Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wedding Weekend

If you saw Saturday's post already know that I was out of town celebrating the wedding of two dear friends. I have been friends with Jax ever since she pledged Kappa at the University of Arkansas and I have been friends with Craig ever since Jax introduced me to him one night at the Kappa Sig house. Oh so long ago!! They just might take the cake for being one of the sweetest couples that I have the pleasure of knowing. I had the honor of being a bridesmaid, so the weekend was jam-packed full of activities.

The past few months Jax's dear parents have been building an addition to their home. After lots of stress, it all came together and we were able to enjoy a delightful bridesmaids' luncheon under a tent in a beautifully landscaped yard. Somehow I didn't snap any pictures until after we ate. Excuse the sweat, we have been having ridiculously hot June weather in Arkansas.

All eleven (yes, eleven!!) of us bridesmaids received adorable slippers and a different pair of vintage earrings. Jax has impeccable taste and these are a gift I will treasure always.

The rehearsal dinner Friday night was at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. All of the food was delish, but the mashed potato bar might have been my favorite part. With two Kappa Sig weddings the same weekend in Fayetteville, masses of people were in town. The late-night highlight of the evening was probably when Craig walked into the bar and the entire place broke out in screams, cheers and clapping. Gotta love being back in my college town.

The festivities on Saturday started at 11am, and let me just say that we were all glad that no fixed hair or make-up was required. Jax's favorite stylist flew in from D.C. just for the occasion. A few hours later there were 11 smokin' bridesmaids.

After a beautiful ceremony we celebrated the marriage with a reception at Carnall Hall, where from the specialty Jaxtini to the crystal chandelier in the tent, no detail was spared. The bride and groom were simply radiant!

I am looking forward to many, many years with this happy couple!


  1. Those green dresses look really good on y'all! and I love those vintage earrings!

  2. Wow that sounds like it was a perfect wedding. Her wedding dress is awesome! Love the green on you! You could cut that dress off and definitely wear it again!

  3. What an adorable couple! You looked gorgeous as always, Hannah Banana! I want to see pics of the bridal luncheon outside…sounds so cute! I miss you!!!!!

  4. Great pictures! Everyone looks beautiful, I love green!

  5. I love that everybody cheered when Craig walked into the bar. I can only imagine! Hate hate hate that I had to miss it. :(

  6. My cousins got married in fayetteville and it was so fun, we took bridal pictures on dixon street and went to a cool piano bar! Looks like a beautiful wedding!
    xo, kmw

  7. Beautiful wedding, and her gown is just lovely. She did a great job on ya'lls bridesmaids dresses and gifts. Vintage earrings, perfect!

  8. You look so pretty!
    I love those slippers and the green dresses, oh so classy!

    Glad you had a great weekend:)

  9. What a gorgeous bride! I love her dress and love the bridesmaid dresses she picked out. That green looks great on you!