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.
Sarah! I’ve been following your videos for about a year, and now that I’m back in Boston and preparing for my own Big Day I’m back in full swing with the workouts. You’re fabulous! Congrats to your sister on her marriage. What a gorgeous day! Thanks for the tips on working out in the morning to reduce bloating. I’m wishing I’d been able to read this before the wedding I was in a couple of weekends ago.
Sarah u look great your sis looks great just a stunning family! oh and your date was HOTT chica:) congrats Sarah’s sis!
Your welcome hun!
Laurie Mackeson says
When I want to remind myself of how much I love my wife, how much I lower my guard/ego for her everyday, I need to look no further than back at how I responded/felt when/after my wife shoved a whole cupcake in my mouth (Yes, we had cupcakes instead of sliced cake- which says a lot about our fun nature as people) at our reception. Not for one second did I get upset even though I was totally surprised. At that moment, for a brief 10-20sec, I completely forgot where I was and fell in love with my wife for “yet another” time. Thanks for blogging such a special day for your sister, you, your family and friends. Story both look very lovely. Your husbands are very lucky men indeed!
Love this 🙂 Thanks for sharing Laurie. Yes, I’ve been at weddings with the cake-in-the-face and it can be fun for those who don’t mind… my sister on the other hand was ready to throw down. lol. Side note, that is NOT my husband, just my roommate 🙂 hah
omg look at Roomie! So handsome! You guys looked great!
hah Thank Laura… little does he know he made an appearance today on the blog.
hah Thanks Laura… little does he know he made an appearance today on the blog.
Congrats to Sarah’s sis. Sarah, you look gorgeous. Roomie is handsome too.
You and Roomie are too cute! You, your sister and your family all look so happy in these pics! Thanks for sharing this special day with your readers!
Brooke Avila says
your hair looks amazing! love it blonder!
Looks like it was the most perfect day! I was a MOH for my bestie earlier in the year and it was exactly as you described -- stressful but so much fun. There is nothing quite like watching a person you love walk down the aisle to their prince charming! Congrats to your Sis 🙂
Do you know where your sis ordered those bathrobes? They are very cute and I want one! 🙂
i think on etsy as well -- I’m not sure who. I will ask or maybe she’ll comment on here haha. She is in Hawaii.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
What a beautiful wedding.
Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut says
Wow, you look so purty! 🙂
Sarah, I love that nail polish too! It’s so beautiful since its more neutral and almost white. It looks great with everything 🙂 And great job with your workouts! By the way, which app is that that you use? Is it Nike+?
Roomie, finally! What a great couple!
I tried the Nike+ yesterday on the treadmill and I noticed it was off in comparison to the treadmill (or maybe the treadmill was off!). I know you don’t run inside but do you think Nike + is accurate?
Sarah, you looked stunning.
Congrats to your sister Sarah! You both look great and thanks for organizing the Dietbet.
Congrats to your sister! And I’m admittedly excited to finally see the roomie! Hottie!
haha thanks 🙂