Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wedding Recap: The Rehearsal

After us girls finished with our manicures and pedicures, we headed to the hotel to get ready for the rehearsal and dinner. 8 girls getting ready in 2 hotel rooms was a bit crazy seeing as how we only had about an hour and a half! We rushed out of the hotel and unexpectedly hit traffic on the freeway...we were supposed to be there at 5:30...well...the bride didn't get there untli 6:00. Oh well...they can't start without me right??! My motto of the evening was "I don't care...honestly...I don't care!" I was so tired of people asking me my opinion that I finally just started telling people to make a decision...I don't care! Anyways, here are the pics!

After the quick rehearsal, we were on our way to Mr. G's parents' house for dinner. They have a fabulous backyard and we were able to enjoy our friends and family.

Some of the maids
Mom and sisters
Mr. G making a toast

After dinner, the bridal party and Mr. G and I headed back to the hotel and walked out into downtown to find a bar. We ended up at "The Back Door Bar" in this tiny little alley. So much fun!

Notice Mr. G's 2 drinks!
Jacks and me walking back to the hotel

Us girls left the bar around 11 while the boys stayed out and had an "interesting" night. I'll leave it at that!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wedding Recap: Girls' Day!

I'm finally getting around to starting my recaps! My plan is to start from the beginning and take you through the entire weekend. Up first: girls' day at the nail salon!
I treated all my bridesmaids to a mani/pedi on Friday afternoon before the rehearsal. We met at Polished, my favorite salon ever!
(all pictures by Julie and Kelly...thanks girls!)
I ordered a sandwich tray and a hummus dip from the grocery store and provided drinks for all the girls. I even baked cookies! (super bride...i know!)
Our favorite drinks were the little cans of champagne with straws! Soo cute!
We all got pampered, chatted, ate and had a great time!
Even my flowergirl got in on the action!

I bought each girl a pair of flip flops and tied their name onto them with a ribbon.

Sooo much fun! I'm so glad I choose to do this for us. It made for such a fun start to our weekend of chaos!

After we finished, we headed to the hotel to check in and get ready for the rehearsal...that's next!

Post Wedding Cold :(

Well...the wedding, honeymoon and first week of school have finally caught up with me. I have one nasty cold :( Spent the day on the couch yesterday with a fever. Thankfully my fever has broken today but still spent another day on the couch. Blah...hopefully I'm feeling a little better in the morning!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Honeymoon Recap

We had an absolutely amazing time on our honeymoon! I have to say that the honeymoon was one of my favorite parts of this whole wedding planning journey. We did an all-inclusive Sandals resort and we were able to relax and not have to worry about anything! We carried no cash with us the entire week unless we were leaving the resort and it was so nice not to have to think about where we were going to eat or what we were going to do for the day. We did do a few excursions (which we got to do for free!), but other than that it was just lounging...beach or pool?? That was our big decision for the day. We ate (a lot) and drank and enjoyed each other. We were able to get into town for a little bit of shopping and we also went on a day cruise and went zip lining one of the days. Overall, it was an awesome trip that we will never forget, but as always...we are glad to be home! Reality is starting to set starts tomorrow! Eeek!

Views from our room
Some of our favorites

What we came home to...

Stay tuned for the wedding recaps! Once the craziness of the first few weeks of school dies down, I'll be back for with more wedding pictures!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More pics!

I'm back from St. Lucia and we had an AMAZING time! Thank goodness for Facebook and more pictures to see now that I'm home! I don't have a whole lot of time seeing as how I start work tomorrow, but here are a few more of my favorites taken by my fabulous friends! My plan is to start recaping soon!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eye Candy!

So it's official! I am Mrs. G!!! Just a quick post to give you some eye candy to hold you over until we get back from our honeymoon! Enjoy...