The first one was in Oregon. One of my best friends from high school asked me to be her bridesmaid and I was so excited to say yes. It was a fancy formal affair at the Elysian Ballroom. I've gotten to know her new husband pretty well over the years and I was so happy for their big day.
I've never seen such a well-planned out affair. The bride planned lots of time for all of us to get ready before the wedding. We were able to relax and take our time getting our hair and make up done. This was my first time wearing false eyelashes. They were weird at first, but I loved them! I'll have to practice putting them on myself.
I was so caught up in enjoying myself at the wedding that I totally forgot to get a picture of the two of us. Luckily one of our friends caught us when I went over to visit Will's table and the photographer caught us smooching on the dance floor.
The next weekend was my sister-in-law's wedding in Florida. She got ideas from Pinterest and did all the decorations herself and it came out beautifully! This was only my second time to Will's hometown and I got to meet a lot of extended family members that weren't in town the last time I visited. I had so much fun bonding with my in-laws and I was touched that I was asked to be a bridesmaid.
We sipped mimosas and Italian wine while we got ready. The guys kept wandering in to sneak drinks. I bought my first pair of cowboy boots for the wedding. They were so comfortable! We danced half the night away and I never had to kick them off. Hello, summer dresses and boots!
|All the siblings and their spouses|
Again, we forgot to take pictures at the reception. We were busy catching up with everyone and hitting the dance floor, but luckily Will's great aunt got this shot:
I'm bummed we didn't get more pictures of the two of us all dressed up, but nights like those were made to be in the moment and not caught up behind a camera. We really enjoyed ourselves at both weddings and we were so happy we could be home for them.