9.19.2011

I Chose...C!

Happy Monday friends!

How were your weekends?

Mine was incredible--Bryce and I packed in lots of quality time over the weekend, which was so nice since he had been gone for 10 days!

Friday night we had a date night at Edo's Squid which was on our checklist (see here).  The food was delicious!!  We started with calamari.  Next, for entrees,  I had spaghetti with crab meat and Bryce had penne pasta with a cream sauce, broccoli rabe, and pine nuts.  We shared a tiramisu for dessert.  The atmosphere was bustling and a bit artsy.  If you're ever in Richmond or are from Richmond, I highly suggest checking out Edo's.

Saturday I was able to grab some Starbuck's with LPC who was visiting home for the weekend (she's currently in grad school at Wake Forest).  It was so great to catch up with her and see how much she is enjoying grad school.

Bryce and I then went shopping for a wedding present and headed to the wedding.  (Funny side story--we bought wrapping paper and ribbon while we were at Target, but when we got home, we realized we didn't have any tape.  We ended up having to buy tape on the way and wrapped the present in the back of the car between the ceremony and reception).

And now...what you've all been waiting for--I chose C!

Most of y'all selected Choice A or Choice C for the wedding, so I decided to leave the decision up to Bryce. He LOVED Choice C and thought the blue color really popped, so that's what I went with.

Allie & Bryce

The ceremony was at a gorgeous Lutheran church downtown that was built in 1911!  The reception which followed was at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  I loved the venue--we were surrounded by gorgeous marble walls and columns and also were able to stroll through some of the art galleries.  

Bryce and the groom

One of my favorite aspects of the wedding was the couple's spin on a guest book.  In lieu of having a traditional guest book, they bought vintage postcards from places they have visited together or are significant to them as a couple.  They invited guests to select a postcard, write their wishes for the couple on it, and put it in a mailbox.



We also really enjoyed the art.  Bryce wanted a picture of us with abstract art as the backdrop.

I followed April's advice (see her blog here) and did some color-blocking with the dress, pairing the lime pashmina with the bright blue!

Bryce also wanted a picture with Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis from the pop-art collection.

What a goob!

The night involved good food (they had a mashed potato bar!), some crazy dancing, and lots of fun!

Sunday, we slept in and I grabbed brunch with ALG at River City Diner--we both had the chocolate chip pancakes which are heavenly!  The rest of the day I relaxed and prepared for the week!

How was your weekend?

25 comments:

  1. You guys look so cute! I love that blue dress on you!

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  2. Love the blue dress! The postcard idea is super cute! xoxo

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  3. Sounds like an amazing weekend! The VMFA is so amazing, I bet it was a great reception venue! Hearing all your Richmond stories makes me want to go back!

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  4. You look great! What fun! The tape thing sounds like something I would do! :-)

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  5. The postcard idea is such a great one! Its unique and I feel like they'll be able to do a lot with it! The blue dress was a great choice, and it looks great with the pashmina! Happy Monday, girl!!

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  6. Yay! Told ya he'd love the blue dress ;). You look gorgeous and it looks like you two had a blast. As always, you are so cute together!

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  7. I love reading about your love story with Bryce! So glad you had a wonderful weekend with him at Erdos and the wedding!

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  8. being in a museum for the reception seems really fun!

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  9. Looks soooo so fun Allie! I love that you just used the word goob too. One of my personal faves. I CANNOT EXPRESS how glad I am that y'all finally went to EDO'S!!!!!!!! My favorite restaurant hands down and I always get the pasta with crab meat. Once you have their calamari you won't go back haha! Love ya!

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  10. Glad you had a great weekend......you two make a great couple! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  11. oh, i LOVE your colour blocking-the lime and blue really go well together. and i love how the reception was at an art museum! i'm such a fan of art, so i think this was a great idea :)

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  12. Sounds like a good weekend! I think C was a great choice(:

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  13. love the blue dress on you!! sounds like a great weekend :)

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  14. I LOVE the postcard idea!

    I think the blue dress is gorgeous and it definitely does pop!

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  15. fun, fun!!! you look gorg! love your wrap, too!! looks great with your blue dress!

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  16. What a great weekend. You looked beautiful.

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  17. I'm so glad you went with C... it looked beautiful and I just love that color on you! What a fun weekend... and I'm extremely jealous of those chocolate chip pancakes...

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  18. You looked great! I love weddings...glad you had a nice time

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  19. You look super cute, so glad you had fun!

    xo lamb loves

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  20. You look gorgeous! I have BIG news for you ;) And I'm drafting a post for you too, but can't seem to focus. Champagne on a Monday probably isn't the best idea...

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  21. Sounds like you had a great weekend Allie!! The blue dress is lovely and I love the idea of the vintage post cards :)
    Enjoy your week!

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  22. What perfect pictures of you two! Frameable!!

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  23. What a fun weekend. You looked great in the dress. And I love the postcard idea

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  24. Yep ... you rocked it! I love your colorblocking!!

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  25. I love it! You look fabulous!! Glad y'all had such a great time!! xoxo

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