Weekending // Best Friends’ Wedding

Good morning, all! I hope you had a great weekend.

As you know, Ryan and I were in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, all weekend for our friends’ wedding. It was a beautiful weekend with lots of love, happiness and laughs. So, I only find it natural to share some weekending snaps today!

First up was the rehearsal at the church and dinner Friday night for the bridal party and families of the bride and groom. It was at a cool restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids; we had the entire top floor to ourselves, which included pool and shuffleboard. #score

Megan, the bride-to-be, was just glowing – you could tell how excited and happy she was just by looking at her.

Here’s Ryan and I with Megan and Adam a.k.a. The Fellowship. I’m not exactly sure why we started calling ourselves that – it probably involved some cocktails and a night out in college – but it has stuck ever since.

So, after a (short) night of sleep, we woke up to severe thunderstorms the next morning. They were so severe in fact that the hotel lost power! We originally were supposed to have hair and makeup come to us to get ready, so at the last minute we ended up moving the party to Megan’s parent’s house. Nothing like going into crisis management mode at 5:30 a.m.! Luckily, everything worked out for the best, and we had a fun and relaxing morning of getting beautified.

Based on all your feedback about how I should do my hair for the wedding, I took the two most-voted photos and told the hairstylist to create a hybrid updo of the two. This is what she came up with – we dubbed it the Hollywood/Carrie Underwood hair. I’ll take that!

Then, it was the moment we all were waiting for – the wedding ceremony! Megan and Adam opted to do a first look, so they saw each other before the ceremony and took some of the formal family photos. We were then able to just hang out in a back room before the ceremony began – they were simply beaming with joy!

After the ceremony, we headed out on the party bus to take more bridal party photos, and then it was time for the reception! I was so happy to be reunited with my closest gal pals – I really miss the days of living five minutes from them.

You could feel the love for Megan and Adam in the room all night, and we are so happy that we got to be a part of their special day.

What were you up to this weekend? Tell me below!

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  • Megan looked so beautiful! I love her bouquet. You & Ry looked so cute as well! Love that dress w the turquoise necklace, jealous. Also, your faux lashes look amazeballs.

  • The Adored Life

    I LOVED your hair for the wedding! So pretty and I loved how it was a combination of two smiles!
    http://www.theadoredlife.com

  • Debra Stachelski

    What great pictures! Looks like a wonderful weekend enjoyed by all!

  • Looks like a great time! Glad you got to spend time with your good friends. Have so much fun with your new puppy today!

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    YOUR HAIR! I love it girl, you look beautiful! What a fun weekend 🙂 Glad you had fun.

  • Britt @Perpetually Daydreaming

    You look gorgeous! Love the hair and that dress. Looks like a great weekend!

  • Pamela

    Your hair looks amazing! And you look absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress! Glad you had a great time!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  • You looked beautiful — looove how your hair turned out!! Sounds like a perfect weekend, despite the storms! Congratulations to your friends!

  • Beautiful! Weddings are the best. Such a fun weekend!

  • Thanks, girly! xo

  • Yes, it was a fun weekend!

  • I definitely needed the time with my friends, so it was such a fun weekend. And, thank you – we are so excited to pick him up!

  • You are too sweet, thank you! I have some thoughts on airbrush makeup coming Wednesday … I'm glad it looks okay in the pictures, but I basically felt like my face was melting off all day!

  • Thank you! The bride had good taste in dresses. 🙂

  • Thanks, Pamela! You're too sweet. xo

  • Awe, thanks lady! It was a great weekend, despite the storms – hey, every wedding needs at least one crazy story!

  • Yes, it's so fun to kick back and watch all my other friends get married now!

  • You look so beautiful! The colour of the dress suits you so well. I'm glad it all came together for their big day – I wish them all the best!

  • Aw, what a beautiful bride. You also looked very beautiful yourself! Not that I'm getting married, but I always love seeing wedding dresses. Looks like you had a great time!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  • What great photos! I love your matching pink dresses and your hair turned out amazing- you and Ryan look great!

  • I love weddings so much! Your dress was so pretty and your hair! Looks like you had a fabulous time thanks for sharing girl!

  • natashaufl

    The bride's hair is too pretty. Love that look!
    Visiting from Weekending linkup!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  • Thanks, lady! I liked the color of the dress, too!

  • Awe, thank you! Megan was a beautiful bride, inside and out.

  • Thanks, lady! It was fun for us to be in a wedding together as a married couple.

  • It definitely was a fabulous time, thank you!

  • Thanks for visiting! Megan was a stunning bride from head to toe.