Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weddings. Table #11. Birthday Parties Galore

So this weekend was a little busy around our house.... rehearsal dinners. weddings. and birthdays to sum it all up...
[sorry in advance for the picture overload!]

Friday night we had Ashley and Anthony's rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for their wedding. Ashley and I were sorority sisters in college and then she lived with me when she first moved down to Columbus. She and Anthony had asked me to to a reading at the wedding, which i was honored to do so. It was so nice to see a lot of my sorority sisters the day before the wedding.

Ashley and Anthony practicing their vows
Justin and I
Sonia and I - i'm going to miss you when you move to Cali
The next day was their wedding. Justin, Aly and I went early to the Hyatt [where the wedding was] we saw the wedding party having their pictures taken across the street of course i had to take a picture!
the bride
so it was about this time when i went into see the actual layout of the room to see where I would be saying the scripture. i looked for a bible [thinking/hoping they would have one for me to read] which I wasn't so lucky. so i figured well, i'm at a hotel, they have to have bibles for every room - i'll just go to the front desk and request one. well they had to call down to housekeeping... [justin joked that it took so long that they must have gone to Jerusalem to get me one] and once he brought one up for me... it was the New Testament bible, he told me it was the latest version and brand new... great! so i take a look at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, however - it was not the verse that i was looking for.. so i started to panic and i went to the pastor... where he saved the day [no pun intended!].... he whipped out his phone and showed me his bible app... so I wrote down the verse on a program and rolled with it... thank goodness for technology.. next time i will know to bring my own bible!

the ceremony
after the ceremony we got a little picture happy..... somethings never change - once a sorority girl... always a sorority girl!

Aly and I
JM and I
The cake
The centerpieces
Table #11
Molly had a star on her napkin... she thought she won a special prize until we realized that we all had them...
JM and I at dinner [with special instructions from aly to tuck my hair behind my ear.. and then i quickly realized that that she just wanted to show off her earrings that she let me borrow - ha!]
and Aly with her date Pre Tend... I do have to say Pre was a pretty awesome date!
First Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Garter Time
Poodle and I at the reception
JM and I with our original roomie
all of the Tri Deltas at the wedding
Noah, Ashley's nephew the ring bearer dancing with the microphone - he was too funny!
We had so much fun at A&A's wedding!

Today was another busy day... filled with a TON of birthdays!

We started off with Jude's first bday... I can't believe he is 1 already.

JM and the birthday boy

"trying" his cupcake smash cake
unfortunately we had to leave his bday party fairly quickly to head to my parents house to celebrate just about everyone's bdays.... srrsly - i mean EVERYONE (both of my great grandmas, millie and mollie, my sister's finace, my mom, my sister, my 2 cousins, brooke and wes) and then we celebrated fathers day with 3 of my grandparents..... I never said i had a small family... just to prove it - please look at all of these gifts AND names on the cake!

The only other picture I took was with my grandma and great grandma, along with my mom, and sister - its all 4 generations of girls... we have quiet a few of these over the past few years. i'm so happy that they are home for the next few months!

So that is my weekend in a nutshell... its no wonder why i'm exhausted at the end of this post!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - because I know I sure have!


Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

Loved all the pics! Looked like you all have had a fabulous time!

EL said...

oh i think picture overload posts are so fun lol! the wedding looks so pretty, love the cake! and cute picture of aly with her date hahahah!

Christa said...

Love the wedding pictures! Looks like y'all had a fun time!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Hahaha! OMG! I miss Pre!! :(

Great pictures! My photo of Table 11 came out real blurry...I am stealing yours! K, thanks!

I had a nice weekend! Thanks again for your hospitality!! :)

Molly said...

CUTE pictures! Looks like ya'll had a great time! I need to come visit you and Miss Aly sometime ;)

My first thought when you said you didn't bring your bible was 'GET ON YOUR CELL PHONE GIRL' ha ha! My hubby uses his bible app on his phone during church every week, instead of ya know, bringing his ACTUAL bible, sheesh!

Have a great day!

Kelly said...

WHAT a fun weekend!! I just adore weddings. The bride's dress was BEAUTIFUL!! And you all looked fabulous as well :-D That is toooo cute that the preacher had a bible iphone app! *grin* Hope you have a chance to recover today!! Have a good one :-D

Kendra said...

This looks like you had such a fabulous weekend.! I love weddings.! I am glad you had a great time.! Have a great weekend girl.!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous bride, super fun centerpieces, and your dresses were just darling! You look great!!

Brittany said...

Love all of the pics and your dress is cute! Looks like such a fun time :-)