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A Weekend of Celebrations

I don't know about y'all, but our weekend was full of oh so many celebrations.

On Friday, Patrick and I hit the road down to Charleston to see my brother tie the knot with his fiancée, Jen. The two of them wanted something small & low key for their wedding, so they held their ceremony on the steps of the Custom House in downtown Charleston.

We walked over to the Thoroughbred Club bar at the Charleston Place hotel afterwards to toast their marriage before sending them on their way for the night.

{don't worry - plenty more pictures coming later this week!}

Patrick and I ended up eating dinner with my parents on King Street at Virginia's on King. Y'all. Our meal there was SO good.

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and squash casserole.
Saturday morning, I was up early for a little island running. It was cool, clear, and a little breezy and it was the perfect morning for running out on the beach. Got in an easy 3.1 miles down there.

Patrick and I turned early Saturday afternoon into a mini day date on Johns Island - lunch at The Tattooed Moose and drinks at Low Tide Brewing. A couple of our friends even met us out for a drink or two.

My dad had reserved the Kiawah shuttle for us Saturday afternoon/evening and we all hopped on board around 3 to head into Charleston. Yes, we definitely packed a cooler and definitely packed some snacks for the ride back. & yes, there were glow cups.
Benjamin & Jen rented out the upstairs at The Alley to have a small wedding celebration with their family and friends. Patrick & I had never been to this boutique bowling alley in downtown Charleston so we had no clue what to expect. We had a blast! It was the perfect way to celebrate their new marriage.
{& yes, more pictures from this coming later this week, once I download them all!}
Because we hadn't done enough celebrating this weekend, we continued the celebrations into Sunday with a birthday dinner with Patrick's family for my father-in-law's birthday.
One wedding toast, a wedding celebration, and a birthday dinner later, we still had one thing left to celebrate:
Our 6 month wedding anniversary!

Considering that Clemson went 14-1, absolutely destroyed Carolina in the final regular season of the year, won the ACC Championship, AND won the National Championship... it should be considered impressive that we made it to our 6 month anniversary today ;)
Here's to another 6 months {and many more years after that!}


  1. Charlestown is my favorite city! How fun that your brother had such a low-key wedding day! Sure looks fun! Happy 6 month anniversary :)

  2. What a fun weekend! (And thank you for more Charleston recommendations! 😉)

  3. What an absolute blast!! I'm drooling over your dinner! So glad your brother and new SIL had the wedding they always wanted! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. What an amazing weekend! I definitely need to check out that restaurant the next time I'm in Charleston, that fried chicken looks AMAZING! And yay for all the celebrations! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. This is the cutest - I love that they did something that was so them - congrats on the addition to your family AND six months for you guys :)

  6. Wow! Can't believe you have been married 6 months already! I love the way your brother got married! So low key! I always tell my husband that if I could go back, I would have eloped! Congrats to him and your new sister in law!

  7. So much love to celebrate, including your own! Happy 6 months and congrats to your brother!

  8. ooooh that fried chicken looks so good!
    sounds like a fantastic celebration filled weekend - happy 6 months to you guys!

  9. Oh my goodness how fun!!! Happy anniversary to ya'll! xo

  10. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like y'all had a wonderful weekend of celebrations! Jess at Just Jess

  11. Happy 6 monthiversary!!! It just keeps getting better!

    And, as someone who had a tiny wedding, that little wedding of your brother's just speaks to my soul. So sweet!

  12. As I'm currently watching the snow pile up outside, I'm insanely jealous of your beach run! Have a great week :)


  13. So jealous of your beach run, it looked beautiful! Y'all had a crazy busy weekend, but it all looked so fun! So many celebrations, I love it. Happy 6 month anniversary!! Time flies, doesn't it?!


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