I was so honored when my dear friend Jessica Bell Gordon asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. The wedding was last weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and although there were several obstacles thrown in their way that almost prevented the two love birds from tying the knot... I'm happy to say they are married!
The drama started Wednesday when Ryan (Jessica's husband) found out he had Mrsa! Next thing we knew he was in the hospital being pumped full of meds. He had to go back to the hospital Friday morning for his last treatment right before we took off for Gatlinburg. Luckily he was okay, but mrsa is highly contagious so everyone was paranoid all weekend about catching it. Jess and Ryan have great senses of humor. The whole weekend they were crackin' jokes about how we were all going to get Mrsa and "Mrsa Me"!
Then there was the weather. It was nice in the valley, but insanely foggy on the mountain and our lodge was on top of the mountain. One night we were driving back to our lodge and the fog was so thick I could barely see my hand in front of me. It didn't help that every time we drove to the lodge we got completely lost! It was impossible to navigate up there. I thought we were going to drive right off the mountain to our death, but Ryan Gordon is the man, and he always eventually found his way.
Saturday started out a little stressful because we had to coordinate how a ton of different people (mainly the 10 of us who were in the wedding party) were getting to the chapel and the cabin. Ryan and Jessica are so great... they were definitely stressed with trying to figure out the logistics of it all especially with people who were lost and late... but they were able to keep themselves and everyone else under control and sort of laugh at the whole thing. This is why I love them!
It all worked out and they got married in a cute little chapel in the mountains. The wedding was beautiful and the party that night was a blast! Jess and Ryan Rented a huge cabin for about 50 of us to stay in that night and so we all went back and ate, played games and opened presents until late into the night.
The best part was I made a whole new slew of great friends!! The worst part was they all live in Lynchburg an hour and a half away:(
Congratualtions Mr. and Mrs. Gordon! You did it!!
P.S I loved the way Emily did my Hair!