Monday, November 17, 2014

TWTW - wedding style

1. Early dismissal on Thursday for Aubrey & Stephen's rehearsal dinner featuring great people, good food, fine wine, love, excitement, and freaking snow. On November 13. How about no?
2. Not invited to the wedding, they got me up early on Friday in protest.

3. The lovely ladies of Sensational Scissors hooked us up with hair and makeup and kept us to our schedule. By 1:30 we were off in a limo towards Normandy Farm courtesy of Aubrey's mom.
4.  What a lovely venue, really. My old friend Susan from a former job works there and hooked MFD and I up with a lovely room. The entire staff was gracious and accommodating and the grounds were beautiful, but the true star of any wedding is always the gorgeous bride, and Aubrey was indeed that.
5. And then they were wed. MFD performed the ceremony and he was great. I love love love this photo. I can't wait to see the professional shots, our BFF Evan of Evan Leslie Images was awesome capturing the day. 
 
6. When you're in a wedding and you're me, you end up with 487 photos of yourself with others including your husband, grandparents, parents, siblings, aunt, DJ (our friend the awesome DJ Bill McCay), and walking into reception partner(hi Jared and Donna with the photobomb) and very few photos of the wedding details themselves, which were fabulous and all done by Aubrey. Pinterest would cry seeing her creations, everything was attended to and everything came out amazing. She put a lot of thought and creativity into this day and it showed.
7. Other miscellaneous shenanigans. It was a really fun, late night that culminated in my little brother picking my hair pins out of my hair in the parking lot at 3 a.m. 
8. I won't lie, Saturday was not pretty. Hashtag old lady status. After a morning of social things that I was not well equipped for, my Dad & Carol deposited me at home, where I napped most of the afternoon. Being social for so long takes it out of me, I'm not used to being nice for so many hours. My introvert tendencies called for a long period of recharging in silence. MFD got home around 5. We watched Dallas Buyers Club and some episodes of The Wire, laid around with the dogs and ordered Lee's Hoagies and that's all she wrote.
9. Not much in the way of food prep this weekend. Egg muffins with ham and cheese for breakfast, soup out of the freezer for lunches, bananas and veggies for snacks. 

10. Sunday consisted of 408720983 loads of laundry, dog lounging, magazine reading, putting stuff away from the weekend, and fresh sheets. I love a Sunday in which you can shower and put a fresh pair of pajamas on.
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This wedding was a wonderful celebration of two people I love, with so many other people I love. You can't ask for much more than that.

Tomorrow: spinach casserole.
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Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.

43 comments:

  1. What a wonderful celebration of love! I end up with a million pictures of me too, but it's fun to do sort-of-selfies with my older relatives. I completely understand the introvert recharge. Have a wonderful week. It's a rainy Monday morning here....happy it's not snow. :-)

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  2. That looked like a really great wedding and her dress was GORGEOUS!! Your Sunday sounds like heaven! Being able to recharge and relax is something I can totally relate too.

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  3. Her dress was beautiful! Looks like a great wedding.
    And yes we got snow here last night and just no. It's only November 17 why?

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  4. Great Weekend! And I'm totally with you, too much fun, too much social = napping and quiet time.

    And lazy Sunday's are epic :)

    Happy Monday!

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  5. Between you and your mom posting pics on IG every 4 minutes, I felt like I was there! I've been to a wedding at that venus, such a beautiful place. Glad you have a fun weekend filled with love, booze, friends, and family! <3

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  6. In other news, I want to hang with the lady drinking champagne in the limo, lol. It looks like a beautiful wedding!

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  7. Just a glorious time. Could not have been any better! Aubrey was stunning, just stunning and she did an amazing job to have the wedding of her dreams! Vinnie and Madison were adorable and sweet, no crying or whining! I thanked the universe every second- we are all so, so lucky! My chickens are amazing and had great sibling time. This momma couldn't hang, which was for the best, or the next day would have been not good.
    Forever grateful for everything. Cannot wait to see all of Evan's pictures.
    Have a nice, easy-as-possible Monday!
    Love, Your MOMMA

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  8. What a gorgeous wedding! So much happy in all these pictures. I definitely would have needed a long nap after all that too!

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  9. She was a stunning bride and that picture of the back of her dress - amazing!! so glad you guys had a wonderful time and sounds like you need a weekend from your weekend!! Happy Monday!

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  10. What a lovely and fun wedding!! I'm with you on a sunday that involves fresh pajamas. I've been trying to keep up with the laundry lately and it's made all the difference in the world!

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  11. Her dress was gorgeous! And, you my dear, looked fabulous!!

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  12. what a lovely wedding - looks like you had a great time. Aubrey is absolutely gorgeous, and her dress!! Wow. Seriously though, if I am around a lot of people for a long period of time I legit need a day or two to be alone. People are exhausting.

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  13. what a gorgeous wedding! I love your hair for the affair. Bride was stunning! How fun!

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  14. Sounds like lots of fun but I totally get the need for recharge time, with the holidays coming up I'll need lots of it!

