Anyway, I wanted to put up a little post to memorialize their big day and planning, seeing how we have been there through it all...from the day that Scott told us on the beach that he was planning on proposing in a few weeks. In fact, I nearly fell down the stairs trying to get to the phone when I heard it ringing, knowing it was Laura calling to tell me that she was engaged. (I will not cry writing this post, I will not.) The planning process was so fun for us, so I'll start with some pictures of the gorgeous bride during her hair and makeup trial. Of course, the night ended by me making her try on the dress and veil for the full effect...
Fast forward to the weekend of the wedding...Laura's parents rented a beach house the week before the wedding and were nice enough to invite all of us over for dinner the Wednesday before.
|Gorgeous view from the house, where we watched a gorgeous sunset.|
|Me and G, just a few days before the wedding!|
|Isn't she pretty? So excited at the rehearsal!|
|I really could have put a better picture, but this one is more accurate...laughter.|
|Real life. We're this attractive and put together all the time, really. ha.|
|98% of our friendship is pure laughter.|
|Laura and her longtime friend from home, Rachel. I want her to move here and be my friend too. The end.|
|Here I am trying to convince her. Just kidding. Sort of.|
|G being shady and talking about me behind my back. Ahem. :)|
|G giving a toast to her sweet mama :)|
But we were still up and at it early in the morning! I had at least 4 cups of Einstein coffee while I got my hair done and Miranda (another bridesmaid) and I held up the entire limo bus on the way to the reception because I had to potty. True story, who's surprised?
|Keepin it real with aforementioned coffee in hand. Note Rachel V. on my left...apparently I was still campaigning for her friendship. On the right is Lauren, Laura's sister-in-law in t-minus two weeks!|
|En route to the church! Lady GaGa in the background of course.|
|G before the ceremony in the bride's room!|
|G's precious niece and flower girl, Maddie, with the pretty MOB:)|
|5 minutes to go until she walked down the aisle!|
|Bride's shoes :)|
Annnnd my last photo of her as a single woman...so fitting.
|The newlyweds on the way to the reception!|
|Let the bubbly flowww....|
|Our third wheel law school classmate and partner in crime, Bennett...we are the bane of his existence :)|
|Me and my studdly husband...the shades were favors at the reception and they were a HUGE hit!|
|The G's making their entrance|
|Maddie with G's sweet parents|
|The grand departure! So glad she spotted me and my camera :)|
|Me and the Mr. again :)|
|What you can't see is that we all lodged our champagne glasses in the bushes behind us to take that picture.|