Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Wedding!

Two posts, one day? Sure, why not.

The weekend started off with a trip to the nail salon where we drank champagne, got our tootsies massaged and reveled in the beginning of an unforgettable couple of days.

Friday we spent decorating for the reception at The Barn at Boyden Valley before we headed off to the rehearsal and dinner in St. Albans. It was a whirlwind of a day with lots of hard work from everyone involved, including cookie baking, light stringing and ribbon bow tying expertise!

After a gorgeous sunset the bridesmaids + bride headed back to Smuggler's Notch for some beauty sleep before the big day.

Saturday morning Hana and I took a mini hike around the Smuggler's Notch village and ski lift area before we headed back to the condo to begin hair and makeup! 

The morning flew by and soon enough it was time to head to the church where Hana would finally become Mrs. Place!

^^stretch hummer limo shots

After a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony we headed back to the barn for a night of eating, drinking and most importantly, dancing!

Between the photo shoot in a field of snakes (just kidding, it might have only been one), the speeches, dances, food, tears, laughs, more dancing, cupcakes, stuffed mushrooms, baked brie, giant Jenga and catching the bouquet (woot!), I'd say this wedding won't easily be forgotten. On my drive home today I couldn't help but feel sad that the weekend was over and how it might be some time before I get to spend so much time with such an amazing group of people that I am lucky enough to be friends with. Part of me (a big part) just wishes I could play this weekend on repeat for ever and ever and ever.  I know Hana and Eric will be very happy together and I am so happy I got to be part of their celebration (thanks guys)!

So that's all for now. I'm going to continue crying into my salted caramel wedding favor and hope that when I wake up tomorrow we can do it all over again. But seriously, where is Hermione's time saver when we need it!?

P.S. You can take a look at some phenomenal photos from yesterday over here, or on Facebook over here!

Catch up!

It's been awhile since I've been able to update the blog. Partially due to laziness, but mostly due to the fact that the past month has been quite busy with some interviewing, hiking in the Adirondacks and most excitingly HANA & ERIC'S WEDDING! Can you see my excitement there? After a whirlwind week I finally have a few moments to upload some pictures to share with the blogosphere!

The week started off with the arrival of the out-of-town #1 Maid of Honor Jordan!

After a delicious brunch at Sneakers, we stocked up for a mini road trip and headed north!

After an overly anxious border crossing (what is it about those border agents and their prying questions) we hit a little traffic and finally arrived in Mount Tremblant. We planned to stay two nights at Plumes et Glisse while enjoying the day at a nearby Scandinavian Spa. We ate delicious gourmet breakfasts and dinners, toasted with champagne, did some early morning bachelorette strength training sessions and of course ultra-secret-never-to-be-talked-about-again bachelorette shenanigans! 

Here's a minor sampling to get your appetite going.

After a relaxing couple of days we headed back to Vermont to prepare for the weekend festivities (coming up next...)!