Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The "Last" Wedding

After college, when I was single, I spent quite a bit of time with a group of also single friends. We spent our time enjoying the bars in the area and making sure that they stayed in business. (Just to help the economy you know.) A few of us called ourselves the "Sex and the City Girls", but there was a larger very fun group that spent those weekends together. As of last Saturday night, all of us are now married. It is crazy to think about! We realized there has been a wedding every year for the last 4 years, until the last 14 months when we had 3! We have spent quite a bit of time recently, reminiscing and making plans for faux weddings so we can get together, drink and dance!

Saturday night was Kim's wedding and of course it was a blast.

I have so many friends in my life that I feel so lucky to have. I have friends from different facets of my life and I am grateful for all of them every day. Saturday night was a celebration of Kim and Phil's love, but also another great night with some great friends!

 I made a card for them that was inspired by their wedding invitation. I was pretty proud of it!

Cute tissue paper flowers on the aisle rows. I think these were great decorations!

The beautiful couple!

In between the ceremony and reception our "Wedding Group" went to a bar to hang out.  

The beautiful cake. I love wedding cakes!

The wedding girls! (Minus the bride)

The wedding boys 
Lovin' thinking back on memories from our wedding.

We made clay turtles at the bachelorette party and we got them at the wedding. We had fun making them the new centerpiece at our table. We were totally the trouble making table and it was great. Just means we were having fun!

I woke up Sunday morning sore. It may have had to do with dancing all night without a break.

Or it may have had to do with Bridget's idea to leap across the dance floor to Lady Gaga. It caught on and even the bride and groom joined in. After the song was over the DJ stopped and said, "What ARE you doing??" We don't really know.

There were also plans made for other silly plans in the future. At Bridget's 30th birthday party we sucked helium, at Kim's wedding we leapt.....what is next???

The boys were sitting at our table wondering, "Who did we marry???"

After the wedding we just didn't want the fun to end, so we had after hours at another bar!

We were out until 2:00 am and boy was I tired Sunday morning. It was a blast and totally worth it! From those years after college when we were regularly out until 4:00 am til now there have been many changes in our lives. Staying out until 2:00 was something that hasn't happened in a long time. In the last couple years, it only happens for bachelorette parties and weddings. But that is fun as well. Getting older means changes, but doesn't mean the fun has to stop! We also realized last night that we have just as much fun dancing to G-rated Twist and Shout and The Chicken Dance as to Ke$ha and Eminem! Friends are the common denominator and good friends can have fun no matter what they are doing!

*Obviously this isn't the LAST important wedding in my life! My sister gets married next summer and so does my BIL and I anticipate a great deal of fun. There will be many other important weddings in the coming years. However, this was the "last" wedding of my girlfriends and marks a point in our lives that means baby showers not bachelorette parties!

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