Kate & Peter Part 1 / Old Edwards Inn Wedding / Highlands

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So...Kate and Peter. I really didn't know where to start with this blog post so I figured I'd just make it two parts: the "before" the wedding and the wedding itself. The photos above were the earliest "before" photos and as you might have noticed, that meant "in the winter. In the snow. In the mountains." Wait, wait, wait...I'm starting to write and I already decided that my writing capabilities are in no way going to do this epic wedding justice and that I really should stick with the photos. It's going to be long enough anyway, stick to the plan Russell.

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Incredible invitation and envelope calligraphy by A Fine Line in Asheville.

On to the rehearsal at Highlands Country Club.

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One note about these bags. These were for the wedding party I believe. That's pretty normal. I don't know how normal it is to have bags quite this nice or to have bags packed full of fantastic goodies (and even a list describing the goodies) but it seemed normal for the wedding party to get a little something from the bride and groom. Well, when I returned to my hotel there was one there for me as well. With a personal note. Knowing Kate and Peter as I do now I'm pretty sure every single person involved in this wedding received one. More on this later...

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Oh this? I do believe this was the life timeline Kate had made when she was a kid. From what I heard it was quite accurate. I'm not surprised.

Why am I not surprised? Well, there was an actual printed "Facebook" of literally everyone involved in the wedding in those burlap bags. Mind blown.

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Next up: a 5K run around Highlands, NC on the morning of the wedding. Yes, really.

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Yes, I believe that is some sort of official timeclock on the right and yes, I did get run over about 2 seconds after taking this photo.

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Peter is not tired. He is considering running it again. Probably with no shoes and while carrying some heavy logs.

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Did I mention that this was a 5K RUN and was very early in the morning? Look at those smiles! It almost felt like they knew exactly how out of shape I was and they were laughing directly at me.

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Chocolate sea salt and blackberry mojito popsicles from King of Pops in Atlanta.

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Again, this was after the race. All smiles. Like, "well, what should we do now?" "I guess we should probably get ready for a giant blowout wedding." "Cool, race you to the car......hahaha, just kidding we of course ran here!"

Alright, I'm taking some liberties in the transcription but it's not far off. Anyway, part two up next. The rest of the wedding day at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn. It's a fun one.

UPDATE from Kate:

"Yep, burlap bags with personal notes went to all guests. Clearly I'm a psycho but thanks for working your wording around that! The real spotlight is the Panamian water flown up by my dad during two visits to Central America (each time bringing up the 50lb max as to avoid baggage fees!) Let's hope the timeline isn't too accurate. It includes a midlife crisis and the hiring of a personal assistant!"

Ahahahaha. Too funny.

Part Two here.