Monday, June 27, 2016

A Wedding Weekend in Greenville, SC

I’m pretty proud of my hometown of Greenville, SC and was so happy when I got a full day to romp around downtown, eat at my favorite lunch spot and then attend one of my best friend’s weddings the next day (see her bachelorette recap here).
My flight arrived late on Thursday night, but this gave me the chance to wake up early on Friday to head downtown to Falls Park and Artisphere which was going on that weekend. Luckily, my little brother and sister didn’t have school this day because it was yearbook day, so they tagged along with me and Nana as we walked around and had lunch at my favorite spot, Brick Street CafĂ©.
My little sister Ally, me, my little brother Nick, Nana and our temporary sister Maria from Spain who just went back last week (and took my sister with her for a visit).
Me and Nana in Falls Park, I'm wearing a striped Topshop dress (sold out, similar on sale under $30), Le Spec sunnies (on sale), Kendra Scott necklace and this bag
If you’ve never been to Brick Street, you’re missing out. Make sure you get a Love Muffin for the table and save room for dessert because the Sweet Potato Cake is to die for. It’s actually my cake of choice for my birthday every year.
My favorite thing to order is the grilled cheese pictured above!
The sweet potato cake on the left and the chocolate peanut butter cake on the right, so delish!

Here’s a look around Greenville’s beautiful downtown. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
It was pretty hot so a shower was definitely in need before the rehearsal dinner we were attending Friday night at Larkins on the River. The food was great and it was so nice to see Amanda so happy and surrounded by friends and family.
I'm wearing this Lilly maxi and this cardi.

The next morning I woke up bright and early, excited for the day ahead! I went over to Amanda’s house so we could get our makeup done by Cotton Rouge Studios. Then it was off to Wisteria Salon for hair. I went with a bit of an edgier look, what do you think?
#makeupgoals
How sweet is Madeline?! This is the bride's little one and she was such a gorgeous flower girl!
Too edgy? I was super unsure at first, but got lots of compliments and was happy to step out of my comfort zone. 

Then it was wedding time! It was so nice to get a minute to breathe and have a beer with my (goofy) man. We borrowed my parent's minivan for the weekend and Ryan couldn't resist one silly photo.
My favorite new bracelet from Lilly.
Not lying when I say, Amanda’s dress may be my all-time favorite wedding dress a friend has worn. The pictures absolutely do not do the lace with bead detail justice.
We had to miss the reception because we jetted down to Charleston for another one of my best friend’s weddings, but I’m so glad I at least got to be with Amanda for her rehearsal dinner and all the morning festivities, not to mention her beautiful wedding.

Who else has been to Greenville? What are your favorite places – I’m putting together a little guide now and would love to know all your tops for food, sights, drinks and more?!

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