We drove to Pittsburgh this weekend for Jess' rehearsal dinner and wedding. It was amazing. Everything was so very, well, Jess. It was exactly how I would picture her wedding. She looked amazing of course and we all bawled as she walked down the aisle. I'm pretty sure Zac started it. As soon as he saw her he started crying. Then Jess cried. Then her dad. Then her mom and brothers. Then me. Then all the bridesmaids. Yup - everybody cried.
The weekend started with the rehearsal. It was awesome. I think we might have had a 12 course meal: bread, appetizers, salad, beans, pasta, fish, and desert. It was a-ma-zing.
Not to mention a perfect photo opportunity.
Notice all the scarves - we were cold. That's the bride in blue.
Then came the wedding. I didn't take many pictures because a digital camera cannot do a wedding justice. It just can't. Plus, I wanted to enjoy the moment without taking pictures. The mother of the bride looking beautiful.
5 out of 6 bridesmaids.
Party! Jess looked awesome. You miss the whole effect in this picture because in the wedding she had a veil and gloves that went up past her elbows. It was perfect.
After the wedding we went to see the nativity scene about a block from the hotel. It took us at least 45 minutes to get ourselves together enough to leave and then we were maybe outside for 15 minutes. It was worth it.
We were cold. Very cold. That was pretty much the theme of the weekend.
The weekend was wonderful. I got to spend 2 days straight with my best friends and we got to celebrate Jess' wedding. It was a surreal moment for us when Jess left the reception. We were so happy and so sad at the same time. It's hard to explain, we were so excited for her, yet sad to see her go.