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Weekend: A Farm Wedding + Pool Time

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.


Mismatched dinnerware.


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? 

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • ilovefetacheese June 23, 2014, 1:15 pm

    That’s awesome they had a paleo cake!! It looks delicious. We also had carrot cake at our wedding and it was a huge hit. Those tacos look so yummy!!

  • Cassie June 23, 2014, 1:24 pm

    That wedding looks so beautiful!! My cousin did a crazy tapas thing for his wedding, that’s probably the most unusual!

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 23, 2014, 1:27 pm

    I love your necklace — Erin McDermott?

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun June 23, 2014, 1:52 pm

    Wow that wedding is so beautiful! Simple yet perfect.

  • Katie @ Live Half Full June 23, 2014, 1:54 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I have a soft spot for farm weddings since mine was at a farm. And, good beer! 🙂

    • Jen June 24, 2014, 1:11 pm

      oh so nice! (and yes to good beer!)

  • Brittany @ Proteinandpumps June 23, 2014, 2:51 pm

    Looks like a gorgeous wedding on the perfect day. If we weren’t doing a destination wedding it would definitely be on a farm!

  • Grace June 23, 2014, 5:31 pm

    That looks like such a fun wedding! What is the polka dot dress you’re wearing? I love it with those cutouts!

  • Brynn June 23, 2014, 6:20 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding! I am in love with the food and decor. So cute.

  • Parita @ myinnershakti June 23, 2014, 9:07 pm

    I love it when couples embed their personalities and passions into different elements of the wedding! Makes it such a fun experience for everyone. 🙂

    • Jen June 24, 2014, 1:09 pm

      i totally agree and it feels so personal!

  • Beth June 23, 2014, 9:34 pm

    perfect grounds for a wedding. Love the personal touch to everything. And; I love the idea of sitting by a pool with a book. Don’t know the last time I did that:) Much needed.

    • Jen June 24, 2014, 1:08 pm

      i HIGHLY recommend it! 🙂

  • Anya June 23, 2014, 10:28 pm

    The mismatched plates are the sweetest. I went to a wedding one time that had a homemade soup, salad, and bread bowl bar…which was perfect because the temperature was in the single digits that day!

    • Jen June 24, 2014, 1:08 pm

      that sounds so cozy!

  • Molly@ Mollysmusingz June 24, 2014, 8:55 am

    That wedding!!!! Everything about it is perfect!

  • Samantha @ The Faithful Runner June 24, 2014, 10:21 am

    The wedding was beautiful! What a great idea to have such a relaxed yet well put-together wedding. I love it!

  • Amy June 24, 2014, 3:36 pm

    That wedding sounds amazing and your outfit is awesome!

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