I got back Wednesday afternoon from Atlanta. And being there made me so homesick! As an expat I don’t really get homesick when I am abroad. But when I am back in America, boy do I miss it. (Also one of the first things I did was go to Target. How sad is that?!) It had been 2 1/2 years since I had seen most of my friends and it was amazing to be reunited.
It also easy to forgot how beautiful someplace you used to live and take for granted was. So I’ll say it loudly and proudly: Atlanta, you are beautiful! (And it helps that the weather was great.)
This marker was right outside my friend’s house. It’s easy to forget the fact that the city of Atlanta was destroyed once!
But let’s not forget what I was in Atlanta for….my little’s wedding!
As you can see, the theme of that email was carried on throughout the wedding. Everyone in the bridal party had glasses. There are definitely some professional photos that feature them….
I stayed with my old roommate and close friend. She met me at Hartsfield Jackson.
Being surrounded by old friends brought back so many amazing memories. We ate at our old favourites and visited the places that we used to live and study. I never thought I would have been so nostalgic about the sorority house before!
My grandlittle outside the house.
The bachelorette party was on Halloween so we went as, you guessed it, a zombie bridal party. Everyone got gross bridesmaids dresses from the thrift store and distressed them, and the MOH found the bride a pretty ugly thrifted wedding dress. Then we got bloody and chaos ensued!
After all the zombing around, the next day it was time to get down to business. Kind of. The bridesmaids and brides went to brunch. Then we went for mani-pedis before the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. But we had to be well rested because on Saturday we had to wake up at the crack of dawn (aka 7 am) to start getting ready together.
We did photos in Piedmont Park. The wedding was at Empire State South
. If you haven’t eaten there you MUST go. The food was the stuff of dreams. My favourite was this toasted bread topped with pimento cheese and a caramelised bacon jam. I’ll never forget it. And the wedding DJ was the former head DJ at Opera. (Any Atlanta readers will know what I am talking about.) So all in all, it was a very Atlanta-strong wedding.
The stunning bride!
The big and amazing moment. I’ll be honest- I cried!
All the gamma phis at the wedding!
Dancing the night away. Whilst I look somewhat like a moron.