|Congratulations Dan and Marie!|
For the weekend's travel, Adam and I opted to fly into Atlanta (airfare to Savannah was more than double the price by comparison) and drive to Savannah. The Atlanta pop-through enabled us to catch up with local friends on our way in and out. When we arrived on Friday night, it was so good to see Brenda, Clay, Sean, Boh, Shan-Ming and Teresa. Many thanks to Sean and Boh for hosting the gathering.
|Top from L to R: Adam, Sean, and Boh|
Bottom from L to R: Clay, me, and Brenda
Not pictured: Shan-Ming and Teresa
The wedding that night was a blast! It took place at a restaurant called Vic's on the River. Everything was classic, elegant, and very Southern. I loved all the personal, artistic touches.
From L to R: Adam, me, my Aunt Anna, and my Aunt Janny
|Love Potion (spicy ginger, bourbon, and soda)|
|Fill-your-own cookie boxes!|
|"Please sit wherever your heart desires"|
|My cousin Alex giving a toast|
|Balcony view of the riverfront|
Adam was as happy as a clam when he discovered the wedding bar was serving Yuengling. His exact words were, "Best. Wedding. EVER!"
The wedding was made even more fun by occurring on Halloween. Check out the holiday-themed wedding cake:
|The cake was red velvet, of course. =D|
From the balcony, we saw plenty of folks dressed to the nines in Halloween costumes and parading down the street:
|Not sure if this was a variation of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?|
We even had some very special wedding guests: minions!
|From L to R: minion, me, minion|
|My cousin Alex and my Uncle Tom|
At one point in the evening, the deejay played this song:
It was the perfect moment.
At the end of the night, guests gave the newlywed couple a send-off with dozens of sparklers:
The festivities were so much fun. I didn't want the celebration to end. I am so happy for Dan and Marie!
Let's also talk about Savannah, the incredible setting. Oh my gosh - the city is so beautiful and so charming. Everywhere you look, there are gorgeous parks, romantic architecture, and scenic tree-lined streets adorned with Spanish moss. I just loved it.
There wasn't a lot of time to explore Savannah other than briefly on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning. However, with the little time we did have, Adam and I squeezed in a meander through the historic downtown district, the riverfront, the Victorian historic district, and Forsyth Park. All the sights were incredible. Obviously we barely scratched the surface, so I am definitely hoping to go back someday and explore more.
Time to trek back to Atlanta. When we arrived on Sunday night, it was great to meet up with Dan, Rachel, and their three kids:
|From L to R: Adam, me, Rachel, and Dan|
This Chicago girl is definitely in full appreciation of all that Southern charm. Until next time!