I have been working on this post since Sunday! This weekend was so much fun and so much pictures were taken, it was hard to condense everything into one little post – so this isn’t going to be a little post – it’s going to be a BIG ONE!
Fiancé was in charge of taking all the pictures for the evening since I was unable to carry around my camera, but he did an awesome job! I was quite proud of all the awesome shots he got throughout the evening.
Let’s start at the beginning! After the Bridal Party, when we all finished getting our hair and make-up done, we got dressed and took some pictures and then it was time to head to the church! We hung out in a room downstairs while the guests arrived and then it was time for us to head down the aisle and for Michele to make her grand entrance!
Here are some pictures from the ceremony –
Me walking down the aisle.
Here comes the Bride
I got to wear special roses in my hair since I was the Maid of Honor. I enjoyed that little detail!
Woohoo! Congratulations to the Bride & Groom!
Then it was time to party in the massive white Hummer Limousine!
It was so hot on Saturday that this Yuengling I had might have been the best beer I have ever! It definitely quenched my thirst!
But it wasn’t too hot for a FIRE! (Yes that is a fireplace in the limo!)
The entire bridal party celebrating on the way to the reception!
On our way to the reception we stopped at Michele and Eric’s Alma Mater – George Mason University – to take some pictures on campus!
I snapped a few myself! So cute!
When we got to the receptions site, we were shuffled into a holding room where the bridal party was able to enjoy some food and drink before we joined the rest of the reception.
The bride and I played in the mirror taking silly pictures.
In another room across the way, Fiancé, my parents and some friends were enjoying cocktails waiting for the bridal party to arrive.
I was pretty impressed with all the pictures fiancé took! When I looked at all the images I was so happy! He did an awesome job!
Here are some pictures of some of the centerpieces.
And the champagne with raspberries (look familiar?)
I loved all the colorful flowers Michele chose
And the floating orchids were amazing
After a little while they announced the bridal party.
We walked into and did a little dance to one of my favorite songs – Hit Me Baby One More Time
We had some fun doing a little jig walking out!
When the song said “Hit Me Baby” I pushed my escort down to the ground and he did a push-up! Ha
Luckily, Fiancé (who is apparently a pro photographer and didn’t tell me) caught the whole thing on camera!
Then it was time for Michele & Eric’s first dance.
I love Love.
After everyone’s grand entrance I made my way over to see fiancé (aka – Mr. Professional Photographer), the OTHER Michelle (with two “L”s, and Scott.
Then I found my mom and took some silly pictures with her
And then a family picture with dad!
Did I mention that I was loving the orchids?
Throughout the beginning of the reception I enjoyed some red wine.
This is a little picture of what the head table looked like. A cool part of the decor was that everyone’s bouquet’s made up the centerpieces. The bride’s big bouquet went in the middle and ours went all around it! Creative, right?
Dinner was AMAZING. We were given 3 options when we returned our RSVP’s and I chose crab cakes. They were insanely good.
The veggies and potatoes that came with it were amazing too. I seriously cleaned my plate! After a long day, it was a great meal!
Check out the gifts that everyone got. We got Mason jars – since the couple went to George Mason – and inside were M&M’s. Yum!
The cake was just as beautiful as the rest of the reception. Lots of colorful flowers all around!
Then it was time to mingle and take some more pictures! My mom got some time with the bride to congratulate her.
Then we took a group shot with both our moms!
The signature drink of the evening was called – Summer Love – it was a Pomegranate Mojito
A pre-dessert dessert was a chocolate and vanilla shell filled with cream and berries.
We took a few more pictures – this is all the graduates from PVI – which is the high school we went to.
Then it was time to dance!
This may have been a moment in the night when I was dominating the Cupid Shuffle!
This may have been a moment in the night when Don’t Stop Believing came on. I was feeling it!
What can I say? I’m a total Glee-ck
Classic high school pose with Michelle.
Enjoying the beautiful view.
Then it was time to cut the cake!
And guess who caught the bouquet??
<cough, cough Scott!>
Here is the head table all lit up with the lights down low
As for the rest of the evening, lots of drinking and dancing took place. My dad was even dancing in his seat! He’s a party animal!
The cake was filled with raspberries! Yum!
I love me some wedding cake!
Did you see the back of Michele’s dress? Love it!
Then the evening started to wind down and it was time for a special send off for the bride and groom.
They did a golf cart getaway and ran out through all the sparklers! I am sure they got some great pictures!
Congratulations to Michele & Eric!
Sorry for the mass amount of pictures from the wedding, but it was so exciting for me to be a part of their special day, I wanted to share it all with you!
I can’t believe my BFF is now a Mrs.!
What was your favorite part about Michele’s wedding? She is a big fan of the blog so let her know what you thought!
Thanks for reading!