Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner

The Rehearsal Dinner was at Ralph's on the Park which was so nice! It was an open bar which was nice for everyone who drank and Joe and I along with very few others enjoyed free coke! :)The only bad part of the evening was on the way to the church for the rehearsal my head started to hurt and it only got worse. By the time we arrived to the restaurant my head was killing and I wasn't even able to enjoy the hors d'oeuvres. I really thought we were going to have to leave until finally Jill found me some pain relievers. Once they kicked in I was able to enjoy my Fillet Mignon to its fullest. Oh my gosh I have never had a steak (nor probably ever will again) that tasted so good! It was cooked to perfection and just wonderful! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We had a good night but I was totally exhausted and excited to go to bed. Wendy was so nice to let us stay at her and Kevin's apartment. It was very cute, which I knew it would be, and Joe and I didn't have too hard of a time adjusting to a smaller bed. In all it was a pretty good night.

The Wedding PartyBlaine, Wendy and Lauren
Me and Joe
Me and Wendy
Jill and I (We've known each other for years. Our grandparents lived close to each other in the middle of nowhere in Gillsburg, Miss)

Bridal Tea

This is the start of my Wendy's Wedding Weekend posts. Wendy and I have been friends since our freshman year in high school. She's one of the most loving and giving people I know. She will and has always been a great friend so I was thrilled when she asked if I would be her Matron of Honor. Wendy and Kevin have been engaged for quite awhile now and since that engagement there have been numerous outings and parties in their honor. I think the number is close to 10! Well this is the final countdown so-to speak and I've enjoyed it but I'm kind of glad its over. Wendy is at her best laughing and that's one thing Kevin knows how to do is make people laugh! We started the weekend off with a tea in honor of the bridesmaids at a beautiful hotel in downtown New Orleans. If I've ever felt out of my element this might have been it! My family doesn't even drink iced tea much less tea in fancy little tea cups with hors d'oeuvres! Everything was really nice and the hotel was just like you see in the movies. The food was delicious and the deserts were even better! Wendy gave us these beautiful scarfs from J. Crew and Anthropology. I love them and they're so incredibly soft! It was nice getting to visit with all of the other bridesmaids and close family. It was really fun, but I'm just not cut out for all that fancy smancy stuff! :)
Me (with Wendy's family) Nana (Wendy's grandma), Aunt Beth, Erin and Mrs Karin (Wendy's mom)
high school girls Elizabeth, me and The Beautiful Bride, Wendy
Lauren and Blaine
one of my new scarfs
Wendy looking at her scrapbook from the bridesmaids
The bridesmaids-Jessica (and baby girl), Christina, Blaine, Wendy, Me, Lauren, Jill and Anna Mech
All the girls from the tea