Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 4: Jocie's Wedding Week!

Before we knew it- it was the day before the wedding!

{My Dad & Jocie at the rehearsal dinner. I love this image}

We started the day off with a Bridesmaid Breakfast hosted by the Bride-To-Be... who just so happened to be unfortunately hungover.

My Sister doesn't drink very much at all... but she wanted to show the Brits in town for her wedding (her husband is British) a good time, so she ended up having a few too many and wasn't feeling too good all day. Regardless, after Breakfast- Jocie treated all the Bridesmaids to Manis/Pedis.

After was off to rehearse the Big Day the next day!

My Dad was a little excited to be walking his eldest daughter down the aisle...

{Happy Dance Dad?}

After the rehearsal- we went to the venue and checked it out while very excited for the next day.

{Cousin Livi and Conor check out the venue}

But the best part of the day? Checking into the Bridal Suite that My Mom, Me and Jocie slept in that night and where all the Bridesmaids got ready the next day.

The Suite was beautiful!

I don't think they realized that this was a "Girls Only" Suite... the petals were a little unnecessary for me and my Mom :) But beautiful nonetheless.

We got all our dresses in a row- the big pink one contains THE dress!

After we got the room all set-up, we got ready for the Rehearsal Dinner. Even The Boy came to see the Hotel before we got to rehearsal site.

{handsome handsome boy o' mine}

Quickly thereafter... it was time to head off to dinner!

Above: The East Coast kiddilywinks with some Oregon People

Above: A Proud Dad and his Daughters.

Above: The Boy & Me at the Rehearsal Dinner. We were tirrrrrrrreddd.

Above: Charlotte being a hit with the guests. "Pound it!"

Above: The Groom and The Boy conversing at the Rehearsal Dinner.

Above: My Brother Conor and my Cousin Ryan

Above: 3 out of 5 Bridesmaids. Such beautiful girls.

Above Left: Conor escorting my always-fashionable Grandma Above Right: Me and my adorable Cousin.

Above: The Bride and Groom to be!

Above: Conor enjoying our adorable little cousins.

Above: My Brother Conor, Me & My Pennsylvania Cousin Sofia.

After the dinner, the all girls' sleepover commenced and we all tried to get our beauty sleep for the big next day.

Above: The Bride fast asleep... getting ready for her big day!

What was I wearing?

Dress: Nordstrom Rack

Necklace: Forever 21

Shoes: Steve Madden (Yes, I have been wearing the Teal ones quite a bit :)

Yes- the next post is Day 5 a.k.a. Wedding Day!!!!


Special thanks to Karla/Brian for use of his pictures.

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Jaime @ laviejaime said...

All these photos are so great! Love the dress- fab color on you :) Happy Friday!!!

ellinelle said...

..well , YOU LOOK STUNNING in the orange dress and THEM shoes , I actually really fall for them shoes , seems like they suit with everything ..
Your sister look stunning in her multicoloured dress - really beautiful ..
This is wonderful post of pictures and it's so nice to see happy smiling sisters ..awww..

Nathalie said...

Wow, this day sounds great. Seems like you had a lot of fun rehearsing :) And your Dad looks so likeable ( as of course does the rest of your family :) )
the big sleep over must have been so much fun.
I am sooo curious about the big day. You created a pleasant anticipation with your post series :) Can't wait to see THE dress, etc, etc :)

Claire Kiefer said...

So cute! I love the dress you're wearing.

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for the Big Day!

Michelle Schraudner said...

How exciting! I love your coral dress & turquoise shoes combo!

Anonymous said...

WOW, that breakfast looks amazing!!! Yummy.
I can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

A Gluten Freestyle said...

Another awesome post. The pictures are so perfect. I cannot wait to see the wedding day.
And that coral colour is perfect on you!

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures i like you guys very cool
small family great family

Holly Lefevre said...

The joy on everyone's faces is fabulous! Do you know how many grumpy rehearsals I have been too?! I love your Dad's happy dance! Of course, cannot wait to see the wedding photos!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Ohh your dad is sooo cute! I'm glad you guys are all having a ball! :)

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful photos, seems like everything is going really well. Can't wait to see the pictures of the wedding! :)

Mari said...

the black and white pictures have to be my favorite you dad is so cute with Jocelyn and you look so amazing as usual!!

Anonymous said...

very cool picks!! where did you guys stay and where was the rehersal? they look like fun spots!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

You dad looks the most excited, it's lihe he's even more excited than the bride to be, hehe Gotta love his "dancing" picture!!! You and the boy make such a good looking couple, Caitlin! Also love how you wore your teal shoes and this coral colored dress together.

Grumpy old man said...

I am sure you hear this all the time, but one more time will not hurt, your dad has good reason to be proud of his girls, he has two beautiful daughters!

You are putting in a brilliant effort with the preparations and picture taking etc. I am sure your sister is also proud and grateful to have such a sweet and kind sister like you.

Thanks for sharing, I just love to look at every pic and read every single detail you add.

Have a super day and by now the wedding must be either behind you, or in process...


Al Bundy said...

you're a good historian, your family should thank you.

Kim Axani said...

I thought the first pic was from a movie or something! hehe, so cute=)
Love the dress you're wearing! Esp the gathering in the front, so pretty. xx

Brianna! said...

looks like the wedding turned out to be gorgeous.
I've enjoyed seeing sneak peeks of it.
Im somewhat sad its over


the "L" spot said...

This was not the week for me to be hiding from blogworld.

I just read all this weeks posts! I cannot wait to see the wedding pictures! I'm sure you'll be a relieved of all your M.O.H. duties! You've been doing so much you are definitely the best M.O.H!!

Graham I. Haynes said...

You look stunning despite being so tired. I really enjoyed seeing that suite, too. What an incredible bed! Thanks for sharing these moments with everybody :)

Fleur said...

wow! all the best to jocie and her husband! i'm totally into weddings, i usually cry like the bride's grandma!
p.s. your boy is really handsome :)

Unknown said...

looks like lots n lots of fun x

(always)alanna said...

aww these look like so much fun- and that food looks delicious!

Hope Chella said...

Great photos!!! I was the "bad bridesmaid" who ended up getting sick in the nail salon's bathroom (the nail people thought I might be having 'morning sickness') and then I had to decline the bridesmaid and bride (my sister) luncheon...This was 4 years ago :O


bananas. said...

i love your nordi rack find. that color on you looks great! and i'm also loving your sister's number. it's fabulous!

Sierra said...

Looks like you had fun and the bride and groom are such a cute couple! Yes, I love your pink dress and your heart necklace, they go so well together. I bet you were pooped after all of your hard work!

Rhiannon Bosse said...

I loved this post. I think I re-read it 5 times haha it's so exciting and fun and everyone looks happy! So much fun!