Well this weekend I traveled to upstate New York for my friend Carissa’s wedding. I left Friday morning SUPER bright and early with my brother and we made the 10 hour trek to a small town in New York.
On Friday night, I headed out to the wedding night for some bachelorette fun with these great gals! Carissa is my best friend Bethany’s younger sister and I’ve known her since I she was three! It seems like just yesterday we were playing with Barbies.
Mapquest took me a CRAZY way so at one point I was driving in my car on practically a cow path with my brights on, overhead light on, trying to make sense of the written directions, comparing notes on my iphone map when I had service, all the while thinking my husband would kill me if I died in the woods on this trip! lol! But then I learned the real way to go which was much easier!
The wedding took place in this field right next to the mountains. It was gorgeous and Carissa and Aamir had the perfect day!
I loved what Carissa’s dad, who married them, shared about the importance of grace in marriage. You do give and receive so much grace and learn so much about true grace in a marriage relationship.
Carissa was such a beautiful bride! The reception was really laid back—it was also outdoors in just behind where the ceremony took place. Also, the sweet potato casserole was to DIE for!
And then of course this “bestie shot” with Bethany! It always seems like too long in between our times together these days. I also got to give Beth the vintage map of the Chicago train lines I got for her at the Country Living Fair. She absolutely loved it! (She’s stepping right into my perfect plan to move her back to the midwest! Mwahaha!)
In keeping with the laid back style the wedding ended with family and close friends hanging out around a bonfire with the bride and groom. It was a fun way to end the day and nice for us out-of-towners to spend more time with them.
Then my brother and I headed back to our hotel since we had an early wake up time for our return trip. It was a whirlwind weekend, but I’m so thrilled I could go and celebrate with them!
Don’t you just love weddings!? I love seeing the bride and grooms personalities shine through and of course it always makes me reminiscent about our big day too.
Tell me a little bit about your wedding or your plans for your yet-to-be wedding! What made it unique? What ideas do you already have? Or share a special memory and let’s all feel romantic and girly together! Nate wrote, sang, and played a special song for our wedding. And he cried a lot when he saw me for the first time. And his dad (who married us) kept saying his older brother’s name accidentally and his grandpa (who did part of the ceremony) kept calling me Kathy; so we joke that really Tyler and Kathy got married on our day.