Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wedding Wednesday AND a Weekend Recap! Yay Photo Overload!

Little Bit of Class Little Bit of Sass
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Happy Wednesday everyone!
It's time to link up with me and Kristyn from Chits & Giggles!

My weekend was amazing. So amazing, in fact, that it's taken me until today to recap it. Since it includes a wedding I figured it was fitting to post it today.

My weekend actually started on Wednesday evening with some girlfriends at the Jazzin' at the Shed. I love how the aquarium hosts a live jazz event after hours. It was so fun strolling through the usually screaming-children-filled-exhibits as jazz thankfully filled the fishy air.

Ugh that view! Never gets old.

Thursday morning as we geared up for our drive to Ohio a certain someone was trying to sneak his way into my bag.

Nice try, Teddy.

On our drive we happened upon a cool shrine. I thought we could grab some birthday gifts for my Mom, and we walked around the gorgeous church for a few minutes.

I was silly and didn't take any photos of Callie and Mike's rehearsal.

I did, however, take a photo of her cute wrapping for our gifts!

She gave us so much stuff! Very generous!!!

After our delicious meal at Bel Lago, I bid adieu to Andrew and hung out with the bride!  
We gabbed until about 2:30 in the morning. Whoops! Oh well, we woke up without an alarm at 7:30. Too excited to sleep!!!

The whole day was so incredible. 
The gals got ready together and the hair and make-up stylists came to us. 
It took out the stress since they came to the hotel and we didn't have to drive to a salon. 
We even finished early and drove to Otterbein to take pictures at Theta Nu!

PS I absolutely love how the stylist did my hair and make-up. Fake eyelashes are so fun!

Before we knew it we were on our way to the church!

Callie was stunning.
Just stunning.

I wish I took more photos but I was too busy having a blast. 
There's something just so wonderful about watching your best friend get married. It's amazing! :)

I also love that my parents, brother and sister-in-law were there. We had a fantastic time on the dance floor!

Needless to say, I was asleep before my head hit the pillow that night!

But the fun didn't stop there!

The next morning we went to meet our photographer, Tessa, from Starling Studios! She was even more lovely in person. I'm pretty sure we gabbed for an hour. So fun!

We popped by Otterbein for a quick stroll around campus with my favorite Schneider's donuts in hand!
Andrew even got an Otterbein t-shirt!
I, however, did not get anything because everything I liked said "Otterbein University," and not "Otterbein College." Yes I'm stubborn.

After that it was off to my 10-year high school reunion!

My fellow class officers and I planned it at Rockmill Brewery, a fun family-owned brewery in the country. It is gorgeous! Unfortunately not many people out of our class of 70 could make it, but those of us who could come had a great time! I can't wait to see more pictures, especially the one of our whole group!

I loved seeing my classmates after all of this time, and we decided to definitely have a 15-year! I've known some of them since pre-school and kindergarten. Gotta love 12 years at a Catholic School!

The rest of the evening was spent with my family. I miss them so much!

We drove back to Chicago very early on Sunday, which was bittersweet. We wish we had more time with family but were happy to have more time to get ready for the week...and to nap and watch football!

Well that about wraps up the long and busy weekend!

Did you attend any weddings this weekend or accomplish anything on your wedding to-do list?

[I'm also linking up with my usual Monday gals, since this is a weekend update, too!]

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[Linking up with Sami, Leeann and Meg :)]


Kristyn said...

Ooh, your hair looks awesome! It's almost like a bow in there or something. How cool is that? I love it! And I love your makeup too!

BTW, I can't imagine only graduating with 70 people. So small! I had over 500 in my graduating class! HA!

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

My best friend got married almost 2 weeks ago and I was overcome with emotion at how happy she was! You looked absolutely stunning!

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

My best friend got married almost 2 weeks ago and I was so overcome with emotion at how happy she was! Such a great feeling! You looked absolutely stunning!

Susan said...

Love the color of that dress! and you look gorgeous!! That church looks so beautiful, what a fun stop. Glad you guys had an amazing time! It's been awhile since I've been to a wedding, but I already know of a college friend that's getting married next year and I can't wait to celebrate! (and a country wedding as well!)