Wednesday, June 26, 2013

delightful | j & j get married!

It's been quiet while I've been up to my pearls in wedding prep. Not mine. But the beautiful happy day of a friend who got married last week. 
Back in January, Jessica asked me to coordinate the reception for her wedding in June. Being the wedding nut that I am, I jumped on it!  But still quite stunned because Jessica and her mom are total movers and shakers who organize huge events all the time. And they wanted me to do her wedding???  Talk about no pressure!

On Thursday morning, my mom and two of my sisters came with to help get the room decorated. We started draping tables, setting up the centerpieces and arranging and rearranging things. You know, checking things off the list!  It went swimmingly and I even ended up with some extra time before the rehearsal and dinner. It was such a great time catching up with friends who were also helping with or were in town for the wedding too!  

I was so excited for Friday to start! Brooke and I headed out early and picked up a few last minute things before going to the venue. Awesome friends showed up at noon to help and we had the best time in the kitchen putting the food together. They worked so hard while I ran around like a crazy woman. Then it was time to put things on hold and wait for the wedding to start!  It was such a lovely service, with a stunning bride and groom. They looked so happy!  

I found myself getting stressed the closer we got but just reminded myself that "In all labor there is profit" and to keep praying! Lots of prayers. And... It was great!  God was far better to me than I deserve. I fell into bed Friday night so tired and thankful to be able to do something that I love. 

Stay tuned for photos from the big day!

Thanks to Laura for snapping this one of me. 


  1. I've been haunting your blog hoping for a wedding post. :-) (And I am happy to hear you've got more photos coming!! I'm dying for pictures!). You, my dear, were AMAZING! Everything looked so beautiful! *applause* I am much mistaken if you do not get more weddings sent your way...

    1. Thanks dear! You were a lovely bridesmaid as well. Yes, still waiting with much anticipation for the photos!

  2. Abbe,
    You did a wonderful job on the wedding reception. I heard over and over again on Friday evening how beautiful the room looked. Every detail was lovingly planned and executed. Thank you for all of your hard work!
    ~Kim Kelly

    1. Thank you Mrs. Kelly for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with both familys on this beautiful day!