I'm not gonna lie. I have wedding fever! No, I'm not engaged.. but we did attend our friends wedding last week! I met Rachel while working at a daycare center (a crazy one, if I might add, but that's a different story for a different occasion..) and I am so glad that we have kept in touch ever since. She had been dating Nate for about three or four years and I was so excited when I heard they were engaged! I remember working with her and she would just put her hand out and look at her naked ring finger and sigh.
Rachel & Nate were married at the old Cavalier Hotel. It's one of the only historical hotels left in the area, but also the most beautiful. I had actually never been inside before, even though I used to park in their lot when I worked at Eat. I don't think I've ever been anywhere as fancy and I wish I had taken more pictures!
This 1950s light pink dress is hands down my favorite that I own. When I saw it hanging on the rack a lovely vintage shop, I thought that there would be no way it would fit.. it was just too perfect. But what do ya know.. it fits like a GLOVE! It's from the 50s and made of a wonderfully soft linen and the most gorgeous detailing. It doesn't hurt that there is an attached satin ribbon that ties into a bow.. I'm a sucker for those.
Didn't Patrick look snazzy, too?! He picked the whole outfit out himself.. so proud.
Ok, and single girls.. let me give you some advice.. when looking for a mate.. choose one who can dance. No, he doesn't have to know how to ballroom dance or do the waltz, but he has to know how to have FUN on the dance floor! Let me explain more. I'm not a dancer. I never have, never will be. I can't do the booty pop and I can't do the Miley or Britney moves and I'm pretty awkward! But Patrick forces me to dance every time and I don't really object because he's a ton of fun. We pulled out all of the classic moves (The Scientist, The Grocery Shopper, The Doo Wap) and made some of our own. All in all.. you need someone who is willing to look like the biggest nerd alive with you!
Here are a few random highlights:
I can't help but crack up at the last one! It's Rachel's sister's fiance, Sean. He snuck in place of Jessica (my friend pictured above) who caught the bouquet! Anyways, I forgot to take pictures most of the time because I was too busy having fun, but you can visit the photographer's Facebook page to view a sneak peak of the pictures! If you look through you will find a really funny one of Pat and I dancing..
Rachel, you looked absolutely stunning on your special day. You and Nate complete each other and I cannot express how happy I am that you had the wedding of your dreams. Every little detail was simply perfect. Can't wait to hear all about the honeymoon!
Shoes: Steve Madden
Currently Playing: Death Cab For Cutie, "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"