The Spencer Wedding


This early spring has been marked with showers and celebrations for my gorgeous college-friend, Anna  as she prepared to become Mrs. Spencer. 

We had a big girls weekend in Dallas and started the afternoon at Top Golf. We then moved on to Anna's highschool friends home for a lovely in-home shower with tasty treats, fresh flowers, and fun games. 

Everyone got all dolled up for going out to classy north Dallas restaurant. Anna had an entourage of 10 packed around the dinner table from all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. We were all up late and I think crashed the rest of the weekend, but we packed in as much fun as we could in our short time to celebrate Anna. 

Arguably one of the best things about wedding ceremonies is that they work as reunions for bringing together much-loved friends and family. I hadn't seen many of my close girlfriends since leaving college, so it was unbelievably fun to have a full weekend of hanging out and talking. My lovely friend, Sara (you have to check out her fantastic foodie blog) flew in from St. Louis a bit early which meant we shared a dreamy dinner at Elizabeth St. Cafe celebrating life transitions over French Vietnamese (noodles and eclairs at one place- la vie es belle!) After our beautiful fusion dinner at the colorful little restaurant, we went on a coffee run for the bride and checked in on her packing/planning progress.

The next morning Sara and I walked for tea and scones before I left for work and she joined Anna for the day. In the afternoon, everyone met at the beautiful little limestone chapel in Round Rock for a rehearsal, and then we caravanned to a delicious steakhouse rehearsal dinner generously hosted by the groom's family. The wedding party and family friends drove north to bowl at Georgetown and the fun reunions continued before returning to the hotel to crash. 

The day of the wedding was a fun flurry of excitement. After having extra time after hair appointments, I actually got to host the bridal party in our apartment and we pulled together cheese, fruit, and Italian treats that Chelsea Adsit had flown over with her for the occasion. We drove back to Round Rock and changed into our dresses at the venue, took a few photos, and then rushed through afternoon traffic to get to the chapel. 

Anna's wedding was gorgeous- beautiful flowers, impeccable weather, thoughtful touches everywhere- add in tons of wonderful friends to catch up with and it was an absolutely perfect spring night in Texas. You have to visit her photographer's blog to see how beautiful all of the details were! 

Katie is one of my favorite people in the whole-wide-world, and sadly I rarely see her, even when we only live right down I35 from each other. She was the most wonderfully serving, warm, and comforting person on my own wedding day, and so it makes me all the more giddy that we happen to be on the same wedding circuit this year!  

I love my handsome wedding date and all of the rearranging he does to help host, join me in the fun, and get all gussied up to join me.

Congratulations, JD & Anna- it was a fabulous wedding! 

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