Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Three Bachelorettes are Better than One

A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to celebrate my bachelorette with my two favorite brides to be, my dear friends, Andrea + Caroline!

As soon as we realized the three of us would be getting married this summer, we started talking dates for all of the celebrations. We soon realized it would be easier and way more awesome to have a joint bachelorette for the three of us. Since we were three brides-strong, our ladies (and one dude!) rented a bad ass house in Austin and had some pretty epic (surprise) activities planned.
On mother's day weekend, our people trekked from all over the country to meet in Austin! Some of our tribe arrived early Thursday afternoon and it was killing me to see all of the pics and snaps. After work Thursday, I took a late flight into ATX with an even longer layover in ATL, cue the pre-party beers! After arriving at 2am, I found my way to my designated bed in our huge (i mean huge!) rental house, and crashed.

Friday morning, I woke up and got to see all of my favorite people! Between the three brides there were 4 maids of honor and they did an amazing job planning. That morning, there were breakfast tacos delivered to the house, an Austin specialty, and we commenced our day of pool-side fun.

As most of our pics from this trip are booze + bikini heavy, I will spare you all the gritty details and just say that we had a ball. One eventful part of Friday, for me personally, was learning what a "haircut" shot was. Thanks to the 22 year old for making us all feel really old!

Friday night we got all dressed up to eat at Jacobys where the gals had planned a special menu for us and we had a private room. The food was stellar and the drinks were amazing, but I was hit with an intense bout of vertigo during dinner so went home early while most of the other gals went out. I hate that this happened during my bachlorette, but whatcha gonna do? My mom and sister both get it too, and sometimes planes and elevators screw with me. Fun times!

Saturday morning we were up and at 'em to hop on our party bus and head to Lake Travis! Our group had picked up burger fixing, beers and tons of floaties and we loaded up our pontoon boat for a day of floating + battling bachelor parties.We won, don't worry.

Saturday evening, we napped, cooked dinner in the huge-ass kitchen and hung out in the crazy back yard! We ended our festivities on Rainey Street, a street of old bungalows turned into bars!

I feel like I always like to end with a silly picture, so here's a typical snap of me and my MOH! Love you sis!
 Thanks to everyone who planned and made it a super special weekend. Caroline gets married this Saturday and I cannot wait to celebrate her and Alex!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

About Last Week

The pace has been swift and it's not slowing down anytime soon!

Last week I was in Charleston for work and flew out Thursday to Scottsdale to see our girl Jordan get hitched. Congrats Jor!! It was an amazing and exhausting week and getting home at 12am Monday made for a rough workday. Shout out to folks who can pull of this sort of travel on the reg, don't know how you do it.

Just to add to the craziness, tomorrow I fly to Austin for our group bachelorette! Since Caroline, Andrea and I are all getting married within 6 weeks we decided to join forces and have one epic party! I have seen pictures of the house we have rented for the weekend, and I know there will be donut floaties, but at this point, all else is a mystery.

I didn't actually bring my phone/camera to Jordan's wedding, so I regret that I have few photos of the bride. But here are some pretty snaps from the beach in Charleston, the resort in AZ and a few welcome dinner and wedding snaps from other folks!

Torturing our non-makeup wearing condo member

Caroline snapped this when we were getting ready on Saturday and I had to share. This is really my happy place...champagne, hotel robe + makeup. Done!

Monday, May 8, 2017

It's Raining, It's Pouring

...The old man is snoring. Just kidding, we had another condo shower! You get it!?

Andrea is our July bride and her mom and sisters hosted her shower at the end of last month. This time, I had a serious case of deja vu as I took the same trip for Caroline's shower...flew into Newark, grabbed an Uber to Mere's and had a slumber party on Friday night. Saturday morning we all took the train to Connecticut to celebrate!

Her family did a seriously amazing job decorating and creating such a beautiful space for Andrea's shower. Her save the dates and shower invites were cream and pink with roses, so it was cool to see that as the shower decorations too... I do love a good theme.

Her parents are amazing hosts and her dad made all the food. There were beautiful charcuterie boards, caprese salad and lots and lots of shower juice aka chamapagne. Lunch was amazing and her dad's eggplant parm will live forever in my dreams. After lunch we did the typical shower things and sat around socailzing. It's such a special time to be able to see my best buddies this often, when usually I only see them once or twice a year!

At the end of the shower someone literally released the hounds and we all lost it. Her parents have two mini yorkies that they dressed up like a bride and groom, and all had had enough champagne at that point to be increeeeedibly enthusiastic about it.

I'll leave you with a few gems from the day: