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A Nice Day for a Texas Wedding

Yall – it really was! And the word (yes it’s a word) “yall” couldnt be more appropriate for this Texas fueled wedding. Houston, Texas was my first stop in my trip to the states.

The bride and groom were high school sweethearts in Houston, so to listen to their long time friends, as well as family, talk about their relationship over the years was very special.

Gorgeous day, gorgeous couple!

Gorgeous day, gorgeous couple!

It is just a happy coincidence that the bride, a friend of mine from Wake Forest, was also from Houston (where I grew up during elementary and middle school), so seeing my parents during the wedding week was a great perk (not to mention they also attended the nuptials ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

After a balmy (okay – it was downright FREEZING in my mind, but I’m also the girl that came to the states during winter without boots or a coat) week leading up to the big day, the weekend began to warm up and the clouds broke – a good omen! The wedding weekend kicked off with the bridesmaid’s luncheon at Ouisie’s Tableย – this day also happened to be the infamous “Go Texan Day” (the official kick off of the world famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! I advise you to check out Longhorns and Camels’ excellent post to learn more about rodeo-ingย here). Given the overlap of celebrations, Elise opted for a fun Texas charged lunch. Each of the tables had local blooms, and the bridesmaid’s were asked to don their cowboy boots:

Rocking our boots

Rocking our boots (def squeezed my big feet into my mom’s boots as you can be certain it’s way too hot to wear mine here in Dubai – unfortunately they didnt make it across the pond!)

Table cards and menu

Table cards and menu

That evening, everyone gathered for the rehearsal followed by a lovely rehearsal dinner. In another wholly Texas/rodeo event, our bus to the rehearsal was delayed due to chuck wagon parade along the highway – I can’t make this stuff up! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorority sisters at the rehearsal dinner - just missing the beautiful bride!!

Sorority sisters at the rehearsal dinner – just missing the beautiful bride!

Fast forward to the big day! Every beautiful detail was planned out for the morning (beauty prep), afternoon (picture time), and evening (the ceremony and reception). Elise was so calm and collected all day, and of course, looked absolutely beautiful (she is gorg inside too!) A great day to say the least.

Congrats kids!

Congrats kids!

Getting ready - gotta prep for that big Texas hair!

Getting ready – gotta prep for that big Texas hair!

Missing my girlfriends already!

Missing my girlfriends already!

My parents and I getting ready to dance the night away

My parents and I getting ready to dance the night away – Simply Irresistible, the band that played at my wedding as well, kept the dance floor packed!

Week one in the states was so full and fun. Congratulations to a dear friend! Until next time…

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