Rehearsal Dinner was held at the University Club and was simply elegant. Melissa and David said something unique about each and every bridesmaid and groomsman. There were many tears of joy and so many hugs.
Saturday: This day was a day of pampering the bride and bridemaids. We started at 10 am to get everyone's hair done. I'm pretty sure mine was the only one that took less than 5 minutes to fix! It was already curly and they just added in some extra bounce. It looked fabulous if I do say so myself - as did everyone else's! With makeup and hair complete, there was a short amount of time just to hang out and relax with Melissa and the bridemaid's. This, of course, was one of my favorite parts. We kept saying over and over "You're getting married today!" I remember that feeling on my wedding day of just feeling like I was in a dream - and Melissa too kept saying, I'm REALLY getting married today!" :) Here is Melissa holding her block calendar with her wedding date! The day is finally here - November 21st. Well, you know how a wedding goes... pictures, pictures, primping and MORE PICTURES! I really loved our dress and loved my shoes, even though they KILLED my feet.
The reception was so much fun - New Orleans style food and live jazz band and lots of dancing! My favorite part was the traditional New Orleans second line!
Afterwards, the whole bridal party went out in a limo to a dance club. Melissa wore her dress and the girls wore our bridesmaid dresses! So fun! My feet were hurting so badly that I changed into my cowboy boots! :) I had a blast dancing in my boots with my best friends!