Because there was a wedding at Belle Meade on Friday night we had to hold our rehearsal between 9 am and noon on Friday... We opted to go with earlier as to allow for time for errands to be run, lunch to be had with out of town guests, and last minute projects to be completed. We all gathered in the gardens and ran through the ceremony and then all went off in different directions for the day. Our rehearsal was laid back and went quickly! My second momma (her kids are the cute ones in all of the pictures) captured some great pictures during the rehearsal.
One of my favorites.
My sweet babies (Our junior bridesmaid and ring bearer).
Beautiful Sadie Bug.
All of my beautiful bridesmaids!
Packed into the Tahoe... I rode in the floorboard as it was packed to the brim with all things wedding.
My sweet, sweet Gaga
Plus my wonderful Papa.
Needless to say, I was a little bit stressed out post-rehearsal. There were still a lot of things to get done in a limited amount of time. My bridesmaids and "second family" were very sweet and all offered to run errands and help with projects. My mom and grandmother headed back to the hotel and started putting our guest thank you gifts together. My brother, maid of honor, and I headed to pick up my dress, order programs (yep, day before the wedding...) and pick up some things from CSB's townhouse. The pick-up-the-programs errand turned into much more of an ordeal than I anticipated but luckily my brother and MOH were very patient and helpful. We discovered a minimal of 5 mistakes upon printing a sample and probably were the guy who helped us at Kinko's least favorite customer of the day (I must mention at this point, said programs where never actually put out at the wedding... They apparently were not locatable prior to the ceremony, unbeknownst to me until the end of the evening!).
After several hours of crazy errand-running my little brother was very insistent we stop, relax, and get lunch somewhere. He treated Rebeks and I to Ted's and we all enjoyed a quick lunch. He was so sweet, patient, and thoughtful the entire day and I still cannot get over the fact that he opted to run errands with us as opposed to heading to a local sports bar with the crew of groomsmen for the day.
Of course, I had to stop and spend some time with my sweet puppy before we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the rehearsal dinner!
Whew! I thought I would squeeze the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner into one post... However, the rehearsal dinner will have to wait for tomorrow as this wife is exhausted.
Much more to come in the following days!