Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My "first grown up" wedding.

So Philly. I know you've been on the edge of your seats anticipating what was surely the most ridiculous weekend ever. So I won't hold back any longer. I now present you with the epic tale of Lucie and Justin's wedding weekend:

Thursday: Well the adventures started around eleven in the morning at the Ontario airport when our itineraries weren't showing up on the kiosk, yeah that's always nice. After that little hiccup Matt, Katrina and myself made our way to the airport bar to wait for our flight. So we made flight numero uno to Salt Lake City and it was at this point I realized that I had left my brain in California. How do I know? Well as were descending on Salt Lake I look out the window and tell Matt "Wow there's a lot of water here", Matt just looked at me dumbfoundley and was like "Well yeah, look at what city we're in"...I looked back not getting it until I said "Umm Salt...LAKE...oooooooh." Yeah I'm a smart one. So besides that we made it to Philly around eleven at night and had a nice little adventure driving to our hotel in the middle of nowhere (aka Malvern, PA). And to top it all off there was traffic!? And lots of it! At midnight! On a Thursday! Come on PA, help a driver out and stop with the construction! Anyhoo, we made it to the hotel fine and had some mini bar drinks and had the most fabulous of sleep, whew.

Friday: Basically the day consisted of hanging around in the room, watching bad television until it was time to head to the rehearsal. Katrina, Matt and I were the first to arrive at the rehearsal location so of course we had to take some fun pictures to pass the time...

prom pose, haha


cheer pose!


yay we're in pa!


After our photo session everyone else eventually showed up, including the bride and the rehearsal got under way.
the bride is quite the groper, haha


Afterwards we all piled into cars and off to the groom's parents house for the rehearsal dinner. The weather was a little bipolar so the original plan of eating outdoors got moved into the barn due to some rain, but it was still a good time.

the 3 amigos


we got a little creative with the toys, haha


gorgeous sunset behind the barn


After the rehearsal dinner we headed back to our hotel bar for some drinks and some fun.

[And hilarious insert, I went to the front desk of the hotel earlier in the day to ask how late the bar was open and the woman responded "Until closing." Yes she honestly said that. I continued to look at her and was like "Which is til when?", and she said "Oh hold on, let me check," silly lady. Seriously I think she may have already hit up the bar, haha. ]

One of my good friend from college actually lives in Philly so her and her boyfriend came to visit, as did one of Matt's college friends. And we all had a grand ole time drinking, hanging out and just being awesome, haha...
me and Zoe!


Zoe and her bf, Matt
gotta love the Matts



Matt and Mike,
what silly guys



Saturday: Bring on the wedding! Saturday morning had to cure my mini-wineover with breakfast and a shower before heading to the salon with the fabulous bridesmaids. And before we knew it, it was time to get ready for the wedding! Ah!

the reception setup, gorgeous


all ready to go!



what good lookin guys...


and even better bridesmaids ;)


exchanging vows :)


hangin out at the head table...
check out that view



"hey everyone, come see how good we look!" :)


me and the beautiful bride


cutting the most delicious cake ever


the high school kids



the boys know how to get down


oh la la


Basically the wedding was awesome. Lots of drinks and dancing and all around a great time with great people. I seriously hope every wedding I go to is like this one, haha. Well I wish it was like this one besides the part where I got locked in a bathroom upstairs for five minutes. Yeah that was freaky, haha. But anyhoo, at sunset the fireflies came out! I was like a little kid I was so excited. We definitely do not have those in California and they are just so cool to see. Afterwards the party moved to the hotel bar where there were about three other wedding parties going on, meaning lots of drunk people. We all eventually retreated back to our rooms and slept the most glorious of sleep, haha.

Sunday: This day really went by too quickly. Got up earlyish to have brunch with everyone before heading back to Philly. Matt and I took a little excursion to the city where we ended up seeing Liberty Hall from afar and somehow ending up in New Jersey! Yeah it was an adventure alright. Eventually we made it back to the airport where our flight was uber delayed and by the time our connecting flight came we had to sprint through the Dallas airport to make it. And make it we did. And it was back home we went, happy for the married couple and exhausted beyond belief...

and that my friends was my first "grown up" wedding* :)



(all scheduled hollywood updates will return tomorrow...)


