Wedding Weekend!

Not mine of course. I tied the knot with my honey-bear in July.  But Deb, who sort of eloped in June of this year, celebrated her wedding with a reception in Charlotte.

A few things about it.

I made it through the weekend.  If you’ll remember from my ranty post last week, I was completely overwhelmed, and not 100% sure that I was going to be able to successfully make it through the weekend.

I made it, and we all survived.  As far as my brother’s hair, I borrowed some clippers from a friend and managed to cut his and Austin’s hair before the wedding popped off.  This really provides me little to no insight as to why the girl from the barber shop could not figure out how to cut black hair, because with relatively little experience, I was able to give him a decent  haircut.  It really wasn’t so challenging.  I learned my lesson, and will never, ever, EVER take my brother to a place that can’t handle black hair because everyone is making fun of me for screwing my brother’s hair up.

But moving right along, Deb held her wedding at the Levine Museum of the New South on Saturday.  Instead of doing some sort of ceremony or something, we started the reception out with a short cocktail hour, and then Deb and Luigi came down the staircase for an entrance.  They danced their first dance to Luther Vandross’ cover of Knocks Me Off My Feet, which was really cute and fun because Stevie Wonder was a focal point for the music at my wedding as well, so my father trained us well.

Debbie and Luigi Wedding 2 Debbie and Luigi Wedding

We ate, danced, and after the wedding is when the real fun began.  The wedding itself was awesomely fun, by the way 🙂  We headed to Ri Ra, an Irish pub downtown, where my cousin forced, yes forced me to drink shots against my will.  Absolutely needless to say, I will be taking a little breaky from the drank this week as I let my liver heal.

So one really cool thing?

I didn’t have a dress, and I’ve been on a budget.  So for Deb’s wedding, I tried out Rent the Runway, something I’d heard of, but never had the guts to try.  So essentially, I rented a $700 Badgley Mischka and earring for $70.  Dress turned out to be a hit, so I may do the same for a few holiday parties.

Rent the RunwayIt’s kinda cool just shipping it back, and not having to worry about getting stuck with a dress that I won’t be wearing again.

Anyhoo, what did you do this weekend?  

 

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