Day 2 of our weekend in North Carolina was the reason of our visit – the wedding. We had some free time in the morning/afternoon so we walked to a local farmers market/street event. It was a big deal with quite the crowd for such a small town.
We grabbed lunch from some of the street vendors and we sat and ate and talked away the early afternoon (as if this was the first opportunity we had to sit and chat!)
We returned to the bed and breakfast with just enough to get ready for the wedding. The wedding was situated on the bride’s old family farm with limited access (which made for some difficult decisions as to what shoes should be worn for the uneven terrain…I went with flats which ended up being a good decision!). We parked at a local church and were bused over to the wedding site. It was beautiful. It was late afternoon and the property was covered in old trees that climbed to the sky. The light filtered through with perfection.
I could have laid on a blanket all afternoon in that spot, so serene. It made a beautiful backdrop for the lovely couple.
We had some free time while the happy couple and wedding party went around taking pictures. We had our own photo shoot while we waited for the dinner/dance party to get started and naturally jumping pictures were our go-to picture in our formal attire! If there’s any doubt how much fun these guys are – I think the pictures speak for themselves.
And one with all the brothers, my favorite one:
It’s been a while since Steve and I had this much time of uninterrupted conversation and over the course of the weekend I was reminded just how funny and wonderful he is, he was made for me!
There were a lot of “sister” pictures going on so we decided a sister-in-law photo was appropriate!
Dinner consisted of a southern roasted pig and it was awesome. Not to mention the view from our table.
We spent the night eating, laughing and dancing the night away all in celebration of an amazing couple and their new marriage.
Because the treats at the farmers market and the wedding cake wasn’t enough we made a quick pit stop just before 11 at night at what will forever be known as the best ice cream shop I’ve ever witnessed. I am not a big sweets fan but this stuff was amazing, all homemade right at the shop. He had flavors you’ve never imagined or heard of. Not to mention they stayed open late just so we could come in (we called just as they closed) – talk about southern hospitality! Do yourself a favor and visit Lumpy’s in Wake Forest. Do yourself another favor and order the sampler platter where you can choose six flavors. Your belly will thank you.
You can imagine it took a while to wind down after all that so we sat up late chatting the night away knowing that no child was going to wake us up in the morning!
See our first day in North Carolina.