*and just to clarify, by "grown up" I mean I was actually in the wedding (not counting my tenure as a flower girl) and I'm really close to the bride, two big steps to grown upism, haha.

happy tuesday!

28 comments:

thatShortChick said...

how cute are you two?! and what fun it looks like you had. i love weddings. and am in dire need of having one to attend.

rialeilani said...

love the silly pictures! it looks like another great time :)

those were pretty bridesmaid dresses

rs27 said...

Ending up in New Jersey is never a a bad thing. Unless you end up in Camden. Then, um, good luck.

Jenn said...

Your prom pose is really cute!

heidikins said...

Awww..great pics! And really? Salt Lake doesn't have that much water...we have a singular low point that fills up with water SO salty you can actually float in it without any kind of floaty device. Seriously. Most of the state looks more like Death Valley than "Ocean-front property."

xox

deutlich said...

awww!! I'm glad you had a good time!

California Girl said...

Sounds really nice! Glad you had such a good "first grown-up wedding" experience!

L Sass said...

Hey! I am going to a wedding in Philly THIS weekend! I hope mine is just as fun and that the bridesmaids are just as gorgeous!

Alexa said...

those colors are amazing!! but wait, why was this your first real "grown up" wedding?!?!

did i miss something?

Allison M. said...

I've only been in one wedding. Can you believe it! Just one out of the 10 I attended last year. I'm fine with that. I can drink more and just be another "drunk friend" rather than "that bridesmaid."

Traci Anne said...

Um, I'm in love with your pink dress, and EVERYONE gets lost in Jersey unless you're from there or live there. I seriously believe that if you're anywhere in the quad-state area (PA, CT, NJ, NY), even if you think you're going nowhere near New Jersey... you'll somehow end up there.

Tipp said...

SO MUCH FUN! You look beautiful!

Sarah Marie said...

WOW! What a fun time! I love how you give so many great details in your posts! I'm glad you had such a good time! YAY for your first grownup wedding! That's so cool that you crammed in so many things for your trip, meeting up with friends, your little adventure with your boy... And yeah, that hotel lady is crazy!

d said...

that reception setting is GORGEOUS!

Julie Q said...

aww you, the bridesmaids and the bride look so pretty in the pictures!! And the b'maids dresses were actually really cute!! :)

glad you had a fun weekend at a grownup wedding (that cracked me up!)

Carrie said...

Sounds fun! I love that shade of blue in the bridesmaid dresses - it's one of my favorite colors.

Auburn Kat said...

Great review! It sounds like you had a blast!!! I'm happy my flight wasn't delayed too long in Dallas, I would have not been happy with another delay!

Dana said...

aren't weddings fun? I just love them! my best friend got married on sunday - I was the maid of honor...

Love all of your pics - you look great! Stop by my blog tomorrow.. I'm posting all of my wedding pics from the weekend!

janet said...

you are so darn cute and happy, it's infectious! And you look fab in that blue!

Mark Brooke Photography said...

This looks like an awesome day! your are rockin it! candice

Anonymous said...

cute cute cute!

What prom did yall go to that you posed like that? ;)

I love the wedding colors, very flattering on everyone! Yay! Remind me to ask to you today how come yours was strapless. I feel like I knew this already but I may need a reminder.

Woo!

Kayleigh said...

Katelin, this sounded like so much fun!!! I loved the dresses and fun stories. YOur posts always have fun pictures in them and they always make me want to jump through the computer and hang out with you. Is that creepy? Sorry if I'm being a weirdo, ahah. Speaking of wedding stuff, one of my college friends just asked me to be her bridesmaid yesterday, so it's been a very wedding-filled last few days for sure :)

Allie said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time. I will be going to a wedding at the end of the month and I'm pretty excited about it even though it's my boyfriend's friends and I don't know them very well at all. Oh well, it will be fun.

La Petite Chic said...

The color of those bridesmaids gowns is gorgeous!

glamour girly said...

Great pictures, especially of the barn!

Binary Blonde said...

Wow, you look like you had way too much fun! I can relate to the fireflies. When we moved to Austin and I first saw them, I squealed out loud!

You look awesome, by the way.. and I love all the pics! So fun!

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

Wow....those bridesmaid dresses were actually really nice! Usually they are like eggplant and have a big obnoxious bow on them, or something that closely resembles an Orangecicle.

TaraMetBlog said...

Nice bridesmaid dresses!