Wedding Wednesday: Menu Tasting


Things are rolling right ahead in wedding world! It seems like every weekend is consumed with packing as much planning, researching, and meetings in that we can. It’s a lot, but it’s all fun and we are trying to enjoy it as much as we can. We both have commented that we’re not sure what we’ll talk about after the wedding is over!

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Last week we were treated to our menu tasting at Charlotte Country Club. Let me tell you, this place is top-notch. Upon arrival we were greeted by servers in our private dining room with a tray of champagne. As we took our seats, we saw one of the servers walking in the room with what appeared to be two foot stools. You might have seen on Instagram (@cmhewitt88) that they were actually stools for our purses to sit on. Add it to the million reasons why I love that place!

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We had picked some selections to try prior to our tasting which helped to narrow things down. First up was 5 different hors d’oeuvres. All were delicious but we I think we decided on the top 3 best options. Then we tasted two different salad options and two different entrees. The piece de resistance was the cake selection process. I could be a cake taste-tester all day! We also got to try four different types of wine.  At the end of the evening we were given to-go bags with some cake to take home. Someone might have eaten theirs for breakfast….

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I am so excited for our menu! We were even able to slip in a special item that is unique and “famous” to the Club. I love all of the special touches. CCC really went out of their way to make us feel like royalty. It was a wonderful evening and another reminder that things are moving right along! 199 days to go!!!

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Friday5 {Apps}


1. Timehop: Nostalgia is a hell of a drug, and no app delivers it better than Timehope. Each day, it will tell you what you were doing on social media on that day in years past. Old tweets, Facebook statuses, and photos for Throwback Thursday: they’re all here in an irresistible time capsule.


2. Groovebook: Groovebook is an app that prints up to 100 of your phone photos and creates a 4.5″ x 6.5″ photobook and mails it to you monthly. Photos are printed on glossy photo paper and are perforated for easy removal.Choose which photos and how many of each. Upload and receive your GrooveBook in the mail in about 10-12 days. Pay only $2.99 per book including shipping and handling.


3. Venmo: Send money instatntly, for free. Perfect for roommates, especially when yours currently lives in California (hey, Sam!)


4. NextDoor: Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first namegyft

5. Gyft: Lighten your wallet by uploading all your plastic gift cards in the Gyft app so they’re with you all the time. You can also send gift cards instantly to your friends via Facebook, text or e-mail. Perfect for last minute gift shopping!