Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another Wedding Weekend

This time we went home to AR for a wedding. I blogged about going home for my friend's bachelorette party in April and now it was time for the wedding. I made sure I went down early enough in the week so that I could spend some time with my family and friends and still be able to help Whitney out.

Whitney is one of those really creative and crafty people which is probably why we had so much fun as kids. For her wedding she decided to decorate with paper flowers. I am already a fan of paper flowers and have used them to decorate parties in the past, however I did not know that Whitney was making over 300 paper flowers!
 Whitney and I have known each other since kindergarten so it was really special that I got to be a part of her big day :)
I just thought the picture below was too hilarious not to share. I don't even know how many people were back there trying to figure out how to bustle the dress!
We all had beautiful bouquets with peonies (my fave!) and the paper flowers were used as decorations.You can see some of the paper flowers in the background of the picture below behind the happy couple. Keep in mind this is June in Arkansas so if the groom doesn't look too happy its because it was 97 degrees and everyone was trying not to melt :)
The ceremony was outside at two in the afternoon which was just a smidge hot but the reception was inside and wonderfully air conditioned :) My family was at the wedding too which made for the perfect opportunity for a family photo, everyone is even smiling!
Such a fun trip home and a few much appreciated days off work! Now if I can just make it through July John and I are going to Alaska in August!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedding Weekend

For Memorial day weekend John and I rented a car and drove down to DC for my cousin's wedding. We left Friday after work with the entire rest of the population of Manhattan, it took us an hour just to get off the island. Once we did though traffic wasn't bad and I managed to immediately scope out the nearest Sonic :)

We got in really late Friday and then got up early Saturday for the Indian ceremony. I had never been to an Indian wedding ceremony and it was really neat to see. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures until Sunday at the reception.
My cousin Michael and his beautiful bride Shelli
Me and John
Below is my cousin Laura who works in NYC but used to live in Boston and recently moved to DC, it's quite the commute every week but I love having her here. We get to hang out and usually get dinner once a week; who would have thought two girls from AR would be hanging out together in NY!
We took Rosie with us to DC too since we rented a car. She had a blast in the hotel because it was carpeted and she could actually get traction :) There was also a window all the way to the floor and this is how she spent the entire weekend!
You know me, any trip out of the city makes me happy and this one was particularly nice because I got to fit in lots of my favorite things I can't get in NY (ie. Target, Kohl's, Sonic). John even got to go to Chick-Fil-A, one of his faves although he doesn't like to admit he likes fast food :)

All in all, super fun holiday weekend!