Thursday, August 05, 2010

Rehearsal and Dinner

We had our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on the Thursday before our Saturday wedding. At the time of planning it, Adam wanted Thursday and I wanted Friday, but we went with Thursday. It turned out so great that we did Thursday because Thursday night Kristin's sister went into labor, so she was able to enjoy the festivities and go see her sister and still be back for Saturday morning! Also Thursday night, Jessica's (Adam's sister-in-law) mom got called to get the liver translate she has been waiting for for a long time. It was an exciting night!

First we all gathered at church to practice the Mass. Here we are practicing our vows!

Then we headed to dinner. We had a huge pile of presents to give out to the people in our wedding. I may have gone a little crazy....but I LOVE giving people presents! It is so fun to think of cute ideas that you just know the person will love!

Adam and me with our parents and their shirts we gave them for Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Us eating our yummy food with Adam's oldest brother Tony and his wife Jessica. The food was seriously delicious! Yummy Italian!

Excited about everything!

Chase (Adam's nephew) opening his presents. He put on his Ring Bearer shirt right away and then opened his All Star Ring Bearer football!

Adam's brothers opening their pocket knives engraved with their names on the blades.

Adam going around greeting our guests and chatting.

Me and my bridesmaids! They put on the hoodies that I made with their first initial blinged in on the shoulder with a pink heart (with the help of Katie from work!)

Adam and me with most of our flower girls and ring bearers and their cute shirts we had made. (One ring bearer was sick that night).

Me and our adorable flower girls!

They loved their tutu purses. I think they were MY favorite gift too! I also blinged their names on those with Katie's help. I LOVE etsy!

Chase playing "guys" with my cousin Nicholas. They hit it off right away! "Guys" are a great bonding tool!

After dinner a lot of us went back to my parents house to hang out and continue the celebration. There was talk about teaching sister-Erin's boyfriend from Egypt the Cha Cha slide and Cupid shuffle and this is what ensued....

We had a great rehearsal and it got us so excited for the wedding! Although our pastor did a great job explaining everything, I still felt like I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I think I was more stressed during the actual rehearsal than I was during any other part of the wedding! But the stress was for nothing...everything went fabulously!