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I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was fun, but exhausting!

The wedding was absolutely beautiful, one of the nicest I have ever been to!

we started out at the salon for our day of beauty…

then off to Jackie’s house to get dressed

seeing her father for the first time…

our limo to the country club

however,Β  no champagne? so, we made a stop:

of course, I was not able to have any πŸ˜‰

When we got there, we had to do pictures…OUTSIDE in the 35 degree weather, wearing chiffon dresses. It was BEAUTIFUL out there– however, it was VERY cold. Good thing we all love Jackie very much. I did not have my camera during these pics, it just wasn’t practical…I had to let the photographers do their thang…and huddle up with the other bridesmaids between shots. We started singing Jimmy Buffet and Beach Boys songs as a strategy to get warm. The wind was what killed us the most!

Since I did not get to take pics for some crucial moments (being in the wedding and all) I hijacked some from my mom and brother of the ceremony:

during cocktail hour she got rid of the veil and placed a rose in her hair:

then,Β  I struggled with remembering how to bustle the dress (damn, hormones)

I figured out the first part of it, I just kept miscounting where the hooks were

my aunt joined in, we just couldn’t find the snaps!

I think the bride was getting antsy with us because SHE knew how to do it, but couldn’t do it herself, haha- (btw-don’t mind the line from my spray tan)

it wasn’t very helpful having her all turned around

my aunt then remembered how to do it, and we finished the job…..happy bride:

happy 5 month pregnant bridesmaid…

more hijacked pics.…we entered the reception down a HUGE flight of stairs, I was FREAKING out about this part:

here are the bride and groom entering under the swords held by some honorable marines, the first time as Mr. & Mrs!

I made my speech:

then, was able to relax…

vegetarian dish for din, stir fry with brown rice:

here’s my momma and I:

brother and I:

Michael has forbidden me to post his picture on the blog (or anywhere for that matter)….when I know he isn’t looking I’ll try and sneak one in for yah πŸ˜‰

Robbie and his girlfriend, Meagan….the whole place was decorated like Christmas. I am sorry I didn’t get a chance to take pictures, it was SO beautiful in all the rooms!

He and Danny enjoyed the beautiful decorations

we all had a fabulous time!

I was EXHAUSTED by the end of the night. Everyone was going back to the hotel to hang out, but I just couldn’t do it. I got home, unzipped my dress (didn’t even take it off), crashed on my bed, and couldn’t move. I NEVER under any circumstances, EVER go to bed without washing my face or brushing my teeth….EVER. It’s probably been over 10 years since I went to bed without washing my face. Saturday night, I didn’t! I just literally, couldn’t move. Michael pulled off the Uggs I wore home, handed me my PJ’s, I handed him my dress, and I was out like a light. Between the rehearsal dinner and the wedding, it was a long weekend. A great one, though.

Jackie & Craig, I couldn’t be happier for you both!

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What did you do all weekend?

Have a great day!

xxoo

-L

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37 Comments

  • Reply Jess@atasteofconfidence

    You look beautiful in the pictures, as does the bride!

    December 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Katie

    You look beautiful! I can’t believe you are 5 month pregnant! Love the dress.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Ashley @ the fit academic

    Looks like such a great weekend! How fun!

    December 6, 2010 at 2:16 am
  • Reply susan

    Wow Laury the photos are fabulous, you look stunning in the red bridemaid dressing, glad you had a fun time. Still housebound, work still cancelled, tried to walk to the shops again but way too icy. The snow and ice should thaw tomorrow or Wednesday.
    Uggs are great aren’t they, I live in them during the cold weather.

    December 6, 2010 at 4:49 am
    • Reply laury

      They are so warm!! They’re definitely my go to shoe in the winter!

      December 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Courtney F

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of the wedding. I love weddings!! You look great!!! The bride is beautiful!

