Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nicole's Wedding Festivities!

My life long friend (and Olive's Godmother) got married while we were home and I had the privilege of being her matron of honor.  She had such a great group of girls for her bridesmaids and I had the best time getting to know them.  
I hosted a mountain weekend bachelorette party and we had a blast.  Things have changed a bit since I got married, so instead of Thunder from Down Under and clubbing in Vegas (yep, I was only 23 when I was engaged!) we thought a slower paced, more relaxed weekend would be the perfect way to celebrate Nicole's last days as a single lady.  We started the weekend with a dinner out and some fun bar games.  We bought dare card and realized that we were all too old (sober) to actually go through with any of them except Nicole did do one that seemed easy.  It was take a picture with a married man, easy peasy.  The next day we went shopping and then painted pottery.  We each made an appetizer plate and Nicole painted a platter so she will have a matching set to remember the weekend by!  Nicole loves painting pottery so we though this would be fun and they even had wine and snacks for us so it was a nice party!  Our second and last night we stayed in and had a little honeymoon/ travel themed shower for Nicole.  She got some really fun travel stuff and maybe a few pieces of lingerie ;).  The girls all pitched in and we bought matching PJs and I got us all stuff to do foot soaks and have a little spa party at the same time.  It was such a fun weekend and a great way to get to know each other before the big day!

Goodie bags for the girls

Decorations for the weekend

Painting Pottery in Breckenridge.

Opening her shower presents in her cute PJs

The rehearsal dinner was held at the beautiful Golden Hotel, right on the river.  What a wonderful night to get everyone together and start the weekend celebrations.

Colin and Nicole at the dinner

With the bride on her last single night!

Hubby lookin good.

The wedding was held in Nicole's parents backyard and it was totally transformed.  They spent weeks getting it ready, including building a pergola for the big day.  It felt like you were stepping into a park, it was so beautiful.  I even joked they could rent it out for future events.  The bridesmaids got ready in the house and the boys came over just before the ceremony.  The day of I didn't get too many pics (we were busy!) but if you want to see more here is the link  The photographers were very talented and there are some wonderful pictures.

The bride getting ready.

Wedding party (from the photographers).

Party time!

We had the best time celebrating and I am so glad that I got to be a part of Nicole and Chris' big day!

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