I can’t believe just like that it’s all over. My Sister was married on Saturday and I was her maid of honor. The experience lived up to my expectations and beyond. I never imagined how much time, effort I would put forth and fun I would have. From planning the bridal shower, the bachelorette party and writing my MOH speech, I was never short on stress but I never once complained about the duties. I loved every minute of it. I also discovered that I love planning trips and parties. I always knew I enjoyed going on them, but it seems as though I could get lost in planning the perfect experience.
The rehearsal dinner was Thursday night. What a great idea! My sister was able to hang out with her friends and enjoy the evening without having to worry about being tired or looking hungover on her big day. If you don’t have tons of out of town guests, this is something to consider!
The next day, my sister and sister-in-law got manicures. I’ve been on a wild kick but with a grey dress and blue flowers, I opted for a more subtle tone, Ballet Slipper by Essie.
I slept in the hotel suite with my sister Friday night. I finished up my speech and we made our hydrangea bouquets. My sister saved over $3000 on flowers by having hydrangeas sent from Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Friday night, my sister and mother made the center pieces and bridesmaids bouquets.
Saturday morning, I got up and went for a fast paced quick run. I try to workout in the morning of big event days. Not only does it relieve bloating but it helps start my day with a fresh dose of energy. It was a sweaty run, but was happy I got it in since rain was in the forecast.
It never did rain a single drop on Saturday despite every weatherman saying it would, useless meteorologists.
My sisters gift to her bridesmaids was a monogrammed bath robe. I was secretly hoping for one of these since I do not have one! They were very convenient to wear on Saturday and cute too!
I hired my videographer, Rachel, to video tape the wedding for my sister. Here she is doing a cute little interview before the ceremony.
Right before my sister and dad walked down the aisle, I lost it. The water works came on as I sprinted down the aisle. My friend Elizabeth was recording the wedding for my sister-in-law on her flip camera, which I knew, but for some reason I told her to stop filming me mid aisle… who knew, the girl who makes YouTube videos for a living tells her best friend to stop filming her while walking down the aisle of her own sisters wedding.
I LOVED my sister’s dress. I helped her pick it out and it was the 4th dress she tried on! She also bought a broach bouquet on Etsy after seeing one on Pinterest. We are a very social media oriented family. My brother is also is a big Patriots blogger. The ceremony was quick and perfect. The sun came out just in time.
I was nervous about giving my speech but I think I did really well. I got a lot of compliments but am one of those people that just thinks it’s obligatory and whether or not if it was good, I’ll have to watch the video recap and decide for myself.
I started crying again during the father-daughter dance. So did my sister and dad.
The cake was delicious. The nicely fed each other. We are not a cake in the face type family. My sister said she would flip the cake over if her husband tried.
I can’t remember having so much fun in a single night. I danced the entire time, drinking my vodka sodas with splash of grapefruit juice. My sister and her husband are easy going and a great time to hang out with. They have amazing friendships and it was on display all night long with a packed dance floor. I didn’t want the night to end.
Of course, it was hard to remember to take pictures having such a good time, but I managed to snap a few on my iPhone of my family and with my date.
I’m on my way to Nantucket for a little vacation time as I write this post and will be posting mostly on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Tumblr! I’m so sad it’s all over and I’ll never get to do it again.