Weekend Recap: Beach Edition

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. This past weekend Brian and I ventured to the beaches of N.C. with friends! The weather wasn't exactly what we were hoping for, but it was a good time, nonetheless!

As soon as Brian and I got into Wilmington we took a drive through UNCW's campus! That is his alma mater. It was fun seeing where he lived and went to school. I still can't believe I didn't end up going there....sigh. (someone remind me why I chose the mountains over the beach?!?) We then drove to Wrightsville beach! There is seriously no place that makes me more happy! So many fun times and fun memories. We immediately jumped out of the car and onto the (freezing cold) beach! Funny how being at the beach can immediately bring happiness!
 Even though we couldn't spend much time out on the beach due to the cooler weather we made Saturday a fun day of exploring! We started the day off in Carolina Beach at Britt's Donuts. If you are ever in the area I highly suggest going there....the best homemade donuts. Well worth the wait! I always forget how good they are until I have one again.
Afterwards we took the ferry over to Southport to play around the town! Southport is such a quaint and cute little town. I hadn't been there in a while, so it was fun to see the little shops and restaurants in the area. The weather finally started to clear up a little and we thought that was the perfect opportunity to head back to Wilmington and have some fun downtown!
As soon as we started getting into downtown Wilmington it immediately got sunny! It was the perfect weather (in our circumstamces) to roam around downtown and on the Riverwalk. Downtown Wilmington is so picturesque. The cute boutiques, the excellent restaurants, cobbled streets, and beautiful views of the river are simply perfect! It was such a fun afternoon with friends. We ended the day at one of my favorite restaurants, Front Street Brewery, for a little raspberry wheat beer and shrimp!  I'm so glad we had the chance to escape to the beach for the weekend, even if the weather wasn't the best!

To top off a great weekend I even found the perfect dress for Barrister Ball! That was a huge relief off my shoulders! Now I am so ready for that night :)
no trip would be complete without a photo in front of Princess street ;)

It's safe to say that my beach weekend made me want spring and summer weather here NOW!


  1. Such a fun weekend. I college we used to venture to wilmington so much for a quick beach day trip or for the wing fling but since I got married I haven't been once! Bummer!

  2. The beach is so calming, no matter what the temperature is outside–although it's ALWAYS nice if you can get a little tan. These are great shots!

  3. Brits is SO good, I could eat so many of their doughnuts! Looks like a perfect weekend to me!

  4. Looks like a wonderful trip!!

  5. Sounds like you had a great trip! Can't wait to see the dress you picked out :).


  6. Looks like such a fun weekend! And I'd take your cooler temps over the SNOW we are getting right now in Ohio! Boo hoo. I want spring!

  7. Southport is where we go every year, perfect little beach spot! Love the river walk brings back so many memories & some great shots from One Tree Hill. Hah! Looks like you had a great weekend!

  8. Yall are too cute. Glad it was a wonderful weekend!

  9. I love the four beach pictures!!! stunning.
    congrats on finding a dress for the barrister ball . . . those time when you need a dress it seems like you never find one that's just right . . . can't wait to see if on the blog!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  10. I love the Princess sign! Perfectly fitting for someone else I know, aka...me! Your weekend looks so fun! Chilly days at the beach are always better than chilly days NOT at the beach!

  11. I'm so glad you posted this pictures! I'm going to Wilmington this weekend and they are getting me excited! :) Looks like a beautiful weekend.

  12. ahhh I've been wanting to go to Southport. May or may not be because of the movie Safe Haven.. ha. I am going to Wilm next month, so maybe I'll get to Southport soon!

  13. Your pictures make me want to move there! It's so gorgeous.
    And so are you!


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