this past weekend i was down in georgia bridesmaid-ing for my friend kylie. kylie was my big in my sorority in college and it was wonderful to get to catch up with her and a lot of the other members of my sorority family. unfortunately tex wasn't able to make it to this wedding with me but that just meant i had lots of time to hang out with my ladies (including my beloved mary who continues to prove that she and her hubby joel deserve the title of cutest couple ever).
i got into atlanta late friday night and drove out to lake lanier islands to meet up with ashley, kylie and another bridesmaid angela. we spent the rest of the night gossiping, i picked their brains for wedding planning ideas and then we crashed around 1. i was up early as usual and snuck out to grab breakfast and have coffee with christina, another member of my sorority who i haven't seen in ages. after breakfast we headed to kylie's parents lake lodge to get ready. we got our hair and makeup done, vegged out and tried to remain calm until the big moment arrived. kylie was absolutely gorgeous and i had to hold back tears when she put her dress on.
the wedding venue was amazing - kylie and matt got married right on the water of lake lanier and then we traipsed around through fields to capture what will undoubtedly be amazing photographs. i'm not the most patient person when being photographed and it's probably my least favorite part of being a bridesmaid but i was incredibly impressed with kylie - she was a TOTAL trooper and i hope to be half as amazing as she was as a bride.
i've never seen her happier or more beautiful and i was so lucky to be a part of her special day. you'll notice i was lucky enough to wear the same dress for kylie's wedding as i wore in my brother's. it was a total coincidence but since i loved the dress a lot it was definitely a happy coincidence.
the wedding had so many carefully crafted details - i am continually amazed by people's ability to plan and execute so many little things that really make a wedding feel special. how gorgeous was ky's cake? as pretty as it was it was that delicious. red velvet? yes please.
to kylie and matt - i love you both and i am so thankful that i got to be a part of your fairy tale!