Sarah Darling and James Muriel tied the knot in a secret spur-of-the-moment ceremony back in April 2013 — but they’re still planning a big Nashville wedding in May 2014 to celebrate with family and friends! Sarah’s sharing her personal wedding diary exclusively with Great American Country. She’ll take us along on the whole journey, from the dress to the flowers to the big day. Check back every other Wednesday for a new post from Sarah!
Welcome back to my wedding blog! The days are flying by. The wedding will be here before you know it! I’m getting so excited to have our families together in Nashville.
One of the perks of getting married is enjoying all of the parties, especially the famous bachelorette party! There is always so much hype to really have some epic night. The movie “The Hangover” comes to mind already. Nobody wants any missing teeth and I’ve never been much of a club girl. My idea of a party is drinking a nice Sauvignon Blanc at a wine bar listening to music. When my best friends said they had the most perfect bachelorette party planned for me, I was thrilled!
It started three weeks ago today. My two best friends and I started a journey to an unknown place. They had kept it a secret and I was loving the intrigue of not knowing. I knew we were headed to the East Coast. One hundred selfies later, we arrived in the quaint town of Washington, Connecticut.
I couldn’t believe my eyes! Honestly, I felt like I was in a movie driving through this sweet place. The ground was snow-covered and the trees were magical. Soon we arrived at the destination. It was the Mayflower Grace! I do want to add that I absolutely loved the name from the start. My BFFs had taken me to spa! Not just any spa, but one of the most exquisite spas in the world.
The Mayflower Grace is the definition of English countryside charm. It was three days of absolute bliss and the staff were impeccable. Wine tastings, snowshoeing, macaron making, and a spa that one only dreams about. My favorite part was sitting in the garden room in the spa. Imagine facing the snow-covered forest in a beautifully-decorated white room, listening to peaceful sounds drinking cucumber water. I think the word ‘heavenly’ comes to mind! My friends had really done it this time. It was the most perfect trip.
Even on the last day of our #bffgetaway #triosamies, we caught trapped in a proper Nor’easter! Not so bad to be trapped for one extra day in the most stunning place in the world. It’s good to remember to carpe diem in those moments. I will never forget my time at The Mayflower Grace with my two best friends. Pictures don’t even do it justice! I will forever have these beautiful images and memories etched in my mind. It was perfect.