Yesterday I got to spend the day celebrating one of my favorite couples! Luckily (for me!) Alex's photographer didn't start until later in the day so I got to spend the morning with the girls while they got ready. Seriously, these girls were so much fun. I just want to hang out with them all the time. They just laughed and laughed and laughed. Which means a lot of the photos I took are of that awkward laugh face...you know what I'm talking about right? But I love that, because it just shows how much fun these girls were having as they told stories.
Alex and I and a couple other girlfriends had a pretty fun happy hour crew back when we all still lived in KC. It was truly just the MOST fun group, and I looked forward to our regular happy hours more than you can possibly imagine. Always lots of laughter, lots of drinks, and sometimes pieces of cake the size of our faces!!! ;) We love laughing about the happy hour where we stayed so long at Kona, that we were still there for reverse happy hour at 10. So, of course, we ordered more drinks, more sushi rolls, and a HUGE piece of cake. Things may have gotten a little fuzzy, phones may have been lost...whatever. At the next happy hour meeting (after we vowed to be a little more tame), we were talking about that yummy cake and Molly said, "Wait....we had cake?" Ummmm...yes. And Molly had gone after that cake like it was her job. Love love love those memories and those girls.
As for yesterday....I loved celebrating Alex and her HUSBAND, Bret. It was truly one of the most beautiful weddings I've been, too. It took place outside on a golf course and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Add to that an insanely fun and in love couple, an open bar, delicious food, and really amazing guests? You pretty much have the perfect recipe for the perfect wedding. Such a great night! In fact, the entire night I meant to run to my car and grab my camera and take a few pictures of the reception so this blog post wasn't all about the morning...but there was too much fun being had, and too many great people to talk to. Oops! Oh well...enjoy the pictures of the girls getting ready! :)
Look at this beautiful, excited, joy-filled maid of honor. This was a day SHE had been dreaming of for a long time, too. Nothing quite like watching your best friend get married. :)
This was the part of the day where things started getting real. And Alex started getting a little giddy. I know I posted a lot of close ups of the bride...but she was just GLOWING. I couldn't narrow it down. :)
The bridesmaids all went in together to give Alex a BEAUTIFUL Kate Spade bracelet. So fun!
I love this next picture. Alex's mom was kind of hanging back while she was getting her dress on, trying to hold off getting a real look until she was completely in the dress. But the girls parted, and she got a glance before she was ready...and immediately started tearing up. Truly one of my favorite moments of the day.
The boys were over on the other side of the clubhouse waiting for the girls to finish getting ready. In this picture you can see Alex's dad patiently waiting to see his beautiful daughter.
I had full intentions of running out to the car during the reception and bringing my nice camera in, but the reception was just too great to leave for even a couple of minutes! But I did snap a few photos on my phone. Sorry they are blurry...it is hard to get a great picture when you are laughing, drinking wine, and dancing...simultaneously.
Please try and ignore the fact that my "eye brightening" concealer is practically reflective in this photo. Yowzers.