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  15. The wedding looks amazing! I cringed at the snow. I'm headed back up north on Friday...ready for family & friends...not ready for below freezing temps & snow.

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  16. You looked so pretty at the wedding! I love the bride's dress and the cake, too! That photo of the dogs protesting is COMICAL!!

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  17. How fun and her dress was amazing! Dallas Buyers Club is on my DVR - do you recommend?

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  18. What a wonderful weekend. Love love all the pictures!! Her dress was gorgeous.

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  19. Congrats to your brother! Great to actually want to welcome a new family member :). Love all the selfies. Great memories had!

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  20. What a gorgeous bride!!! Congrats to them both! The wedding looks like it was a lot of fun! I love the picture of the dogs on the bed and on the couch, too cute! How dare you go to a wedding without them!!!

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  21. I am obsessed with the bride's dress! Talk about a beauty. I love all of the pictures so cute and so much fun!

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  22. I love all those wedding pictures. It looks like you guys had an amazing time and congrats to Stephen and Aubrey!

    The rest of the weekend sounds just delightful, too. I am so looking forward to the end of football season when I can reclaim the TV and binge watch things that are not football.

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  23. a night of fun = 3 days of recovery for this old lady. it's so sad. before, all i needed was about a 1hr nap and i was ready for more partying. now i can't even handle a late night ONCE A YEAR. wtf. you all looked fab!!! congrats to your bro!

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  24. The wedding looks like it was so much fun! I hate that my recovery time seems to get longer and longer after each wedding we attend...

    What did you think of Dallas Buyers Club? I thought it would disappoint after all the hype, but I loved it.

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  25. I loved seeing all the pictures over the weekend. Stunning!

    So now I must know - what was up with your scarf change?

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  26. I want that hoagie, which I call a sub, this instant, young lady. Give it here.

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  27. Love the wedding photos. Now I really, really want some cake.

    Fresh sheets make me so happy.

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  28. I love the wedding photos! That dress was amazing. Also, fresh sheets are one of the simplest joys in life. And now I want a hoagie.

    Also, I nominated you for a blogging award, because I super enjoy your TWTW posts!

    http://simply--a.blogspot.com/2014/11/id-like-to-thank-academy.html

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  29. The bridge was gorgeous!!! Glad you had a good time.

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  30. Seriously such a STUNNING bride and groom. She looks perfect- that shot of the back of her dress, WOO! Love it! I love weddings where you know tons and tons of people and it's just a big family/friend reunion all night long. It's been a long time since anyone close to us got married, I'm due for some wedding fun ;)

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  31. Sounds like a fun wedding! It's always a super long day getting ready, taking pictures and then the actual wedding, so I don't blame you for being exhausted on Saturday. The bride's dress is gorgeous and your brother looked very handsome. On another note, I really enjoyed Dallas Buyer's Club.

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  32. How nice. Everyone looks so wonderful and beautiful.

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  33. Haha well, it looks like everyone had lots of fun and plenty of booze to make that a great wedding! I liked Dallas Buyers Club. I was happy it wasn't near as dark as I expected.

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  34. I really enjoyed all the IG pics you guys posted this weekend... you Mom is too cute! And the bride... oh my goodness she is beautiful! Looks like a super fun weekend and I am with you on being social for too long sucking the freaking life out of you!

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  35. You got SO many beautiful pictures!! This sounds like an amazing weekend and wedding. You certainly deserved some downtime!!

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  36. Gorgeous pics! And I hear ya on the old lady recovery status... it takes me a full day to recover now and it makes me sad :-P

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  37. What a beautiful bride! I love her dress. Everyone looks so happy and beautiful. Congrats to your fam :)

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  38. That picture with her train spread out and she is looking out the window......seriously the most gorgeous picture ever!

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  39. Such a beautiful wedding! With all those selfies you look social lol I know the feeling though, I'm the same way - I can be a very social butterfly and then no one can be allowed to speak to me for at least 24 hours until I regroup. It's mentally so draining, your mind just shuts down. This scene in Old School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yYDzLUH1NE When Will Farrell finishes his speech; that's exactly how I feel after a social obligation, Lol! :) Congrats to your brother, Aubrey truly looked stunning!! Share the professional photographs when they come out, I want to see your full gown! Have a great one and thanks for sharing Stephanie :) -Iva

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  40. Looks like a great wedding weekend!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  41. Her dress!!!! So amazing. Congrats again to your family! Sounds like you had a great time, and I would have had the exact same Sunday... hermit-ize myself inside the house, do laundry, and watch a movie or TV marathon, and eat some comfort food.

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  42. OMG! That dress! The location looks amazing too. Looks like such a great weekend! Congrats to the lovely couple. I totally feel you on the next day situation. I cannot hang like I used to!

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  43. These wedding pictures are just amazing. Each and every moment in this wedding is filled with fun and joy. I also got the invitation for my cousin’s wedding at a destination Chicago event space. It would be my first trip to Chicago so I am eagerly waiting for the wedding day!!

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