It’s been a week since my best friend said: “I do.” All of 2019, Becca and I spent our weekend’s planning, shopping for wedding decor, and making sure every detail of her special day was planned. All of it paid off because it was one of the most magical weekends ever. I’m so happy everything came together perfectly, and I’m excited to show you the photos I took from the weekend. You all love Becca as much as I do, so I made sure to capture as much as I could 😊
It was the perfect fall weekend in the mountains and the perfect excuse to cozy up by the fire, drink coffee, and spend time with each other.
The night before Becca’s wedding weekend, I spent some time making my favorite chocolate oreo truffles, and working on the cookie cake! Remember when we made the cookie cake last time? Well, since then, I had perfected the recipe and was confident that it would turn out for her big day.
On Thursday afternoon, I picked up a green smoothie for the road and headed off to the North Carolina mountains. My smoothie had spirulina, kale, celery, cucumber, lemon, ginger, lime, spinach, hemp protein, and coconut milk. Did it taste good? Goodness, no! But I chugged it down because I needed all the greens I could get.
It was a rainy ride up there, but it made for the gorgeous fall views. It’s crazy how two and a half hours north of Charlotte becomes an entirely different climate.
I was the first one to arrive at the Pines Country Inn, so I checked in and unpacked all of my bags. The innkeeper was so sweet and made me a cup of coffee to enjoy while sitting on the front porch overlooking the fall views.
My room in the inn was cute and cozy. It had a gorgeous view, and it was the perfect place to unwind.
One of my favorite parts about the inn was the cats. I love cats so much, but I can’t have one because of my dogs. They are not cat-friendly.
So cozy ♥️
Becca arrived thirty-minutes after me, and I helped her unload a few things, and then we jumped right into the party! It was so fun getting to meet her family, and it was one of the most fun nights! 💜 Once the evening rain stopped, this gorgeous double rainbow appeared. How incredible is that!? Talk about good luck before a wedding day 😊
We enjoyed wine while having a delicious dinner and playing Heads Up with all the guests.
While we were all sitting in the family room, the lights went out for about a minute. It was so creepy because the house was pitch black and it was Halloween night! But with everyone giggled up on wine, the moment was hilarious. Oreo truffles for a Halloween treat! I’m telling you, these are always a hit and so easy to make! If you ever have a party to go to, try making the oreo truffles. You can’t go wrong. I added a caramel drizzle to the top of these.
Becca’s last night as a Robinson!
Friday, November 1st – Wedding Day ♥️
Even though I was super tired from all of the traveling the previous weekend, I could not sleep at all. When you’re in an older house, you hear every little noise, and I’m a very light sleeper. I had a total of 2 hours of sleep (which were more of 30-minute increments), and then received a text at 3:25 from Becca asking if I was up. I’m not surprised because if you wanted your Miami vlog, you’d see that she wakes up earlier than I do! I was like “YUP,” and the next thing I knew, she was knocking on my door with a cup of coffee.
We spent an hour together finishing up some letters and just chatting about the game plan for the day. Honestly, this was the best way to spend a morning on her big day.
At 6:00 am, I whipped out my mixer and started making the frosting for the cookie cake. I spent an hour putting it all together, and I’m so happy with how it turned out.
This was exactly the vision Becca wanted, and I was so happy I could bring it to life!
After finishing up the cookie cake, everyone came down for a delicious breakfast!
After breakfast, I spent the next three hours working on transforming the dining room for the reception dinner. There was a lot to do before the vision could come to life, but I love this kind of stuff!
The ceremony turned out PERFECT!!!!
She is the most beautiful bride, and I cried like a baby during the ceremony. I’m so happy for my best friend, and I love love love her fiance and his family.
Talk about a big transformation! The room did not look the same, and all the decor planning and shopping paid off. It was the dark romantic room she had dreamed of.
And the texture of the cookie cake also turned out perfectly. I made sure to make the dough super soft to make it more cake-like!
What a dream! ♥️
We all changed into warmer clothes and prepared ourselves for the temperature drop before heading down to the fire. We ended the night hanging around the bonfire and enjoying every last minute of the weekend. I did not want it to end!
It was winter the next morning! Burr ❄️
I headed out after morning coffee and spent the afternoon packing for my trip to Hawaii (which is where I’m at now!) Sorry I didn’t write much today, but I really wanted you to see the photos. If you watch the vlog, it’s way more descriptive! xo
Thank you guys for stopping by to check out the photos from Becca’s wedding weekend! ♥️ I’ll make sure to share more pictures once she gets them in from her photographer! Have an amazing weekend!
Questions for you!
- Whose wedding did you attend last?
- What does your dream wedding look like?
- What is your favorite flavor of wedding cake?