I love family, always have and this weekend was full of it (does that sound right?) Hey, it’s the truth. My roommate-niece Alexis’s wedding was this weekend in Atlanta. It’s not that far away, so another roommate and I carpooled it down to meet up with the other roommates (You know I talk about “the girls” all the time – yeah them) and we “wedding-d’ together.
Stayed at a very nice Embassy Suites and took full advantage of the omelet stand for breakfast twice as well as the happy hour. Susan and I had a two room suite where we could relax between events. One of the issues was they had planned an outdoor wedding. May isn’t April and full of showers but the planet has changed enough that the last few years it’s been May showers and that’s what happened. Rehearsal dinner was in a lovely restaurant (and probably the best steak I’ve had in years) and since we got there early to find parking nearby due to rain and because I need get lost time, we got to know the wait staff and had a great time hanging out with them. Caught up with the rest of the roommates (like the bride’s mother) there and partied hardy.
Next day was rain again. We had nothing to do until we got ready for the wedding at 5:30 so we decided to hit a chick flick. Saw The Other Woman and loved it. We were on the floor laughing so highest kudos to Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton .
Rain was not good for an outdoor wedding but the venue had it all under control and the ceremony was in a lovely rustic chapel on the grounds. Shuttles carried us to and from the chapel, the reception area and the parking. These people had their act together. Reception was wonderful (you can see that building behind us), got to visit with the bride’s aunt and catch up, met family of the bride’s father who live too far away to know well and I danced. Haven’t done that for ages and probably made a fool of myself but who cares, no one was watching me. Here’s some of us – missing one roomie and the bride’s mom, but still a crowd. Wishing Alexis and Michael the very best always!!