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And They Loved Happily Ever After

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As you know, this weekend Matt and I had the pleasure of attending my friend Meghann’s wedding at the beautiful Birdsong Barn in Titusville, Florida! I really love weddings – so much joy and happiness, and it’s wonderful to share in such a special moment with your friends.

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Meghann made most of the decorations for the wedding herself with the help of friends and family, and I have to say, I was REALLY impressed. Everything was stunning – romantic but rustic, sweet but artsy. I felt like I was inside a Pinterest page and I loved it!

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How cute are these chalkboard programs?

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And these flowers that were set up along the aisle – gorgeous! Loved the mason jars!

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Shortly after we were seated, the ceremony began! The bridesmaids (there were 4, but only Ashley and Meghann’s sister Kelly are pictured) started things off, looking fab:

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Followed by this hilarious/adorable flower girl. She wasn’t so much walking down the aisle as she was wandering around looking confused – lol. :) Love her sign, too!

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And then, the moment we were all waiting for – our first glimpse of the bride!

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Gorgeous. She was positively glowing!

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Meghann and Derek’s ceremony was short and very sweet. One of the only weddings I’ve been to where they wrote their own vows! It added such a nice personal touch to it all – what they said was so, so adorable.

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Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!!

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After the ceremony, we all headed over to the covered reception area to begin the festivities.

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I loved the clothesline set up for the table assignments! Super cute.

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Meghann put her bouquet down while they were off taking photos, so I snuck a picture of it. Gorgeous, right?

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During cocktail hour, we hit up the photo booth:

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Hung out with Ashley and her husband Bo:

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And had a chance to admire more of the decorations (and all the awesome looking desserts)!

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We also got a chance to say hello to the bride. :)

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Shortly after we were ushered to our seats to await the official introduction of the new Mr. and Mrs.!

Here they come!

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The rest of the night was filled with touching speeches:

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Good food (excuse the intense flash – it was dark by this point!):

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Jack Daniels (a hilarious tradition in Meghann’s family in which the father of the bride ends his toast with a swig from a fresh bottle of Jack Daniels, which is then passed around the room to anyone who is willing to help him finish it off – it was gone in minutes!):

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When in Rome… :)

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All Jack Daniels photos courtesy of Ashley!

I also have to give props to Meghann’s grandmother, who took a big swig from the Jack Daniels bottle along with the rest of us. I was seriously impressed.

And, of course, there was lots and lots of dancing! Matt and I both agreed this wedding was up there among the most fun we’ve been to! The atmosphere was cozy and intimate, the DJ was AWESOME and nailed the music selections, and everyone was having a blast cutting a rug. The room looked magical, too – full of Christmas lights and lit up snowflakes.

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With Ashley, the bride, and Mary! Photo via Ashley.

What a wonderful evening of celebration! Congratulations again and here’s to you, Meghann and Derek – may your lives together be filled with love and laughter, always. :)

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Comments

  1. 1

    We had such a wonderful time with you guys! Hopefully I can get my Part 2 post up sooner versus later today!

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    Awww… I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for coming down to celebrate our big day! We had a blast dancing the night away with everyone. AND I’m so happy your got a swig of that Jack Daniels! That’s our way of welcoming all our guests into the family. ;)

    • 4

      Congratulations again, girl!! It was an honor to join in your special weekend :) We both had a BLAST! Can’t wait to see more of the official photos! xo

  3. 5

    Looks like a really nice, fun wedding. You took great photos. I’m getting married in June in a barn, so I like seeing how people make it work. You look really pretty, love your dress!

  4. 7

    The wedding looked beautiful! Looks like a really special night!

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    What an amazing wedding, love the decor! Stunning bride, love Meghann’s dress!
    My sister-in-law to be just got engaged, I’m sending her this link so she can check out all of the creative deco!

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    Meghan’s wedding looked absolutely gorgeous! I love all the details she put into it.
    You all looked absolutely stunning yourselves! Glad you had such a great time :)

  7. 10

    Beautiful photos!!! SO much pinspiration happening here!

