This weekend a huge event took place: one of my closest friends, Paula, got MARRIED! Paula and I have been friends since I first started college at HBU. We've remained good friends for the past 12 years and I have especially enjoyed getting to see her more since I moved back to Houston in 2011.
Paula and I have seen each other through the ups and downs of dating and the single life. It has not been easy, but I've been grateful to have a friend like Paula to go through it with. I am even more grateful to see Paula with the man of her dreams - a man who clearly loves her and is thrilled to be her husband.
Here are some pictures from the wedding, but even more can be found on Instagram or Facebook at #emilandpaula2014.
The Rehearsal took place on Thursday evening at the wedding venue.
|We received a schedule for the reception. Things did not exactly go according to plan, but it was fun and all the important stuff got done.|
Then we all went to the groom's parents' home for the Rehearsal Dinner.
|Paula gave the bridesmaids cute travel bags with our initials monogrammed on them and pretty pearl earrings.|
|Ashley, Paula, me, and Kristen at the Rehearsal Dinner.|
Thursday night Ashley, Paula, and I stayed in a hotel. The next morning we went to the Trellis Spa at The Houstonian for manicures/pedicures.
|Me, Paula, and Ashley in our comfy robes.|
|Paula and me, getting our pedicures.|
|Me and Ashley, getting our pedicures.|
|Letting my pedicure dry at the Relaxation Pool. The color is Butter London in Jasper. I chose pale yellow to match Paula's wedding colors.|
After hanging out at the spa for a little bit, it was time to get ready.
|My friend, Alexandra, did my hair and make-up. She's a pro!|
|Here I am pre-poof.|
|This would be mid-poof.|
|And here's post-poof.|
|Working on my hair.|
|The finished product, in good lighting.|
|The Bride, getting her wedding dress on.|
|The bride's bouquet.|
|A somewhat blurry view of the bridesmaids' dresses. They were floor length gray, with varying styles.|
|Kristen and I at the Reception.|
There was a fun photo booth. Kristen, Ashley, and I (and eventually Paula) had fun with it.
|The Groom's cake.|
|The Bride's cake.|
|The Sign-In Table. Your wrote a message on a small, wooden heart and dropped it in the frame. So unique!|
|There was lots of dancing!|
|The Bride and me.|
|The Bride and her husband in the photo booth.|
Saturday night one of my friends had a Wine Party. Which was a refreshing and low-key event after all the wedding frenzy.
|Seriously delicious food at the Wine Party.|
|And pretty flowers.|
Sunday was pretty relaxing too. And hilarious. Henry found a package of tissue paper in my room and decided to energetically shred the entire thing. Nothing makes him happier. And it's so cute to watch!
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!