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Well friends, I’m back – I’ve spent some time at the beach, gotten my work load under control, and am ready to jump back into the blogosphere.
I’m crossing another item off my list! My best friend in the whole wide world got married to the love of her life on June 11, and I was there to support her as maid of honor. The weekend was a whirlwind and I honestly can say that while it was a lot of work, it was one of the best days of my life. The love and warmth that surrounded the entire weekend was palpable, and I am so happy for her to have finally made one of her life’s dreams come true!
Here are two photos from her photographer’s website – M2 Photography. They did such a great job of capturing the joy and emotion of the day, and were so much fun to be around! And the photos speak for themselves, they are really talented. Please visit their site to see the rest of the photos – here is the post about John & Caitlin’s wedding!
We had the rehearsal dinner Friday night – it was hilarious trying to figure out where the ginormous wedding party would be able to stand up front – 7 bridesmaids, 7 groosmmen, an honorary attendant, two flower girls, a junior bridesmaid – plus the pastor, bride and groom – that’s 21 people crammed into an altar! After walking through it a few times and pretending like we knew what we were doing, it was time for a lovely dinner. John & Cait gave out grooms and bridesmaids gifts – we got a Coach wristlet (picked to match each of our personalities/tastes! mine is leather in the color of our bridesmaids dresses) and a BEAUTIFUL necklace of pearls and swarovski crystals to wear with our dresses on the big day.
Saturday was jam packed! The big day! We woke up and had a light breakfast, and then a couple girlfriends of groomsmen came to do the bridesmaids’ hair. Caitlin, her mom and I left for Currie’s to have our hair and makeup done – after about 3 hours of pampering, we scooted back to the house to help Caitlin into her dress and take photos with the photographer. We jumped into the big white limo, went to the church, and got Caitlin married! A Scottish bagpiper piped Caitlin and her father down the aisle, and piped John and Cait out once they were official. I stood in a long receiving line and then I got to sign the marriage license! I’m so excited that I got to play such an important role in my best friend’s big day.
We jumped into the limo again, and left for the PARTY! We took a few bridal party photos out on the golf course behind the reception area which turned out beautifully even though it was cloudy for a bit. Then we were introduced, and the party began! I was really nervous to give my speech but it went off without a hitch. We danced and drank and danced some more, and all there is left to say is CONGRATULATIONS you crazy kids! ❤