White House wedding weekends never disappoint. This past weekend in Dallas celebrating Kate and Davis was no exception. Goodness, it was perfect.
Most of us flew in late Thursday evening and spent the night with Steph. One big slumber party with (almost) the whole gang. The next morning the boys mastered the eggs and ever so thick and perfect bacon while we fancied up for Kate’s bridal luncheon.
She’s a beauty, I tell you.
It was such a treat to all be together at one table with the White House girls, Kate’s family, Clemson friends, and her Dallas friends to celebrate Kate. Such a fun concept to all be there for her, because of her, and to celebrate her, and boy does she deserve to be celebrated.
Long live the White House! (insert Jamie in beside me) I teared up on the flight just thinking of this moment right here.
^We have really started to nail this, Kate. From Clemson shags, to my wedding, and now yours ;)
After lunch we moseyed over to Kate and Davis’s new place! I truly love visiting friends in their new cities and homes and loved sharing London, and now DC with friends. Although, yes I do wish we all lived back in the White House, it is so fun to see Liz and Ashton in Atlanta, Kat and JD in Charleston, Liz and Ed in Charlotte, Steph in Texas, and Jamie in Seattle. I’m making my way around this country to get little peaks into their lives, and homes. Everyone is killing it.
After a quick wardrobe change at the hotel it was off to the rehearsal. Once we perfected walking down the aisle, we jammed pretty heavily in the car on the way to the Dallas Arboretum (AKA where dreams are made of ) for the Rehearsal Dinner. It was beyond stunning and I truly felt like I have arrived in life by simply being invited to the occasion.
Ben still has another year until he can catch up to longest roommate award, Steph.
Honestly these two are the greatest. Please see below.
And now we move on to several snaps of different groups of the White House in various standing orders.
But this one below is everything.
So, so much joy.
I wouldn’t mind having this table arrangement with a Dallas sunset in the background be a reoccurring event in my life.
We also have this pose nailed down pat.
Let us not forget about the fairytale lights strung among the trees. I am telling you it was just perfect.
Table # 7 for the win. If you know, you know.
After toasts that made me teary eyed, a dinner that was to die for, and an evening of laughter we made our way to the Rustic to end the evening.
Then it was WEDDING DAY! The day started off remarkably well with a mimosa bar, chef prepared omelettes, waffles, bacon, and cinnamon rolls, all consumed by the pool. Don’t mind if I do!
Just look how stunning she is!
Always one of my favorite moments of wedding days. There is something so sweet and special about laying hands and the bride and praying over their marriage. This memory from my wedding will always be so dear to my heart.
The wedding was perfect and so uniquely Kate and Davis.
I have said this before, but attending or being in a wedding takes me back to May 31, 2014. The vows I promised Ben run through my head and heart and we always seem to catch each other’s eyes with a smile. I still do, Ben, and I always will.
After the wedding I switched into my converse in full preparation for the dance floor. If you know Kate at all, you know it was going to be a good one. I’d say Ben and I make one heck of a dancing duo. It helps we have a few years of dancing (homecoming, prom, weddings, military balls) under our belts and we certainly don’t hold back. Kate and Davis were in their element and I can appreciate a good synchronized cat daddy. Well done, you two, well done.
Sunday morning we grabbed brunch at All Good Cafe and I am very pro their breakfast tacos and the boys were awfully fond of the mimosas. Breakfast tacos and mimosas aside, I loved getting one more morning with all 18 or so Clemson friends. Although we are spread out all over the country, married, and attempting to be adults, there we all were in Dallas celebrating dear friends. And for that very reason, I repeat, I just adore weddings.
Another White House wedding in the books. These sweet reunions also remind me how much I miss sharing your closets, doing your hair, using your makeup talents, jamming in the car, cooking together, late night chats, morning cups of coffee, dancing, and doing life with one another.