Monday, February 11, 2013

A Wedding Weekend Getaway! {Mr.&Mrs. Hall}

Cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs. Hall!!!

Mark and I drove up to Jacksonville on Friday evening to attend one of Mark's fraternity brother's wedding. Mike and Emily had a romantic, southern wedding along a beautiful sunset on the river and underneath the oak trees. 
Picture perfect. 

Mark and I had an incredible time. 

(side story)
As a matter of fact {hope Mark doesn't read this post...} during the traditional 'father-daughter dance' Mark and I were standing along side the crowd and watching on as Emily smiled ear to ear in her father's arms. I heard some sniffling behind me and so I turned around to find none other than my husband completely in tears...
I'm talking tears streaming down  his face and trying over and over again to clear his throat to stop it- and could not. 

I said, "Are you thinking about Ava?" 
and he choked up a small, "yaa..." with a nod {still crying}

Hahaha the poor man is a complete mush pot when it comes to his little girl already and it has only been 3 months!

---Back to the wedding...

Mike & Emily looked amazing. The food was amazing. The music and dancing was SO MUCH FUN. 
I knew I felt like 90 years old when the song "Do the Wop" started and my friends started doing the official dance to it and I had NO IDEA what the dance moves were! So I tried to follow along as best as I could... 

Other than feeling old ;) Mark and I had a great time seeing our friends and getting some time to ourselves since having Ava. Here are some pictures from the very fun and beautiful wedding weekend. 

We stayed in Jacksonville with our good friends, Jared & Jacki Roche. Jacki and I usually start off any occasion with champagne :) Jacki and I share a special bond of both dating our husbands when they were the President of their fraternity.

 Being that they were in that role, they could be sued (personally) if something were to have gone wrong within the entire chapter during the year of their leadership {Leave it to them to want that kind of responsibility}
 I was always anxious and praying to God that this never happened.  So that's probably where the champagne comes in to help us ;-) ha...Cheers to that being over!!!

Mark, Jared, and Michael drinking Old Fashioneds . 

garnet and gold 'Yay flags' to celebrate the bride & groom

I just like this picture... Jared (aka: bow tie master) helping out the groom

me and my handsome hubby 

Left: Heather, Nicole, me, Emily, Jacki, MaryAnn

Our traditional "Kappa Sigma wives club" picture :) Welcome, Mrs. Hall! I love these women and  the fact that we have each other to spend time with when are husbands are out playing golf for the 1,000th time...
Emily with the Kappa Sigma men
Teasing Mark for checking his phone a million times for a picture update of Ava from his mother. He missed his little girl :)  

Traditional Kappa Sigma chant to the groom. Mark led it this time. I thought he was going to lose his voice after this but he didn't.  Guess it is the years of practice...

Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Hall! Emily, you were beyond gorgeous!

Thank you for letting Mark and I share in your special day :)
The McGuires


  1. So beautiful. I cry, always, when I read these posts. I love watching all of you "growing up" and living your beautiful, so full of love, lives.
    You all have something incredibly precious.
    God Bless You All.
    Jared and Erika's Mom
    Jacki's Mommy-in-Love

    1. Happy that you are a part of our lives :) We always love spending time with you. You're always full of positive energy and love. Miss you!


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