Last weekend, Jay and I spent a jam-packed couple of days celebrating the love of some pretty special people in our lives. The weekend started with Neil and Lindsay's wedding on Friday night. Neil is a co-worker of mine and his wedding has been a much anticipated event for many months (as you can see by the joyous looks on my co-workers faces in this photo). The wedding was beautiful and full of personal touches from the bride and groom. Their first dance was to "I'm Your's" by Jason Mraz. I love that song (I'm listening to it now) and they had fun dancing to it....such a fun couple. All of us had a great time and hardly left the dance floor....especially Michelle's husband Cary. Let's just say when Cary is around splits are involved, it's not something to miss!
Congratulations Neil and Lindsay!
Saturday was when the real craziness began. I started my day at Emily and Andy's wedding shower in Huntington Woods. Andy is a longtime friend of ours and Jay is a groomsmen in the wedding, taking place in August. Emily's shower was planned to be a garden party outside, but storms quickly moved the shower inside. Boo. I was disappointed for her, but she was a great sport and the event was lovely anyway.
Following the shower, I went home to collect my husband and we headed to New Boston for Joey and Chicki's Michigan wedding reception. Jay and I attended their wedding in Savannah, GA on March 1. Their wedding in Savannah was a breathtaking traditional Indian ceremony. Today they were celebrating with friends and family that couldn't attend the Savannah event. They were certainly blessed with two beautiful days to celebrate their union. I love this picture of my sister and me...she looks so pretty in her summery yellow top.
Our last stop of the day was to Howell for Brian and Paula's 10th anniversary bash. Jay and Brian have known each other most of their lives, playing hockey together since they were 10 years old.....all the way to Western Michigan University. As a matter of fact, Brian and Paula met at a party Jay had at his house at Western. Paula surprised Brian with a LIVE band, Kung Fu Diesel, that performed on their back deck! The picture above is a little dark, but you can see the band in the background. It was incredible. The band was great and Paula and I could not be pulled off the "dance floor." I'm sure it had nothing to do with the evening's popular drink of choice, which we both (and many others) enjoyed very much. The drink was "Sip and Get Naked" (I will remain mum on whether this worked for anyone at the party.....what happens at Paula and Brian's, stays at Paula and Brian's - ha!) and is made of equal parts Grey Goose, beer, water and frozen lemonade. Yummy!
Without a doubt, I had more fun at this party then I've had in a long time. From the LIVE band, to Brian's guided twilight pontoon rides, to dancing till dawn, it was GREAT. Most of all, it was great to hang out with two wonderful friends, celebrating 10 years of happiness together. Congratulations Paula and Brian! You're a beautiful couple.
Ok, so this is officially the longest blog I've ever written. It breaks all blog rules. But it was that kind of weekend - so I couldn't skip a thing.