There were seven of us that rented a house in Savannah, GA. The Jepson Estate was so, SO pretty. I wanted to move in and never leave. Here are some drool-worthy photos taken from the website.
It was just oozing old Southern Charm from its blue painted porch ceiling to a fireplace in every bedroom. Loved it!
The brood of ladies consisted of bridesmaids, Moms, and friends of Lindsay’s. We had a fantastic time and I would love to go back to Savannah on a romantic getaway. It’s just one of those cute little cities you want to snuggle in and not leave. We did however have a bit of bad luck on departure day though. Ashley’s car was broken into on the street next to our house and her iPad and camera were stolen. We ended up waiting around for a few hours for Ashley to file a police report and wait for forensics to come out. Total bummer.
Back to non-bummer things. Friday everyone arrived in Savannah. There were two separate Tallahassee crews, a one woman Atlanta crew (Lindsay) and a one woman NYC crew (Anna). Since we got there at different times we went out and got some lunch upon arrival while waiting on the rest of the crew. We ate at a place called Byrds. It was a neat little restaurant and they fed us cookie samples. Winning.
|Me and Devin|
|Lindsay and Ashley (sisters)|
|Front porch sittin'. Perfection!|
Dinner was good and filling. I had a shrimp po-boy which you can’t go wrong with. And potato salad. Yum.
Once we made it back home, we threw a lingerie shower for the bride-to-be! Ashley made the cake for the evening which was pretty much the best wiener cake I’ve ever seen. Not that I’ve seen a lot of wiener cakes but still, I’m sure this would be the greatest of them all! Girls got skills. Future career Ash?
|"Wishing you much hap-penis!"|
|The pretty bachelorette ready to open some unmentionables.|
|Anna and Mrs. Kathy, the bartenders!|
|Ooo la la!|
Saturday morning we got up and feasted on Lindsay’s Momma’s yummy breakfast casserole. Then 7 women got ready for the day. I always love seeing the get-ready process for other people! It's an art :)
|Me, Anna, Ms. Theresa (Lindsay's Mom), Lindsay, Ashley, Devin|
|Blinded by the bling.|
|Women on a mission.|
|Stopped by Paula Deen's Lady and Sons restaurant to take a peek. We didn't get to eat there though.|
|Catching candy, oh yeahhh.|
|Warm pecan praline. To die for!|
From the Farmer’s Market we headed downtown towards Ellis Square for shopping. I was on a mission to find the famous bench from Forrest Gump. Per the Google, it was located in Chippewa Square. Well, we found the square and the location where the bench should be, yet it was gone. Boo! Apparently they’ve moved it to a museum or some baloney like that. What about the fans! The tourists! I wanted to sit on it! We just made our own bench instead. Awesomesauce.
We then trekked to Ellis Square and stopped in a few shops. I got the cutest Labrador Retriever cookie cutter. I can’t wait to make cookies now! We then ate lunch at a restaurant called Goose Feathers Cafe. I had a scrumptious Italian Panini.
Before we knew it, the day crept by and it was time to head back to the house to get ready for our fancy night out. We had dinner reservations at Alligator Soul. Approximately 15 minutes before we’re set to walk out of the door the sky fell out. I’m talking lightning, thunder, down pour - the works. Ugh. Curls and makeup and heels do not mix well with that kind of weather. However we made the best of it, took cover and drove to the restaurant.
|Such a gorgeous bride-to-be she is!|
|Nom nom nom!|
|Mrs. Kathy won Bachelorette Bingo!|
|Checking boxes off the bingo!|
|Just some chicks waiting on a hearse.|
|Our chariot awaits.|
|Hampton Lillibridge House - the most haunted in Savannah!|
Sunday morning we got up and packed to head home. While waiting for the police to arrive to file the break-in report some super nice ladies from across the street invited us into the A/C in their beautiful bed and breakfast, the Catherine Ward House Inn. They offered us beverages and let us use the restroom for nearly an hour while we waited. SO nice of them! Can’t beat Southern Hospitality. Also, the Inn was just gorgeous. I would love to stay there!
Once we were finally done with the Po-Po we were starved and ready for some food. It was now approaching 12:45 and none of us had eaten anything yet. On a recommendation from the Inn ladies, we had brunch at the mansion at 700 Drayton. It was so cool in there and swanky. We had a delicious lunch/brunch and then we parted ways and hit the road headed South!
|Our waitress heard our morning was off to a rough start so she treated us to an amazing ice cream treat!|
Can’t wait until the wedding!
*Huge thanks to Devin for letting me steal a ton of these pictures. She was the awesome photographer for the weekend!