Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our Marathon Weekend


We had a HUGE weekend!!! On Thursday afternoon, Andy left work early and we set out for my friend, Tony's, wedding in Charleston, SC (which still happens to be one of my favorite places in the world to go, no matter how many times I've been there or where else I've been...It never gets old!). It's only about three hours from here, but we decided to stop half way at Andy's Grandma's house to visit with her and spend the night. We got up early on Friday and finished the last hour and a half of the drive. We got to my step brother's new house just in time to dress for the wedding and shoot back out the door again. My mom came as my "and guest" ;oP leaving Andy and Landon to go with my step brother, niece, and step dad to a big birthday party. We all ran out of the house in different directions and of course my mom and I got lost. We finally found the location (a beautiful historical house called the Legare-Waring House at Charles Towne Landing) to realize that we had to park about a mile away and take a shuttle bus to the ceremony. We made it just in time for Racquel to walk down the aisle--Phew! By the way, if any of you live near South Carolina and are planning a wedding, you have got to check this place out!! It was absolutely perfect! The bride and groom exchanged vows under huge trees covered in Spanish moss. The band was set up under a big white tent, surrounded by bouquets of flowers and hundreds of candles. The food was set up in all of the downstairs rooms of the house. The weather was a amazing and it all took place just as the sun was setting over the pond. We had such a good time! After we left the wedding, Mom and I went into downtown Charleston to walk around. We even got a good parking space!(If you've ever been to Charleston, you know how impossible this can be!!) We went to the swings at the harbor and ate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Then we just walked and talked until we had to get back to the "real world". The next morning, Andy and my step dad, David went with my step brother to paint the garage in their old house while mom and I watched Landon and my sweet little niece, Ella Scott at the new house. Even baby-sitting is fun in a house like their new one---WOW! That place is amazing!! I am going to write about the rest of the weekend in another post so you all don't get overwhelmed (or just plain bored!) To be continued....

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Sounds beautiful. Sometimes I wish we as Catholic's could get married out doors in some place like this without the special permission and all. I know the meaning behind being married in the church and I believe it's wonderful -- so I guess I'll just have to talk my sisters or brothers into a reception like that. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. =) Looking forward to the "To Be continued..."

Mandy said...

I love Charleston, too. It is a beautiful city. How nice you got to spend that time with your mom! Glad you had fun...

Sharon said...

Hey! You could have met up w/ Greg! (Big-Tuna blog) He's so close.

Beautiful pictures. Btw, who does Ella belong to? Did I miss something?

Andrea said...

I tagged you!

Anita said...

Okay, this is too weird! First of all, we were in Charleston at the same time as you were! But wait, it gets weirder...Ryan helped another videographer shoot a wedding at the SAME ceremony location on Saturday! Too funny! Great shots by the way!

Greg said...

Wow! You make Charleston sound like I place that I want to visit--and I LIVE HERE!! LOL!

The Legare-Waring House is a great place for a wedding, isn't it? Which restuarant did you go to downtown?? And please tell me where you found this mythical parking spot!

We are the friendliest city in the country, don't ya know?

Jennifer said...

Andrea--I know!! But you're right about the reception thing--We can always have that outside! We got married in the end of November so no one even wanted to be outside--ha ha ha! My sister is getting married in May of next year, though--so it matters to her. I loved having my wedding in a church--It was the same church my parents were married in--the one I was baptized in...the one where I went to school--It was sentimental and wonderful! How about you?

Jennifer said...

Sharon--I KNOW!! If I hadn't been so busy, I would have hit you up for his digits--Ha ha ha! That would have been fun! next time you're "down south", we're all getting together!

Ella Scott belongs to my step-brother and sister-in-law (Mom's husband's son and daughter-in-law)--Don't worry, no kids coming out of the woodwork with the siblings you know (Like Brian--ha ha ha!)

Jennifer said...

Anita--NO WAY!!! That is so bizarre! maybe it's a sign that we should hang out soon! :oD Landon's birthday party will probably be on June 1st--are you guys free? It's going to be fun this year!