Monday, June 18, 2012

Wedding Bells


This weekend has been filled with the magic of wedding bliss. Who doesn't love the feeling of love and excitement that fills the air with such an event?! It was such an honor to be a bridesmaid for one of my best friends, Nicole. Last week was busy with making favors, decorating the venue, throwing her a bachelorette party, and rehearsing for the big day.


Since most of the bridesmaids were coming from out of town, we waited until the last minute to throw a  bachelorette party for Nicole. It was low key (no male strippers!), but full of fun and exactly her style. 

We started off going out for dinner and drinks.


Followed by an evening at my place for desserts, drinks, games, and gifts. Eryn and I picked wild flowers and made arrangements.


We all brought desserts. They hadn't all made it to the table yet when I took this pic but the table was packed with goodies!


I made mini gluten free vegan donuts. Will post the recipe in the next post along with a banana donut recipe. I also made chocolate covered peanut butter balls, and raw chocolate cream mini cakes.


We were all up bright and early Saturday morning to get ready for the big day! Hair, make up, breaky, and even a little yoga to de-stress the bride although she was extremely calm yet excited.

Tying up her gorgeous dress.


The girls all dressed up and ready to go!


It was a beautiful ceremony at Nicole and Dawson's church. Here's the happy married couple!


We prepared to hop onto a beautiful big boat to take the bridal party to the reception.


Us gals got to hang out in the cosy bottom (had to protect the hair!) with snacks and champagne. 

The guys hung out on boat deck outside.

Their reception was held in a huge log cabin on beautiful Osprey Island. The island is just down the lake from my parents house and over the years we boated by it time and time again yet never had the chance to go on the island so I was excited last summer when we went over to check it out as a possible venue to for event. 

Fortunately the weather was stellar all day and during all the outdoor photos... until about 5pm when it started to pour. UNfortunately some of the guests being brought across the lake got rained on but all was well soon enough and everyone had a great evening in the cabin.


We had a lovely dinner, entertainment, speeches, and lots of fun dancing. Me and my sweetie!


Eryn and I.

Of course there was the cake cutting! Such a beautiful couple inside and out. I'm so happy for them as they begin their lives together. They're currently on their way to Antigua for their honeymoon!


I can't wait to get all the pictures from the photographer... but you know how long that can take!

6 comments:

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

how fun!! i love the bride's shades in those pictures:) and you looked beautiful! i love weddings so much:) thanks for sharing!

Michaela {au naturel design} said...

I don't think real life male strippers would look as good as Matthew McConaughey in that upcoming movie, hehehe. The entire celebration looks like so much fun and I love the venue! I'm going to be in a wedding in July and the bridesmaid dresses are almost the exact same. The flower detail is beautiful.

Heather Pace said...

Thanks glutenfree! It was so much fun.

Michaela - lolol - that's right, thats why we didn't get the strippers ;) Matthew wasn't available that night. Enjoy your friend's wedding!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

This is an amazingly beautiful post, Heather!! You look absolutely flawless and gorgeous and I love the recap - what fun! :)

Purelytwins said...

Looked like a wonderful time!! Heather you looked beautiful!

shannonmarie said...

I'm so glad I had a moment to stop by your blog and see these pics. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :-)