Monday, September 6, 2010

A Wedding

I love weddings, one of those sweet, celebratory moments in life, where just for a few hours, noone is stressed, noone is sad, and everyone is embracing love. Meet the beautiful bride, Jarah.
There is no doubt in my mind that this upcoming November wedding will be blissful and fun, because that is how she rolls. She always knows how to have a good time, and she's quite the planner and decorator, so it will be one for the books, I'm sure. This past weekend was Jarah's bachelorette party in Richmond. Yes, I managed to escape the Hewitt zoo and spend some fun times with my girls. I miss them terribly.

We had dinner and drinks at a nice irish pub, after a relaxing spa pedicure and before our "wild" night out with the bride-to-be. We had a good time, although times have definitely changed. We found ourselves wondering how to behave on a crowded, smokey dance floor in the middle of a very young bar. We pushed on through though and showed the bride a good time, with many laughs a long the way. We were all back at the hotel by 1:00, which for this crowd, is very early. The following morning, this sophisticated, sweet bride insisted on a very interesting brunch, one like no other I have ever attended.

Are you curious?

Reservations and all, the 12 of us made our way to a small little bar/tavern not too far from our hotel, where we celebrated with drinks (not me, I had water....I had to drive afterwards) and brunch as we watched the show. Now, I have always considered myself to be rather liberal when it comes to things like this, but I am thinking this may have just been too much. I don't even know how to describe it without blushing. As we ate our meals and chit-chatted with the bride, these men, whatever....sang and danced around us, collecting dollar bills and stroking the guests with their feather boas!!!! YIKES! Let's just say, I am glad the bride and a few other unnamed girls enjoyed themselves, but I think I will stay far, far away from that place in the future! Whew!

Did I mention that the wildest of our bunch on the dance floor was Whitney, the mother-to-be? You should have seen the looks she got around that bar that night. She is such a good sport, and beautiful at that.

I love celebrating with these ladies. We have known each other 10-12 years now and have celebrated graduation, jobs, engagements, weddings, and babies together....some of life's most precious moments. I am very blessed to have them in my life. Thanks ladies for a wonderful weekend, and thanks for not making me have brunch ever again!

1 comment:

Jarah said...

Thanks Carrie! What a very sweet post! I'm so glad you could make it and I'm even more excited that you get to spend my big day with me :) See ya soon!!!