I knew I wanted to kick off the wedding weekend in a festive way to thank all of my bridesmaids for everything they have done. That's where the bridesmaid brunch came in! My Aunt graciously agreed to host the brunch in the house my family rented for the wedding weekend. It was such a special day.. I wish I could relive it all over again!!
My mom and I started the day out extra early making a quick trip to Castle Hayne to scope out flowers for the wedding centerpieces. We found a wholesale flower market and had the absolute BEST time!! It was so fun to see everything start to come together the Friday morning before the wedding. It was definitely a feeling I will forever cherish! When we made it back to the house my aunt had everything set up for the brunch. The house looked beautiful (lots of pink, white and bows!) and smelled divine. She had set up lots of brunch food, a drink called The Charleston and a homemade cake ready. All of my bridesmaids attended as well as some other special ladies such as my mom, future mother in law, and some of our mothers best friends who Justin and I call our "second moms".
All smiles here! My mom kept playing Going to the Chapel and dancing. Ha! It surely set the mood. (: I knew two things I wanted to include in the brunch were gifts for my bridesmaids and the cake tradition. Having a cake at a bridesmaid luncheon is a very southern tradition. Charms are tied to strings and placed around the cake. Each bridesmaid then pulls a charm out from the bottom of the cake and reads the meaning of the good luck charm.
my mom, and my now mother in law!
all the "second" moms and real moms!
the best friends and bridesmaids I could ever ask for!
I gifted my girls a monogrammed bathrobe, a special ordered necklace and a Jane Austen quote I had hand lettered and water colored. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the gifts!! It's been fun recapping the wedding so far!! The whole weekend was so perfect. I never want to forget that feeling or those memories. After all, that is how you should feel about your wedding weekend, right?! (;
In case you missed the first wedding recap you can catch it here: