Weekend Recap 9.17.17… Friends Wedding in Columbus & Lots of Old Friends

Hey friends!!  How was your weekend?  I didn’t get around to blogging this weekend because it was jam packed!  We left for Columbus, OH on Saturday morning at early o’clock for our friends’ wedding.  We had a short layover in Chicago and got to Ohio around noon.  We rented a car and drove about 15 minutes to our hotel downtown.  

I found this picture on my husband’s phone from dinner last week when my mother-in-law was in town.

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After we arrived, Jon went to meet up with a friend of his while I rested for a bit before getting ready for the wedding later that evening.  The wedding and reception was at the Westin Hotel.  The hotel is beautiful!  

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After watching our friends say I do, there was a fun cocktail hour with all the guests.  My husband is friends with the groom from college; they were in the same fraternity.  A lot of their fraternity brothers attended the wedding so it was really fun getting to catch up with everyone after all these years.  Fun fact: My husband and I met in college at Miami of Ohio.  He was a junior and I was a freshman.  At the cocktail hour, there were a bunch of different napkins personalized by the bride and groom.  My favorite included fun facts about them!

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After the cocktail hour, we headed back to the same room where the ceremony took place for the reception.  They transformed it into a beautiful reception with lots of tables and a dance floor.  These were waiting at our seats with lottery tickets inside.  How cute! 

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The couple had a traditional Jewish ceremony and included my favorite Jewish tradition.  I always get nervous that someone is going to fall and get hurt, but thankfully no one did. 🙂 

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We had a blast celebrating the beautiful couple and seeing old friends.  After a few hours of dancing we headed back to the hotel for some rest before another early morning flight.  We left Columbus at 8:25am and got home to Nashville at 8:40am thanks to the time change!  It was so nice to have all Sunday at home to get ahead for the week.  We went grocery shopping, walked the dogs, cleaned the whole house, meal prepped and even got in some naps. 🙂 

Have a great week, yall!!

Questions:

  1. Favorite part of a wedding?
  2. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  3. How many weddings (if any) are you attending this year? 

Weekend Recap 10.31.16 … Bray Wedding in Cleveland, Ohio

Good morning!! Happy Halloween!! I hope your weekend was full of fun and relaxation!  We arrived home last evening after a wonderful weekend in Ohio celebrating the marriage of two good friends.  

I’m going to do a quick recap because I’ve got to go vote today (will be out of town during election) and I’ve got a lot of stuff to do before we leave town again tomorrow! 

We got into Cleveland late Friday night and checked into the Hyatt Place and ran to the nearest tv to see the end of the Indians game.  Woo they won!!  Then we called it a night.  

Saturday morning started bright an early with breakfast and then a workout at the hotel before we got ready for the wedding.  The wedding ceremony took place at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church.  It was a beautiful ceremony!

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We had a few hours to in between the ceremony and the reception so we headed to B Spot to meet up with our friends, Amber and Andrew, who just got married a couple weeks ago!  We had a blast reminiscing their fun wedding weekend! 

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We were roommates our freshmen year of college and have been friends ever since!  Love this girl! 

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Around 6pm we took the shuttle to the reception at St. Demetrios Cultural Center.  The bride and groom put so much thought into all the small details.  They had a box that your could give them advice that they would open on their 1st, 5th, an 10th year wedding anniversary.  Such a neat idea.  The couple met at Miami University (in Ohio), which is actually where my husband and I met too.  

I don’t have many pictures of the night because we were busy dancing the night away.  But the highlight of the night… the bride and groom danced their first dance and when we thought they were almost done, they busted out into choreographed dancing to about 10 different songs.  Everyone went wild cheering the couple on.  It was by far the best surprise of the night!!

Here’s us wishing we could dance like the newlyweds. 😉

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Oh, and they had a photobooth with so many fun props! We had such a blast!!! 

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Congrats to the newlyweds, Kat and Steve!  We are so happy for you both!! xoxoxo

This wedding wraps up wedding season for us this year!  We had so much fun witnessing the weddings of 4 of our favorite couples! 

Questions:

  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Are you dressing up this year?  If so, as what?
  3. Since it is almost lunchtime, what are you having today?