Having lived in Virginia my entire life, I have pretty much seen all the state has to offer, but this was my first time in this part of the state. Urbanna is a tiny town with a few cute shops and restaurants and not much else! People generally get around by golf cart or even walking as you can make your way around town in just a few minutes! It's quaint, peaceful, and probably a little too slow for me, but my cousin found a plantation there (the Hewitt Plantation if you're interested) that she loved, so up we went.
Since it is a small town, there are no hotels or anything to stay in, but there are plenty of Bed and Breakfasts. I'm not usually a Bed and Breakfast type of girl, but with my whole family needing a place to stay, we took up all the rooms in the house, which made it much less awkward than I feel like it normally would have been. Plus, Colton LOVED having his Nene, Papa, aunts, uncle, and even a dog (my brother's and his wif'e's pup...Chipper was not welcome at the bed and breakfast due to his behavior issues!) under the same roof. Colton was also pleasantly surprised to find that the innkeeper was constantly stocking sodas, cookies, and other treats...and that his aunts and uncles kept giving him these things much more frequently than mom and dad ever would! I will say that while bed and breakfasts may not be my thing necessarily, the porches, grounds, and lounging spots were beautiful and totally relaxing (well, minus the toddler and infant who needed lots of attention).
Aside from lounging around the bed and breakfast, we also took some time to explore Urbanna. While there wasn't a whole lot to "explore," we did manage to find a really cute wine/decor store (Taste, again if you're interested), get some yummy grill food and homemade ice cream at a gas station turned restaurant (Something Different), find a little playground complete with an old timey silver slide that my monkey child couldn't get enough of, and even stop and smell the flowers.
And then of course there was the wedding. I already mentioned that it was on a plantation and as such, it had a very vintagey, country feel. I didn't snap nearly enough pictures of the details, but I did get a few
And since everyone was all dolled up, I did make sure to take some pictures of the family
|josh and I|
|my brother and his wife|
|sister and her boyfriend|
|mom and dad|
|the whole fam (minus Colton and Levi of course)|