Musings of a Museum Fanatic: One of the best days of my life & Giveaway

3.29.2013

One of the best days of my life & Giveaway

Six years ago March 31st was one of the best days of my life.  Nope it wasn't my wedding, a big birthday or the day I met Kevin.  It was my brother's wedding!  I know I've mentioned a few times how much I love my sister in law Bethany but I love my big brother too!  He is the best big brother, always there if I need him, always offering advice on important things like beer or football, inspiring my love of Star Wars and Valpo Crusaders.  Heck I'm sure I could do a whole post just about my brother ... : )


Their wedding took place during my senior year at Valpo.  I ended up coming home a few times for the various festivities.  The show was at a fabulous tapas restaurant in Naperville, IL, Meson Sabika.  Head to their website the building itself is beautiful and supposedly haunted!  It was a beautiful day.  I actually helped with so much of the day it was such a new experience for me.  Since I was still in college no one I knew until that point was getting married so I got to help my mom make the centerpieces and the favors using vases and beautiful stemware favors (thank you IKEA for pretty glassware for good prices!).  This is a photo of my mom, me, Bethany, her sister Thais & her mom Gwen.


The bachelorette provided more firsts for me.  Instead of doing the typical go out, get drunk and throw penis items all about Bethany opted for a fabulous spa day!  OMG it was fabulous.  Manis/Pedis and massages at the spa.  Now this isn't just any spa this is a high quality one where they provide you robes to walk around in the afternoon, you get munchies and fancy healthy drinks.  I'm not sure I could afford to go back to a place like that again but man it was nice.  It was also the start of my life long massage and pedicure addictions.  
Rehearsal & dinner was pretty uneventful except for the pastor saying Louie & Betsy (eep!) and Bethany's sister bawling her eyes out the entire time.  The day of was amazing.  Bethany went to school to be an event planner and has a flair of being able to pull events, outfits and rooms together.  The theme was browns and pink and polka dots.  It was a great night of delicious food, great family & friends, and tons of dancing.  

Now for a photo dump of some of my favorites!







Now for the giveaway!!





9 comments

  1. My Best Friend's Wedding. When they break into song at lunch is probably the most epic movie scene of all time.

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  2. Loved Katherine Heigl in 27 dresses

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  3. The Princess Bride has always been my favorite because it's not your typical movie.

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