There are some friends that come into your life that you instantly get along with. Although it’s not “normal” to become such great long distance friends with a BLOGGER, Lily and I are obviously not normal…for one, she’s a former food now cat blogger.
So when she invited me to her wedding last year of course I said yes. I’ve heard great things about Charleston so it was also a great opportunity for a weekend getaway.
I’ve missed the South. The platinum blonde hair, the fried foods, the twang..everything! Charleston is full of history and charm. Glenn rolled his eyes from my constant use of the word “charming”.
Anyways, here are some pictures of the city.
Glenn and I checked out Charleston’s City Market, an open air market place with various local vendors. You can get jewelry, flowers, dishes, food, etc!
Of course we got food. We got a bag of dried okra chips and dried bell peppers.
Glenn’s secret is that he freaking loves MoonPies. The trailer park version of a French macaroon.
Hence we had to stop here.
Glenn’s dream…ignore his mug shot stance, 5 o’clock perv shadow, and bad posture…he is seriously excited to be in the Moonpie logo.
Did I mention I “accidently” gave Glenn wrong directions and we ended up at Trader Joe’s? Alas, I couldn’t get any peanut butter since we didn’t want to check bags in at the airport and THEY WILL CONFISCATE THEM when you go through security. Trust me.
Now for Lily’s wedding.
The ceremony was at a church on the Citadel campus where she met her husband.
Not only was the church beautiful but Glenn and I got to pose with on campus helicopters, tanks, and a freaking plane after the ceremony! It’s all about US!
By the way, I do not know how but my boobs looked HUGE in that dress. SCHWING!
The ceremony was held at Wickcliffe house , an elegant old southern home with a wrap around porch! Unfort, I can’t post pictures without some family members peaking out in the background.
But check out this cardboard photo of Lily’s cat that greeted guests at the sign in table.
See this beautiful cake? Guess who made it? PUBLIX!!! A supermarket!! She is one of the most frugal people I know so she wanted me to flaunt this!
Lily looked so gorgeous that day…ignore my humongo grandma boobs.
Fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, sweet potato fries.
The beautiful couple.
I don’t want to get emotional but I don’t know when we’ll see each other again but I was so thrilled to see her on HER day.
Ready to see what fried goodies I ate in Charleston? Get your antacids ready for my next post!