I’m sure others can relate to this… planning my wedding was one of those moments that held a giant magnifying glass over every other area of my life— especially my friendships. As I took this big leap forward (marriage), I relied a lot on my girlfriends for guidance, positive reinforcement, and help with the planning process. When I chose bridesmaids, I heard stories about friendships that failed to survive wedding-induced pressure. Well, this was absolutely not the case here. I had two maids of honor and four wonderful bridesmaids who came through for me every single time I needed their support.
Here’s an example of the type of emotional and physical support I received. Before my rehearsal dinner, my bridesmaid, Angela, jumped in front of me as we were crossing the street, blocking me from one of the anxious drivers waiting to turn right— just in case he decided to plow into us in the crosswalk. She may have been half joking at the time (I don't know if we were in danger of actually being hit), but it meant a lot to me that she was watching out for our safety when I was so nervous and distracted I could barely place one foot in front of the other. I also remember my two maids of honor constantly looking out for my well being— adjusting my vail and train, fanning me while I was getting my hair done, and feeding me gummy worms right before the ceremony to raise my sinking blood sugar levels.
Yes, these ladies are golden, and I couldn’t have been happier to share my bachelorette with these people who have experienced life with me from college all the way back to preschool. My two maids of honor put an incredible weekend together in Palm Springs, and it was clear that either a) I am very predictable, or b) they know me very, very well (probably both)— because it perfectly reflected everything I could ever ask for in a bachelorette party: stylish, relaxing, intimate, good food, good cocktails, and great wine. Perfection.
Our bagel brunch from the first morning. Just look at that little sign with my bachelorette hashtag and everything! So cute, so organized! I'm scared to plan the next round of bachelorettes. The bar has been set so high!!
Cocktails with strawberry and mint for sipping poolside, of course... and special drink accessories which are necessary for a bachelorette party, but which we don't have to discuss too much (although I would like to say that they actually look really cute with the straw and the drink.... so good job to Katie and Bianca for actually making something kind of vulgar look really cute).
We had dinner AND brunch at the Parker. I'm a Jonathan Addler fan, so this is a place I've been admiring from far away for years. I was so happy to finally visit and explore.
This beauty tops all other bagel brunches. I don't know if you can see the third, mini bagel topping this lox tower or the dot of caviar on top... but they were there and they were glorious.
Palm tree sandwich!
Can we take a moment to just appreciate these two in their palm leaf dresses?!
Angela MADE me this bride tiara for the weekend. I felt like a princess bride, which was definitely my very first career goal at age five and the objective of all my childhood dress up games. Dreams really do come true.
This post is dedicated to my Maids of Honor who planned the whole weekend, Bianca and Katie. And a special shout out to Angela and Courtney, for helping make this happen and being there for me that weekend and throughout the process. I LOVED my bachelorette, and I will keep these memories forever.