The Friday before the wedding was filled with lots of friend and family time! I was eager to get to these events, because we had been working on them for so long!
Well -- the fun really started on Thursday night - my college roomies, and BFF, Lauren, all came into town! Sarah, Heidi, Candice, and Lauren all stayed with me at my parent's house. It was a fun few nights of girl talk and laughs. I really miss these girls. That night we went to a bar in downtown Fort Worth, to kick off the party. Maggie and Alisa joined us for this, and it was a blast.
On Friday, my family and I hosted a Bridal Luncheon at the Fort Worth Club. It was lovely - we had a small room, and ate from the buffet. I also gave my bridal party their gifts - makeup bags with their names, and Kendra Scott necklaces. It was really fun to have Patrick's family there as well -- his mom, sister, nieces, and sister in law. A great event to kick off the wedding weekend!
|Patrick's family, and my new in-laws!|
|Mom-in-law and mom|
After the bridal luncheon, we went back to the house to relax a little while before the rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner. Much needed relaxation - pretty sure I was running on adrenaline the whole weekend because I sure wasn't sleeping very much!
That night was the Rehearsal at the church, and the Rehearsal Dinner. The rehearsal was ran like a well oil machine, and I thought went very well, with only a few minor hiccups. It definitely made it more real for me that we were getting married!
After the rehearsal, we all enjoyed a lovely rehearsal dinner at Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant. We lucked out, and had an entire building to ourselves. We ate from a tasty buffet of fajitas and enchiladas, and also had some yummy margaritas! It was a very fun night spent with close friends and family. Such a blessing to have all those people in our lives, and at our wedding to celebrate our marriage. I enjoyed getting to see my family from NC that I hadn't seen in probably 5 years, as well as all of my close friends from various stages of my life -- college, law school, and post law school. The night went by too quickly, as fun times always do. But I will carry memories from that night with me for forever.
|Shannon and I (Junior League Friend)|
|Maggie and Alisa|
|Laura and I|
|Me and my bridal party!|
|My new sis-in-law !|
|Patrick and his boys.|
|Patrick's dad and Step-mom|
|Brothers and Best Buds.|