The rehearsal dinner was just a block away from the hotel where we were stay at a winery called Clear Creek. It was super cute and even had a little bed & breakfast you could stay at. Which is actually where Michael and Chandra stayed the night of their wedding!
The food was delicious and wine was good, so we were all full and happy. It was nice to meet all of their family members before the wedding. We all went out to one of the bars near the Kemah Boarkwalk afterwards! Chandra and I called it a night just before midnight because we had plans for the morning!
What do most brides do the morning of their wedding? Sleep in, get some coffee and chill? Not these girls. We were on the road by 7am and went out for a good 40 minute run. We tackled 4.25 miles which included a HUGE bridge. Don't worry, we ended at Starbucks, so coffee and relaxation followed before it was time to head to the venue!
The venue had a cute little house for the bridal party to get ready in. We immediately headed to the kitchen with our snacks and drinks and mimosas were poured in our cute glasses from Scraps of Love by Jen from Etsy! She has tons of cute things in her shop, check it out!
Chandra got us the cutest robes to get ready in! She knows us well, since we all were obsessed with our own prints :) Next was time to get all dolled up! I was first with the lovely ladies from Sun Kissed and Made Up. If y'all are having a wedding in Texas and need someone for hair and makeup, these are your girls. They work as a team, one doing hair and the other doing makeup. The are the sweetest girls, they pamper you and oh my goodness, they do an amazing job! Below I am getting dolled and below that is the final product! I don't remember the last time I felt this beautiful!!!
Sun Kissed and Made Up did a wonderful job on all 6 of us. I may be biased, but that is a gorgeous group of women. Sorry guys, we're all taken!
We snapped a few shots before the ceremony, then binged on Dorritos. Mimosas and Doritos, meal of champions!
The wedding itself was simply stunning. It was the most gorgeous spring evening. The temps dropped to the upper 70's with just a few clouds and the sun setting as Chandra and Michael said "I do!"
Chandra's momma, Jacque walked her down the aisle and I'm sure many tears were shed. Chandra and Michael wrote their own vows. The thing that got me the most was that they both ended their vows with the same simple statement, "Thank you for marrying me." So sweet and meaningful taking the time to thank your life partner. I just love it.
Chandra is a creative genious. Most of the decor was actually created by her! I loved the suitcase card box and the Texas shaped guest "book"! She also made the beautiful D seen on the cake topper below!
The reception was a blast. As usual, we danced the night away. We had a ton of fun, too much wine and a crazy good time. I would do it all over again in a heart beat!
But first, let me take a selfie!
All of the bachelorette ladies...minus the bride. She was busy, you know, being a bride and all :)
An amazing weeking, with amazing people. I can't wait to see all of the photographer's pictures!
To Michael and Chandra, I love you both to pieces and was so blessed to be part of your day. Thank you both for loving me as a friend and opening your hearts to JP and I. We are so thankful for your friendship. I can't wait to see where this journey of life takes us down the road!