This weekend was absolutely crazy! Our dear friends, Helen and John got married this weekend, and it was busy, busy, busy! We started off a bachelorlette party on Thursday night. No pics sorry. But it was fun and relaxed! Then, a rehearsal dinner Friday night at a great little Spanish restaurant that I can’t seem to remember the name of now. This dress is the result of shopping in London! I love it!
It is like business in the front and party in the back. Sort of like a mullet, but way more attractive!
The night was filled with many sangrias and saying very awkward things in front of Steve’s parents. Lovely. That is my life! Thank goodness they love me anyway!
Some more of our really good friends who took me under their wing since Steve was gone!
Saturday morning, I needed to go to the beach! Notice I said “needed.” I hadn’t gone yet since I had been in St. Pete for a week, and this was the nicest day so far– 64 degrees. Steve’s parents sat in lawn chairs bundled up in jackets and jeans while I was laying out in a string bikini. I was lovin’ it! I need a tan bad and I was desperate to get one! Living in Germany also warps ones perception on what is cold is well!
I wanted to go check out the water, and it was really cold! Notice my biking tan from last year! Yes, it still looks like I still have thigh highs on! Sexy!
After getting home from the beach, we got ready to go to the wedding! I found this fabulous dress a Cache. I LOVE that store. It is expensive as hell, but I love their dresses! And no one, but me was wearing this dress!
Which was different from my shoes! I ended up wearing the same strappy gold heels as one of the bridesmaids AND one of Steve’s ex-girlfriends from high school who I also met for the first time at the wedding! Can you say AWKWARD?!! Well, it ended up being a nice ice breaker. I ended up going up to her and introducing myself and added, “Nice shoes! Great minds think alike!” She actually ended up being really nice! And beautiful! My husband has great taste in women, what can I say! hehe
The ceremony was the same church that Steve was baptized at 35 years ago. I love being able to peek into his past like that! It was beautiful!
Then, the reception was at the St. Pete Fine Arts Museum! There was artwork everywhere! It was beautiful! This piece of artwork was of a red blood cell with cancer.
Since Steve is deployed, the groom had a cardboard cutout of him made for the wedding. When I saw it at first, it actually made me sick to my stomach. Then, people wanted me to take pictures next to it, and I tried my best to smile and have a good time.
Then, I broke down and started crying. The pictures stopped! I needed a drink pretty badly at this point.
We were let into the reception area after cocktails, and it looked like some swanky New York event. Considering the bride danced in NY, I wasn’t surprised. It was absolutely gorgeous.
Five glasses of wine later, a big group of us left the wedding and headed downtown to the bars. I ended up sitting next to Steve’s ex and chatted it up. Unfortunately, it got awkward again when we went to the bathroom, and I mentioned that I didn’t have any underwear on. AWKWARD! I think she laughed, but I was drunk and can’t remember her response. Now, she will probably think of me as Steve’s slutty pantyless wife. Oh god. The things you wish you could take back once you are sober! For the record, all of the underwear that I brought with me were not a good fit for the dress. Unfortunately, I have a big mouth about those things!
After that bar, everyone else went home and my brother and sister in-laws decided to go dancing. We tore it up! Of course, we were a little overdressed for the club, but we had such a good time! On our way back to the car, we hit up a huge rock that everyone (and by everyone, I mean little kids) rock climbs on. Yes, we were up there in our dresses. Classy!
I had a great time in Florida, and I was sad to leave! But I’m on my way to Albuquerque to see my side of the family, and I am ecstatic! Beans, fresh tortillas, and green chili, here I come! And maybe some more drunkin’ rock climbing, awkward nights will take place, who knows?!