Well they’ve gone and done it, my favorite couple of 6 years is officially married!
But that’s a rather bland summary of what was in fact an enchanting weekend. So please, let me start again.
Thursday afternoon I rushed to the airport (as I promised I would), jockeyed my way through the security line, jumped on my flight and drove straight home where a wedding-party bar crawl promptly began.
Pitchers of homemade sangria and plates of pork tenderloin sliders along with various nibbles and dips set a festive mood.
And the party bus? Well that just solidified it, really.
We were carted over to the Three-Sixty Lounge in St. Louis. If you ever find yourself in the area and just so happen to have a penchant for spectacular city views and cucumber vodka cocktails, do head over!
It’s swanky and just a bit sexy but not overdone. Plush couches and cozy fires mixed with some seriously good music means there’s a little something for everyone!
Friday morning’s rehearsal came far too soon after an appallingly late Thursday night… but the coinciding brunch and party favors were more than enough to bring smiles to even the weariest of faces (this award went to yours truly).
If there is one thing the Midwest does well, it’s put together a fine spread of food.
Personalised hankies for all the women! Too cute, and as tears were already welling during the practice these were a most appropriate trinket.
The night took us into a western-themed rehearsal dinner so well done even Pinterest pales in comparison.
There were as many laughs as tears and more than a few toasts I wish I had recorded.
And then wedding day was here!
It was a down-home theme oh-so-perfectly suited to the outdoor setting.
And the bride? Well she was a heart-wrenching kind of gorgeous.
With a dress to boot.
We danced and ate and drank until our feet (and stomachs) could handle no more.
And when the night began looking a bit like this,
we sent our newlyweds off in a fittingly romantic fashion.
It was a night spent reveling in love and life and one I’m in no hurry to forget.
Cheers to the new Mr. & Mrs!