10.10.2013

#tbt The Best Day Of My Life

One of the reasons I took a blogging break this summer was because I had so much going on I didn't have the time to sit and blog.  It's funny, when I actually have blogging material I have no time, and now that I have lots of time, I have nothing to blog about!  So, in honor of Throwback Thursday, I figured I'd go back to July and tell you my best friend's wedding...aka the best day of my life!
{Dom, my brother and I getting down}

I know it's funny that Felicia's wedding was the best day of my life, but I'm not married yet so I can say it.  Plus, it really was!  It was honestly the greatest day...ever.

We started the day with mimosas and beautifying at Felicia's apartment, and a surprise from the groom!
{This is the Felicia face.  Any questions yet on why she's my bff?}
Is she not the most gorgeous bride ever?! 
I could just DIE.
I can't even tell you how much love and squealing happened in that apartment.  We've all been friends for 10 years, and always dreamed of this day.  It was finally here!!

Per usual with our group, the ride to the church turned into a huge dance party!
{The color gradient ;)}
Right as we were turning into the church we blasted Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait" (duh) and lo and behold, a random truck sitting there with a Why Wait sign!
{So their sign might not have been about weddings...but it was close enough for us!}
The ceremony was so romantic.  I was so nervous but I didn't trip!  Once I made it to the alter I could breathe and enjoy!  Right before the doors opened for Felicia's brother to walk her down the aisle Kevin, her groom, started bawling, which of course make me cry, then Bri behind me started crying, then Katie (Kevin's sister) behind her started crying!  So, by the time she came down the aisle we were all ugly happy crying and it was perfection.
{Seriously.  Those smiles didn't leave their faces all day.  They are too perfect!}
{Their happiness was clearly contagious.  We couldn't possibly not dance in the receiving line!}

Then...it was time to party!
More champs, more blasting country music (T Swift's "Love Story" might have made an appearance) and pictures!  Then, it was cocktail hour and reception time!
 {The most amazing photobomb ever...brought to you by a groomsman from another bridal party at the garden}

Felicia and Kevin made a photobook of the bridal party that was out for guests to see during the cocktail hour.  I love that each member got a page so guests could see how they are connected to the bride and groom.  Such an awesome idea!

The reception was so so fun.  I don't think there was a single person there who wasn't laughing and dancing the entire time.  Those smiles Kevin and Felicia had earlier? They spread to everyone.  I literally don't think I've ever experienced a day that was so full of love and laughter.  If I was glowing from so much happiness, I can't imagine how Felicia was feeling!
{First dance!}
{Maid of Honor speech! Cute sidenote: Julia's boyfriend must have gotten wedding fever, because between the ceremony and reception he went and bought a ring! They're getting married next September <3}
 {Cake cutting!}

And then it happened.  My favorite moment of the whole day.
Whenever I have spent time with Kevin, he has been very poised, cool, calm, and collected.  I know from a certain instagram picture of him in an apron (busted!) that he has a silly side, but I haven't seen it.  So, that made what happened all the more hilarious and shocking!  Without Felicia knowing, he had the DJ start to play "She's a Lady" and lip synced it to her in the most hilarious way ever.
Sigh. I still laugh when I think about it.  It was hilarious and amazing and I really hope the videographer caught every second of it!  Both Kevin and Felicia were having the time of their lives and were absolutely radiant!  All through high school Felicia and I had this unfortunate habit of always getting dumped within 2 weeks of each other.  While it made it better that we always had someone to cry with, it was still rough.  Since I know what we've both been through, it made it that much sweeter to see her get her fairytale ending.  Kevin is the most incredible man, and I don't know which one of them is luckier for finding the other! 

I think that's what made this day the best day of my life.  I seriously felt drunk the whole day, and I don't even think I stopped laughing long enough to get a single drink the whole night.  I was drunk on love, people.  Their love is so overwhelming and contagious that it was impossible to not get swept up in it that day.  It was everything a wedding should be, and I hope to one day have a wedding filled with that much love and happiness!  Congratulations, Felicia, you are one half of the greatest couple on earth, and I know you have an amazing life ahead of you, and I was so honored to be a part of your special day! <3

13 comments:

  1. drunk on love! such a great way to describe the feeling. that's exactly how i felt the entire day of my wedding! we were having too much fun to sit down long enough to sip on some wine. the fun and love just shine out of these pictures.

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  2. Drunk on LOVE and LIFE is the way to be!!! :) What a gorgeous BFF you have... I mean, seriously. She should be in bridal magazines everywhere- just stunning. What a happy day :) I love when friends get married and you get to be a part of all the love and festivities... nothing like it!!

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  3. That looks like it was such a beautiful wedding!!! She is seriously gorgeous!! My best friend just got engaged and I can't wait to celebrate with her on her big day!

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  4. So much fun! I love weddings! I think she may have the same engagement ring as me but I couldn't quite tell!

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    1. It's a round diamond with a cushion cut halo and diamonds on the band!

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  5. The bride looks so amazing in her dress!!!

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  6. living life drunk on love is a beautiful way to live!

    I love your friends idea of the photobook to introduce the wedding party! Super creative!

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  7. I love the idea of a TBT on the blog!! so fun!!! also, this wedding looks amazing. Your love for your best friend is so wonderful. I have relationships like that too and always feel sad for people who don't know what that's like. :)

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  8. Looks like such a fun and beautiful day!

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  9. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me or how much I absolutely adore you. I am so lucky to have you in my life. Thank you for being in my wedding and for being my best friend for 10 years. I have loved every second and I love you!

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  10. The photo book of the bridal party was such a fantastic idea! Every wedding should have one of these!
    And that first photo is beyond priceless! :)

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  11. Just found your blog from Erin LFF's blog!! Looks like an amazing wedding for your friend!! Her dress is gorgeous and I love the train!! I just got married in August, so I'm still on a "must see everyone's wedding pictures now" high! hehe!!
    So glad I found you! Can't wait to follow along!
    Jax!!
    www.jaxandmarbles.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this!! I am not married yet either and I love that you said best day of your life. Haha I felt the same exact way about my best friends wedding this summer! Looks like it was a beautiful day!

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