Good morning, good morning! Happy Monday everyone (yes, I realize that that statement is an oxymoron – just go with it.) I’m back from a wonderful four days in Nashville, ready to settle back into some semblance of a routine here! I got up (somewhat) bright and early and knocked out a little 3 mile run, before it got too hot. Now it’s unpacking/chore/phone call/computer time! Good thing I have my iced coffee with Blue Diamond coconut almond milk to keep me company…
Yum. So let’s continue with the weekend recap, shall we? After showering up from my run, I headed out to lunch with my friend Chase. He had never been to Local Taco, one of my favorites, so we popped in for some tasty tacos! Two different breakfast tacos for me, plus an order of queso. I must have been in the mood for Mexican this weekend!
After lunch, we swung through East Nashville to pick up some Dolan vermouth for Dad and Uncle P (apparently there is only one super-sketchy liquor store in Nashville that sells it, and nowhere in Kentucky – highly obnoxious but it’s worth it) and to pick up Kate! We spent the afternoon at some of our favorite Nashville haunts – the Frothy Monkey coffeeshop (caramel latte with almond milk for me) and Sweet Cece’s frozen yogurt (original tart piled high with fruit and waffle cone pieces). It was an afternoon of old stories, new life updates, and laughter.
I have certainly missed these two! But soon, it was time to head home to get ready for the main event – Emily and Bailey’s wedding! It was fun to get ready with Sarah again – I felt like we were back in college, getting dressed for a big night out. She even did my hair for old time’s sake. If only we had had Alyssa around to do our makeup, but she was busy with her bridesmaids duties! And we needed Kelsey for some pumpup music. Guess we’ll just have to wait for homecoming for the full suite 1004 reunion!
We headed to Covenant Presbyterian, a beautiful new church in Green Hills, for the ceremony. So many Vandy RUF people were there! It was great to chat with everyone for a bit before filing in to take our seats.
Pretty soon the music began, and the procession started. I absolutely loved their ceremony! It was beautiful and special, and you could see the love on their faces. Stacey, Vandy’s RUF minister, performed the ceremony, and it was fun to hear him preach again. I’ve missed his sermons! After some scripture, a few hymns, a homily, some prayers, and a set of vows, it was time to meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Murdock!
From there, we headed off to celebrate at the reception. It was at the Hermitage Hotel downtown, a beautiful venue. When we arrived, there was a cocktail hour in the lobby. We milled around a bit, enjoyed some champagne and a few appetizers, and caught up with our favorite bridesmaid!
After the cocktail hour, the bride and groom arrived ready to celebrate! They cut the cake, and then opened the doors to let people into the two rooms off of the lobby. Each had a buffet spread, with shrimp and grits, a carving station, and a bunch of cheeses, dips and other yummy goodies. We sampled our way around, and even got to talk to Emily for a brief minute as she made her way around.
From then on, the rest of the night was spent dancing. After the bride and groom kicked it off, of course!
The bouquet and garter were tossed, the last of the champagne was poured, the rose petals were thrown, and just like that the night was over. It really was such a fun wedding, a reunion of sorts! Emily and Bailey looked incredibly happy, and I hope they never lose that look of love. Sarah and I headed home and crashed into bed. Six hours in heels always does me in!
Yesterday, I woke up and packed up my stuff. After saying goodbye to
my Sarah and Skyler’s apartment for the near future, I headed to have one more lunch with Kate before hitting the road. I had to make it home in time for a graduation party – no rest for the weary! Now I’m playing catch-up, and dreaming about future weddings to come. I think this is going to be a fun time in my life! There’s nothing I love more than a good wedding. Have a great day everyone!