Though I have traveled quite a bit, I’ve only made it to the South once before and that was on my somewhat recent trip to New Orleans. So when my very best friend told me she was having her wedding in Atlanta I was so excited to see what Atlanta had to offer.
I was expecting the nasty hot and humid weather but we somehow managed to luck out with some of the most beautiful weather I think Atlanta has seen in a long time…or so I would like to believe! 🙂
I arrived early Saturday morning after taking a red eye out Friday night (not recommended if you have a full day of activities planned upon arrival). We got our nails done at this amazing little salon called Parisian Nail Salon West Cobb. We all got shellaced (real word?) up at this uber cool salon with a Paris themed interior. Afterwards we headed to The Pub (I think our group kept them in business all weekend) in our hotel and had a delicious lunch of burgers and fries while we talked to the guys about their recent round of golf on the beautiful on site golf course.
After a quick wedding rehearsal we all piled in the cars and headed to the insanely delicious Ray’s on the River Restaurant that boasts killer views over the Chattahoochee River. The evening was spent mingling and toasting the beautiful couple, over indulging in the crazy good food and going outside to take pictures.
The actual wedding day could not have gone smoother. The guys played a round of golf in the morning while the girls got pampered and this bride and groom could not have been more relaxed before their I Do’s. The wedding and the weekend was a true reflection of the couple and their families… it was filled with laughter, true love, crazy generosity and it was an intimate affair to remember with only their very nearest and dearest family members and two of their best friends (one being me – woot woot). I felt honored and privileged to stand by her side as she married the man of her dreams and I couldn’t have been any happier for the newlyweds!
I felt that since I indulged in foods I haven’t eaten in years (think nachos with queso, cheese and any other nasty goodness you can think of) I may as well go out with a bang as I couldn’t possibly pass up Savannah’s Candy Kitchen inside the airport. I got a few slices of fudge and some pralines and let me tell you these little slices of heaven were so good. I secretly wished I had gotten more or had known about this place at beginning of the trip.
Until next time Georgia…