Friday started bright and early with me putting together the practice bouquet. I don't know about your wedding traditions, but among my people it's all about the practice bouquets. So I gathered up all my trusty goodies and got started.
With the help of my furry assistant, I layered the bows from Mel's wedding shower, plus some of the table roses and a whole lot of glue and ingenuity to get this.... (drumroll, please)
Lovely, right? You have to keep in mind that being a little tacky is the name of the game when making a practice bouquet. Perhaps I should remind you of the last one I made...
The one I made for Lindsey's wedding was roughly the weight of her first child. I know, you are amazed at my crafting skills now, for sure.
Well, at any rate, I loaded everything up and headed to the town where the wedding was. I'd never been to this church, and was completely wowed by how totally gorgeous it was.
The priest was awesome and made rehearsal as painless as possible. We were in and out in about an hour and everything looked set for the big day.
Next, it was on to the rehearsal dinner, which came from one of Matt and Mel's favorite restaurants. The food was so yummy! Especially the homemade rolls and the Chocolate Delite (which you might call the world's best four-stack pudding).
With all the main festivities out the way, it was time for a little fun. With the addition of two of Mel's former college roommates, we loaded up and went to a local establishment where we could enjoy a good band and meet up with the groom and groomsmen. Let's just say a good time was had by all.