Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer of Love: The End

So, the summer of love is officially over. Here's how I know: My boss is pretty shocked when I'm at my desk on a Friday morning and I don't currently have any dog sitters lined up.

It has been an amazing spring and summer getting to see my best ladies so often; who knows if that will ever happen again. Twas' a pleasure to ring out the summer with a bang at Andrea and Ian's wedding in CT last month!

Our celebrations began Friday afternoon at a really lovely oyster bar on the water called Shell and Bones. I love kicking off a wedding weekend with an intimate lunch before the wedding craziness! We drank champagne, enjoyed fresh seafood and took in the view. It was a perfect, relaxed way to start off the weekend.







Andrea arranged her room block at the hotel where we did the rehearsal events and wedding prep, which was super convenient. The Study at Yale is right on the Yale campus, so the SOs not involved in the wedding party had tons of roaming and exploring at their fingertips. After checking in, we had a little welcome drink up in the hotel penthouse before the rehearsal and then gathered back there for dinner. My favorite part of weddings is always the toasts, and Andrea and Ian had me cryinnnnng Friday night. It didn't help that I was sitting next to Andrea's sisters. #emoparty





(Obviously Friday night ended well )

Saturday we made the long journey (2-second elevator ride) back to the penthouse for breakfast and beauty! We hung out there all day getting our hair and makeup done before heading to the venue to get dressed. Their ceremony and reception was at the New Haven Lawn Club and it was totally fulfilling to see my dear friend marry the love of her life!

There is really not much else to say, it went off without a hitch and it was a damn blast. I danced my butt off all night and have to give a shout out to these shoes that supported my old lady feet all night. Highly recommend!





Sunday morning we started our journey to Newark for the lovely little direct AVL flight I've been taking all summer. Little did we know we would spend all day in the airport, only for our flight to be canceled late that evening. The epic disaster of United customer service cannot be understated, but it all ended with a silver lining. We rented a legit #momvan Monday morning and drove 11 hours back to the mountains with some lovely folks we met in the customer service line. All of us agreed that we'd never had a better road trip - and each of us only drove 2 hours. Despite missing work and the hassle of it all, we arrived back home with grins on our faces!

Nothing better than ending the final love weekend with an unexpected adventure. Congrats Andrea and Ian - you all are a beautiful couple!

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