The weekend began late Thursday night as I flew in to Scottsdale. Jump to early Friday morning and my best friends wedding weekend began. We started with a beautiful bridesmaid lunch where we prayed for Whitney, laughed, cried and prepared for her big day. We had a great rehearsal that night, followed by some really delicious cocktails at The Living Room. Before we knew it, it was Saturday. Whitney was the most stunning bride. We started the morning early with champagne, makeup appointments, hair styling and lots of pictures. The day went off without a hitch and even the Scottsdale weather cooperated and gave us a gorgeous 75 degree day, it was perfect. At 5pm, Whitney began her walk down the aisle, toward her groom, her forever. The ceremony was amazingly tailored to the gorgeous couple and with a kiss (and a fist pump!) they were Mr. and Mrs! It was truly an incredible day. We danced into the night and enjoyed that special moment where of all your friends are in one place. Oh, what a day! Weddings are seriously the coolest thing. I love getting to be a part of someones happily ever forever. Being there to see them say I do, especially when I've watched their relationship blossom from day one is so incredible. I feel so honored that I was able to stand next to Whitney then and now as they venture into married life.
1. Mr. and Mrs. 2. Us four at Whitney's rehearsal dinner. 3. Aren't they stunning??
4. My loves, Coti and Sarah. 5. Coti, my heart & my best.
6. My first wedding as a Mrs with my Mr! 7. The fist pump!
You probably thought the weekend ended there... but you are wrong. Sunday was my 10-year high school reunion! 10 years. Yikes. A group of my girlfriends (and their husbands/boyfriends) pre-gamed at my house before we made the trek to the restaurant. I cannot lie, I wasn't totally looking forward to this. I mean, I see 90% of everyone on facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, what did I really need to do at a reunion? But, once I got there and saw, hugged and talked with everyone I knew, I was so glad I went. I have gone to SCA since I was in kindergarten and then graduated from SCA, so I've know a lot of these people for over 20 years and I loved catching up with everyone! We have lawyers, professional ice skaters, entrepreneurs, chefs, musicians etc in our class! It was so cool to see all these people I once knew SO well living their grown up life. After our reunion, a small group of us went to In-and-Out Burger, a place we spent a lot of time at in high school. We laughed, ate, reminisced and cried as we said goodbye. It was the best weekend. I wish we could do it all over but this time, slow every little moment down. Here's to the weekend, good friends and great love.
I'm so lucky to be so close to so many high school friends. My heart is full.