Wedding = Friend Reunion!

I heart my college BFFs (+ Jess)!


We had a blast this weekend at our friend Sarah (who we all call Bitting)’s wedding!


Bitting was on my freshman floor in college, and so were most of the gorgeous ladies above :) We shared a house this weekend with some other unpictured friends (and significant others) — so fun! I heart weddings that also serve as big reunions.

Freshman year floor photo (ignore our hand motions… inside joke heh):

Sorority photo (we were in Kappa Alpha Theta):

Not only were all my college bffs there, but our entire DC crew was in attendance as well! Awesome. Here I am with a few of the girls :) Sadly we neglected getting a photo of the big group!




It was so fun being at a wedding where we knew… everyone. :) The wedding took place in Keuka Lake in upstate NY; the weather was AMAZING on Friday when we arrived, so we decided a little swimming was in order! I love lakes.


Romantic photo with Turner ;)


There was even a raft to jump off of!!! Love.


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The wedding location was gorgeous, too — here’s the view from the front porch of the mansion where they had the reception!


Amazing views of the lake, right?!


On Saturday before the wedding, a few of us did a 5 mile trail run and then we all hit up some wineries! It was a bit overcast but nice and cool — such a welcome change from the oppressive heat in NC and DC recently!

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Check out the shirt my friend Hunter was sporting! Hehe.


Why, it’s a fANNEtastic t-shirt! Love :)

This morning, before heading out, all of us in the house made a big breakfast. My friend Kris made an amazing baked french toast (recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman):


And I made scrambled eggs with goat cheese, tomato, and spinach. Yum!


The other food highlight of the weekend (but not for breakfast, heh!) was amazing homemade peach ice cream courtesy of my friend Lu!


Yes, it’s in a pan… that’s how we roll ;)

Whew — what a weekend! It went by so quickly and I was very sad to say goodbye to everyone this morning. I miss my girls already. We all live too far away :(

Matt and I spent today roaming the Rochester area — including a nice long walk along the beautiful Erie Canal! (thanks for the recommendation via Twitter, Jenna!)

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We even got to see a real working lock in action! Very cool.

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It’s now after midnight and we’re driving home from the Raleigh airport. To say I’m exhausted is a bit of an understatement… really wishing I didn’t have orientation round 2 at UNC tomorrow starting at 7:30 a.m. Then classes start Tuesday, gah.

Stay tuned for lots of fun dinner recipes this week — we are pretty sick of going out to eat (not to mention broke) after the past few weeks of crazy travel and moving.



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    You are a powerhouse with everything you have going on! Good luck tomorrow and on Tuesday :)
    And I’m digging the peach ice cream – pan or no pan, I’ll eat ice cream out of whatever.

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    You and your friends look like you had an amazing time! Ack! I think you will be awake in the am with all the excitement! Goodluck!

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    Adventurer says:

    Looks like great fun; glad you’re back safe/sound. Good luck with the classes!

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    Looks like a super fun weekend! :) and Pioneer Woman is a God. I tried the baked french toast recipe and it’s so fantastic.

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    Are you doing the robot in that photo?

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    I love the dress you wore to the wedding- looks great on you! Glad you had a good time and good luck with orientation this week :)

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    I love weddings of highschool or college friends. THey really are like a reunion. Looks like a sensational weekend! Good luck today! ;)

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    that looks like so much fun!!! I love your dress as well.

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    I’m going to a wedding at Keuka Lake in a few weeks. I love that area of NY. I hopel I have time to visit a few vineyards while I’m there…and I hope the weather is as nice as it was for you this past weekend. :)

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    i LOOOOOOOOOVE weddings! and you girls all look so incredibly gorgeous!

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    I was a Theta too, I love the Kite pics at weddings. We all do it!

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    Looks like a blast! Girl – you have great color ;-) Not too tan but def not pale like me!

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    Beautiful scenery. Pretty dress. It’s always good to get away but even greater to get back home. Good Luck this week.

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    It was great!! :)

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    Looks like a great weekend! I love the Finger Lakes. I’m going up to Syracuse for Labor Day and we are going to do some wine tasting in the Finger Lakes region while we’re there.

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    :) yay….I want to see our twin picture too Anne!

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    Looks like you had a great time! I have a similar Theta photo from my friend’s wedding this past weekend too, wooo KAT!!

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    Looks like such a perfect weekend! I love staying with big groups in a house like that – such a fun time. Hope orientation is going well. And I’m excited to see what you whip up in the kitchen this week. I need some inspiration. :)

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    What a great weekend! I am from Geneva, NY…was the wedding at Esperanza Mansion? We’re getting married in July and that was on of our venue choices. So pretty.

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    What a great time; however, know you’ve got to be glad to be back at UNC and on the threshold of the new adventure!

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    I love that top with the red belt! Super cute!

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    What a great place for a wedding! Looks like you all had a great time. :)

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    looks like a awesome time! What a beautiful place for a wedding!

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    I love the happiness in the photos of you and your friends. Reuniting like that is an absolute joy!

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    What a BEAUTIFUL place!! Wow…. I want to get married there ;)
    I love how weddings provide the perfect opportunity for college friend reunions.

    Good luck at orientation today! (? does one need luck for orientation? probably not so much, except that it’s so early!! anyway, enjoy!)

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    Yesss!! I made it on the blog! So great to see you this weekend, I’ll be thinking of you this week- good luck with the beginning of grad school!

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    Looking gorgy, as usual! Wedding/reunions combine the two best festivities with old friends, can’t go wrong ;)

    Love the red belt look, Miss Chic!

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    Chelsea D says:

    Gorgeous pics! It’s also kind of exciting that you’re in my neck of the woods :) I’ve been on a few family vacations to Keuka and I went to school in Rochester. I miss the canal trail – so great for biking and running, and beautiful too!

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    Looks likea super fun weekend! Good luck tomorrow :)


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