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Weekending: Wedding Fun

Happy LAST day of June!!  Craziness.  I'm looking forward to July - celebrating the 4th, Nick's birthday and our first wedding anniversary.  We finally decided on staying at the Kings Courtyard Inn for our anniversary trip to Charleston and the countdown is on!  Another thing I hope to do in July is buy our first house.  We're in Michigan today house hunting so wish us luck!  Third time's the charm, right?

We had a wonderful weekend that went by way too fast.  Friday night, the drinking began as soon as I got home from work.  Traffic on Friday is brutal, especially in the summer (aka construction season) and you just need something to take the edge off when you get home!

TGIF, for real

Later that evening, I grabbed dinner with my friends at a Mexican joint in the West Loop called De Cero.  The food was delicious but the best part of the meal was my drink - a coconut mojito.  Seriously the best drink I've ever had.  I have a feeling we'll be back for lots of those this summer.


After dinner, we headed next door to check out the rooftop bar at the Little Goat.  It was pretty crowded so we only stayed for one drink -- but we did manage to catch an impromptu fireworks show while on the rooftop.  We headed to one more bar afterwards and then called it a night.



Nick and I had plans to check out the farmers market on Saturday morning but those quickly went out the window when we slept in until 10am.  Sometimes you just need to sleep.  Other than Nick's hockey game in the afternoon, we were lazy all day until it was time to get ready for our friends wedding!

The wedding was right downtown Chicago at the Ivy Room and it was so much fun.  The ceremony and cocktail hour were held outside in a little courtyard and it was a gorgeous setting -- you almost didn't feel like you were in the city, despite the cabbies honking in the background ;)  It was super hot, 90 degrees, and right at the end of the cocktail hour, it started downpouring!  Summer storms roll in fast but we made it inside without getting too wet.


Thanks for all the Instagram love!  You can find the dress HERE!

I did a terrible job taking pictures but it was such a wonderful, special night and we are so happy for our friends Derek and Morgan!  The food was amazing -- they had 3 different stations (American, Italian and Greek) that were all you could eat -- the DJ kept the dance floor packed all night, their families gave the sweetest speeches and you couldn't keep Nick and I out of the photo booth haha.  It was a perfect night and we had a blast celebrating their new marriage!



Sunday was another lazy day filled with hockey, errands and OITNB.  Just the way a Sunday should be :)  Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, too!
Linking up with LeeannCarly and Biana

43 comments

  1. What a fun weekend and I love weddings in the city!!! You know it's going to be a good night when you've had the best drink ever! Wishing you luck today in the house search!!

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  2. Sounds like a fun weekend! Good luck on your house hunt!

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  3. Good luck with the house hunting, sweet girl! Loving your dress! :)

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  4. Looks like a fabulous weekend! I am the same way after work on Fridays, once that drink hits your lips it's like ahhhhhh now I'm officially relaxed :)

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  5. Fun weekend! You looked so pretty at the wedding, and love those photo booth pictures!

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  6. Sounds like you have a fabulous July ahead of you! And coconut mojito... yum!

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  7. What a fun wedding! Love the 3 food options. Your dress was so pretty! You looked great!

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  8. These pics are so fun! Love that rooftop bar (even though it was crowded) and that ivy covered building is gorgeous! The food sounds delish too!

    <3, Pamela
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  9. looks like such a fun weekend! hope you guys find THE house today - that mojito sounds deeelish. also, that dress. STUNNING! you are so freaking pretty, its not fair ;) cant believe its from F21!

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  10. Looks like a great weekend! That coconut mojito sounds yummy. Good luck house hunting today!!

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  11. How fun! Good luck with the house hunting!

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  12. That mojito sounds and looks fantastic! You looked so pretty at the wedding! Glad you had such a fun and relaxing weekend so you can go find a house today!! Good luck and fingers crossed!!

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  13. Oh that dress is lovely. That mojito sounds yummy. good luck house hunting!!

    Best, Mree

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  14. ohh I know I would love that coconut mojito!! That looks incredible. Good luck on the house hunting today and you looked gorgeous for the wedding. Loved that dress.

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  15. I clearly failed on scrolling Instagram this weekend, but you looked great at the wedding and that dress! Absolutely love it. Glad you had a good weekend - sending good vibes to you today while house hunting!

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  16. A coconut mojito sounds delicious! What a good combo of flavors! It looks like you had such a fun weekend, I can only imagine how gorgeous that wedding was- glad the weather held off for the most part! I love your matching paisley- so cute! Sending good vibes and prayers your way that you find a house today!

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  17. Awesome weekend! Love that dress -- and that mojito!

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  18. You look so beautiful!! Great dress choice.
    Traffic? Hand over the whole bottle - forget a glass! :)

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  19. Coconut mojitos sound yum! Coconut anything sounds delish right now :)

    Sounds like a great weekend!

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  20. Looks like a great weekend, LOVE the pics from the wedding, you 2 are adorable! I had a delicious raspberry mojito Saturday, definitely a new fave. Good luck today ;)

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  21. I hope you find the perfect house this time!!!

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  22. Umm.. You two are just absolutely adorable! Love that dress btw! So cute!

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  23. loooved that pic of you two over the weekend!! Keep us posted on house hunt and yes 3rd time has to be a charm right?! :) xoxo

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  24. Coconut mojito?! What!? That sounds soooo good! I need to recreate it! Best of luck on your house hunting today,

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  25. now I must try a coconut mojito! sounds awesome! sounds like a fabulous weekend and you and nick are just too cute!

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  26. YES to Sundays and OITNB hah. Your dress is killer!

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  27. Love the Little Goat Diner and I'll definitely check out that rooftop. I had read about, so thanks for sharing your experience. That wedding looked beautiful, and your dress is pretty! I love prints. :-) We didn't have a great experience good service at DeCero and never returned. But the food is very good.

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    1. Yay for another Chicagoan! I agree, DeCero didn't have the best service but I know I'll be back (way too many times) for more coconut mojito's!

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  28. All you can eat italian?!?! Now THAT'S my kind of wedding!
    And your photobooth pictures are so cute! Those things are seriously the best!

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  29. Good luck today, hopefully the 3rd time is the charm!!

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  30. So I've missed stopping by lately!! Looks like y'all had a great weekend. Loved that IG pic you shared this weekend. Good looking couple! Hope the house hunting is going well!

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  31. Love the dress, and the mojito. Looks like an awesome weekend!

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  32. Adding these all to the list thanks for the suggestions!!!

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  33. Stopping by from the link up! 1. you guys are the cutest couple and 2. I need that drink ASAP

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  34. A coconut mojito sounds amazing!! I may need to google a recipe for one of those! And I cannot believe that dress is from Forever 21... What an amazing find!!!

    Happy house hunting :) :)

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  35. That ivy wall is stunning! Such a beautiful space!

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  36. Love the photo booth pics! Looks like a fun weekend (AS ALWAYS)!

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  37. Looks like such a fun weekend!! Good luck house hunting! Crossing my fingers xox

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  38. Perfect summer weekend - roof top bar with friends. And yes Sundays were meant for OITNB hehe

    Thanks for linking up with MMG :)

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  39. There are so many cool things to do in Chicago! I really need to make it back there sometime NOT for work :) Looked like a fun weekend!

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  40. Your wedding arrangement seems to be very simple. That’s good for throwing party with close friends. Even you looked so beautiful in your wedding dress!!
    Chicago Wedding Venues

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