I will likely post more on this later when the professional pictures are available, but here's the recap:
We arrived on Thursday afternoon to amazingly warm and sunny weather, picked Tracy & Sarah up from the airport (both were Tridelts and bridesmaids), ran a few errands (including to Trader Joe's!), and then checked in at the hotel. The Bachelorette Party was that night, at Gordon Biersch and Old Pro. I think the Bride had a fantastic time, and we were out until 1 am.
|Yes, we did a Sports-themed bachelorette party - are you surprised?|
|Yay! Except that it's always sad when you want to eat more than you physically can.|
followed by nails in downtown Palo Alto, a Bridesmaids Luncheon at Left Bank in Menlo Park (the appetizers? AMAZING, the endless Pellegrino, even better),
|The bride, bridesmaids, and flower girl|
a quick trip for me to the Stanford Bookstore and the mall (where I salivated over a Kate Spade bag that I can't afford and is in a seasonal color anyway), and then the Rehearsal and the Rehearsal Dinner.
The Wedding Day (Saturday) began with a trip to the gym for me, and hair and makeup in the morning.
|After several changes, this is what we went with.|
|It's hard to see in this picture (see below), but I think it's obvious that I had more makeup on than ever in my life, including my own wedding.|
We met up with the Bride, Maid of Honor and Mother of the Bride at the reception location for a light lunch and pictures before we limoed over to the ceremony.
|Me and Tracy|
|Probably my favorite picture from the day - her bouquet had just arrived.|
After the ceremony, which was beautiful, we had the cocktail hour followed by dinner and dancing at the Peninsula County Club in San Mateo.
|Tracy, me and Melissa|
|All the Tridelts, except Juls, and plus Juls' niece, future Tridelt.|
And to cap off the night, some of my friends and the bridal party went out (fully clothed in what we wore at the wedding) to a bar in Palo Alto and danced some more until 1 a.m. We even did a late night trip to Jack in the Box to cap off a typical Stanford evening out.
The bride and groom looked so happy on their big day, and we had such a great time.
We made it back to Alabama in one piece on Sunday evening, albeit very tired. Curtis picked Kenny up this morning and he was happy to be home, and no worse for wear.