You guys. This weekend was pretty epic. It may be Tuesday but I'm still recovering and still wishing we could rewind time back to Saturday - so. much. fun.
Our wedding season finale, wedding #7, took place in Detroit and celebrated our best couple friends Dane and Tiffany. Nick and Dane grew up together and then went to college together and were in the same fraternity, so I've known him for a long time as well and the 4 of us have gotten pretty close the last few years. We have tons of mutual friends which was amounting to sending wedding season out with a bang. It did not disappoint!
The festivities started on Thursday night with the rehearsal and dinner. Everything was right on the Detroit River which was just gorgeous. Prepare for picture overload with this post ;)
The happy couple!
Their nieces were running from table to table during the dinner giving out shoulder and neck massages. Umm, yes please. Most relaxing dinner ever! The food was also delicious, we had fresh lake perch that I'm still dreaming about.
And little side note: since we were coming up on wedding event #8249 for this summer (or close to that), I was all out of dresses. Which meant I had to do what I do best last week: shop! I was able to find a couple of really great pieces to wear this weekend and this maxi dress from Shopbop was easily my favorite. It's on final sale right now for a fabulous price - check it out here!
Now let's fast forward to Saturday because we didn't do much on Friday - Nick worked and then we went out to eat with his parents. Nick was in the wedding so he was off pretty early Saturday morning for pictures. I met up with a group of friends to grab brunch and then went to meet Barb & Kyle's (who just got married last weekend!) new 10 week old Bernese Mountain Dog. ADORABLE. Her name is Piccolina which means 'little girl' in Italian and she is just the sweetest thing ever. Can't wait for Brady to meet his playmate soon!
After a hefty dose of puppy fever (just kidding, I have my hands full over here), we headed to downtown Detroit to check into the Renaissance Center Marriott and start getting ready for the night. Check out these views from the 53rd floor!
After the s-l-o-w-e-s-t Uber ride of all time, we got to the ceremony with only a few minutes to spare. We found seats, settled in and then had a MAJOR 'oh $@#%' moment. One of our guy friends was going to be singing/playing the guitar for the first dance. Since he was in the wedding, we were in charge of bringing the guitar to the ceremony. Welllll, we left the guitar in the Uber and didn't realize it for about 20 minutes. We were majorly panicking and it took what felt like forever to get our driver on the phone, but luckily she was able to bring the guitar back and all was well. We didn't tell him or the happy couple until the next day ;)
Back to the ceremony - it went perfectly and before we knew it, we were on to cocktail hour with these fabulous views. Let the photo shoots begin!
The rest of the night literally went perfect. The food was delicious, speeches were sweet, photo booth was hilarious as always, and the band was seriously amazing. They played all of our favorite songs and the night was one giant dance party. It reminded me so much of our wedding with the same friends and the same songs, we like what we like ;)
Sunday morning was a rough one after a 4am bed time, but we rallied for brunch at Tiffany's parents and then picked up the pup and headed home. Honestly, Monday was a rough one too - this picture of Brady summed up how we were feeling perfectly, ha! But we couldn't be happier for these two and are so excited (and totally jealous) for their Hawaiian honeymoon coming up :)