7.12.2013

Charlottesville Weekend

Happy Friday friends!

Hope you've all had a great week!

Today I thought I would share the first of many fun-filled weekends we've had this summer!

We have been traveling like crazy, and in fact, this will be our first weekend home since I finished the school year.  I am relieved to be staying in Richmond this weekend, but also have a packed schedule planned!

The first weekend of summer we headed to Charlottesville for my friend LJW's wedding.  She and I were in the Curry School together and she always had a special way of brightening up classes.

Being that the wedding was in one of our favorite cities, we decided to make a mini-vacation out of it!

Friday, I drove down before Bryce and stopped to visit the 2 boys I babysat for while I was at UVA.  It was so good seeing them and I can't believe how big they've gotten!

Later that evening, Bryce arrived and we munched on cheese, crackers, and Prosecco while getting ready for our dinner reservations at Maya.

I had never been to Maya before, but had always wanted to try it and was impressed!  It was delicious, Southern comfort food!

I thought this date night was the perfect occasion to wear my Olivia Moon Maxi Dress!

We of course started with a cocktail.

I cracked up when I saw that they had a drink called "Allie's Driving"

I went with the Peach-Tini

Next we enjoyed this duck appetizer special...it was to die for- the perfect mix of flavors!


As we were working on our first appetizer, we saw the Pimento Cheese Fritters on another table and knew we had to have those too...

Again...to die for!

For my entree, I had the trout with a side of greens and mac-n-cheese!
Y'all, I could not remember the last time I had enjoyed some good old mac, and I ate every bite of it that night!

For dessert, I enjoyed a mojito...



After Maya, we walked down to the corner, the local UVA hotspot, and did a little barhopping!  I felt very old, being served by a cute, but very baby-faced bartender at the bar, Trinity!

Saturday we woke up with big heads and decided to head to West Main for some brunch.

I had even more mac-n-cheese as well as hash browns and an egg sandwich...it definitely was a needed hangover cure!

Next, we made our way to Keswick Vineyards.

My favorite part of our tasting was their red wine chocolate sauce!

After the tasting I had a glass of their Viognier.

This cute pooch joined us on the porch as we sipped our wine!

After our tasting we headed to Ivy Nursery, a place both Bryce and I had been wanting to visit for a while.

It was the most beautiful day to visit the nursery!


I have never seen orchids as beautiful as the ones at Ivy Nursery!

I couldn't get enough of the large orchid arrangements!

The gift shop was absolutely beautiful and full of even more orchids.

This may have been my favorite...

I brought home one of their Tocca candles in the Colette scent!

After visiting the nursery, we had to hurry back to the hotel and get ready for the weekend's biggest festivities- LJW's Wedding!

I thought a June outdoor wedding was the perfect chance to wear this Esley seersucker dress I had bought in the spring.

LJW and her hubby met as counselors at Triple C camp and the wedding was held at camp!

the pretty bride!

Loved these flowers at the end of each row!

I loved the last part, it reads:  "DINNER AND DRINKS ARE JUST UP THE HILL.  STAY FOR DANCING, CAKE, CORNHOLE, AND S'MORES!"

Canoe as Cooler

All of the wines were from Charlottesville vineyards!

I thought this was such a special detail-- notes from LJW's students!

"Husbin"

There was also a photo booth during the cocktail hour!

KTM, another Curry friend, and I enjoyed the boas and mustaches!

Before heading in for dinner, I had to snap a picture of these cool stepping stones!

Dinner was in the camp's main lodge and was a smorgasbord of Southern comfort foods, including, yes, you guessed it...more mac-n-cheese!

Curry Friends
ABE, LJW (bride!!), KTM

The rest of the night was quite the party!

Cornhole was a big attraction!

I loved the decor in the pavillion!

cake time!

ABE & BAC

I wanted to take this little cutie home with me!

The bride and bridesmaids all wore sparkly, purple Toms!

LEJ changed into a little lace shift which enabled her to dance the night away!

You can tell we did quite a bit of dancing by looking at the state of my hair...

I wear my sunglasses at night....!

Sunday morning, we headed home early for Father's Day!

Daddy and I after brunch!

Have you had any weekend getaways this summer?  Been to any weddings?

Have a great weekend!

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16 comments:

  1. what a perfect weekend! LOVE your dress.

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  2. What a fun trip! Love your dresses

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  3. I love C-ville! I lived there for two years with the husband, while he was finishing up grad school. The vineyards there are so much fun to go too, and I love the downtown area. The wedding looks perfect, and the whole weekend looks like so much fun!

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  4. Love all of your pictures! Looks like a wonderful time.

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  5. Mojito for dessert!! Well played young lady!

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  6. What a fun weekend! I love hearing about all of y'all's adventures. You guys eat the best food and drink the best drinks! And of course your outfits are always swoonworthy!

    PS - I'm flying over Charlottesville right now haha!

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  7. Allie, we took so many pictures that night! haha! Your trip sounds like it was fantastic! Miss ya. :)

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  8. Wow, this looks SO fun!! I love the dress and shoes you chose to wear to the wedding. What a cool idea to have a wedding at camp. Could definitely get in on that southern mac&cheese too...mmmmmm. And it looks like your busy with travels and summer plans but would love an email soon :)!

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  9. That looks like a marvelous weekend! I must say that you were perfectly dressed for every event ; ) Charlottesville is one of my favorite cities, so much good food and so many local wineries!

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  10. Such cute dresses, Allie. What fun this must have been. Since you love travel and Instagram, you'll have to link up with the travel gang on Thursday. I hope you are enjoying the summer.

    I'm heading to Williamsburg, and am going to do a very quick feature on the Jefferson for a quick one night stay then off to Williamsburg the next day. I'm excited. We have tea reservations at 4 pm so later that night, we will want to eat something casual with the kids near the hotel. Suggestions would be good. And you and Bryce would be welcome to join us. Our only plans would be to get back in time to let the kids use the indoor Jefferson Pool. I need to check their hours or I may let them do that after tea then have dinner. It's July 21.

    Leigh

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  11. Love all of your dresses! Tocca candles (and perfume) are some of my favorites! Busy summer lady!

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  12. Hi Allie my name is Ally too! What super cute dresses you wore! I love your monogrammed necklace. I asked for one for my upcoming birthday so let's keep our fingers crossed my hubby listened!

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  13. Seriously the perfect weekend!! ANd the pictures of the yummy food are literally making me droooool omg. Looks like you had a great time!

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  14. traveling every weekend..wow! Looks like you have been having fun though :)

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  15. My mother is a HUGE fan of Ivy Nursery! The arrangements she has brought home are always super gorgeous and so creative. Your weekend looks super fun...love Charlottesville!

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  16. ahh this is having my itch for Cville! I miss it already! Maya is my boyfriend's favorite restaurant so we used to go there all the time!

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