Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Ali's Wedding Day!

You probably remember me talking about my best friend's wedding once or twice..... actually more than that. Well it finally happened! Alison and Justin were married on November 17th!! And I had the honor to be a part of their big day. I tried to document their wedding weekend, but was so busy with everything I didn't whip out my camera much. So for now you will have to settle with just some of my favorites I pulled from my camera. And when the photos from her photographer come in, I will definitely be sharing!!!! 

The rehearsal dinner was at this beautiful plantation house right next to Lake Pontchartrain. It was a beautiful, intimate dinner. Ali rocked this incredible Vera Wang dress that had this massive bow on the shoulder. I love bows :) After the dinner, the bridal party and other close friends went to this awesome bar on the water. It's not your typical bar.... it's raised and has a tranquil, fancy cabin feel to it. Loved it! {That day we also went for manis and pedis! Such a treat!}
The morning of the wedding was so relaxing. Doesn't sound normal right? Well it definitely was the most laid back "wedding morning" I've ever witnessed.... It was actually the most laid back, smooth, wedding day I've witnessed!! The maid of honor {Katie, Ali's sister} hosted a beautiful brunch for us girls at their mom's house. It was incredible!! We took out all our dresses and hung them for display all day, and to get out the wrinkles of course. From there we went to the hair salon where the MOH treated us to mimosas, sushi and petite fours! Look how cute the champagne glass tags were!!

Before we knew it, it was time to get our dresses on. We had time to kill (crazy, right???) so we went to the lakefront with the photographer for some sunset pictures on the water. I can not wait to see the photographers pictures from this. They are going to be breathtaking!! 

All the girls wore Alfred Sung dresses in duponi silk, color was majestic. But we all choose our own style! Loved it!

Weren't the bouquets gorgeous?? The purple couldn't have matched our dresses any better!
Check out the back of Kristen's dress... LOVE!!! Of course, it's a bow :)

And two of Ali's portraits.... stunning!!

The cakes!!!! First off, they were delicious!! Secondly, isn't the wedding cake gorgeous? And the groom's cake is phenomenal! Justin is an engineer and restores cars so it was absolutely perfect for him!

I was lucky enough to take a picture or two with the stunning bride ;)

And we have my favorite people!!! My brother {Mark}, sister-in-law and bestie {Kate}, the groom and childhood friend {Justin}, the bride and bestie {Alison} and my husband {Edward}.

There you have it!! Can't wait to share more details of the wedding once I get my hands on more pictures!! 

PS- Wedding Wednesday link up party is next week so start working on your wedding post!!!


Jess said...

What a beautiful and fun wedding! My favorite was the Sushi! What a great idea!! Also, her dress was stunning!

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous wedding! Her gown is beautiful. Love both cakes!

Ashley said...

Stunning and love the colors!! Looks like you had a great time!

Ella {champagne+cardigans} said...

Can't wait for Wedding Wednesday next week :)

Manda said...

Love the colors! everything seemed beautiful! the bride looked gorgeous!