Weekend Wedding

On Friday, Tabor and I headed to my friend Heather and Brian’s wedding at the Lemp Mansion here in St Louis. It was the PERFECT night for a wedding.

First, we dropped Andrew off at my parents, and of course we needed a “prom” picture haha

man. I look REALLY happy haha

Everyone taking their seats, the wedding is about to start

The bridesmaids. I either went to highschool and/or college with these ladies

The groomsmen. Don’t they look so nice?!?!

The bride! I met Heather in highschool and we were roomates in college sophomore year

Heather and Brian are absolutely perfect for each other

You may kiss the bride!

The newlyweds!!

Tabor and I

And then it was time to dance!!!

And LOTS of pictures took place……..

my cousin jill and I
my friend brad and I
freshman year roomies
finally caught up with the beautiful bride

Time to end the night 😦

The view from our room. The view of the Arch was incredible

Question for you:

Would you rather a fall or spring wedding?

Indoor wedding or outdoor?

– I LOVVE outdoor weddings. But you never know what the weather is going to do

whirlwind trip to chicago

This past weekend, I was invited to visit my cousin, Jill,  in Chicago. My other cousins were going up there for a quick trip and I was pondering whether or not to go.

(yep. I was there just two weeks ago. And we had major car problems)

I knew I had a million things to do at home. Well there were several reasons why I should stay home. But my mom said, “Kristen. Are you going to remember a weekend you spent at home getting things done. Or a weekend with your cousins”

I realized I needed to live life! And have some gosh darn fun haha.

Andrew was at his dad’s house celebrating Christmas, so off to Chicago I went!

My older cousin, Erin, left at 6am, while My cousin Maggie and I took the Megabus that left at noon. The trip actually went by really fast

. I worked on all my christmas cards, which will have this picture on the front of me and Andrew.

We got in town around 5:45. Jill and Erin came and picked us up at the bus stop. And then it was to her house to get ready, eat a ton of popcorn, and head out for dinner and drinks!

We obviously had a blast!

After dinner, we headed to The Irish Oak. Which is the perfect little irish pub, but also plays so good dancing music if I do say so myself haha.

We also got a picture w/ the bouncer who bought us a shot…

And glow sticks. Like I said- An Awesome bar! haha

After a LATE night out on the town w/ lots of dancing and drinking. We might have slept in till 11 and had the tylenol bottle handy……

We did eventually make it to get pizza and downtown for shopping! We even found some pretty awesome legos and took several pictures for andrew

Found a new friend! (notice my AWESOME boots! haha)

Around 5pm, it was time to head home. So Erin and I loaded up the car and headed out. Maggie was lucky to stay till monday.

We didn’t get home till 11:15, and we were both exhausted. But it was amazing trip and we did so much in such a short amount of time! I am so glad I went, even though Monday was a little rough! haha

Question for you:
How do you travel? Bus? train? Plane? Car?

– I love car rides (esp if I drive)

Purple wedding

Last night, I attended the wedding of Nicole and Alex. I lived next door to Nicole and her family for 15 years, and we are all very close. They are like my second family.

This picture was taken at my brother’s wedding. Pam (nicole’s mom) is in the blue and is my rock. She is has been there w/ me through so much. And Olivia (nicole’s little sister) in the white is my little sister. We moved in next door when she was just born.

 I love them so much and I miss that I don’t live next door to them anymore 😦

on Saturday, the ceremony was held in a beautiful church

Nicole and Alex were absolutely beautiful

You may now kiss the bride

I didn’t take many pictures at the reception. Im totally bummed about that. Im still using my mom’s camera. Maybe santa will bring me one *hint*hint* haha

But I did get a picture w/ Pam

And a picture w/ Alex (Nicole’s younger brother)

And then we danced. For hours!

It was so much fun and this morning I woke up w/ a LITTLE BIT of a headache haha. But I did make it to the gym and Andrew is back from his dad’s. I really had a good weekend, and I just realized how lucky I am to have such a great group of family and friends

Question for you:

What is your favorite part of weddings?

-I love watching the groom when he first sees the bride,  listening to the vows, and dancing 🙂

Clover Wedding

Over the weekend, I was THRILLED to be apart of my best friends wedding.

My friend Jessica and I meet first in college for nursing school.

Nursing School Graduation 2008

We have been best friends since 2005

When she asked me to be one of her bridesmaids, I was so excited!

So on Friday, my friend Carolyn, Sarah, and I headed for Springfield IL for the wedding of the year!!!

When we arrived, we got some snacks!

And the bride took several people out on the four wheeler. Dont worry, they wore hats to keep their hair all pretty 😉

THEN it was time for the wedding runthrough!And then the rehearsal dinner

It was GREAT being with the girls. I swear it doesnt matter how long we have been apart, we just pick up where we left off.

It was then time for bed!

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Saturday WAS CRRRRAZZZZYYY busy

7am panera bagel and banana

8am Got our hair done (it took 3 hours for 7 people to get their hair done!)

my hair

the bride

 12:00 PICTURE TIME! this was when the photographer took EVERY POSSIBLE combination of pictures. I cant wait to see them!

2:30 Stuff food in face. pasta, veggies and dip, cookies, and fruit. (yep I ate it all. come on I havent eaten since 7! haha)

we also, took a few pics while waiting haha

3:00 WEDDING!!!!! I did cry when I saw my best friend walk down the aisle. I am so excited for her and her husband Matt. They are truely madly in love.

4:00 On the trolley to take pictures at the capital!

Then it was STRAIGHT to the reception!

After some incredible food, speeches, and first dances.

IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO HIT THE DANCE FLOOR!

The girls even made some awesome new friends. The groomsmen had the same sense of humor, and loved to dance. we had a blast!

We also got a little silly with the picture booth….

(yes. In college we called eachother the Fab 4…..just go with it haha)

needless to say I am SO happy for my best friends and her new husband!

Jessica’s Bachelorette Party

 the blog is finally here!

This past weekend, I traveled to Springfield, IL for my friend Jessica’s bachelorette party. She is getting married in May and I am lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids!

I arrived in springfield and chatted with my two best friends, Jessica and Carolyn.

Jess and Caro

We then packed one car to head to the hotel (she lives 40 minutes out of town). While packing, THIS DIASTER happened haha. Im not allowed to carry the alcohol anymore haha

Party FOul #1

Our hotel was decorated so pretty (sorry for the stuff everywhere)

Snack buffet ready! I made the cupcakes (white cake + diet white soda)

Then the drinking and getting ready began!

The bride!
 
 
I made this cup!
 
 
After getting all fancy (Im on the Right), we started the night w/ an Irish Car Bomb.
I have never had this before
The girls!

ANDDDD GROSSSS!

We then went to dinner and a FEW bars. Here are some pictures of the evening

Me and Caro
Dancing the night away!

 

Lets just say the next morning was a bit rough. My head hurt JUST A BIT

On the way to breakfast at 7AM! I got this great picture

Had a big breakfast of an egg sandwich and hashbrowns.

 Also LOADS of diet pepsi and WATER!!!

Caro and Jess
me and Jamie

 

It was a great night to celebrate with my girlfriends.

I can’t wait for her wedding!

Question for you:

Have you been apart of a wedding?

Have you ever been to a bachelorette party? What did you do?