Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer's Wedding Weekend - Part 1

Trey, Ella and I have been in Wichita Falls since Thursday morning. Trey took a few days off work so we could get in town in time for all of the festivities for Summer Hamilton's (now officially Estes) wedding. We got in town around noon on Thursday and I headed to the salon to get my hair colored. It was blonde and I wanted to return to my roots, brown. The upkeep of having it blonde is just too much for me and I have dark brown hair, so when I had roots it did not look very good. Two and a half hours later, I walked out with dark brown hair. A little darker than I wanted, but it will fade.

We hung out with my parents and then headed over to the Calhoun house to hang out with Trey's parents. Friday afternoon Ella and I headed over to Sakura to have a bridesmaids luncheon. Ella was such a doll and all the girls loved her. I mean, they are my friends, so of course they did. Summer and Ella had a little bonding time and Ella was just snuggling with her. Summer was eating it up and just loves Ella.

Friday night Trey and I headed to the rehearsal and then to the dinner at the Women's Forum, but not before a few photos were taken.

And what would a picture of mom and dad be without the baby? Well, my mom made sure and get her in this one. She is looking at us thinking, "hmm...they are all dressed up, why aren't I?" Unfortunately, she had to stay home with my mom and dad. However, they were THRILLED to get to keep her for that long and have her all to themselves. They are so crazy about her!

And no, we really did not match on purpose. This was the only shirt Trey brought home (for the occasion) and I brought two dresses, but really did not want to wear the other one, so we matched. I am pretty sure everyone there that night reminded us of it too. The girls thought it was cute and I am sure the guys just considered themselves lucky that their wives didn't make them do it!

The rehearsal dinner was fun and the food was great; however, Heather and I got stuck at the kids table. Okay, so not really, but there was a whole table of bridesmaids and two random couples sitting with them (there was assigned seating) and then Heather and I got stuck at a table with three 17 year old girls and one 17 year old boy who wanted to talk about High School and were sneaking alcohol. Heather and I felt a little weird about it. Trey on the other hand did not care about because there was an open bar.

After the dinner I dropped Trey off and headed over to Summer's hotel room for a little lingerie shower. This is me, Heather, Paige and Kristen. I have known all of these girls for so long. Kristen was in my wedding party.

And these two girls are two of my best friends, Julie and Beth. I have known Beth since we were babies and just have so much fun when we are together. I miss them and don't get to see them as often as I used to. They both ADORE Ella and I just love to see them with her.

Haley and I have known each other since Junior High. This weekend was such an awesome time to see old friends and reconnect.

And finally, the bride herself, Summer. Summer and I have been friends since elementary school and even share the same birthday! We are opposite in a lot of ways, height, hair color, etc, but are so similar in others. We usually talk on the phone at least once a week and could talk for hours if life didn't get in the way. She is one of the busiest people I know and is always on the go but is full of energy and so bubbly. She looked beautiful and got so many cute little outfits. This is the lingerie I got her. I wish I would have gotten a better picture, but it was super cute. And yes, this is a banana hammock for Andrew. You can tell by Summer's face that this surprised her and I think kind of grossed her out a little too! It was definitely a gag-gift!! =)
The night ended around midnight. We had such a good time, but the bride needed her rest before the big day! Which you will see tomorrow.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Hi:) I've been reading your blog lately but I can't remember where I found you! Your hair looks great dark! I want to go to my natural color after my wedding in October!