Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Black, White & Pink: Jocie's send-off

Hello my Pretties.

Remember when I said that this month was going to be the most insane of my life (for a recap as to why... click here)???

Well, this weekend was part of those chicken-with-my-head-cut-off times.

I threw my Sister's Bachelorette Party!! (Like a good Maid of Honor oughta'!)

{My favorite capture of the night of my Sister, the beautiful bride-to-be}

I have no energy to write a lot tonight (seriously, my life will be nonstop for the next 3 weeks) BUT I will walk you through a picture post of our beautiful day...

We started our day at a beautiful salon on the waterfront in downtown Portland to get Manicures and Pedicures...

{Bride-to-be and MOH walking to our mani/pedis}

{Seriously, how cute is that salon?? Loving the pink walls & chandeliers.}

{See the pink door? That's the front of the salon -opens right on the waterfront. Beautiful.}

{My Stepmom, Sister and Mom at the salon.}

{I forgot to wear cute flip-flops... silly me. I loved my black toes even though everyone else got pink. I'm the black sheep black toe.}

After we got our toes & fings' done, we ate some food, had some wine...yada, yada, yada... it was then that The Bridesmaids and Me had my Sister sent off for a bit while we checked into our sweet hotel for the night and started decorating.

{The room was gorgeous before we did anything to it. Me in the room upon check-in}

{Left: the beautiful seating set-up (thanks for the help Mom!) Right: Treats! Yum. Topped off with a beautiful groom&bride I found at The Dollar Tree. Classy.}

{Left: The Bar. All set and ready to go. Right: Karla, Ari and Me. Bridesmaid decorating crew-dressed in our Black, White & Pink}

{Decorating? Done! Ready to party!}

{Can you tell I loved what we did with her Bachelorette throne?}

Finally it was time for the guest of honor and the guests to arrive!

{Bride's here! Let's get this party started :) }

Everyone chatted and we played some great games. And then it was time for presents...

After all her beautiful lingerie was open...

We danced...

{Jocelyn doing her singles-ladies dance. Can't do that much longer!}

We took photos...

The party required you to wear Black & White with a hint of pink.

We laughed...


We took more pictures...

{Me, Ari, Karla & Jocie: A few male representations are definitely needed for a Bachelorette Party. Though we are all smiling like we are holding a puppy.}

{The Bridesmaids. Not all of them- but the ones who live on the West Coast :) }

{I hope you liked your party Jocie}

Then it was time to go out!!

{I was ready for the rest of the night}

{The group ready to see some boys}

{Shanin and Me: Into the club we go}


{haha, you look happy to be there Jocie!}

{Yeah, we had some traditional bachelorette fun.}

After we were out, it was time to drag our tired keesters to bed. We had some snacks and then fell asleep like it was going out of style. It was a great night and we had fun waking up in the hotel.

{We were there one night. Think we overpacked???}

So... I apologize for the delay in comments and posts. I will probably be in and out for the next few weeks (her wedding is in the first part of April and I am now bogged down with her shower that is this upcoming weekend). But I will be back and will blog when I can.

And most importantly-

  • Thank you to Karla & Ari for planning everything with me! (I have a new respect for these events- I had no idea how much planning goes into them)
  • Thank you to all the guests!
  • Thank you to my family for helping me with my Maid-Of-Honor tasks!
  • And... JOCIE: I hope you had a wonderful time. I only get to share sisterly love with one person in this world- I'm so glad that's with you.

I hope life is treating you beautifully.

In Portland or coming to it?

Pink & White Salon website here. The Nines hotel information here.


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Leah said...

That was a fun party... I always have this big smile everytime I look at your picture stories... never a dull moment. This one is no exception. I always feel that I'm there with you through your pictures.

I love your dress... and if you had asked us to guess the foot game, I would have gotten it right. I know yours will be the black polish. Hahaha!

And the male representation is huge. I love it!

Have a great day my dear! And have fun doing your maid of honor tasks. xoxo

Nathalie said...

Oooooh I love what you planned! It looks like the perfect bachelorette party!

I loveee this hotel room. Absolutely gorgeous. And the whole decoration and theme for the party are absolutely wonderful!

You really inspired me for the bachelorette party of my friend. It is such a classy party you threw and you can tell how everyone had fun.

Wishing you all the best for all your upcoming tasks. And cannot wait to see pictures from the wedding...

Anonymous said...

WOW what a fun party!! Everything looks great...and your sister is soo pretty. Many many congratulations to her!

Alison Kinsey said...

Everything looks so gorgeous - Portland, the hotel you stayed in, the beautiful bride to be and her friends!
The stand with all the treats look sooo yummy. I want to visit Portland now after reading this post. Glad you girls had fun!!

erika sorocco said...

So, first of all...I love how you saved the best for last - the last picture of you and your sis is so adorable...I can't believe how much the two of you look alike - as in, almost twins!

And...your sister is so, so lucky to have someone like you to throw her such a fabulous bachelorette party! So glad you all had a fabulous time, my love!! :)

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

Aww! SO FUN! I love the theme and the events - looks like a great night!

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bananas. said...

Wow! Lady you did a KILLER job! That looks like so much fun! And the hotel is GORGEOUS! Gah i can't take it. I want a night like this. Haha.

Oh and you look beautiful. Fabulous photos my dear!

