following is a brief (no, really) overview of the weekend with accompanying photos where available.
thursday, june seven: girls’ night out . . . and in
because i’ve never been one for the hootin’ ‘n’ hollerin’ of a traditional bachelorette party, i opted to invite a few of my favorite gal pals out for dinner and then back to my parents’ house (where i lived for two weeks prior to the wedding) for drinks and general merriment.
friday, june eight: girls’ day o’ pampering/rehearsal dinner
four of my five bridesmaids and i went to vie’s nails for manicures and pedicures, followed by a trip to starbucks for our favorite caffeinated beverages. the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner took place that evening.
saturday, june nine: the wedding day
the big day was finally here (and i thought a year-long engagement was necessary!). throughout the night before, as we were rehearsing and dining with our family and friends, david and i couldn’t help but feel as thought we were participating in the rehearsal of someone else’s wedding. an out-of-body experience, of sorts, but in a magical way.
the following photos were gleaned from cameras of friends who were able to catch a few moments here and there (thank you, laurie, amy, and emily!), and i am hopeful that more will come as the weeks progress (especially as most of the pre-wedding photos are of my side of the sanctuary. i can’t help but hope that SOMEone took pictures of david getting ready and hanging out with his guys.) for now, enjoy!
our program and
a bridesmaid's bouquet
emma and emily
the mother of the bride
with maid of honor
presentation to the
boys will be . . .
the father of the bride
offers a toast
offers a toast
preparing to cut