Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So much to celebrate, part 1!

What an amazing past few days!  There has been SO much to celebrate, especially with my wonderful sister getting married to Michael!

The progression went something like this....

December 21st-  Fun "end of the year" party- aka the world is still turning party at Bill's.  Oodles of fun, especially playing many rounds of Catch Phrase, lots of good conversation, and some tasty chili dip. Yumm

December 22nd-  Was able to get in a nice hour long stationary bike workout at the gym before heading into Newark for manicures with the bridesmaids! It was a lot of fun and we all got lovely french manicures.  We then headed to the church for the rehearsal which went quite well.  I drove with Molly, Brianne's roommate, who is a really sweet girl and I'm glad I had the opportunity to get to know her a little better.  Adrian was hanging out with a friend so, he met up with us for the rehearsal dinner.

It was an amazing rehearsal dinner- really well put together by Michael's parents! It was held at Deer Park Tavern in Newark and we were all super impressed with the food and how well it was decorated and put together.  Here's a few pretty pictures from the event...

The happy couple!

The family

Soon to be sisters!

December 23rd- WEDDING DAY!!!  It was simply amazing.  I could write several entries about this day but instead a quick was wonderful to see two people so genuinely and joyously in love proclaim their love publicly.  I'm so proud of both of them for putting this all together, it was such a beautiful wedding and I felt blessed to be a part of it as the matron of honor.   We started off the day with some great up-dos at a salon in Newark, and then had a blast getting all gussied up at the church and ready for the big moment when they would say I do.  Here are some pictures to better illustrate the day....

Everyone looks so lovely! :)

The kiss!

So happy!

She got him!

Cousin love!

With the happy couple!

With Jen C

With my mom and Suzie, Mike's mom

Dancing the night away!

So much family fun and dancing!

Adrian and I after all the festivities!
And since I've adequately photo bombed you for the night....I will update more later.