This weekend was the highly anticipated wedding of some of our best friends, Keith and Ashley. Â David was the best man, so we had wedding festivities both nights. Â We started things off Friday night with the rehearsal and then we went to Lucky Strike bowling alley. Â We started things off there with some appetizers and drinks and then we bowled and ate pizza and salad. Â I hadn’t bowled for a good 5+ years, but it was a good time (and I did actually make it down the lane and score some points!). Â I was horrible this night with taking pictures, so I don’t have any.
The wedding was Saturday night at an art gallery. Â It was a very cool modern venue and they had the reception there also. Â The ceremony was really sweet and I loved all the speeches. Â Ashley and Keith obviously looked beautiful too! I have to say that normally the speeches at weddings are my favorite part. Â They usually share either funny or heartfelt stories that make people realize who the couple is individually, which I think is cool. Â We ate some yummy food, had good company and had a good time. Â It was really David and I’s first time out since Aiden was born, so that was nice too. Â Thankfully grandma was in town to babysit all weekend!
The art gallery was two stories, so the bridesmaids and Ashley and her dad made their entrance walking down those stairs. Â It was really pretty, but I’m giving them all mad props for making it down those with no falls! Â I also picked a really bad seat to take pictures, so this was about all I could get without getting the head of the person in front of me.
Getting the garter.
The best man’s speech. Â I actually have a rather funny story about this. Â David was talking about why it was a good idea for Ashley to choose Keith as her husband and he started with a point about how Keith is always romantic. Â Well, he told the story of how Keith proposedÂ in San Francisco and David and I were there with him. Â Well David sat on a chair to imitate Keith sitting in the car being nervous and as David sat down, the chair collapsed and he fell to the floor WHILE giving the speech. Â It was embarrassing, but David did a great job of reviving himself and carried on. Â Poor guy!
We had a good time seeing our friends and hanging out as a group with everyone again. Â With distance between us and kids, it makes it hard to do these things very regularly. Â It definitely took Sunday (and I have a feeling today too) to get our life back in order, but that’s a small price to pay. Â I do have to say, this is the first wedding we haven’t had to travel for and it wasÂ so nice!