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Bald Head Wedding

Back to reality. Bald Head Island is a little utopia. It really feels like an escape from real life with not a car in sight and everyone getting around in golf carts. There are only a few restaurants and shops on the island and everything moves at a slower pace. I can imagine that it’s a wonderful getaway for families and would be a fun summer tradition. Now, if only there was no WiFi access or cell signals…it would really be utopia!

It’s been a couple of days since I checked in so rather than give you a blow-by-blow, I’ll do photo highlights of my time on the island and of the wedding – so beautiful!


Ocean view happy hours. Cheese + crackers and wine while staring at the ocean is my idea of heaven!

Puppy overload. Three dogs and 13 people in one small house make for quite a crowd. For the record, Sullie has put herself tonight. She’s exhausted from all the playing.

Amazing weather and sunsets.

Beach time. The smile on her cute face makes my heart happy.

I love this sweet pup so much. I saw dollar signs going down the toilet as I was letting her swim and roll around in the sand after she had just been groomed but it was SO worth it!


Bridal brunch and lingerie shower on the wedding day.

Made to order omelets and crepes.

My plate – baked goods, Pineapple Chobani and a shrimp and veggie omelet. I had a crepe for dessert.

Getting the bride ready. I was with her when she chose this dress over a year ago. It was the very first one she tried on! I LOVE lace dresses.

Ceremony site at Old Baldy.

The groom waiting for his bride under Spanish moss.

College friends out in full force to celebrate.

Reunited with my long-lost suite mate from when I lived in the sorority house in college. She lives in California now!

The bride being bustled.

The cake.

Shrimp and grits.

Fish tacos.

My dinner. The fish tacos were incredible!

Congratulations to my dear friend Meghan. There are not even words for how grateful I am to have her in my life. I’ve said this a million times but I will never forget Josh (the groom) telling me over a beer back in 2005 that Meghan was the girl he would marry. Seven years later and those words came true!

Father/daughter dance. So much thanks to both of the families for a wonderful wedding celebration.

{ 28 comments… add one }
  • Erin June 30, 2012, 11:17 pm

    I love your blue dress! Such a great summer dress!

  • Bess @ Bess Be Fit June 30, 2012, 11:49 pm

    looks like such a great wedding! gorgeous pics. I love your blue dress, such a great color on you too!

  • Christian June 30, 2012, 11:54 pm

    Such a pretty wedding – love your dress! Do you mind me asking if you got it recently and where? Was just thinking how it would be perfect for recruitment in the fall, haha.

  • Sana June 30, 2012, 11:56 pm

    What a lovely wedding!

  • brandee July 1, 2012, 3:44 am

    What a great weekend! Sullie looks like my golden puppy after our evenings at the beach. She loves it, but always comes home looking like a sand monster!

  • Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 1, 2012, 7:25 am

    Love t he photos and her dress is incredible!

  • Kimberly July 1, 2012, 8:14 am

    Bald head island looks amazing! What a perfect place for a wedding. And Sullie is so adorable!

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate July 1, 2012, 8:22 am

    Sounds like a fantastic place for a wedding!

  • Kamaile July 1, 2012, 8:23 am

    Wow! What a beautiful bride! Glad you are having a great time Jen!

  • What a beautiful wedding and such a gorgeous place to have it! I love the bride’s dress! All the lace is fabulous! If I were you I would never want to leave Bald Head! So pretty there!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad July 1, 2012, 10:06 am

    love, love, love her dress (yours too)! lace dresses are always so elegant and pretty.

    sounds like a wonderful location for a wedding! glad you had fun.

  • Katie @ running4cupcakes July 1, 2012, 11:39 am

    lol. I think my puppy Abby always gets into something after getting groomed! I like to think she is easier to clean that way though so not a total loss! 🙂 And they are just so darn cute on the beach and in the water!

    • Jen July 2, 2012, 1:41 pm

      i know, it was so worth it! 🙂

  • Mickelle July 1, 2012, 11:57 am

    Where did you get your dress?! Love it!

    • Jen July 2, 2012, 1:31 pm

      at a little boutique across the street from the gym. i need to look up the brand.

      • Meredith July 12, 2012, 3:01 pm

        Any luck with the brand of the dress? (**fingers crossed**) I’m in LOVE with it! I have a similar frame and would love to find one like it to wear to a couple weddings in the next few months…

  • ashley July 1, 2012, 12:56 pm

    Gorgeous wedding and a gorgeous Jen! Adding Bald Head to my vacation list. Glad you had a great time!

  • Miriam @ Bellaspire July 1, 2012, 3:02 pm

    I’ve never been to Bald Head, looks so pretty! I’m sure Sullie was glad to hav a fresh cut for swimming. I’m not sure there’s anything cuter than a wet puppy. We’re taking Baker to a beach wedding next weekend, I’ll be posting pics for sure!

    • Jen July 2, 2012, 1:30 pm

      baker will have so much fun. can’t wait to see the pics. it makes me so happy to see sullie running around on the beach.

  • Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More July 1, 2012, 7:34 pm

    Beautiful setting for a wedding!

    And your puppy looks so happy!

  • Lisa July 2, 2012, 12:02 am

    Aw, what a beautiful wedding! I love that dress you’re wearing.

  • Amanda K. July 2, 2012, 11:15 am

    Wow, you look great, and so do the fish tacos! I think I see Brandon in one of the pictures!!!!!

  • Jen July 2, 2012, 11:18 am

    You look absolutely stunning, Jen. That blue really is your color!

  • Jen July 2, 2012, 1:08 pm

    thank you! 🙂

  • caitlin July 2, 2012, 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous wedding!! I spy Brandon behind you in that picture:) ! Long time no see!

  • amy July 2, 2012, 2:48 pm

    looks like such a pretty, relaxed wedding!!

  • Ali @ Around the VeggieTable July 3, 2012, 2:02 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! We went to Bald Head Island for vacation when I was a little girl and I have such great memories of that place! I would love to go back with my husband because I’m pretty sure I would appreciate it even more now that I’m all grown up 🙂

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