s cake, and I sampled some of both! The bride’s cake was a wonderfully light lemon flavored cake with buttercream icing, and the groom’s cake was a decadent chocolate cake with smooth buttercream chocolate icing.
As the bride and groom left the reception and drove away in their limo, the crowd waved streamers made of coral, green, and white ribbon that complemented the wedding flowers and bridesmaid dresses perfectly. I have not seen streamers as a way to see off the bride and groom before, but I love the idea. It might create more work prior to the wedding than birdseed or rose petals, but the cleanup after the wedding has to be a breeze.
While Thomas and Laura are having a blast at their all inclusive resort in the Carribbean this week, Jordan and I are busy thinking of ways to rationalize a reason why we should go back to an all inclusive resort this summer. We had a great time at the El Dorado Royale for our honeymoon last year and wish we could go back at least twice a year.
Below are a few other pictures from our weekend in Mississippi.
Congratulations and Best Wishes, Laura and Thomas! We wish you nothing but the best.
Rehearsal Dinner Invitation
Wedding Ceremony Flowers
Some of the many beautiful flower arrangements greeting guests as they arrived at the reception
If you’re in the middle of planning a wedding, I hope some of the ideas from Laura’s and Thomas’ wedding will be helpful for you. I’m hoping to be able to acquire a better camera soon so the pictures on the blog will show up better. Thanks for stopping by and reading!