Anyways, I do have a legitimate excuse for not posting this time (the last few it's literally just been that I forgot, lol). Instead of writing up a blog, I was sitting in a car on an 8 hour marathon drive to Florida! A couple of Jake's (and my) friends got married in Destin this weekend, so we roadtripped it down and back. I couldn't really take off work, so we left right after and met some other friends in Bowling Green to ride with them. We ended up getting to the hotel around 2 a.m., which was at least better than we thought- we were imagining 4 or 5.
As I'm sure you can imagine, the weekend was a little bit rushed, what with spending about 20 hours of it in a car after everything was said and done. But it was definitely worth it. We went to the beach after getting a few hours of sleep Saturday morning (girls and boys separated, of course, because the bride and groom weren't allowed to see each other). It was cloudy, and I applied sunscreen twice, so no sunburn! Then we spent several hours showering and everyone getting ready. I wasn't a bridesmaid or anything, but Jake was a groomsmen, so I ended up hanging out with the bridal party and helping to get table pieces where they needed to be and running whatever errands I could to help out. Whitney (the bride) looked beautiful in her dress, of course, and the wedding itself was gorgeous. It took place out on the sand before we moved up to the deck for the reception. Since it was a destination wedding, there were probably less than 50 people total. We all tried not to cry during the vows, then watched the wedding party take pictures (with varying degrees of seriousness) on the beach before enjoying the delicious food and crazy fun dancing of the reception. By the time that was over, everyone was exhausted from the nonstop dancing and jumping around, and it was time to get some sleep before another marathon drive back to Kentucky.
All said and done, I got home around 10, just in time to go to bed for work in the morning. Today, happily, is election day, so I get an extra day to sleep in before the rest of the week.
So it was a very busy weekend, with lots of driving (Alabama is so big, guys. Why does it have to be SO stinkin' big?), but the ceremony was beautiful, I am so so happy for Whitney and Jonathan, and I can't wait for the next one. Admittedly, that will probably be mine, so my motives are a little skewed. But, the moral of this story is that I love weddings. So you guys better get on it. I need more excuses to dress up and cry and dance til I drop.