Whew! What a weekend! What a two weeks, for that matter! It started off with this:
And ended with this:
Oh, and in between, this happened: I told you it was an exciting two weeks! After spending four days camping at Turtle Beach for my 34 (gasp!) birthday, and celebrating 2 wonderful years with my guy, I spent the rest of this week preparing for my cousin Glenn’s wedding!
My cousin Glenn and I are only a year and a few months apart in age. Our parents are siblings, and growing up, we were inseparable. From bike riding and lizard catching, to eating raw spaghetti (I’ll save that for another post) and playing the original Nintendo, we had an awesome childhood.
When his fiance asked me to be one of her bridesmaids, I was happy to be a part of the big day. Altogether there were 10 of us, including 2 flower girls! Only Glenn’s sisters and I were local, while the rest of Victoria’s ladies were on the West Coast and North Carolina. One of the bridesmaids couldn’t make it to the wedding, but decided to send down a cardboard cutout of herself in a mint dress so that it would feel as though she actually was here! Hilarious!
The fun started on Wednesday when most of the bridesmaids met for some pampering, the rehearsal dinner and some last minute wedding morning planning. We ate, drank, and were definitely merry as we prepared for the wedding the next day. The morning of the big day, I was up bright and early, ready to meet the maid of honor at the bride’s hotel suite to decorate the room and prepare brunch for the girls to munch on while we got beautified. There were a few glitches that morning, like when I drove to Publix to buy some flowers for our bridal brunch and came back to a car FULL of food and a completely dead battery. Luckily, my guy is amazing, and had me back on the road (with a new battery) in under 20 minutes! Then, of course, there was a little wasp incident as we were decorating the bridal suite.
After multiple attempts to remove and/or destroy the wasp, the maid of honor had the ingenious idea to tape it down to the bed and deal with it later. The rest of the morning, went swimmingly. And by showtime, we were gorgeous, well-fed and ready to pile into the limo!
Even though Vic was the one getting married, we all had butterflies in our stomachs as we pulled into the driveway at the Rusty Pelican, and caught a glimpse of the chairs full of our families and friends. Before we could even blink, we were already walking down the aisle and watching Glenn and Victoria say their vows to one another.