Wedding Weekend in Wilmington

Does anyone else have a special place in their little literary device hearts for alliteration? Just me?

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So, I went to a wedding this weekend; my cousin got married 🙂 The ceremony was perfectly beautiful, the reception was tons of fun and had a really positive energy, and the food was aca-amazing/amazeballs. It was by far the best wedding I’ve been to and it was so fun to see all our extended family.

With all that said, I took next to no pictures, not even of the food. I know, I suck. I think part of the reason is that I have a special kind of hatred for people who obnoxiously take pictures with their camera phones while the ceremony is happening. I’m all for it if no one can see you, but people hire photographers for a reason. I kid you not, at one wedding I attended a few years ago, a woman stopped the bride while she was walking down the aisle to get her to pose for a picture that she took with her flip phone. So that explains the lack of ceremony pics. As far as the reception, I think I was too busy catching up with everyone, stuffing my face with cheese and pad thai, and drinking as excessively as possible to take any pictures.

I’ll show you what I have, although most of them are from my sister’s phone (because she’s smarter than me and decided to actually utilize the camera feature on her phone). I know, I know, you were all thinking I was the brains of the family. Sorry for blowing your minds without warning. Oh and it’s funny if you think I got any pictures of the bride and groom.

Instead, let’s look at three different pictures of my adorable grandma, Bobbie. Is she not the cutest?! The answer is yes, just in case you were confused. These are my two leetle seeseters (say it like Dexter – as in Laboratory, not the sociopathic serial killer. This got weird).

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Here are all the ladies except my cousin Lauren, who was a part of the bridal party. Hawt family right there (except that bitch 3rd from the right).

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So yeah, that’s all I have for you right now. Once I get pictures from my other family members I’ll make sure to post some.

On our way out of Wilmington, we decided to make a quick stop at the beach. It was 85* with clear skies and bright sunshine – perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Although, it’s almost worse that I was in a swim suit this weekend, and just three short days later I sit typing this to you in my cold as f**k office, toes frozen, and wearing two sweaters. For real, I’m ready to get out my scarves and get to buyin’ new boots 🙂

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I was playing that game where you pretend to be a creepy stalker and take pictures of young girls really zoomed in on your phone but you pretend you’re just laying out, listening to music in case anyone walks by and asks what you’re doing. Oh, you’ve never played that game?…Bean was dancing in the ocean. I don’t know how really. I can barely walk through a few inches of water before stopping to catch my breath.

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On our way back to the car, we saw this really cool spider. So naturally we stopped to take a million pictures of it.

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I couldn’t get a good picture of the front of it because I would have had to stand inside that huge bush below it. You’re a neato lookin’ spider but you’re not stand-inside-a-bush neato.

When we got back to the Raleigh area, we all met at our Aunt and Uncle’s for dinner. We ate this:

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I’m a bit ashamed to tell you all this, but not ashamed enough to keep it to myself – I ate Waffle House, Chik-fil-a, and Bojangles all in one day. I lost literally all my points for the challenge this weekend so I guess I just decided to say eff it all. Which brings me to some words of advice when it comes to self control: have some. Stimulating, eh?

There were close to 20 people over for dinner, so you can probably imagine that getting everyone to take a “good” picture was pretty difficult. BUT! I kinda have a picture of the bride and groom (Allison and Tyler). Haha, see! Oh and look, half of us either look terrified or are closing our eyes. Do I hear a nomination for cutest family of the year award??

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And a little cousin picture 🙂 Kelley (on the far right) will be officially joining the family next September! Yayyyy I can’t wait!

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She’s going to be marrying this handsome man, my cousin Nate (Tyler’s identical twin brother).

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And maybe after that wedding, my cousin Natalie (center below) will marry her boyfriend Bill!! As long as I’m not the one getting married, I’m down for as many weddings as possible. So all single family members – and friends – please get on top of this asap. Thanks.

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Haha, and here’s a picture of my family from 1996. I look like a little 8 year old brat. That’s probably because I was. (I’m on the bottom left.)

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This is before the two youngest were born – there are 8 of us total. Also, who dressed me in that god awful jumper?? The little one on my mom’s lap and on the far right now look like this:

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and this:

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and this:

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Neither of them knew which pose to make when. Typical of our family pics. There’s the groom again. See, I snapped lots of good shots of him!

I’ve decided there are too many pictures of my family (who none of you know, except Meghan) in this post. I’ll get back to food with my next one.

It was a really fun weekend. I can’t wait to get pictures of the wedding party so I can show you how wonderful it was. Also, I ate an Oreo Cheesequake Blizzard at DQ on the way home. I think I gained 5 lbs this weekend. No shame, but I probably shouldn’t wile out so hard next time. Oooh ooohh, but pat me on the back for working out at the hotel gym Saturday morning! I’m gross.

Did everyone have a good weekend, even though it’s Wednesday and I should have already asked?

Are you getting married any time soon? Can I come?

Can anyone top my Saturday menu of Waffle House and lots of fried chicken??

– Rebekah

13 thoughts on “Wedding Weekend in Wilmington

  1. What a fun weekend! Weddings are just the best! I feel like I haven’t been to one in a while. Justin’s cousin is getting married next June, so then I’ll have one to go to. My favorite part is the dancing! 😉 BTW, you look so pretty and love your dress!

  2. I think I legitimately laughed out loud at least 5 times in this post. I have a feeling my 8 year old self would have really liked 8 year old Rebekah…I mean I did throw my furbie out a window just cause it was annoying me!

    that line about self-control…I died. Great advice! You should write a book 😉

    I looooove waitings. Especially open bar weddings and weddings that serve cake and french fries.

  3. Weddings are the best! Especially when they aren’t yours and you have nothing to stress about. Your family looks like a blast and I’m kind of jealous you ate all that food in one day. We don’t have Waffle House, Chik-Fil-A OR Bojangles here in San Francisco. Ugh, something is wrong with the world.

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love a good wedding and good food. You would have loved my wedding – the food was awesome, the dessert was even better and people still talk about it. Are we surprised? lol of course I made sure the food was amazing….I hate to say I have never had waffle house or chik fil a or bojangles but I used to love roy rogers which I think is still on the NJ Turnpike and I often think about going out there just to have it again! lol

  5. Oh my goodness if I was stopped going down the aisle so someone could take a picture of me I’d probably punch them in the face. You’re forgiven for not giving us pictures, but you’re not forgiven for not sending me excessive cheese and pad thai. 😛 Or for posting that spider picture…I can’t stand bugs, especially spiders.

  6. I’ve only been to Wilmington once, but I loved it! I can only imagine how beautiful a wedding would be there. I am definitely one of the people taking pictures (at appropriate times) during the ceremony, but I can’t imagine being so rude as to stop the bride as she’s walking down the aisle! That’s horrible. Glad you had such a fabulous time the whole weekend! 🙂

  7. Omg, can I just say that I love you. You are too hilarious. This post literally just made my day. I ate way too many carbs last week and this past weekend, then on Sunday enjoyed an Apple Fritter. I’m not sure if that tops yours? No wedding for me for probably about another 10 million years haha at least that’s how long it feels like I’ll be in school for.

  8. Aww what a fabulous time! And I hear you on the whole no ceremony pics – I can’t believe your story about stopping the bride for a picture. Holy crazy. That’s seriously terrible. So good job on not doing that. haha. Glad you guys had a great time 🙂 And I feel you on gaining 5 lbs during wedding weekends – what is it about weddings that make me lose all control??

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