This week, I enjoyed a great Fourth of July celebration with my boyfriend, Joe, and friends. You can check out my wild Independence Day adventure here.
On Thursday, I received my Oscar De La Renta scarf and sunglasses that I won during the giveaway from Emily at Life, etc. I absolutely LOVE these two accessories, and have already been playing around, figuring out a bunch of different ways to flaunt them. Thank you, Emily!
This week's holiday seemed to bring tons of loved ones into town. My boyfriend's best childhood came in on Tuesday to surprise him and spend the 4th with us. My aunt and uncle on my mom's side came into Dallas for a long weekend, and my stepsister and her husband also stayed in downtown Dallas for their son's volleyball tournament.
On Friday, I had the pleasure of enjoying a delectable meal at Bolsa Mercado with my aunt, my uncle, and Joe. We had a great time making conversation over fresh appetizers, wine, main course and dessert. (Notice the scarf, yet again?)
On Saturday, I met up for lunch in downtown Dallas with my stepsister and her husband (no picture, boo!). We enjoyed some great BBQ and the time to catch up on life. Later that evening, my boyfriend, Joe, and I attended our friends' wedding at the Adolphus hotel in downtown Dallas. It was beautiful, and we had a blast. Joe and I also celebrated our 9-month-iversary that night.
Remember me mentioning in my last post how I like to count all the "firsts" with Joe and myself? Well, I thought I'd share with y'all (though he'll get me for sharing this, I'm sure! hee hee) that he finally told me he loves me that night while we were dancing. I returned the sentiment, making this the first time I've said "I love you" to a man before. I'm such a lucky girl!
I always love the creativity and effort that goes in to making a wedding enjoyable and unique not only for the bride and groom, but for the wedding guests, as well. I couldn't help but share this cute idea for showing guests what table they are to be seated at during the reception. When we walked into the first room of the wedding area, a table to our left displayed several cutely decorated and embellished frames with names and table numbers written in the photograph area of them. Take a look:
The mother of the groom spent a strenuous amount of time taking broken and old pieces of jewelry and glueing them on to each frame to make them each a one-of-a-kind wedding favor. They also had a photo backdrop area with props, allowing guests to take their own picture with a professional camera. How perfect is that? Take fun pictures at the wedding, and take home a cute, handmade frame to put the picture in later!
After we closed out Billy Bob's, we headed over to the White Elephant Saloon and listened to a live musican covering songs by artists like George Strait and Brooks & Dunn. We had a night cap, enjoyed the interesting decor (their extensive hat collection is impressive!), and danced a little two-step (See the picture collage of my uncle and myself dancing below). It was a lovely way to end the night and wrap up the weekend as a whole.
How was your weekend? Do anything exciting and fun for the holiday weekend?
Sarah B Texas
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