Well, somehow November 20th came and went in the blink of an eye. It seems like we had been waiting for our engagement party for so long, and suddenly it is already over!
In August when the Tar Heel heard back from SCAD and we began to realize going to a home football game at NCSU was probably not an option this season, I was pretty devastated. So, when we set the date of our engagement party, it just so happened to be the same day as the NCSU vs. UNC football game — the biggest game of the season for us Wolfpackers. I immediately loved the idea of a tailgate engagement party, and I had no idea all the plans Mama Kay and Timbo Slice had up their sleeves. Turns out Timbo is quite the party planner, and no detail was left out! We had koozies, cornhole, all the tailgating food favorites (BBQ, potatos, hushpuppies, the works), and even had the game projected on the side of the house! It was amazing. The Tar Heel and I were so overwhelmed by the beautiful decor and the amazing friends and family that came to support us. We had friends come from Maryland, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Wilmington, and Greenville just to spend a few hours celebrating with us. And many of them came directly from the NCSU/UNC game in Chapel Hill! We felt so lucky and so loved to have such wonderful people around us. Later on, the Tar Heel and I realized we hardly spent more than 15 minutes with each other the whole night! We spent the evening mingling with everyone and enjoying their company and catching up with family members and friends we hadn’t seen in a long time. And based on what we hear from our married friends, the wedding day will be exactly the same way. Regardless, I can hardly wait for March 19 when I get to marry my Tar Heel and live happily ever after in our house (Divided). It does NOT get any better than that! :) PS: We did not take NEARLY as many pictures as we wanted — we were way too busy having fun! But here are just a sample of the few (very few) pictures we did manage to take! (And by “we” I mean “Mama Kay” – thankfully she was the only one of us that even remembered to take pictures!)