Jul 20, 2011

Wedding Weekend Recap!

This past weekend I was lucky enough to go to one of the best weddings I've been to in a long time, maybe ever. I was one of six bridesmaids for a dear friend who threw her matrimony bash in beautiful Beaver Creek, CO. It was, start-to-finish, a pretty epic weekend. Here's a little run-down...

After crazy amounts of travel, we enjoyed a pool day:

...and a little happy hour meet-and-greet at sunset:

Both = Beautiful.

That night we took things out a little hard on the partying. I've really got to work on that.

The whole wedding party went on ridiculously scenic mountain hike. Everone started out all smiles:

Some people turned around, but me and a couple buddies opted to keep hiking with the boys. It turned out to be really, really long and tough. But, I wouldn't take it back, now that I think about it. We hiked up the mountain to the tiny and remote, Beaver Lake. I probably will never get to see it again. I bitched and moaned, but definitely worth it.

We also had rehearsing to do. The wedding scene was beautiful and the weather was pretty fabulous:

Yes, that's a roaring river behind us...amazing. I'm, of course, the one in the blue dress not paying attention. Another thing that might be worth working on.... At the rehearsal dinner there were gifts, speeches and a sweet photo slideshow. It was a nice little night, for sure.

We all spent most of the day getting ready. Hair and makeup appointments galore. I got a bunk updo, and had a mini meltdown. Luckily, I was surrounded by best friends who could help me fix it and get my mood right again. Aren't friends just the best?

Finally, we were all ready to go:

You can't see them, but we're all wearing yellow shoes, which came out super cute. I was skeptical, but it was precious.  Pre-wedding, the bride started to get the jitters and requested a boozey drink. Bless her heart, the only thing we had was Miller Lite:

All of our college friends shared this moment, which albeit totally white trash, is something I'll never forget. You can take the girls out of Texas, but can't take the Texas out of the girls. It's an odd memory that I cherish.

The ceremony and reception were flawless. The food was great, the dancing was wild and the photobooth was in full swing:

I wish I had a mini photobooth folded up in my pocket that I could just pop out and use all the time. I think they're so funny.

We had some travel chaos, but despite that, the weekend was perfect. I had a great little vacay with alot of my best buddies. I even got to meet some awesome new friends. ;) I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people, and at a wedding they're already pre-screened! I'm interested and excited to see what comes of these newbies....

I LOVED Colorado in the summer. It was perfect and beautiful. I'm sad the whole thing is over. I want to do it all over again....

 Do you ever get that feeling?


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