Pre-Wedding Activities

I'm back from the honeymoon and easing myself back into real life and blogging.
Since I don't have my photos from the wedding or honeymoon organized, I thought I'd post about the events/activities leading up to the wedding.

On Thursday, MG and I both finished up our last days of work, and his family started making their way down to Virginia.

By Thursday around 5:30, MG's parents, and one sister (and her family) had made it down, along with MG's uncle and aunt from Maine. We headed to the hotel to meet up with them and to go out to dinner for our niece's 8th birthday (my nugget).

We went to Maggianos for dinner and had a delicious meal where I reminded myself that I had to fit into a dress in 2 days, so I tried not to overindulge :)

We celebrated this little nugget:

And then the waiters we had were nice enough to bring MG and I champagne with sparklers to celebrate our upcoming nuptials:
It was a super fun night! After dinner we headed back to the hotel to say good bye to everyone, but little did we know that we would run into MG's other sister and family arriving, along with a few other friends from out of town.

What was supposed to be a quick drop off, turned into a mini reunion in the hotel lobby :)

After a bit, MG and I headed home to get some rest for our Friday activities.

During the day, the guys went to play golf at Top Golf before getting ready for the rehearsal dinner. The girls and I went to get our nails done at a nail salon and then had lunch together. The nieces all got their nails done, too:

I got a french manicure (shellac) on my hands and a pretty purple color on my toes. The nails actually lasted all the way through our entire honeymoon, which I was super pleased about :)

It was surreal getting our nails done for the wedding day, knowing it was coming only a day later. 
Yes, I took this pic at the nail salon lol
Luckily, too, the weather was absolutely gorgeous and I knew we were going to be in store for a beautiful wedding weekend :)

I'll recap the rehearsal dinner and all of the other fun wedding stuff in another post!
Happy Hump Day!


  1. This sounds like the most perfect start to your wedding weekend! Eek! Can't wait to see pictures and hear more about it all!!

  2. Yay for manicures!! Its so hard coming back to the real world - our first anniversary is coming up in June and I already want to go on another honeymoon!

  3. Loving the selfie at the nail salon, lol:) Sounds like the weekend was off to a great start! :)

  4. Maggiano's is the best! Such delicious food. Salon time the day before the wedding was one of my favorite memories, just overall fun girl time.

  5. Aww this looks like so much fun!! I can't wait to do all of this with my bridesmaids and flower girl :) Your niece is too cute!! Stopping over from Wedding Wednesday!

    Meg @

  6. So exciting! I definitely want to do a neutral/pinkish/nude gel color for the wedding--glad to hear yours lasted for so long! Xx.

  7. Congrats Jenn! What a fun post! Can't wait to read more about your wedding :) Have a great day!!

  8. Yay! Let the wedding recap posts begin! Can't wait to see how the rest of the weekend unfolds!

  9. Your niece is so cute! Shellac is the only way to go!
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    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  10. Going to Maggiano's right before was a terrible idea, but man, I love that place! The good news is, you looked like a skinny minnie on your day ;)


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