Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wedding Season Finale

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 :)


Hope you all had fabulous weekends as well! 

And just a reminder, TOMORROW is our fall link up!  Join P!nky and I to share absolutely anything you want about the upcoming season: clothing, decor, pumpkin recipes, bucket lists, you name it.  Can't wait to see all of your fall themed posts!!! :)

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41 comments

  1. Congrats to the bride and groom! The wedding looked beautiful!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  2. What a fabulous wedding and weekend! We have three more left this year and the finale #10 on 12 December - what a year!

    And that pup is adorable!!
    x

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  3. Looks like an amazing wedding finale. I can totally see why you needed an extra day of recovery. Way to send wedding season off with a bang. Love your wedding outfit, the dress is fabulous!

    I'm excited for tomorrow!

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  4. What an absolutely gorgeous location for a wedding! That sunset is amazing! 4 am?! Ugh, no thank you!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Such a fun wedding and great way to end the season! I would definitely need a couple extra days of recovery too haha

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  6. That puppy is gorgeous!!! So stinking cute! Love that you had a good time at the wedding--and that you got in another hot dog fix haha

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  7. What a fun wedding to wrap up your season of weddings!! I would have been FREAKING out about that guritar - I'm sooo glad you found it! That black and white dress looked so great on you! I love it.

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  8. OMG the bernese mountain dog! If I ever get a huge house and a yard and all that, I want one. I love those guys (or girls lol). It's funny, I was just writing about my own wedding before I clicked this and how I loved being alone, and then I look at these pictures and I'm like, wow that looks so fun though. Maybe I just love being invited to other peoples weddings. I seriously though cannot believe you went to SEVEN weddings. We go to maybe 2 a year and that's plenty for me. Isn't is funny though how everyone seems to get married at the same time? I think we might have been ahead of that getting married at 25&26, and I'm betting within the next few years we have a lot of weddings. Actually thinking about it now, I can't picture any of Johns friends married haha. So who knows! But so fun looking! And, I really, really, really love your shoes.

    x. Morgan

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    1. And the guitar in the uber!! Hahahah! My sister works for them (not a driver, in their offices) and you wouldn't believe the things people leave behind. Wallets, phones, vacuums, you name it haha. They have a huge lost and found.

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  9. Omgosh the wedding was breathtakingly beautiful. Love the dresses you chose too! And that puppy! It looks so cuddly. Glad you've had so much fun this "wedding season."

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  10. What an adventure!!!! Can't believe the uber story!! At least it was uber and not a cab... because I don't know how you would get that back!!! Love all the fun group pics! You guys seem to have the best time together!! I'm sad because all my girlfriends are married and there aren't anymore weddings for us all to get together and dance the night away together! As always, BradyB captures my disdain for the morning!

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  11. What a busy season! My last summer was like this. It's exhausting but I actually missed it this year

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  12. Looks like a wonderful party!! I can't believe you guys have been to 7 weddings this year - that is amazing and crazy all at the same time!! Loved your outfit too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  13. You guys have definitely made the wedding rounds! And looked adorable in the process:) Glad to hear this last wedding was so fun!!!

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  14. Everything looks so gorgeous! I'm obsessed with that maxi dress! That uber story is scary - thank goodness you had the driver's number!

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

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  15. Where are you from? I live about 45 mins north of Detroit! So weird!

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  16. I still can't believe all the weddings you guys had this year - craziness! And you looked fabulous at each and every event, and it sure looks like you ended the season with a bang. Looked like such a fun wedding <3

    Green Fashionista

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  17. I can't handle Brady's cuteness - though his new playmate is pretty cute, too! Loving all of your looks from the weekend! Fab as always.

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  18. Such a fun wedding weekend! Brady is perfect as always and your friends pup - oh my gosh, the cuteness! I love the setting for the wedding and the view from your room - you can tell you all were having such fun!

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  19. Oh my goodness, look at that puppy - sooo cute!! Their ceremony space was really cool, and the bride looked gorgeous at the rehearsal and her wedding. As did you, I love the dress you snagged! Congrats on making it through wedding season :)

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  20. I love BMD's! They're the cutest! You guys partied like rock stars this Summer, I don't know how you're still standing!!!

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  21. Such a fun weekend and wedding!! Dying over that puppy!! Love your dresses

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  22. Oh my gosh... glad you didn't tell the bride & groom till the next day about the guitar :)
    What a beautiful wedding location!
    YOU MADE IT! SURVIVED Wedding 2015 Palooza - you need a shirt made :)
    ... I want that dog...

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  23. It sounds like & looks like it was a fantastic weekend & wedding! That puppy is so adorable. <3 You looked so beautiful at the wedding! Your dress is gorgeous!

    The photo of Brady is how I feel waking up every Monday morning, lol. Brady is so cute and very photogenic!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  24. You looked BEAUTIFUL all weekend, love the dresses! Weddings are always extra special when you're super close to the friends getting married. Glad you guys had fun!

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  25. You got any weddings lined up for next year yet, haha!

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  26. Cutest clothes ever, girl. Loved your wedding look and that fun maxi! Gimme that big ole puppy any day ;) Glad your wedding season ended with a bang.

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  27. What a fun time! How amazing to have so many friends getting married :)

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  28. LOVE your maxi dress and the one you wore to the wedding, you are gorgeous! OMG that puppy, I want her!! Looks like a fabulous time!

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  29. Piccolina is SO cute! Oh my gracious! What a little ball of fluff!

    So glad you guys were able to get the guitar back! I would've been flipping out too! Glad the wedding festivities were so wonderful. :)

    Brady is SUCH a cutie. That sleepy little face. So precious. :)

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  30. Looks like it was a fun weekend and wedding! I'm dying about the story about you guys leaving the guitar in the Uber - that's just totally something that would happen, ha!

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  31. Love your dress! What a pretty setting for a wedding. I'm sure it was fun to have all those friend reunions all summer long. That puppy is the cutest!! I've always loved them and can't believe how big they get :) Hope you have a great week.

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  32. what a fabulous wedding! it looks so fun and i am obsessed with your dress. thanks for the link!

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  33. Looks like such a fun wedding! Beautiful location!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  34. Looks like a beautiful and fun wedding! I love your shoes! Where did you get them from?

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  35. Looks like a pretty fab wedding!! LOVE that dress that you wore and those shoes!! And 4 am? It would take me like a week to recover haha. :-)

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  36. love the maxi dress! so gorgeous. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  37. you look wonderful!! And I'm in love with that dog, she's going to get big. I want to get a dog that's big (Kyle says no though). Such a fun summer weddings but i bet you're glad it's over.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  38. Omgosh to the Uber story! ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š

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  39. Your photos of Brady are the best! :) Looked like a fun wedding! You and your friends are all so pretty!

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  40. This sounds like it was the perfect wedding to end this year's wedding season! Xo, Stephanie

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