Bailey’s Wedding (Cross-Country Road Trip)

I love a good wedding, and I got to go to Bailey’s wedding!

In my last post, I gave some quick features of the beginning of our cross country road trip last June. Well, today, I wanted to focus on one aspect that was one of the main reasons we took the trip (aside from visiting family, of course)! A few months before, I had decided that we were going to plan our trip around Bailey’s wedding.

If you don’t remember Bailey, she is a dear friend that I actually met through blogging! You can also meet her over at her blog, Becoming Bailey! We met a couple years ago, developed a friendship, then she came to visit us in North Carolina, and the friendship has continued to blossom ever since! It’s been SO awesome to be a part of big events in each other’s lives!

One of those events was her recent wedding. If you want to get the scoop on she and her Army husband and how they met and all that awesome jazz, then you definitely need to go read their love story.

When Bailey had visited us in North Carolina, she and Andy were still just talking and became an official dating couple after she left from our visit. I was through the moon excited when she texted me to tell me she was engaged! I was literally all giggles because I was so happy for her.

Fast forward to this past June and there I was, driving up from my sister’s to see Bailey and Andy tie the knot! Aside from being hot outside, the wedding was so beautiful!

(Because I was juggling all four kids by myself, I didn’t get very many pictures. But, I’ll post what I have.)

Bailey’s wedding took place by the water, near a park. The water in the background made for a gorgeous setting. I have to say that one of my favorite parts was when they washed each other’s feet, as a symbol of serving love for each other. Because I’m so stinkin’ emotional, I cried. Yeah, I know you saw that coming.

Then, as they walking down the aisle, Ian shouted out, “Miss Bailey!” I tried to not be embarrassed, but she and everyone else seemed to get a kick out of it. Phew!


How gorgeous is she?!

bailey's wedding road trip

Immediately after the wedding, we all drove over to the reception hall.

The reception was a blast, and the food was so good! I have to admit that the cake was the kids’ and my favorite part. Oh my word! I am not kidding; that was the BEST cake I have ever tasted!

bailey wedding cake

bailey wedding cake

bailey wedding cake Ian

Then came the dancing. Once again, that was some of the most fun the kids and I have had in a long time.

Ian pulled out some dance moves that I never realized he ever knew! My 5-year old was literally break dancing! Like, what?! I’m still trying to figure out where he learned that stuff. It was pretty awesome. It was so nice to release from all the stress of the deployment and really enjoy ourselves without having to worry much.

And above all, Bailey’s wedding allowed us to see our dear friend again and to meet her new husband. It was an awesome day!

bailey wedding reception hugging

I’m so incredibly happy for Bailey and Andy and am loving reading all of her posts about her new married life.

It’s been fun to be a part of her journey, and I can’t wait to see what God has next for them!

Have you been to any weddings this summer?




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