August 26, 2013

FINAL FLIIIIING

Hold the phone, it's Monday?!?!

My bachelorette weekend is over?

DONE!

IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!?

Yes it is, and my life is amazing.

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Saturday was my bachelorette party and it was seriously one of the best days of my life. My sisters, mother and friends put together and amazing day, one that will live with me forever and created so many wonderful memories. 

I was up bright and early for my makeup trial with an artist my mother is friends with through work. She is extremely talented and did an amazing job. I looked very natural but with a little bit of extra pizzazz. I can't wait for my wedding day look :)!

Once the trial was over we headed back to my apartment where the girls had gathered. Everyone showed up wearing something pink [so awesome] and I gave the girls a small gift bag, which included pink beads a pink light up ring, candy and headache medicine for later in the day :)! There was some fun mingling and then it was time to jump in the van and head to the wineries.

Yes, I said van. The sissys rented a huge white van to drive everyone, to keep us all together. There may have been a few mimosa roadies on the way. We had about an hourish drive, but the time went extremly quick because everyone was chatting and having fun together.
Awesome driver, SportySpice

Van crew
The first winery was Bluemont and it was absolutely breathtaking. It was up on a hill and you could look down into the town and see the beautiful mountains in the distance. We were set up on a deck and it was completely perfect.  Can I just say that God gave me the most perfect weather ever?!?! It was 80 degrees, no humidity and gorgeous skies.
First stop
GORGEOUS
Wait, is this party all for me?!?!
Gorgeous, amazing lovely friends
My amazing MAMA!!!!
CHEERS White Wine
CHEERS Red Wine
Our server, Jed, was super fun and the wines were delicious too. I am partial to a sweeter white wine and their 'Happy Cow' wine was right up my alley. The girls were funny because they kept trying to get Jed to give me 'extra' tasting servings, but he wasn't playing along. So, we improvised ;)
I think I need some more :)
My fabulous group of friends
After we completed our tasting, people bought a bottle of the red/white and we wandered around the property and of course had a fun photoshoot. Not only do I have gorgeous friends, but we had the most amazing backdrop too.
Love all the pink :)!
Pool crew
Kickball ladies
Teacher friends
Team wedding planning

Bridal party minus one
Friends for 20 years
CUTE
My amazing family
Pink Pants man bought me THREE bottles of wine
We were at the first winery for about two hours and after making a few friends [pinkpantsman], it was off to stop number two. The second stop was Twin Oaks and it was up in the woods. Our server Sue was super awesome, but the wines were not as great as Bluemont. But, it was still an amazing time and I was feeling preeeeeettttttyyyy good after the tasting, so I was super lucky the sissy packed a picnic/soberup party.
We ride in styyyyyyyyyyyyyyyle
2nd winery
The picnic was incredibly delicoius, with crackers, cheese, fruit, olives, veggies, bread, dip and water :)! It was great to mingle with everyone and I just have to say my friends are so much fun. I had a great mix of new and old friends and I sat back and watched everyone chat and my heart was so full.
SNACK/soberup time

Such a lucky lady!
Love you MAMA
When everyone had eaten there fill, it was time to pack up and head back home. The hour ride home included a few naps by a few of the girls and yes, that included me!
Naptime Tebow style
After we arrived home, we had pizza, drinks and then it was present time. My friends are way too generous and kind and I loved everything I received. There was definitely a lot of pink :)!


There were a few....ummm...funny gifts that made this pink girl blush. It was all in good fun but I totally had some squirm-worthy moments. Babyspice captured one of the moments PERFECTLY!

Once we had eaten our fill of food, it was time to change into our dancing clothes. My neighbor and good friend got us the HOOKUP for table service in a DC club and I was so excited to go out dancing with some great ladies.
Summer Swim team friends
The DC crew
Pinky's getting married
Since we arrived in DC early, we headed to a bar to just hang out, have some drinks and chill before dancing the night away. The bartender gave me a free kamikaze shot, which was awesome, but had me a little worried about making it past midnight. Luckily my friends were kind and didn't try to kill me.
SHOTS!
My beautiful JennJenn! Thank you for coming out!!!!!
The club we went to was called M.I.A and it has this awesome Miami vibe. My friend J got us the hookup with a table in the VIP section and it was amazing. We had bottle service, our own private dance area and our own private security guard for the night.
Picking BOTTLES
Our lil corner
YAY Sparkles
I did not stop dancing ALLL NIGHT!!!!

Three bottles for seven people...OH EM GEEE!
The bestest guy [minus C] in the WHOLE WORLD!
Yep, still dancing
The club got extremely packed around 12:30am, so we were escorted upstairs to a different VIP corner across from the DJs booth. It was so much fun looking over the rail at everyone. There was also a whole area for dancing upstairs that we enjoyed using. We made friends, drank drinks, chatted with the club promoters and were taken care of by our bouncers. IT WAS A BLAST!!!!!!!

What's up fog machine
My party crew! LOVE Y'ALL!!!
Perfect picture, even with the haze
We left the bar around 2:30am and then participated in some shenanigans at my apartment. Let me just say the left over pizza came in CLUTCH late night style. Then we all chugged water and passed out. For some rando reason we all woke up early Sunday morning, had coffee, girl powwow on my bed and then everyone left. C made me pancakes but I was not feeling to well that morning. Or all day for the most part. Sunday was R-O-U-G-H but 100% worth it. I wouldn't change a thing about this weekend.

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I cannot put in to words how incredibly thankful I am for the wonderful people in my life. I had a mini meltdown Sunday afternoon and cried happy tears of thankfulness. Saturday was one of the MOST perfect days ever and I wish I could relive it over, exactly how it happened. I teared up because it was over, and is something I will never experience again. I know I sound cheesy, but I appreciated EVERY SINGLE thing that went into planning my perfect bachelorette.

And yes, I just teared up again. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to my wonderful sisters, mother, best friends and friends. I am the luckiest girl in the whole wide world!

**linking up with Sami and Meg**

14 comments:

Alisha said...

HAHA!! LOVE it! Looks like a blast! So much fun ahead! YAY!

Katie said...

A full day of fun!! I love the winery idea during the day.
I'm sure between the drinking all day, dancing all night and drinking more that night you were down for a while. I'm surprised you got up early.

Glad you had a good time!!

Tori G said...

Oh my gosh! It looks like you had an amazing time!So glad you enjoyed yourself!

Aleshea said...

Eeek, how exciting. Glad you had fun and I'm loving all the pink too.

Jamie said...

So fun!

Nikki said...

What a great day! I'm so so happy for you!

Bunnie said...

looked like a BLAST!

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XOXO Bunnie

Erin LFF said...

That looks like SUCH a perfect weekend! And you look gorgeous girl!!

Carolyn said...

OMG! What a day!!! That first vineyard looked GORGEOUS! And pink pants man?!?! PERFECT! HAHAHAHA!

So glad you had an amazing bach party!!!

Sami said...

OH MY GOSH! Most perfect bachelorette party ever? I think yes. Loved the winery and then a little break before dancing! Looks like a blast :)

Jenn said...

I am SO glad that I was able to be there and partake in all of the fun. You, your sisters and your friends are fabulous! I love you and am SO happy for you!!

Ashley said...

love all your white dresses!!! what a perfect perfect weekend!! happy for your friend!

KRISTIN said...

Omigosh! How fun! So glad you had such an amazing time! :)

SHAYNA said...

AAHH! I'm just now getting to this post but, it looks like you had an amazing time!!! So happy you had such a great time! It is a bit over-whelming once you realize that ALL of everything is for you! Less than 10 days right!?!?