Last weekend the girls in my Bridal Party arranged to take me on a weekend getaway to relax, hang out, get dolled up & go out one last time as a group before the big I DO! It couldn't have come at a better time and not all of my girls could make it, but I had an absolute BLAST with everyone who could and told them over and over how nice it was to be taken away from the craziness of life for a weekend.
First, let me just say I had no idea where we were going or what we were doing...but I knew wherever we went and whatever we did would be GREAT. About 11am on Friday I got picked up by 3 of my bridesmaids, was handed an AMAZING funfetti cake that isn't appropriate to post on here and before I knew it we were on our way to a Bachelorette Weekend Celebration! Don't worry guys, there's nothing TOO crazy I'm going to share with you on here...the weekend was simply the classic girls weekend filled with pool & beach time, girl talk, going out & even movie time. NO CRAZY..."I left my shoe here and woke up in a stranger's bathroom with Mike Tyson's tiger and a baby in the closet" type of situation here, and NO I did not end up waking up on the rooftop of our hotel, either. Although the thought of re-creating The Hangover sounds like a lot of fun, my girls know how to show me an exciting, but classy time!
So here's where the story starts...
Half of the girls came to pick me up and the 4 of us are driving, singing funny songs & chatting it up on the way to our destination. I was so happy to just be with females and have a weekend to relax and spend some much needed quality time with all of them. After a little over 3 hours (we had stopped for lunch at one of my fav spots), I was told to take the dress off of my eyes - and yes I said dress, not blindfold...lol) and saw a HUGE PINK hotel with a HUGE castle like entrance in front of me. Is this real? Are we really staying at a great resort...beach side?!? SCORE!!! My girls know me well...it's nice, ON the beach & it's PINK...none other than the Don Cesar Resort! I have never been to a DC before, but I knew pulling up that we had quite the weekend in store for us.
YAY! So that's where the surprises began...and they continued when I got to my room - which had apparently been taken over by the "Wild Girls" as the hotel staff called us....
What a great start to a great weekend! When I came into the room I was greeted by my sister (my MOH) and my future sis-in-law, & my bridesmaid HM as a welcoming committee! I was blown away by how much the girls decorated the room & put into making my weekend so special! Right away, we celebrated with mimosas and then took a tour of the hotel...I kept thinking how great it was to be here with all of my special girls!
These girls had definitely pulled a fast one on me. I was so excited to be staying a weekend at such a nice place with the women I love the most by my side. After we settled in, it was time for the real fun to begin! The first night we agreed to go ALL OUT, get dolled up & flaunt the fact that this "Barbie Bride" (their words not mine) will officially be off the market in t-minus 51 days!!!
So we got dressed, took some pictures & played some fun games to get the night started. I have to say, my girls were looking good & I felt very lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful women. When we got downstairs we found the perfect backdrop to take our group photo complete with baby grand piano and pianist. When someone asked if I could sit on the piano I didn't think he would let me...but I think the boa spoke for itself & he couldn't say no.
|Ready for a fun night out with the girls! <3|
|I dunno...you might see these veils on our wedding days! lol.|
We had such a great night out and not only got to celebrate my Bachelorette Party, but at midnight it was also one of my bridesmaid KDO's birthday!
|HAPPY HAPPY Birthday KDO!!! :)|
|All in good fun...amazing job putting this outfit together ladies! haha.|
|LOVED staying here!!!|
So we grabbed some sushi, enjoyed some Memorial Day martini's & headed over to see the movie!
|One of my favorite pictures...EVER!!! Look at those 'tudes!|
The next morning was Memorial Day and we spent most of the late morning & afternoon poolside...and it was fabulous. The girls went down early to get us some lounge chairs and we relaxed and enjoyed the last day together laying out and playing some games. You never know when a good game of "Would You Rather" might come into play, but poolside proved to be a great opportunity.
|HB & HM <3|
|Hanging Poolside with the girls & Leroy...our favorite groupie of the weekend.|
I couldn't have asked for a better weekend to get away with my girls. I am very fortunate to have them by my side not only for the BIG DAY, but for everything leading up to it. I am very blessed to have such thoughtful, fun, caring & all around true friends...
THANK YOU for such an amazing weekend!
Bridal Shower in 11 days & the WEDDING in 51!