October is a gorgeous time of year… the air tuns crisp and the leaves fall from trees, and most importantly my friend gets married! My best friend and roommate from college planned her wedding in Colorado and I was honored to head up there not only as a best friend but as a bridesmaid.
It was a long trip to Silverthorne but the setting was totally worth it. We woke up to views of snow- capped mountains and tree lined trails. We started the morning off with mimosas in the bridal suite while getting wedding ready.
The nuptials took place next to a rushing river beneath a bridge, facing the sunset over the mountains. Walking down the aisle to sounds of the Beatles and seeing my best babes was icing on the wedding cake.
Watching Julie in her wedding dress she made herself head towards her groom brought tears to everyone’s eyes. I am so happy I was able to be a part of their love story and their special day. Congrats to Julie + Kyle!
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado . Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Wedding Dress: Julie White . Wedding Photography: Megan Pitts
Now if you know me, you would know that my birthday is not just a day but the party can last all month long. I thought the best way to celebrate would be a birthday bar crawl through Duck… and we did just that!
We started off at our local spot, Sweet Ts Beer & Wine. Sweet T herself hosted a high end wine tasting that was completely ‘angel’ themed, after my last name of course. To top it off, each wine was paired with my favorite hors d’oeuvres from pigs in a blanket to Georgia peaches.
I was more than delighted to see a full house of my favorite folks who came to celebrate my big ‘2-6.’ A few bottles of bubbly later and we were off to Roadside Bar & Grill for more birthday debauchery.
Walking down Duck Road, I blushed seeing my name on the bar signs on the way to the backyard. I couldn’t wait to spend some time with my handsome date. We laughed and danced the night away as the band began to play. Just when I thought this night couldn’t be topped, I stood corrected when they unveiled my unicorn piñata full of jello shots!
Right when I thought the party was coming to an end, my parents paid me a special visit. They took me out for a sunset dinner at Aqua overlooking the sound. Later we made our way to Blue Point as the band surprised me with a serenade.
I mean, who could ask for a better birthday? 26 is a lot sweeter with friends and family by my side. My first birthday in the Outer Banks was one of the best… so cheers to many more years!
Special thanks to Sweet Ts Beer & Wine and Roadside Bar & Grill for hosting
Location: Duck, NC
Linley Maxi Dress: Lilly Pulitzer . Sandals: Jack Rogers . Party Dress & Glass: Lilly Pulitzer