Monday, August 23, 2010

Wedding Weekend, Buffet Woes

Thanks, friends! I was SO HAPPY about how Zach's pics turned out!! eeee! I hope Austin had the best 30th birthday. I must say, now that I've wrapped up his birthday planning as well as my bridesmaid's duties for Stacy's wedding this past weekend I feel a little odd. No party planning?! haha Good thing I have Emily's wedding/my bridesmaid duties in October and a few other partays to look forward to helping out with!

So this weekend - Friday was really just leave work at 11:30, head to Woodstock for Stacy's bridesmaid's luncheon, visit with the ladies, get manicures/pedicures and then race home.
The maids + the mamas

I changed clothes and we left at 5 p.m. for Stacy's rehearsal (had to be there at 6 - takes 30/40 minutes to get there). Well, traffic didn't agree. I got there at 7. One hour late. Pissed off and rain-soaked. GRRR. The rehearsal went off well though and then we headed to the rehearsal dinner which also went off well! Good times were had by all!

us with the happy couple
some of the maids getting ready for the group shot
Shane showing off the groomsmen gfits!
Me and Austie cheesing it up (forgive my hair. gah)
Thought the room looked great!

Saturday I woke up around 9:30, showered, gathered my things and headed down to Van Michael in Buckhead for a shampoo, cut and style. Loves! We just trimmed the hair (growing it back out again!) and then she curled it with a flat iron for Stacy's wedding. Loved it! Then I was off to Stacy's for her wedding day! A few snags occurred but we all pulled through and made it to the ceremony/reception site (King Plow) on time! We saw the flowers (eee!), the space (perfect!) and everything was in line and exactly what they wanted. Pictures started and the whole day unfolded great into the ceremony and reception. I could go on and on but it was exactly what they wanted - great layout of the room, awesome decor, loved the uplights, super fun band - PERFECT. I was so happy to be a part of it. I haven't downloaded all of my pics yet and of course these are NOT the pro shots (and since I was in the wedding I couldn't really take a lot the day of) but here are a few of my fun favorite shots!

Ze happy couple!
me shooting zach shooting me hehe
book club!! Mon, Shana, me, Dev and Stacy!
Me and Shana breaking it down
Two of our favorite couples! And stacy's youngest brother bombing the pic. LOL
My sis and Zach!
Me messing with heavy machinery
Stacy and her middle bro dancing - so cute!
Dev having a blast while the band wrapped it up with "Peace, Love and Humptiness - foreva"
Austin & Mon enjoying Shane's rendition of Sweet Child of Mine - man has a GREAT singing voice!

The Marr's - be cuter! love it!

After the wedding we had a drink at Frontpage News and then met up with some of the bridal party and friends at the W hotel in midtown for more drinks and good times, and then it was off to a cab to go home!

Sunday was spent sleeping. Then we got up, did laundry, cleaned a bit and headed to King Plow to pick up the car and then to Madras Chttinaad where I made the mistake of getting the buffet and not feeling too good after - eek! Good food, but too much of a good thing is no good. Oopsie! Then it was back to the house, nap time, a bit more cleaning, and movie day with the family. My sister and Zach came by to bring me some stuff I left with them after the wedding and they stayed over for dinner - nice to have them! Definitely a nice day to end the weekend, and I was asleep by 10:30 to prepare for my Monday - woo!

Q: Buffet: Yay or Nay? I clearly cannot do these. Just don't know when to quit!

Q: Weddings - ever been a bridemaid? Love it or hate it? I love it!


Genesis said...

looks like a great weekend, and I love how you did your hair for the wedding.

Pam said...

I love being a bridesmaid and I don't do buffets. It looks like you had a great time at the wedding.

april said...

YOu have the funnest weekends I swear! Some of my friends need to get married or something :)

I hate buffets.. I go crazy!!

Kacy said...

I always overdo it at buffets too, sigh.

Looks like a great time at the wedding!!

I've been a bridesmaid twice and had both a good and a bad experience. I can't wait for more of my friends to get married!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Great pics of your weekend!! Good times!

I've only been a bridesmaid a few times, and that was a LONG time ago, but I love weddings and the parties that accompany them! Your hair looked so cute!

homecookedem said...

It is so hard to control myself at buffets, but the more intuitive I become about eating, the easier it gets. I just love your sister's top!! So pretty!! :)

I have been a bridesmaid a few times and I think it's so much fun! Though I haven't had to be a BM for any bridezillas... that could be disastrous!!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

I love weddings!!! I have not been a bridesmaid yet, but will be VERY soon for my best friend. Can't wait! Plus weddings are just so fun period..

I'm growing my hair out too btw- takes forevs!

Tami said...

What a busy but fun weekend. It looks like a lovely time.

What a pity about the buffet!

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.

Gabriela said...

You have such a gorgeous smile!! I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding in July, and it was such a cool experience. I definitely teared up at the altar though!! It will be weird when all my friends start getting married in a few years...

Hope you have a great day love!!

Anne Marie said...

I love buffets, but never have any self control over them!

Big Pissy said...

Looks like so much fun! Love the hairstyle you had for the wedding. Pretty! :)

Can't wait to see Zach's photos of the entire wedding. I know Stacey was a beautiful bride. :)

Buffet=ugh :(

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

You look beautiful!! I have never been a bridesmaid, but I love going to weddings. So much fun!

Mica said...

I don't have that many wedding experiences as an adult yet. (Most of the weddings that I've attended were for older cousins when I was little.) I imagine I'll be a bridesmaid some time in the future? (That is, if any of my friends want me in their entourages...)

As for buffets, I'm pretty bad. I just stuff everything in my mouth.

April said...

Buffet..nay. There are too many germs :)

I was a bridesmaid along time ago when I was 19. Then I was a maid of honor at my sister's wedding. I had a blast!

April said...

Buffet..nay. There are too many germs :)

I was a bridesmaid along time ago when I was 19. Then I was a maid of honor at my sister's wedding. I had a blast!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

You look beautiful!! I have never been a bridesmaid, but I love going to weddings. So much fun!