I was in a wedding in Hurtsboro, Alabama this past weekend. The colors were classic black and white with splashes of bright yellow and even smaller splashes of hot pink.
This was the bridemaids' dress. I feel certain I will wear it again. It flattered every body type and size, and the bride gave us beautiful, wide ivory sashes in the same silk dupioni as the dress.
My parents threw a party Thursday night to launch the wedding festivities. Mother said over and over, "I want it casual. I want it simple."
So a sanitary wipe, a plastic fork, and a paper napkin were tied with a string of rafia.
Citronella torches, tealights, and candles were placed everywhere.
Houndstooth fabric was bought on sale a few weeks before, in an attempt to stay true to the bride's classic color combination.
The Big Green Egg was fired up.
Grilled Conecuh Sausage and Red Grapes were the antipasta. The sauce on the far end was extremely popular. It's called Charred Pineapple Bourbon Sauce. It was found at the grocery store on the marinades and condiments aisle. Or buy it here.
The dogs were placed in their prison to beg from afar.
All the vintage seating Mother has been collecting for the past several years was put to use in various spots around the yard.
And, of course, the tomatoes were admired for their natural blush and handsome physique.
More of the actual wedding to come later... once I can get my hands on some pictures.