After my last day at Hearst extravaganza, I immediately hit the road and trekked down 95/64/168 to the OBX, baby!
Once I was there, I unloaded a plethora of wedding stuff into my stepdad's "man cave" and turned it into my wedding workshop! I thought I had a picture of that, I don't... but trust me, it looked like my wedding threw up all over the place. There were blue and brown out of town guest bags and all kinds of starfish and sandollars all over the place!
The Friday before the wedding (so last minute, I know, I know) Michael came down and we went to Manteo to get the MARRIAGE LICENSE (cue the choir of angels!). The trip was quite stressful because apparently Dare County, NC built an entire new court complex and forgot to tell my GPS... but we got it done. See?
This is actually pretty fitting that I post this today, because I just received the copies of our license in the mail the other day and this week I plan to complete my name change. I will officially be Dana Brown Ritter soon, that's crazy, right?
While we were getting our marriage license, my stepdad's mom. a.k.a Mrs. Floyd, was drowning in our flowers. We ordered blue hydrangeas and white roses and that green stuff (can't remember what it's called anymore) from samsclub.com and they were so beautiful!!! We saved a ton of money, yay!
My mom's good friends Martha and Debbie (they're actually both Debbies but we won't go there) put together all of our bouquets and the centerpieces and as you'll see.. they were so gorgeous! I made a million trips up and down the steps that night putting the flowers in the fridge. That was the best use of me because these flower-arranging ladies were out of my league!