Monday, August 8, 2011

Our Trip to Charlotte!

Last weekend, (yes, I was that big of a slacker this past week) Cameron and I took a little road trip to Charlotte to celebrate his friend, David, getting married! I was really excited when I found out David & Ashley's wedding was going to be in Charlotte for two reasons: I would get to see Alyssa & Chris and hellllllo - IKEA!

We got in to Charlotte around 5:30pm, showered up at Alyssa & Chris', and headed to the rehearsal dinner at Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park.
The grooms cake - it pains me to put those filthy animals on my blog, but it was the only picture I took that night.
Saturday both Alyssa and Chris had to work unfortunately so Cameron and I were on our own to tackle Ikea. We literally drove by the road Ikea was on 3 or 4 times. That's what I get for not updating my Garmin. Although it was both mine and Cameron's first trip to Ikea and it was a little overwhelming, I had previously made a list of things I wanted to buy, so it made it a little easier to concentrate.

The #1 most important item on the list:
The Expedit bookcase!
I wanted it because of this picture..

Which I turned into my own version and will show yall soon!
Other items we picked up were wine glasses for the bar, curtains for the guest bedroom, a pitcher, picture frames, and a comforter. Successful trip!
After Ikea, we went to a shopping center near Alyssa & Chris' house that was like a smaller version of Towne Center in Mt. P. We grabbed lunch at Brixx pizza and split a caesar salad and the Rustica pizza (prosciutto, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and roasted garlic). After lunch, Cameron wanted to buy some new shoes to wear to the wedding so we headed to Banana Republic. They were having a big 40% off sale so he got the shoes and two button up shirts and I found some work pants for $14! Woo!

Ok, on to the wedding..
The ceremony was beautiful and reminded me of the church Caroline and Andy got married in. We were one of the first guests to arrive to the reception but once I saw who the band was, I knew it was going to be a fun night. 
Sandy B and the Allstars!

First dance
Cameron and I with Louisa & Jeff who are getting married in March!
Me and my man. :)
There was also some quality entertainment on the dancefloor..

Hope yall have a great Monday! It's Jenny & Dan's wedding week!


  1. hahaha I love that you said that about those "filthy anmials" I am right there with you, except for the Tarholes. I couldn't ever put a Ram on here, ha. and now I am craving artichokes...

  2. So fun, looks like you had a blast - love fun wedding weekends!

  3. I love your dress!! I want to make a trip to IKEA sooo bad!!! Love the bookcase! Can't wait to see what you did with it!

  4. I love the bookcase..can't wait to see what you did with it! I'm jealous about it there.

  5. loveee that bookcase!!! and your dress at the wedding is gorgeous!!

  6. I'm so excited to see what you did with that bookcase. I saw this on a blog and immediately wanted it...

  7. congrats to your newly married friends! i love that you are making that bookcase into something else cant wait to see the finished product, love the dress you wore for the wedding by the way!

  8. Love your dress you look great! I am headed to charlotte Friday and now you have me wanting to get that bookshelve. Loves it!

  9. yay for ikea! we have that bookcase and i LOVE it. especially in white :)

  10. so fun! i love ikea! i went to winthrop, so we would head to charlotte all of the much fun!

  11. LOVE your dress =] and isnt ikea the best place ever?!

  12. I love heading to Charlotte. My friends are worried now that we have Trader Joe's here I won't come as often. But, Nordstroms, Ikea and Crate & Barrel (plus some awesome friends) will always lure me back.

  13. The wedding looks like so much fun! Love your dress!

    Oh man, I need to make a trip to Ikea!

  14. I get so excited about trips to Ikea too! Can't wait to see how you used the bookcase!

  15. more wedding....i am (not) surprised :) so much fun though....i haven't been to a wedding in ages! if you need a brunette stand-in for one, let me know.

    ikea=bliss! i have yet to go to the one here but obviously i NEED to!

  16. Girl! It sounds like you may have been in my neighborhood....any chance that towne center like shopping center was blakeney park? If so, I work at the BR there :) hope y'all had some good finds!