Monday, April 10, 2017

April Lineup


A little late here, but April is shaping up to be a pretty awesome month! Here's what I've been up to and a peek at my upcoming weeks:
  • #MuddMadness 
    • As I mentioned last week, one of my best gal pals got married on April Fool's Day and it was so perfect! We had the best time. You can see some pictures and read more about it here
  • Easter
    • Michael and I plan to head to my parent's house this Saturday to spend the day with them and my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews. The weather is looking beautiful, so I hope we get to do lots of Easter egg hunting with my nephews. Sunday, we plan to spend the day with Michael's family. Doesn't get much better than a weekend full of family!
  • San Francisco
    • My sister and I will be heading to San Francisco later this month for our 2nd Sister's Trip! Back in late 2015, we took our first sister's trip to Washington D.C. and had so much fun that we decided to make it a tradition! Visiting Alcatraz has always been on my sister's bucket list, so we decided San Francisco would be the perfect place to visit next. I can't wait for some quality sister time!

Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Friday, April 7, 2017

HONEYMOON IS BOOKED!!


I booked our honeymoon this past weekend!! In exactly SIX months, I get to marry my very best friend! I seriously cannot wait for October to get here. Shortly after, we will be heading to Negril, Jamaica for our honeymoon!

We decided to make it more of a "friendsmoon" and invite two of our best couple friends to come along with us. It took me a little while to come around on this idea, but now that I have, I can hardly contain my excitement! Michael and I have done the solo beach trip before, but haven't had the opportunity to go on an all-inclusive group trip with our best friends. There isn't anyone better to help us celebrate and I'm sure it will be an epic trip!

Is it October yet?!

Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Monday, April 3, 2017

An April Fool's Day Wedding:: #MuddMadness

Just a bride and her maids.

Michael and I were lucky enough to spend this past weekend celebrating the marriage of two of our very best friends. Emily and Bradley finally tied the knot on Saturday and their big day was SO perfect! I couldn't be more honored to have been a part of it.

My handsome date. 

I met Emily in college. We joined the same sorority and while we didn't become BFFs right away, our friendship really blossomed once we moved off campus and lived together with several of our girlfriends. We quickly became inseparable and had the best time living up that single, college life. We shared a name, a couple houses, friends, clothes, drunken stories, laughs, tears, and so many great memories. Seems crazy to think that here we are so many years later getting to marry two awesome guys who happen to also be best friends!

The STUNNING bride!

I took the day off work Friday to help decorate the hall for their special day. I wish I would have taken some pictures of the decor because I loved how everything turned out. It was rustic, simple, and beautiful. Friday night, we headed to the rehearsal at Cuivre River Park and then had dinner catered at the KC hall in Millwood. My girlfriend, Kara, who was also a bridesmaid, spent the night with us so that she didn't have to drive all the way back to St. Louis. We enjoyed a great dinner, great company, and a few drinks before heading home to rest up for a full day of fun.

Soon to be Mr. & Mrs.

Saturday we woke up bright and early to shower and then go get our hair and makeup done. As luck would have it, there was a slight hiccup in our morning plans as the power at our house went out. Luckily we live close to Michael's parents and they were kind enough to let us use their shower. We spent the morning hanging out getting our hair and makeup done. The bride looked SO beautiful. One of our friends commented that she looked like a barbie doll bride, and I could not agree more! After hair and makeup, we hopped on the party bus and headed to the hall to pick up the guys.

Almost ready!
The sweetest flower girl in all the land. 
Starting off with a shot of fireball.
Party bus pics. Love this girl!
Thankful all of our guys are friends!























Emily and Bradley took their first look pictures and then we were off to the park to take some group pictures. The ceremony was outside under a large gazebo. Everything was so gorgeous. The weather was perfect. Considering it rained literally every day last week except Saturday for their wedding, I'd say they really lucked out!

Loved our flowers!
Love this guy!
A couple of my favorite gals. 
"Please just take one more picture with me!" - "We've already taken hundreds!" 
Last one. :)

After the ceremony, we popped into the local bar before heading back to the hall for a night full of laughs, photo boothing, and a lot of dancing! I can only hope that our wedding is half as fun as theirs was!

Cheers to you, Mr. & Mrs. Mudd!!


Sincerely,

Emily Ann
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