Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cincinnati Wedding Weekend

Where to even begin with this past weekend?!  It was perfection, in every way.  We celebrated one of my best friends wedding in Cincinnati and I wish we could re-do it all over again this weekend because it was so.much.fun.

Erica and I met in 2007 when we joined the same sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.  We hit it off right away and were roommates for the next four years of college.  About the same time that I met and started dating Nick, she met and started dating Tim (who was in Nick's fraternity, Sigma Chi) so we've all been together since the very beginning!  We couldn't wait for them to make things official this weekend.

The festivities started on Friday evening with a rehearsal and then an open cocktail/appetizer reception at the Moerlein Lager House.  It was really casual and informal and I loved it.  It was great to catch up with all of our college friends and kick off the wedding weekend!

The bride-to-be!

So much love for these people

We all spent the night together in Erica's suite, where we also got ready the next morning.  Everything went super smoothly and put us ahead of schedule for the entire day!  And how cute are these robes she got for us?


The party bus picked us up after lunch for pictures all over downtown Cincinnati.  It was the most gorgeous day - sunny and pretty warm, but there was a really nice breeze so it didn't feel too bad out.


Before we knew it, it was time to walk down the aisle!  The ceremony and the reception were held at Drees Pavilion and look at THIS VIEW.  It made for the prettiest ceremony ever.  I wish I had more pictures to share but sometimes I feel weird sharing ones of other people since this isn't their blog and who knows if they want to be broadcast out on the internet, anyone else?

Anyway, the ceremony went off without a hitch and we had been running so ahead of schedule that we were done with pictures and the bridal party was actually able to enjoy the cocktail hour which was awesome.


We moved inside for the reception and the room was breathtaking.  Also, this was my first ever Jewish wedding and so so so fun!


Just like at my wedding, we were able to get a picture of all of the Western Michigan University alum.  Pretty much everyone in this picture is either an Alpha Chi Omega or Sigma Chi so it was fun to have a "WMU Fraternity Village Drive" reunion.


And just like that, the weekend we'd been waiting for for a year and a half was over.  We drank, we danced, and then we drank and danced some more.  There are also a million inappropriate photobooth pictures that I can't wait to see.  THE perfect day and we couldn't be happier for Tim and Erica.  Everything was flawless and the fact that we were all dying on Sunday was proof of how much fun we all had.

4 weddings down, 3 more to go :)  Let the fun continue!  Hope you all had fabulous weekends as well!
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34 comments

  1. Loving the bride's rehearsal dinner outfit and her wedding gown! Absolutely gorgeous! And that venue is so amazing. I love the Cincinnati skyline... I swear I'm not biased or anything ;) Glad you had a great time!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Looks like such a fun time, lady! I'm so glad Ohio was good to you :)! Love your rehearsal dinner dress and you look so chic in your bridesmaid's dress. Her reception venue was gorgeous, I love the Cincinnati skyline at night and during the day. So, so, so, glad you had a blast :)! <3

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  3. What a fun wedding and I love the color of your dresses and of course you looked beautiful!! How special that you were able to celebrate with the bride and groom! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. What a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony! I can not get over that view!! Friend weddings are the absolute best and you look beautiful of course darling!

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  5. That view!!!!! So... all weekend I was reading that as DRESS pavilion... It just registered in my brain. You all look so good! I love her rehearsal dinner (maybe?) outfit!! I can't believe how many weddings you have on your agenda - but it seems SO FUN!!!

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  6. What a fun and relaxed wedding weekend! I can't believe everything went better than planned--I thought all weddings were supposed to be chaotic and make you feel frazzled when getting ready (guess that was just mine haha). That view is amazing and I love the bridesmaid dresses!

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  7. Such a gorgeous view of the city - perfect venue! The bride was glowing, and you looked gorgeous too gurlie! Love the dresses she picked out for you girls <3

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  8. Looks like a super fun wedding--loved your dresses, and that view was beautiful!

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  9. Looks like a blast! I see you double fisting before the ceremony. :) haha. Those robes are really pretty! And that view is gorgeous. Such a pretty wedding.

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  10. So much fun you looked GORGEOUS as did your friend! Xo

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  11. You looked gorgeous! What a fun wedding. I your dress.

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  12. hoooray for axo :) looks like such a fun wedding! my best friend (also an axo!) is from cincy and she had her wedding there too :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. So fun! I grew up in Northern Ky, so those views are very familiar. Love it!

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  14. Loved following your snaps during the wedding! It looked absolutely beautiful. Isn't that so fun being able to reconnect with all your sorority sisters?! My little was one of my bridesmaids and it was really special :-)

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  15. I just moved my sister back to Kzoo yesterday and believe it or not, she's living on Fraternity Village Drive! Small world (or maybe not, I'm not very familiar with the area haha). Such a beautiful wedding, looks like a great weekend!

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  16. So fun! You look stunning! And your friend's dress is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  17. You looked so gorg, girl!! What a fun weekend :)! xx

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  18. I know exactly where you are standing in Cincinnati :) Love that town.
    I love you stay in touch with your friends when distance takes you apart...
    thumbs up for a cute bridesmaids dress :)

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  19. Oh my gosh you look so pretty in that purple!! Those pictures with that view are amazing....so pretty. Weddings are so much fun...I wish I knew more people just so I could go to their wedding haha!

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  20. What a pretty bridesmaid dress - and a fun looking wedding :)

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  21. Lady, you looked absolutely stunning! Seriously, your friend has impeccable taste with those dresses/color that she chose for all of you, and your hair and makeup complemented it so well! It's so fun and special when you get to celebrate the wedding of someone so close to you - it looks like you had a blast!

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  22. That view is amazing! I love your hair for the wedding! Sounds like a fantastic, fun and beautiful wedding weekend!

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  23. How fun! I love weddings!!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  24. What a view!!! And that wedding does look super fun- love your dresses :) And seven weddings this year?!? I thought I had a lot!

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  25. Is the dress you're wearing in the pictures the same as one in your profile? It's so gorgeous seeing it in a different light, I thought it was more of a green instead of blue.

    She looked beautiful and I love the bridesmaids dresses she picked out.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  26. What a beautiful looking wedding!! I LOVE those dresses and flowers that your friend chose!! Her gown is stunning too. I'm glad that you had a fun time and I hope that you were able to relax today. :-)

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  27. What beautiful photos, looks as though you guys had a great time!! Love those robes, what a fun gift idea!

    Kaylie
    LIFE AS YOU LIVE IT

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  28. oh my goodness, what a fun time! the robes she got you are fabulous, and those dresses! both yours and hers, so gorgeous.

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  29. Those robes are beautiful! What a fun bridesmaid gift!

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  30. Love the brides gown and the gals' dresses too! What a beautiful story!!!

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  31. Wow! What a gorgeous wedding weekend! Your make-up was flawless! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  32. All of you are so gorgeous! This looks like such an amazing weekend with friends! I'm headed to Cinci this weekend!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  33. You are gorgeous, girl! Looks like everyone had a great time! :)

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