Friday, September 23, 2011

today...aka Wedding Eve!

rehearsal

Today is the eve of Sarah's wedding, and I'm about to head to sleep in preparation for a busy, busy day tomorrow....but I thought I'd say hello quickly since tomorrow there will be no time for blogging! The past couple of days have been amazing - last night was the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and it was such a fun night.  Sarah and Andy are getting married at Tre Bella, which is an absolutely adorable venue in downtown Mesa. We all met there to run through the ceremony and get aquainted with the order we'll be walking, etc. It's funny that even though it's obviously not my wedding I still had those nervous butterflies as I walked down the aisle. I don't even know why! Silly. But then of course watching Sarah walk down, even in practice mode, was super emotional. Note to self: tissues are a necessity tomorrow!

After the rehearsal we all headed over to La Bocca, where Andy's parents treated us to the most delicious meal. We had Sarah's favorite pear and goat cheese salad, followed by assorted bruschetta and pizzas. YUM. If you haven't ever been to La Bocca I highly recommend it.  And if you've been a reader for awhile, you'd also know that's where we also had our first annual AZ Blogger Meetup!

I think one of my most favorite parts about being a part of Sarah's wedding has been getting to know her other close friends that she's met more recently. Because I live a couple hours north, I haven't gotten the chance to really spend time with these girls, but after all of the events surrounding her wedding I'm pretty much in love with each and every one of them. That's the neat part - when you love a friend so much you're almost bound to love the people they love also, and I feel so lucky to call Sarah's friends my friends now, too. Such rad girls.

It's still surreal that after all of this planning tomorrow is the big day!  And it's going to be a busy one! My sweet friend Nikki at MAC will be doing my make up in the morning, then I'll be heading over to Sarah's to help her get ready. The wedding is actually at 6pm, but her videographers and photographers will be spending the day with us, capturing all of it, beginning to end.

So....YAY!  I am just so, so excited to see my lovely best friend become a WIFE tomorrow and stand up there for her as her Matron of Honor (she has two- her sister and me!).

Goodnight Ms. Sarah. And tomorrow, hello to you as a Mrs.! I love you.

9 comments:

  1. Aww, it's so cute how you got butterflies when you walked down the aisle. How sweet :)

    xo, Samantha
    http://theadventuresoftwosams.blogspot.com/

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  2. WHERE did you get that dress?! I need it!

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  3. Aww, sounds like such a fun time. So happy for you and your friend, and can't wait to hear about the wedding. The venue looks amazing even from those small pictures.

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  4. Have a great time. I love reading about all of your adventures. I love weddings. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  5. Weddings are the best, I love love love them! 'Specially for dear friends. Hoping its a ball, and congrats to the newly weds! ~xo

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  6. No joke I seriously wanted my wedding at Tre Bella! Sadly we can't afford a nice wedding but the venue is BEAUTIFUL! I hope they have an amazing wedding!

    Petit Monstree

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  7. I love how friends friends become your friends. It truly is a wonderful circle!!!

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  8. I love meeting friends of my close friends! I always end up adoring them and having a close bond right away. You are gorgeous, Danielle!

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