Happy What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday! As promised, I'm back with a real post today!
Since our friend's wedding was what took me away from the blog for a bit of time, I thought I'd recap it since it was a super fun weekend away and a gorgeous wedding!
Friday MG and I dropped Cooper off at our friends' house for the weekend, and then made our way up to NJ and got to spend the night with my SIL and her family.
Saturday morning we were up and at 'em really early to shower and head to the rehearsal which started at 10:30 in Long Beach Island, NJ. (Apparently this place had 3 weddings that weekend and the early morning was the only time they could do the rehearsal). Luckily the weather was absolutely gorgeous and so was the setting!
We got to see several friends, watch the rehearsal, and then went to have lunch at a restaurant nearby. The food was superb and the company was fabulous! I swear I had to rub my cheeks several times throughout the lunch because they hurt from laughing so much!
After lunch, the groomsmen and their ladies all went to check into the beach house that we had rented for the weekend. We were right on the bay and had gorgeous views from the kitchen and the bedrooms!
We all got ourselves settled in and then headed back out to meet up with everyone at a local rooftop bar where we sat and had more laughter for several more hours before heading home to have pizza, play some beer pong and Cards Against Humanity before heading to bed!
The next morning we all grabbed breakfast together and then around noon the guys were off to meet up at the venue spot in their sharp new suits!
My friend Michelle and I went to get our hair blown out (and it was a good thing because the humidity was fierce that day and my hair was already feeling the effects).
We went to the ceremony, which was absolutely beautiful and really emotional. You can tell that these two truly love each other so so much.
Cocktail hour was full of all kinds of fancy and tasty foods, and offered up some great photo ops as well!
Then we had dinner, and MG did his best man speech which he knocked out of the park! He was by far the best speech of the night (and I'm not just saying that because he's my husband :)
After delicious food, and a 4 option dessert (we had wedding cake, a chocolate cupcake, creme brulee and fruits), we followed it up with a bunch of dancing! Before we knew it, everything was wrapping up!
We all ended up going to bed around 1:30, and then were all up early the next morning to clean up the house and pack up.
Unfortunately a HUGE storm was rolling through and made it impossible to pack up the cars without getting soaking wet, but we did it. And then on the drive out, the roads were already starting to flood, so we were happy to make our way out and back home!
All in all it was a fabulous weekend! It was great to spend time with friends we don't get to see as often, and I definitely got in an ab workout from all of the laughter!
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