Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Real Weddings: Lisa and Adam's Rehearsal Dinner

This weekend could not have been a better time.. like there is no possible way.  The wedding and all of it's events were so full of love and happiness you couldn't help yourself from just constantly smiling.  Lisa was one of those brides that really acted like herself throughout the entire process.  When she wasn't getting ready she was in the corner doing Zumba with the girls, I mean talk about a happy bride. I am going to split this recap up into two days since I have so much to share with you!

OK.. so how freaking amazing does she look?  I can't stop telling her / showing everyone who will look.  I am obsessed.  Also, how pretty do my roomies look?

Yeah. My bow bouquet looks good.  I showed you all how to make it here if you remember.

Oh just some of my favorite people.

My favorite part of the night.. our speech.  I will share more details on it later this week, but look how happy our bride was.  Yeah we rocked it. (Thanks Sobel for capturing it for me!)

Be back tomorrow with more wedding fun!

Friday, December 14, 2012

My Best Friend's Wedding!

OMG OMG OMG OMFG  tomorrow is my best friend's wedding!  She has been dating Adam since he asked her to homecoming freshman year of high school, and tomorrow she will finally call him her husband.

Lisa, I couldn't be more excited and honored to stand by your side as you marry the love of your life.  This weekend is going to be epic and I can't wait to look back on it for years to come.  My only complaint is that I will not be able to call you Siderballs anymore... so I guess Silverballs will have to do.

Love you.

Oh.. just the first picture we ever took together as freshman roomies.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today, David and I have been together 4 years.  I cannot believe how far we have come.  This day is so special because it is officially our last anniversary as a dating couple.  This is the last time we will celebrate on December 13th.

Love you so much, Davie, and can't wait to change our celebration day to August 24th!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oh What a Night

Last night was such a great time.  My friend Courtney went all out and had us all arrive at a secret location for a special activity.  Since I am sneaky I figured out beforehand we were going ice skating.  For those of you that don't know, ice skating used to consume my entire life.  I skated before school, after school and in high school even instead of gym.  I had a pretty bad injury when I was 13, but it really didn't affect me.  When I got to high school I was juggling too many activities and I decided I needed to pick poms or skating.  I went with poms and really never looked back.

I don't think I have been on the ice in probably 10 years.  Naturally, I brought my own skates to the activity.  I don't know if I had taken the wrong pair from home or what, but when I put them on and noticed they were from 1998 (there was artwork on the bottom that was dated 11/98) I really felt old.  However, when I got the skates on and stepped out on the ice it really felt like I had never gotten off.

You have to remember this is like the most beat up ice ever and there are hundreds of people trying to skate all around me, but I did make my way to the center a few times.

Anyways, it was such a fun night and I really enjoyed sharing with the girls!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Recap

I would SO love to fill this post with the pretty pictures I took on my phone to recap this weekend, but someone STOLE my phone from me on Saturday night!  So sad and now I have to spend the Hanukkah gelt I got on a new phone.  UGH!

Other than that I had a great weekend.  Friday, we went to dinner with friends and had a much needed relaxing night.

Saturday day I spent some time working on our speech for Lisa this weekend.  I am thinking  I am going to have to share it on here it is that good!

Saturday night we celebrated the first night of Hanukkah (luckily I posted this on facebook so I was able to share it!)

Sunday, we relaxed all day and had a family holiday party.

I plan to get a new phone today.. sorry David I apologize for snatching your upgrade.

Tonight I have a friends holiday party and I am so excited to find out who my secret Santa was!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bridesmaid Speech Tip #1

I am currently busy making what we (and when I say we I mean my college friends) think is the best bridesmaid speech ever.  It is consuming my brain so I figured I would share some tips with ya'll over the next few days.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winter Rehearsal Dinner

Can anyone else believe it is already December?  The fact that it was 68 degrees here yesterday doesn't help, but also for me time seems to be flying by.  I really cannot believe Lisa is getting married next weekend.  She had an eighteen month engagement (like we are having) and the big day is around the corner.  I truly cannot wait to stand by her side.  However, I need to figure out what to wear to her rehearsal dinner, and then I can be fully ready to go.

As a bridesmaid I always recommend wearing something you love to the rehearsal dinner.  Remember, you get to pick this dress so have a little fun with it!

1  Plenty by Tracy Reese  Dress / 2  Malene Birger  Necklace / 3  Yves Saint Laurent   Clutch /         4  Commando  Tights / 5  Barneys New York CO-OP  Ankle Boot 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Blogshop.. The Aftermath

If you are a blogger and you have not taken Blogshop yet, I suggest you sign up in a city near you immediately.  I am talking RUN to their website.  It was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had.  I feel I have a whole new outlook on blogging as an art form and I cannot wait to show you all my new techniques.  Not only did I learn a ton, I also met so many amazing people that had so much advice to give.  

If you think I have been slacking lately on the posts, well it's because I had so many ideas and I was just waiting to learn a little bit before I used them.  Be prepared to learn even more on what it takes to be a professional bridesmaid (in a much more appealing way)

Because honestly all I ask is that you....