Hi and happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a great weekend. After teaching the “Yoga in the Meadow” event on Saturday, I spent the rest of the afternoon around the house cleaning, running and walking Sullie before getting ready for a wedding.
The wedding was held at Morning Glory Farm in Monroe, NC. It was about a 45 minute drive from Charlotte and the drive there definitely reminded me of my South Georgia roots! It’s crazy that just 30 miles outside of Charlotte there is an abundance of farm land, rolling hills and green pastures. I knew the couple getting married through the gym. The groom has been one of our coaches since I started working at Metro two and a half years ago.
The wedding was held outdoors overlooking a pond at 6 p.m. Saturday was the summer solstice so it was the longest day of the year. The sun was high and bright for the wedding but we were shaded by trees and there was a slight breeze. They couldn’t have asked for better conditions. The ceremony was short but extremely heartfelt and personal.
I loved the feel of the reception. It was very relaxed but the details were great. Beer, water and tea served in mason jars.
The bride made these centerpieces herself!
And a beautiful carrot cake! Word on the street is that it was paleo!
The dinner was so delicious. They used Roots Farm Catering. This local company is focused on working with local farmers to provide the freshest food possible. Our dinner spread included red beans and rice, cucumber salad, roasted sweet potatoes and tacos. For the tacos there was shrimp, chorizo and shredded beef along with a variety of cheeses, salsas and guacamole. It was pretty much the best wedding food ever!
With gym girlfriends! 🙂
On Sunday I decided to take it down a notch and spent the afternoon hanging out by a friend’s pool with a book. I needed some major relaxation time!
How handsome was my company? This is her 14 year old golden retriever, Rocket. He was still full of spunk and such a sweet boy!
What’s the best or most non-traditional/creative wedding food you’ve had?