Kara said...

Beautiful party!!! I love the blowup penis and the pretty colors. Looks like you had a wonderful time :)

Unknown said...

the nail salon and the hotel are so pretty! i live in LA and there's nothing as pretty here!
xoxo alison

a blog full of weldons. said...

that hotel is beautiful! and i love how happy your sister looks! what a fun night to spend together! beautiful!

Hope Chella said...

Thanks for your sweet comment and I love bachelorette parties :)


Hope Chella said...

By the way, I love your honesty about the spray paint! I was really happy that no one wrote any curse words or drew anything perverted-at least that I recall or noticed in the pictures I've posted :)


daisychain said...

what a send off!

Mari said...

I love it!!! can you not be so freaking cute! lol no you look FANTASTIC!!..i love those teal heels and the dresses!! that hotel is beautiful and I love the balloon and how great of a sister you for doing all this!

Holly Lefevre said...

I want to come to Portland just to go to that salon...it just look like a place you would find too! I am in love with it. What a fun time it looks like you had. Enjoy every minute of your sisters wedding!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh wow, I don't even know what to comment on!! This looks like so much fun, everyone looks so cheerful and happy and beautiful. Gorgeous hotel room too! I'm sure you sister loved every second of her party, GREAT job, Caitlin! :))

P.S. Thank you so so so much for all the support in the past days xo

Anonymous said...

FUN!! I have always wanted to stay at the Nines!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

ok first of all. what a great sister you are. that party looked like it was funnnnnnn! and love the hotel decor. ;)

ps. thanks for the sweeeet comments sistah!!!

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Sierra said...

Looks like you are having a blast and let me just say I am in love with that hotel, the decor and turquoise chair is just beautiful!!! I want to go there. Hang in there with all of the festivities and don't worry about blogging, we will be here when time allows. You look beautiful and I like your black nail polish. :)

Iva Messy said...

WOW!! you did an amazing job!! looks like so much fun!! WOOOHOO!!!!

the "L" spot said...

Everything looked fabulous! Like I've said before I hope my maid of honor is as amazing as you, you guys really made it so special for her!!

maddy said...

Your sister is quite lucky to have an amazing sister/maid of honor! Looks like a blast missy! I've just awarded you and your classy blog the Sunshine award!! check out my blog for the deets!

stay classy!


Grumpy old man said...

Well, wooow, for someone tired, you did a hell of a job doing this post, that was brilliantly done, the post I mean. The party, that was awesome, your sis is beautiful, but I guess that runs in the family!! Most of all, she has the most amazing sister for organizing such a fabulous event, you did one hell of a job! (I read every paragraph and looked at every pic) Fabulous pics, you certainly had a ball.
Thanks for sharing with us and best wishes with the rest of the planning and wedding.

Thanks also for your welcome comment on my last post, really appreciate it.

Hope the rest of your week is great!

Sher said...

Wow wow! Could you plan my bachelorette party too hehe? Cos it looks totally awesome from here! Your sis is so lucky to have you as the maid of honor:)


Alicia said...

so so so cute!! and it looks like she had an amazing time!! it was adorable!! you're such an awesome sister!

Froso M. said...

Oh you seem to have had a wonderful time! You looked amazing, those girl nights out are the best (especially when they are bachellorette parties!)

Unknown said...

Seriously looks like the best party ever!!! Great plannign and fab pictures, you all look amazingly cute:-)

I have a lil' somethin' somethin' for you on my blog!

Julie Leah said...

Ok, I was on overload with this post! I have a bachelorette/lingerie party coming up that I'm planning for one of my besties and this just got me really inspired and excited :) You are such a good MOH!! Fabulous pictures!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Ohh Caitlin you all are such a pretty bunch of girlss out there and I'm glad you had tons of fun!! Love those aqua coloured pumps! everything is so colourful and cheerful!! Have oodles of good times, dear! :) xoxox

ellinelle said...

..wow ..the pictures are so much fun and glamour , like it should be I guess ..you all look so gorgeous ..I always love your look with sunglasses , you look stunning ..
and yes , you did a good job , your sister have a wonderful sister : ))))

Vanessa said...

Now that is a party! What an MOH you are! Looks like so much fun & I love how you have black toe nails! Too cute!

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Jaime @ laviejaime said...

SO FUN! Love all the photos- thanks for sharing. And ADORE the decor in that hotel room...swoon! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

What a sweet post, and that party looks amazing! What a cute hotel room--I love that turquoise chair!

Kim Axani said...

Love this post!! It's the epitome of the perfect girlie weekend. Love that salon!!! It's a dream =)

Leah said...
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Leah said...

So how's the maid of honor doing these days? Just have fun Caitlin! xoxo

Kata Wagner Berg said...

Was really fun to look at you pictures!
Looks like a party what never can be forget.
O,I wish I have a sister like you!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Panty Buns said...

What a lovely group of women at that bachelorette party, and what a fantasy it would be to have been one of the lucky male representations there. That one item was rather large (ouch!) but appeared to be on a leash as is appropriate for males. It looks like it was great fun. I can't get over how pretty you all looked. Did I spy a magic wand amongst those photos? Congrats, Jocie!

o said...

omgosh, what a beautiful room! looks like ur sister had a great time on her bachelorette:D how fun!!