This weekend Andy and I headed to Cincinnati for my good friend Kelly’s wedding.
The evening started with the wedding ceremony outside overlooking the river and downtown Cincinnati:
Kelly look absolutely beautiful walking down the aisle with her dad.
I was overwhelmed with all sorts of feelings as this is a friend I have known since the 7th grade. We’ve been through so much together. I still can’t believe my friend is married now! It’s hard to believe the days of making up dances in the living room of our parent’s houses are long gone and we are all grown up.
The ceremony was short, yet incredibly sweet and heartfelt. Kelly’s older sister, Holly, served as Maid of Honor and her two adorable daughters served as flower girls:
After the ceremony we went inside for the reception. The room was beauitful, filled with green decorations, the color Kelly chose for her wedding and the bridesmaid’s dresses:
Dinner and Drinks
Dinner was delicious and there was a choice between chicken and steak. I chose the chicken which had a marsala sauce. It was served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Along with our main course we also had salad and rolls. Everything was great!
The open bar was in full force and our table was sat right next to it. I’m positive Kelly did that on purpose. She knows her friends so well 😉
We spent the evening eating, dancing, and taking pictures in the photo booth. I’ve seen these photo booths at a few weddings now and I think they are such a great idea! Plus they are hilarious once everyone’s had some drinks…the pictures get a bit more creative!
I think the dancing was the highlight of the evening. We were non-stop!
I was happy that I got to spend the evening with some of my best girlfriends. Some of us have been friends for nearly two decades…crazy!!
The wedding was so much fun and I was so thrilled to be a part of Kelly and Keith’s big day! Congrats K and K!
On Saturday morning Andy and I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the hotel with Kelly and some other guests who spent the night. The breakfast was awesome as it was cooked-to-order…not just continental. After a night of drinking and dancing I wanted something a little greasy and filling. I opted for a veggie omelet, some home fries and half a bagel. It hit the spot!
We hit the road and headed back to Cleveland by late morning. Usually I stay longer in Cincinnati as my parents and brother live there but they are all at the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina! Luckily I’ll be joining them next weekend for a week long vacation. Can’t wait!
I was exhausted from the 4 hour ride and spent the rest of Saturday napping and hanging out at home with Andy. We decided on Chipotle for dinner as neither of us wanted to cook or go out. Take out it was!
Today I am planning on grocery shopping at Trader Joes and doing some cleaning around the house. I hope you are having a great weekend!
Do you have any weddings to attend this summer? I have three! Bring on the celebrations!