My mother married her soul mate.
This wedding, 13 years in the making, was a DIY phenomenon. Four fun filled days of food and family, she really out did herself.
They rented a compound on St. Simons Island, Georgia with 2 houses and a ton of land. From the decor to the food, she did it all. Yes, I am my mother.
Day 1 (Thursday) was Mexican Night with make your own taco stations and maracas.
Day 2 (Friday) was Italian NIght with a full antipasto hour, fresh baked bread with pesto and lasagna 8 ways.
Day 3 (Saturday) was the wedding!- SOUTHERN COOKING. From Mac and Cheese to Fried Chicken, she didn't miss a beat. The decor was beach and everything she imagined.
Day 4 (Sunday) = hangover brunch. Mimosa + eggs + potatoes = heaven.
Who needs a caterer when you can do it yourself? Not my mama.
Check out some of my favorite snaps form the weekend below.
The ladies of the family. Grandma, Mama, Cousin, Auntie and myself.
My brothers really know how to rock the socks.
<3 My Aunt and Uncle having a moment. <3
Moms dress, bought at a thrift shop for $25. Score.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue- a gift to my mom, more on this next week!
The whole family together for the first time in about 10 years.
The weekend ended with some music and food (and bubbles) under the Spanish moss.
I had not seen my mom or step pops smile that much in a very long time. I could not have asked for a better man to be a part of my family and I am so thrilled that they had the weekend they pictured in their dreams.
Love you Mom & Kevin.