Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WHW {#59}

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!
Now it's your turn to share what's hap-"pinning" with you! Link up with Jessi and I below!


30 comments:

  1. What a great weekend! I love that you all rented a beach house - that is such a great idea! The wedding venue was gorgeous - just sounds like a wonderful time!

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  2. The bride was gorgeous - loving her dress from that last photo you shared! So glad you had a great weekend and I love the color you wore!! I'm wearing red to a wedding this weekend lol...oh did I mention I have a wedding for the next 3 weekends in a row!? xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Glad you had fun at the wedding!!! You looked great in your dress and your pictures of the wedding are so pretty!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. Such a beautiful wedding and location, and it sounds like it was so much fun! And I love your dress!

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  5. What a beautiful wedding! That fireplace is so pretty! You look gorgeous as always! :)

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  6. So much fun! And loving the color of that dress on you - so pretty <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. Obsessed with the bride's dress for rehearsal! SO pretty! And you looked gorgeous at the wedding! That beach house looked amazing, I wish I was there right now! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  8. What a beautiful couple! Weddings are so beautiful! Glad you had some fun and were able to make it out. Xo

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  9. Sounds awesome! I love the idea of everyone renting a house together-- what a wonderful way to all be together! You looked GORG!! xoxo, R

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  10. Loving that dress! Glad you guys had a great time :)

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  11. What a great weekend and you look gorgeous in the lace dress! Jess at Just Jess

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  12. Gorgeous dress!!! You look amazing. Was the groom in your wedding? he looks familiar. That house looked wonderful, I totally miss the beach already. Sending you love!

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  13. what a great weekend! and an amazing time - you know it's good when you're laughing so hard your cheeks hurt! glad you made it home safe - the storms were just nuts all across the east coast!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  14. What a beautiful location. Weddings like this where you can truly feel the love between the two is so special.

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  15. Such a fun weekend!! Glad to hear the speech went well and you looked beautiful! Nothing better than getting together with old friends!

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  16. LOVE your dress! So pretty! where is it from?

    Glad y'all had a blast! Weddings are so much fun!

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  17. What a pretty setting! I love that you guys all rented a house - that must have been such fun!

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  18. Seriously, everything was stunning- including you and that dress!!

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  19. Looks like the picture-perfect wedding! And, can we talk about how gorgeous you look in that dress?! That color suits you perfectly!

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  20. I love the red dress you are wearing! It's beautiful!

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  21. What a beautiful place and a beautiful wedding! I miss going to weddings so much. For several years we were going to 5 or 6 a year, but now we're old and our friends are all married. Haha.

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  22. Nothing better than friends' wedding weekends!! That dress looks killer on you!! Gorgeous!

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  23. aww what a beautiful wedding!! that's crazy about the storm and the roads flooding. but seriously, that dress - you look AMAZING!!

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  24. I love your dress! What a beautiful wedding, glad you had a great time.

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  25. You look gorgeous and the wedding setting looks beautiful!

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  26. That four-option desert sounds good; I think I would want some of everything.

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  27. Wow, what an absolutely beautiful setting for wedding! Looks like so much fun!

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  28. Looks like a gorgeous wedding! Your hair looks fabulous!

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  29. Such a gorgeous venue. It sounds like a fabulous weekend aside from the hellish rain.

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  30. What a gorgeous wedding! Your hair looks amazing! xx, I'm Fixin' To

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