Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bridesmaids


 This weekend I returned home for the bachelorette party of one of my best friends, Kristin. The night before her big night, another friend who recently got engaged had us over to her place.

 When we walked in, we saw this. Bottles of wine with "always and forever" ribbon tied to them, and a card with each of our names on it.

 Inside the card was a poem she wrote, different for each of us

 I screamed when I read the "will you be my maid of honor" part, and I looked up to see Kristin reading her card and starting to cry.  We each had a special, different poem written for us asking different things: maid of honor, matron of honor, and bridesmaid. It was such a special, sweet moment that we all shared together and I felt so incredibly lucky to have made such good friends in college and remained so close with all of them.

 We drank sangria, munched on veggies, hummus, salsas and guacamole, and talked and laughed until late. When everyone went home/went to bed, Kristin and I (accidentally) stayed up until well after 3, whispering to each other in the dark like we were in high school again. I can't remember a time I had been this excited.

 The next day, we had a bridal shower for Kristin during the day
Nicole & I, Bridesmaids for Kristin's wedding

We played games, drank margaritas, and Kristin opened up her presents. She really liked the toaster oven I got her!

 That evening we headed to Newport, an area right on the border of Ohio and Kentucky. My sorority has somewhat of a tradition of going there for bachelorette parties. We got ready in the hotel and snapped some photos of the bride and her entourage:

 We had a great night, dancing and drinking and just being "us", together again.

 The rest of the photos are not internet appropriate, so I will leave them up to your imagination. I drove all the way home today and head back into work tomorrow. It's going to be go-go-go with weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and traveling from now until the end of October, so Im going to grab some sleep while I can!

 Have you ever been a bridesmaid in a wedding? If so, how did the bride ask you to be a part of her special day? I may or may not be collecting cute ideas for future reference ; ) 


 Have a great night! 

2 comments:

Alessandra said...

That's look like fun! No I never been a bridesmaid, it is not 'traditional' in Italy, and then when I travelled overseas I lived in countries where it was not traditional either, and now I am in NZ, where they have bridesmaids, but I am married already :-)!

Michelle said...

What a fun special weekend you had! :o)