Jeff and I got married last weekend!! Today was my first day back at work and it was really really weird to get back into the routine while having people refer to me as “Mrs. [Jeff’s last name]” That is going to take some getting used to!!
The week really started last Tuesday when my best friend, Corine, came to town from Michigan. She was the first to arrive and Jeff actually brought her to work so I could get hugs as soon as possible 🙂
Unfortunately, she was plagued with allergies and feeling like crud the first few days, so things were pretty low key. We spent a lot of time hanging out, playing games, watching Netflix, and working on wedding favors. That’s one of the great things about Corine – we can just hang. We don’t need to really be DOING anything to have a good time.
The rehearsal dinner was held at Grandma’s house and it was a really just.. super wet weekend. It was raining off and on a majority of the time which was a real bummer. We easily fit into my grandma’s house, though, so it was alright. I spent the night chatting with our officiant and visiting with my aunt and my niece. Jeff spent time with the guys and mingled with everyone else who was there.
We had the best groomsmen gifts 🙂 Jeff found these awesome pocket watches that have all of the mechanics exposed from both sides when you open them up. He had the front engraved with each guy’s name and he had the back engraved with something personal for each guy.
For the ladies, I bought earrings that I thought reflected each woman’s taste. I got engraved necklaces for my friends that had a quote about the value of friendship, and for my sister, I got her something more personal. It turned pretty entertaining on the day of the wedding because the necklaces were in the shape of hearts, except, Stephanie’s kept turning upside down. “Well, sometimes my heart is a butt.” Hahaha.. Love her.
Saturday was a day of primping and prepping for the wedding. Legs were shaved, eyebrows waxed, nails manicured, and feet pedicured. My MOH/Sister was so awesome–she had the salon open a little early and reserved all the chairs for our wedding party. Here, my niece is in the foreground getting her nails all done up. Steph is beside her in blue, then in the back row (getting pedicures) are Gloria, Mom, Me, Lori, Bridget (My sister), and Grandma. After the salon treatment, mom and Bridget went to the tasting for her own wedding (coming up in September) and the rest of us met up with the guys for a movie.
If you haven’t seen Star Trek: Into Darkness, then you’re definitely missing out. I had a few *wolf whistle* moments during that movie, especially for Benedict Cumberbatch 😉
Saturday night was when the bachelor/ette parties were hosted. I hear Jeff had a grand old time gallivanting from the casino, to the strip club, to the hotel. The guys did a great job showing him a good time, lol… I heard rumors of gummy-boobs stuck all over the hotel to a blow-up doll stuck in his bed. Hahaha…
Us ladies were more refined… we had a Pure Romance party at the apartment and watched Pitch Perfect.
Sunday was the big day, but I want to wait to do a recap of that until I have more photos 🙂 Be patient!! It’ll be worth it.