Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend Recap: First Beach Weekend

This weekend was so much fun and the weather was perfect for our first weekend at the beach and a wedding! My cousin got married at Topsail Beach and it was perfect!

Friday

We started off the weekend with two of our best friends with a double date in Downtown Raleigh. We finally tried Gravy and it did not disappoint! Timothy and I went with Whitney and Jim and fell in love with this restaurant. I had the Lasagna, Timmy had the Family Gravy, Whitney had the Chicken Parm and Jim has the Tagliatelle ala Bolognese. We all enjoyed our meal with some cocktails before heading down to The Big Easy for a few after dinner drinks. Then went home and crashed.




We got the Risotto Balls as an appetizer and their marinara sauce is delicious!


Saturday

We woke up fairly early, earlier than I had planned on waking up, and packed and headed to North Topsail Beach for my cousins wedding! But before we headed to the hotel we had to get some fresh seafood from the beach so we stopped in at this little beach restaurant in Surf City called Sear's Landing. It was so nice to be able to sit out on the deck and watch the boats go bye. I could live at the beach for about a month or so then get bored of it, but it is so nice to be able to sit outside and have that scenery. 

Before our food came, of course we had to have some lunch cocktails. And then the deliciousness of seafood came out! I got scallops and OMG were the delicious!


After lunch we decided to take a walk on the beach. The weather was perfect - not to windy and not to hot. If we had had more time we would have laid out but there just wasn't enough time.





Finally it was time to head to the wedding! It was a casual wedding since it was going to be down on the beach, but then when we got there they had to move it up to the area where the reception was going to be because they couldn't get the music to play down at the beach. It was still gorgeous though! Our family has been waiting for this day for so long! I am so happy to officially be able to call Katy my cousin! 



The food was delicious and the company was great! After the wedding we went out with my other cousin and some of the bridal party, the bride and groom stayed at their suite. Congrats Robert & Katy!




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22 comments :

Alana Livingston said...

What a great weekend! I got married on the beach in South Carolina and our DJ had THE hardest time getting the music to play. It was very frustrating, so I feel her pain! haha

Kristina said...

I crave some time at the beach!!! The wedding looks beautiful I love the bride's gown.

Brittany Deskins said...

Destination weddings are the best! Looks like a great time!

Alanna @ Alanna and Company said...

I love beach weddings! And it couldn't have been a better weekend.

Christina Sotherden said...

What a fun weekend! The wedding looks like a great time and I really love your dress!

Rebecca O'Donnell said...

Wow, such lovely pictures from the wedding! Looks like you had a fun weekend :)

Lisa D said...

It looks like such a fun weekend! Beach wedding are beauitful. Sometimes I wish we'd done one haha.

Marie Twinliving said...

What a lovely weekend. Love beach weddings, so pretty.

Hilary said...

Such cute pictures! :-)

Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

Stopping by from the link up! I love, love, love your dress. It is so perfect for summer. Looks like you had a great weekend!

Holly Housewife said...

Oooooh the food the food the food!!! Yum yum yummmmm. I'm so happy wedding season is starting in Canada I love seeing everyone's photos.
Beautiful bride and you look fab too!! :)

Emily said...

Is that fried scallops? Never tried them friend before. pretty dress you wore for the wedding.

Heather Dean said...

I love wedding season! It looks like you had a great weekend!

Nadine Lynn said...

What a fun weekend! Your food looks delicious and now I am hungry, haha! Love your dress you wore to the wedding. Hope you have a great week!

Jasmine said...

ahhh what a fun weekend. I wish the beach was open here.

Andrea said...

sounds like you had a great weekend! :) I'd love to live closer to the beach.. and the groom/bride looked extremely happy! :) So sweet/

Mona Elissa said...

Totally jealous. Finals have me like "What is a weekend?"

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend. All that food and drinks look amazing, and perfect weather for the wedding :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Those beach views are gorgeous! The water is so beautiful. Glad you had an amazing weekend. Congrats to your cousin :)

Shonda said...

Love the pictures of the wedding and on the beach. You really know how to do a weekend right.

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh! Your post just made me so hungry! Lol. The wedding looked amazing though, and I loved your dress!

ChalkSouthernToMe said...

Gravy is my absolute favorite place! So glad you enjoyed it! Your trip to the beach looks wonderful too! Xo, Stephanie