Saturday, June 18, 2011

Looking back: Bridal Luncheon and Rehearsal Dinner

One year ago today I enjoyed my last day of being single with lots of celebrations! The day before my wedding was absolutely wonderful! I was actually very calm and got to enjoy every moment of it. I remember thinking to myself that I needed to slow down and enjoy every moment so I would always remember these few days.

We started out the morning going to the Bridal Luncheon at Sullivan's in Anderson. Brent's aunts gave the luncheon and it was wonderful! We all had a great lunch then the bridesmaids gave me a scrapbook as a gift. Each girl made a page of pictures and memories of that bridesmaid and me. It was perfect and I will always cherish it! I definitely had the best Maid of Honor and bridesmaids! After we ate lunch, the girls drew a charm out of the charm cake. Each charm had a special meaning (luck, marriage, children, travel) and they wore it on their bracelet the next day. I gave the girls their gifts too! They had cute bags, flip flops, sashes for their dresses, and towel wraps! Everything was monogrammed and pink or orange! After the luncheon, we decorated the church and went to get our nails done.

Bridesmaids' Gifts

Charm Cake

All my wonderful Bridesmaids

That evening, we went to the church to rehearse for the wedding. I tried not to take over too much! :) The Rehearsal Dinner was in Clemson at the Tiger Den in the Stadium. It was a beautiful night and the view in the Stadium was awesome! We had a great dinner of BBQ and chicken. The Groom's cake was great, too! Of course, Brent had to have something dealing with Clemson. We had wonderful speeches from our Maid of Honor and Best Man. We also had the Tiger Cub come and visit to take pictures with us! After dinner and the toasts, we watched a slideshow of pictures. It was so sweet and really made us look back on our lives. We both have wonderful and supportive families. It was also amazing to look back on the 8 years Brent and I have been together. We've been blessed with so many opportunities and places to visit. We have so many great friends too! Every time I watch the slideshow, I always tear up. It's a great memory to keep forever!

My cute flower girls!

Getting ready for my practice run

Brent and I by the cake

My family with the Tiger

I remember leaving Brent that night and thinking... this is it! Tomorrow is the day we've been waiting on for so long! We were so blessed to have a great day before our wedding!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Whitney!

    We are getting married near Clemson and love all things orange! I would love to know who to contact to see about arranging our rehearsal lunch in the Tiger Den. If you don't mind pointing me in the right direction, I would be very thankful! a reply here or an email to would be awesome!