Monday, April 4, 2011

My Best Friend's Wedding

How is it Monday already?  I feel like Friday just got here!  Though Matt and I didn't have a particularly thrilling weekend, it was definitely just what the doctor ordered.  Quiet and restful, filled with movies, snuggles, and a few too many chocolate chip cookies :)  A few weeks ago I was in Dallas for my best friend's wedding, and now that I've finally finished sifting through all of the pictures, I wanted to share them with you.  I actually didn't take nearly enough pictures, because there weren't too many moments I wasn't crying, hugging my BFF, or busy doing my maid-of-honor duties.  But luckily my friend Melissa and her hubby Brian snapped away all night, perfectly capturing how much fun we had!

199648 10100575424776014 8315514 71802597 180035 nThe beautiful bride!  At this point, I was standing at the front of the church (bawling like a baby) but I love this sneak peek picture that Melissa captured.  So sweet.

SANY3145At the reception with my lovely parents.  No matter how old I get, they never fail to make me feel special.

March 19 2011 131Me and my dear friend Melissa.  Melissa was my big sis on the drill team and one of my very best friends in high school (and still is today.)  She and her husband have hosted me the past few times I've been in Dallas, and can I just say, the Hilton ain't got nothing on them!

199785 10100575433663204 8315514 71802992 7229720 nOut of the dancefloor.  PS: I'm not sure whose dance moves are crazier, mine or the lady in leopard to the left of me :)

March 19 2011 092Me and my man :)  PS: Matt was a groomsman, and it was kinda fun walking down the aisle and seeing him standing up there.  Flashbacks to our wedding day :)

200284 10100575437315884 8315514 71803092 6898031 nOut on the dancefloor doing the Cupid Shuffle.  Check out my cutie patootie dad (and my crazy husband next to him lol!)

March 19 2011 098I never hesitate to strike a pose.

188718 10100575442121254 8315514 71803243 5447131 nCake time (and ohhh that cake was yummy!)

SANY3170The parentals, in case you were wondering where I get my good looks ;)

SANY3176No matter how long its been since we've seen each other last, we always seem to pick up right where we left off.

196918 10100575441402694 8315514 71803212 4683984 nGiving my toast (which turned out even better than I'd hoped for!)

192244 10100375121400520 1927306 63046498 5110548 oSome of the guys...Matt, Eric, Matt

SANY3214How sad is it that this is the ONLY picture I have of my best friend and I at her wedding?!  Seriously, sad.  (PS: In case you're wondering, Jordan did a mid-reception dress change into a leopard and peacock party dress, so fun!)

SANY3195Jesse (the dancing machine), Steven, and Kendall.  (PS: Kendall all the pics of you and Jesse are blurry, your dance moves were just too good!)

189324 10100575436098324 8315514 71803039 122596 nWe barely left the dancefloor all night.  The band was absolutely incredible!

200083 10100575446562354 8315514 71803417 2599781 nAnd the newlyweds are off!  Such a fabulous and special day, and I'm so happy I got to stand by Jordan's side on her and Ricky's big day!

Jordan 283And even though we only managed one picture from her actual wedding day, we have this picture from the day Jordan took her bridal portraits (mentioned in this post.)  A big thanks for Stefani at TRU Identity for sharing this special picture with me.  I love love love this picture and it makes me SO happy to know my best friend got the guy of her dreams!

20 comments:

Norma said...

awww she looks beautiful! you do too!!

norma
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Kendall and Brooks said...

umm, I wasn't in a SINGLE picture?? for real?

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh that wedding looks like it was so much fun! Jordan made a beautiful bride and I love your dress!!

SKB said...

Looks like so much fun! I know the focus is the bride but you look gorgeous as well. Your Dad is to cute out there on the dance floor!

French Lover said...

What an amazing night ! Looks like you had a blast. You look absolutely gorgeous, and so does your BFF. Sounds like she was lucky to have you as her MoH !
Bisous :)

RAW said...

Your friend was a beautiful bride! The wedding looks like it was a lot of fun. I love weddings :)

The color of your dress is gorgeous.

Andi said...

Looks like a really fun and fabulous wedding. Congrats to your friend!! You look great!

Kelly said...

I've been following your blog for a while now- and I just adore your personality! Too cute!

The bride was beautiful. She looked like she was glowing!

That teal color looks so great on you!

Nicole Marie said...

weddings are sooo fun!!

Dave and Jenny McIntosh said...

Everything looks like it was so fun and absolutely gorgeous. That color is excellent on you!

Tina said...

Everything looked gorgeous, including your best friend! and you of course! and my god your parents look AMAZING!! you totally get their good genes lol you're never gonna age just like them!

MJ said...

Looks like such a fun wedding!!

Brittany said...

I wish I could see this dress she changed in to! It looks like you had a great time and she looks beautiful.

Kasey Lynne said...

Wow!! Looks like the wedding was ALOT of fun!! Her wedding dress was GORGEOUS!!

And you both look beautiful in the last photo.

LaLa's Land said...

What a gorgeous bride!! And a Gorgeous Bridesmaid! I always love the pictures you post! <3

PursuitOfLLT said...

nothing better than a fun wedding! your friend looked gorgeous and glowing. how exciting. i loved your make-up!

Kelly said...

You look beautiful! And so does that cake...

Suzy and Barry Gaeddert said...

Loved seeing you, Alli, and your wonderful parents in these photos. Took ME back to your wedding just to look at the photos. We LOVED your wedding and love being reminded of it. Hug Matt for us. And his hug back to you is from us too, OK?

Suzy and Barry Gaeddert said...

LOVED seeing these photos of you, Matt, and your folks. Took me back to YOUR wedding, which we loved. Hugs to you and Matt.

Brady said...

That's the prettiest bridesmaid dress I've ever seen.