    December 6, 2010 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Tina

    Look at you red hot mama! Red is definitely your color! You looks goregous, as does the bridge! Thank goodness she picked out such beautiful bridesmaids dress, I always get nervous that the dress will look like something out of 27 Dresses! Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Kat

    you look so amazing πŸ™‚ the bride also looks quite beautiful. i love all the dresses!! yours compliments your bump very well πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2010 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    Aww everyone looks amazing! I’m glad you had such a good time, and I LOVE your dress!!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:35 am
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    LOved her dress and veil! So so gorgeous!! And that color red for the dresses was beautiful. the perfect dress for a growing belly! Very pretty pics! πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2010 at 10:57 am
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    you look so gorgeous!! i love the bride’s dress too, very pretty. i bet you are glad to get some sleep! i went to a concert on saturday night and danced my legs off!

    December 6, 2010 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Melissa

    What a beautiful wedding..wow! I’ve never seen a Christmas inspired wedding before..gorgeous:)
    Love the bride’s dress and you look you so pretty in yours!!! Red looks awesome on you!!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    Wow! You all look so beautiful and everything looks gorgeous. Sounds like a great time, but definitely exhausting.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    How gorgeous does your cousin look? I think yoy and her look like you could be sisters. Weddings are always SO fun, but SO tiring!

    December 6, 2010 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Charlie

    I love the dress! & I love the idea of replacing the veil with a flower! Sounds like a great day :).

    December 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply erica @ fashionmeetsfood

    Absolutely gorgeous! You look so cute in your dress with your baby bump…. I love your hair. I kind of wish I would have had a wintery christmas type wedding.

    xo

    December 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Rob

    man you have a good looking brother!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    • Reply laury

      LOL, yup….he must get it from me πŸ˜‰

      December 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    Wow, she was GORGEOUS!! You all were! What a beautiful wedding. πŸ™‚

    I wonder what the cashier thought when he first saw a woman in a wedding dress walk in? haha!

    December 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply christina

    you girls look gorgeous! i love the dresses. and your brother is handsome! hehe

    December 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Becca

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! It looks like a beautiful wedding!

    December 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life

    What a beautiful wedding! You looked stunning! What a cute baby bump! : ) My weekend was filled with friends, holiday festivities and football!

    December 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather

    You are so cute 5 months pregnant!

    December 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Leashieloo

    You are absolutely glowing in that dress! The wedding looks like it was a ball and I was dying over the hooks, why do dressmakers do that!?

    December 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    Holy hot boys batman!! What a gorgeous day! You look superb and the bride does as well (umm, can I have her deltoids please?) Looks like a fun but long day but Im sure it was worth all the memories that will have. God bless you all for being out in the cold, I think I would get deliriously happy if I was out in the cold and not able to have the sauce πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    • Reply laury

      Yea, my cousin hasn’t worked out in over a year, and loves Cheez-It’s…she was pretty much born with 8 pack Abs and chiseled arms….let’s hate on her a bit, LOL. Gotta love her though.

      December 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Liz @ IHeartVegetables

    Girl you look amazing!!! Looks like a beautiful wedding πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    You look SO beautiful girlie!!! Prettiest preggo bridesmaid of all time! πŸ™‚ xoxo

    December 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply La.

    You’re so beautiful! What a pretty wedding. Everything looks divine! Well, one night won’t kill your face and teeth, but you normally have such GREAT habits… Being pregnant REALLY takes a lot of work!

    December 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Kris

    awww, girl you are so gorgeous in this colour and you are just glowing!! So pretty πŸ™‚

    What a beautiful wedding and a fun weekend!!

    Your mom is just as gorgeous as you and your bro is not too shabby either πŸ˜‰
    xxoo

    December 7, 2010 at 12:00 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Wow! Your family has the greatest genes πŸ™‚ Your momma looks so young!

    December 7, 2010 at 3:47 am
  • Reply Alisa Cooks

    You all look amazing! Such beautiful photos. Seriously, you are tiny – talk about a fit mama to be!!

    December 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm
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