Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bacholerette Party and Wedding!!

the adorable and beautiful Bride to be at her party!
By the way she wore black and I wore a light pink.. its pink everybody not white and I totally cleared it with her FIRST! lol

I dont even know how to explain this picture except that she is "Sto Bird" and I am "Llama face"

Like honestly people look how beautiful!

Her cousin Ashley and I palled around a lot that week and went on a few (read: several) cheese it runs
(sorry for the red eye!)

The group Of girlies for the Party... not sure I remember all of their names.. but bride center right in back!

{ignore the object I am holding}
Myself, Ashley and Erin-possibly the sweetest and cutest girl I have ever met!

Julia (Maid oh Honor 2) and I

Ended the night at a place called Duffys where the bride and groom first met.. *sigh* adorable!

The day of I must say she 100% kept her cool, and maintained a smile that said both, "I am so happy I could burst" and "lets do this already!"
Who could blame her! We were ready in record time even with a lost earring, hair and make up for eight girls and one grandma, and last minute ideas for the Lavender she had left over.

The idea being to sprinkle it down the aisle and as we walk the scent will fill the air!
And even though it totally worked, it also totally attracted bees.. so.. beware of that.

Speeches were made, and I pretty much cried during hem all. I couldn't imagine sweeter words, and more genuine happiness for the couple, and support.
They were truly surrounded by those who love them that day

{in the limo driving over}

I didnt actually eat any cake, I was conspiring with the groomsmen
 (all adorable, all fun to hang out with, all attached)
We danced around them with sparklers for their first dance, and watched as one very tall groom beamed down at one very lovely bride

Most of the girls had see the movie "Bridesmaids" already and the part that cracks me up is when the two girls are fighting giving "Im closer to her" speeches at the party... finally Kristen Wigg announces "We are so close we dont even NEED words"

This is kinda how I feel about this picture: 

silly picture

table settings were simple and beautiful

our bouquets.. note: BEE

Back at the penthouse where we stayed the night before and got ready in in the morning, had a stair way that led to a tower on top of the hotel

and in true Marshal Lilly fashion the two had nothing to eat at their own wedding (which breaks my heart lol) and ended the night at a fast food joint..
more geez.. more adorableness!

On my drive Home

More Lakes that were stuning!

Venice Beach to lay out and sun, and nap

The foggy coast line made me sleepy!
I ended up booking a hotel room in Pismo beach and just passed out! Then I woke up to have dinner and night cap with my beautiful cousins!

My sweet sweet nephew playing in the dogs water bucket

Santa Monica Pier for ice cream.. and it was sooo worth the extra traffic to get there. Sun sand beach rides and really nice ocean breeze!
I imagined myself as an old lady as I sat alone on a bench at the waters edge eating my ice cream and thinking the kids should really NOT be running... I'll make for a good old lady I think..

My trip was perfect! Everything I wanted it to be and a little more too. I enjoyed each leg of my trip and felt as though California was some how showing off for me. With all the beautiful weather, and sun sweet vineyard drives, boating out into the waves, and camping under the stars with the sea lions. The happiest and wonderful wedding of a best friend, and the charm of listening to my nephew play. The fog on the coast line and the busy downtown walks along the popular beaches to people watch...
Thanks Cali! I will miss being so close to you!



  1. I simply CANNOT ignore the object you are holding. Hahaha.

  2. You both looked gorg! What kind of bouquet is that? It's beautiful!

  3. What an absolutely GORGEOUS weekend! You guys all look stunning, and her wedding is simply beautiful!

  4. Love the pictures.. and Forrie is adorable! Glad we got to have sister night with "M" and hear all the juicy details of such a fantastic trip with tons crammed in! MUAH

  5. Love you Bridgey! Love, Storey