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This weekend is my sweet sister Brandi’s wedding! I’m so happy for her and Aaron. When I still lived in Owensboro, they were Andy and my go-to double date couple, and if Andy wasn’t able to come to town, they’d invite me to join them as their third wheel. I never felt like a third wheel with them, though! 🙂
Brandi asked me to be her matron of honor for the wedding and I happily obliged. This meant the honor of throwing her bachelorette party and bridal shower! Let the fun begin 🙂
At the beginning of April, we held her bachelorette bash and bridal shower. We had the bachelorette bash in Louisville and then the bridal shower the following day in Owensboro.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency downtown, which was directly across from 4th Street Live! We ate dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, did a bourbon tasting at Jim Beam’s (which I skipped out on), and then hit the town. I’m not a bar person at all, but it wasn’t my party so I didn’t want to be bossy/a party pooper. We went to some dueling piano bar place, which was actually pretty cool for the music alone. I tried to talk my husband into driving up to Louisville to come to the bars with us because I felt weird being there without him, haha!
The next day was much more my style! Brittany and I hosted a bridal shower for Brandi with her closest friends and family in attendance. It was so great seeing everyone that we haven’t seen in forever… erm, since the last wedding (mine!) last summer. Now that my sisters and I are all married off, I have no idea when we’ll see them again 😉
Instead of a cake, Brandi requested cupcakes designed to look like an engagement ring. They were the talk of the party!
I’m not a party planner at all, and I
procrastinated planned this super last-minute. For games, we had a “He Said/She Said” trivia game that quizzed everyone on the bride and groom, a “Love Story” trivia game on how Brandi and Aaron fell in love, and a “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress” game where the guests were divided into teams to design the best wedding gown using only TP.
Then, it was time to open gifts!
Brandi’s favorite 4 year old “boyfriend” wrote her name on the envelope of a card. The cutest 🙂
The two photos above are Brandi’s reaction to reading Mamaw’s card. In it, Mamaw wrote that she won’t babysit Brandi and Aaron’s 113 children. We were all rolling on the floor with laughter!
As the party was winding down, Aaron stopped by to say hello to some of our friends and family that he hasn’t had a chance to meet yet.
Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Rita (our Papaw’s sisters) came to the shower, and we were so thrilled! Aunt Rita had a stroke a few months ago and is still recovering, so we weren’t expecting her to attend. My sisters and I absolutely adore our Papaw’s sisters!
Soon, we’ll all have a last name different than the one we were born with! :'(
It was an honor to celebrate Brandi’s upcoming wedding! I can’t wait to stand beside her this weekend as she and Aaron say “I Do”!