Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hometown Wedding Shower

September 30th, 2012

Kev and I drove to my hometown tucked away in Eastern, Kentucky for our hometown wedding shower thrown by my sweet momma. 
It was great to spend time with family members and friends who showered us with love, affection and such thoughtful gifts. 
Since my family makes plenty of trips to Lex to visit me and baby bro, mine and Kev's trip to Whitesburg are few and far between. The afternoon was even more special to have so many women there who had watched me grow up.
 From a little girl to a bride to be. 
They have been a part of so many stages of my life and it was very nostalgic to have them there with me that day. Wishing me well as I was preparing to marry the love of my life. 

Below: My sweet Granny (on the right) and Mamaw J. 
She isn't really my Mamaw, but I grew up calling her that. Still wouldn't change that for the world. 

Katrina and Megan, the MOHs, were of course there to celebrate with me.
Love that they are Eastern Kentucky Rednecks Girls, too. 

There isn't a memory from back home that doesn't involve this girl.
So blessed to have had her as a best friend growing up in a small town.
We always knew how to create our own fun. There are memories I share with her that I will always hold tight to.

My momma outdid herself.
She poured her heart and soul into throwing her baby girl a wedding shower. She slaved all weekend making my favorite finger foods and desserts. I was seriously blown away! 
She started the shower off with a surprise slideshow set to music of me and Kev.
I bawled like a lil baby. Total ugly cry! 
I swear she is the most sincere and hard working woman I have ever met. 
She always puts others happiness first.
She is truly a giver and NEVER a taker.
I love her so much and I am so thankful I get to call her Momma. This day reminded me of that. 

Look at all those cakes... homemade by my mom's sweet friend. 

The shower was everything a country girl could have imagined.
Quilts galore!
Longaburger baskets everywhere
Bluegrass music in the background
sweet tea sippin with close friends and family
It was perfect!!! 

KR got to meet so many people that day that he never met before.
We were both blown away with this particular wedding experience.
We just felt so supported and so loved by so many people. There is no better feeling than that right before your wedding. 

Seeing so many people so happy for us was very, very humbling.
We walked away that day with feeling so blessed, and it had nothing to do with materialistic things.
Our hearts were full that day. 
No wedding gift can top that! 

It was that day that I started looking forward to our wedding in a different way than I had before.
I was looking forward to having all those people at our wedding......there to support us for the rest of our lives and watching us vow to love each other every single day.


Kelly said...

Aww, my Shaun was born in Whitesburg! He lived in Deane until he was 4 then his mom and dad moved them up to Richmond. His mamaw and papaw still live in Deane and I've traveled there with him for the last two Thanksgivings :)


Brooke Houston said...

ok, seriously just got a bit teary! I just love reading wedding related posts. I makes me think of our showers and our day up ahead.

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