Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another Great Wedding In 2012

As I stated in my previous post, this past weekend the hubby and I went out of town for a wedding of our two good friends, Fawn and Joe.  It was a Friday evening wedding, which was a different approach to the usual Saturday weddings we're used to.  It was also a beach/bay wedding, which we had never attended before, so that was super nice!  Fawn and Joe picked a gorgeous venue for their special day and although the weather could've been better, it still felt tropical to smell the salty air and see all the beautiful flowers and palm trees everywhere.  PLUS it was really nice to get away and have some adult time...with some adult beverages.

We hit some major DC beltway traffic going down there and despite the on and off pouring rain and our full bladders, we kept on truckin' until we arrived at the Herrington Beach Inn resort.

Stop.  Go.  Stop.  Go.  Stop....ahhh! Drives me nuts!

The wedding started at 5:30pm and we arrived to the resort at 5:05pm.  We still had to find the office, check in, unload the car, change clothes and I needed to finish my make up.  Luckily we were able to do all of that in the short time we had and still make it to the wedding before it started.  It was a gorgeous place to get married!  A gorgeous place to spend a weekend, even with the high winds and hovering rain clouds.  I think we'll be heading back someday, maybe for an anniversary -hoping my husband reads this part :)

The alter

"I should buy a boat!" - Corky Romano movie reference :)

Just breathtaking all around

Hubby and I :)

So many different kinds of flowers

These were really awesome and colorful!

The perfect daisy

I don't know what this is called, but it was the size of my hand
Outside of our room

Beautiful flowers everywhere!

The bar/restaurant on the resort called Mangos.  Also where the after party took place. :)
Our room was 100 yards from the bay

Walking up to the reception

Reception doors

Fawn and Joe looked insatiably happy all day!  Oh and I forgot to mention, they actually got married twice on that day.  They had the formal ceremony and after eating dinner at their reception, the minister returned and said that she could not sign the marriage certificate because the county was printed incorrectly.  So the newlyweds had to leave their own reception and drive 8 miles to the county line, get out of the car and say "I do" (AGAIN) to the minister, and then was pronounced man and wife (AGAIN) and the minister was finally able to sign the marriage certificate legitimately.  They were not too happy about having to do that, but luckily they were good sports and wouldn't let a little thing like this mess up their special day!  I'm sure it will be a great story to tell their kids and grand kids someday.  Haha!

The handsome gentlemen

The beautiful bride being escorted by her daddy (and trying not to cry)

Sealing the deal

The new Mr. and Mrs. McManus!

Wedding favors

Handmade place card holders

The centerpiece- each table had different pottery with different flowers

A friend of the bride made this for them as a wedding gift

Me, Jessie and Gretchen

Justin and I playing with props

Fawn with her baby boy, Connor and BFF, Christina

The cake and cupcakes

The bridal bouquet 

Gretchen, Christina and I at Mangos (after party)

Me on the beach the morning after

My handsome and I on the beach
Justin and I had a fun weekend getaway together and were so glad to be part of our dear friends' special day!  After the long drive back home, we were anxiously awaiting to pick up our baby girl from Grandma's house!  And as we should've known, she was anxiously waiting for us too! :)

Your Friendly Mama,


  1. Looks like a fabulous wedding and great getaway for you! It's always nice to see wedding pictures: the newlyweds, cake(s), favors, decorations, etc. I'm sure you enjoyed your grownup time with grownup drinks!! Yay!

    (PS I just noticed your button--it's lovely! I've designed my button, and I'm going to put it on the blog as soon as I have some time (which is about never). So, hopefully, soon.

    1. Yes! A getaway was much needed and fun! I love weddings and all the different things that people do with details, so I love snapping pics of it all too! Thanks for the comment! :)

      Oh and yes my button! I must've dreamed that I told you about it! Haha! It's not 100% what I had in mind, but it works. It probably won't be the last one you see on here. lol I can't wait to see what you've come up with! Now we just need a reason to use them! :)

  2. I can't get over how beautiful the scenary there is! What a great place for a wedding and getaway! The view outside your room is gorgeous and so close to the water! You must have had a great time. I can't believe they had to drive that far but like you said it makes for a great story!

    1. Thank you, Cassie! It was so very nice. I'm just glad the rain held off, cause no bride wants to use "plan B" for an outdoor wedding, if they can help it :)

  3. Awee, I bet she had fun with her grandmother and it looks like a beautiful place to get married! Now following you via the blog hop and would love a follow back.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Monica! I'm checking out your blog now :)


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