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    Oh my goodness Meghan’s wedding looked amazing! Talk about a glowing bride walking down the isle! I’m glad you guys had a great time – I love the blogger love.

  9. 12

    What a beautiful wedding!

    She did a great job with the theme.

  10. 13

    This wedding seriously looks perfect, from Meghan’s dress to the cake. The bridesmaids’ dresses are pretty, too (and your dress!). I love weddings. :)

  11. 14

    Wow you all look amazing. I love all her little touches- so cute. Can’t wait to read her updates. Love your dress Anne, and how Matt is wearing a blue tie too!

  12. 16

    Love the friendships that blossom over blogging. What a great recap. Meghann looked stunning and incredibly happy! Your dress is pretty too, I love the blue cocktail dress theme :).

  13. 17

    So beautiful!!

  14. 18

    Love your photos! It was great to be able to hang with you and dance the night away! Such a fun wedding!

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    Oh wow her dress is amazing and love the hair! The blue really suits you too! Fair does on the Jack Daniels…I don’t think I could handle it straight!

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    Healthy Eater says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for capturing it all for us… Looks like it was terrific fun.

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    It looks like such a fun time! Love your pictures :)

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    beautiful recap, photos, events, people, everything! i really feel you on the pinterest thing. this is one of the most gorgeous weddings i have ever SEEN! i love the jack daniels tradition – i come from a fam of whiskey lovers :D your dress is so pretty and love seeing you ladies together!

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    Aww, looks like such a fun time and all you ladies look so beautiful! So happy for Meghann and glad you had a fun weekend celebrating with her :)

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    Beautiful pictures!

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    Great photos and I LOVE her bouquet — gorgeous!!

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    Wow! They went all out…how beautiful! I’ve been following her blog, so it’s nice to see the finished event! BTW – I love YOUR dress! :)

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    What a beautiful recap! I love seeing wedding details and how couples personalize them to make it fit their preferences. And kudos for hitting up the Jack bottle- haha! Like you said, when in Rome…

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    Wow, I am absolutely stunned by how beautiful this wedding was. I completely agree – I feel like I’m browsing Pinterest, not reading a blog post about a real-life wedding that took place. ;) Your friend should so be a wedding planner (or wedding decorator – is that a thing?). I’m already married, but if I wasn’t I would so want to hire her to be in charge of all of my wedding day decor! ;)

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    So many beautiful touches! It looks like it was a magical wedding!

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    Karen @ Runner Girl Eats says:

    Aw thanks for sharing! Looks like a beautiful wedding :) the Jack toast is hilarious!

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    Such a nice re-cap! Do you mind me asking where your dress is from? I LOVE it!

  28. 35

    what a beautiful “winter in Florida” wedding. SO fun! They did a beautiful job. Isn’t it so fun really appreciating all the hard work after your own :)

  29. 36

    Looks like a cute wedding! I don’t read her blog but she made a beautiful bride. Do the cards on the table say January 15th, though? Or is it a fuzzy photo?

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      Haha yeah it does! Apparently that was an error by… whoever printed them? No idea. I actually didn’t even notice until Meghann wrote about it on her blog and I looked again at this photo, though! :)

  30. 38

    She really did an anazing job, looked perfectly beautiful! I was a crying mess walking down the aisle she looked SO happy :)

  31. 39

    Such an amazing wedding! I had a rustic barn wedding, but I love her snowflake theme!

  32. 40

    Aw, great recap! It was great to finally meet you in real life:-)

  33. 42

    I love weddings too, and this makes me wish I were going to one soon! Her dress is gorgeous!!

  34. 43

    What a gorgeous wedding! I love the cookie bar and photo booth and Jack Daniels tradition!

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    I love this recap! It seemed like it was such a great time. :)

  36. 45

    WOW!…you nailed this post…how nice!!! Meghann will love it too I am sure!

    Everything looks adorable…quaint, country, romantic, rustic, and fresh..just beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!

  37. 46

    Great pictures and a great write-up for Meghann & Derek. Thank you :-),

    Meghann’s other gramdma

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    wow! i am seriously impressed with how beautiful the wedding was, and mostly hand-made!

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