I also got to celebrate the upcoming wedding (this month!) of my dear friend Kellyn! We took a day trip to Richmond, VA, where Kellyn is from, for a trolley tour and afternoon tea at the Jefferson Hotel – what a fun day it was!
We barely made it to the trolley on time for our tour (one word: traffic.), but we did make it! I’ve driven right past Richmond hundreds of times, but I’ve never explored the city. It was so fun seeing the city from the vantage point of a trolley with a knowledgeable guide telling you all about what you’re seeing! Richmond is a beautiful little city, and I loved being able to learn so much new information about its history, people, and buildings. Monument Avenue might have been my favorite part with all of its stately, gorgeous old homes and commemorative statues along the street.
We all then went to the infamous Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond for afternoon tea and Kellyn’s shower! The Jefferson hotel is so historic and grand, and countless presidents and other famous people have stayed here over the last couple centuries. Margaret Mitchell, who wrote my favorite book Gone With the Wind, was inspired by the staircase at this hotel for Rhett & Scarlett’s home! We enjoyed a beautiful and fun afternoon tea together celebrating Kellyn’s upcoming wedding! We were served fragrant and flavorful Richmond tea, had several tiered trays brimming with tea sandwiches, scones, breads, fruit, and desserts, and were able to chat and visit – and then shower Kellyn with fun gifts! It was fun acting like ladies for our tea time, and I loved spending time with such sweet, hilarious friends.
Can’t wait for this gorgeous bride-to-be’s wedding in just a couple weeks – it’s going to be incredible and so beautiful!