Monday, September 5, 2011

Wedding Pics

It's been a VERY long couple of days between rehearsal dinners, bridal lunches, an all day wedding and a Sunday get together with the family and out of town guests of the bride and groom, my wonderful friends Sharon and Justin.  So, I'll try to make this somewhat coherent.....

Friday night was the rehearsal where I received my first (notice I said FIRST) Tiffany's box - with a beautiful Tiffany necklace from the bride.

You have never heard six girls squeal so excitedly as we did at the sight of those little blue bags.....

The next day we traveled to the Church to get ready.

The back of the dress
It took me twenty freaking minutes to lace up that dress perfectly.  I'm pretty sure she couldn't breathe very well.  Ah, the sacrifices we make to look gorgeous....

Since the bride and groom are huge Capitals fans, it was only appropriate that we ROCK THE RED!!

I was, to say the least, apprehensive about a strapless tight dress on my 41 year old hot mess of a figure.
The bride's sister and me
I bought full body spanx, and quickly decided against them because it took Brian and I a good half an hour, a lot of grunting and pulling and hysterical laughter and a gallon of sweat to get into them.  And yes, he helped me.  There's no way I could have gotten them on without him.

And they were hot.  

Not "you look hot girlfriend!!" hot, but rather "ohmygod I'm burning up and these things don't breathe - how do people wear them? get them off get them off get them off!!!" hot.

And really they just squished everything around rather than making me look thinner, so I said fuggedaboutit....

Next, I bought a corset type thing.  But after wearing it for all of 15 minutes and feeling like my boobs were being pushed up into my chin, I was so uncomfortable, it came off.

So, bought a strapless bra - a really NICE one.  It held the girls up just fine, and held up to the jump test in the dressing room. 

Yes, I jumped up and down in the dressing room and the girls didn't pop out. Now that's a good bra. 

But the back of the dress was too low.

So I ended up going au natural beneath the dress.

Up top anyway. 

$150+ spent on underwear only to end up going commando at the last minute.

Good thing I still have receipts and tags....

Most of these pictures were taken by Brian or the girls, so forgive the quality.  But you get the idea.

First dance as husband and wife

It was a beautiful wedding - not a dry eye in the house. 

Sharon and her dad - a wonderful man

And the reception was held at a local country club and was quite possibly the best reception I've ever attended.

The kids outside looking in at Sharon and Justin dancing

The Girls dancing

We danced all night long.  The dance floor was packed for 3 hours straight.

Brian and Sydney

Brian and his girls  - Olivia and Sydney

All of the kids had a blast, but their favorite part was the candy buffet  hands down.
I didn't get a picture of the actual candy that night but this is the idea...

The groom 

Sharon's nephew - the ring bearer

Justin - being Justin...

The beautiful bride

Justin and his groomsmen/fraternity brothers...

One of the best parts of the weekend was getting to spend time with one of my oldest and dearest friends and her boyfriend who came into town for the wedding.

Staci & Patrick

I'm pretty sure I'll be attending another wedding soon :)

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