Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our Bridal Party Getaway

This winter, Mike and I had the idea that we'd love to get all of our bridal party together for a weekend before the wedding.  Well, we put it out there in January and somehow we found one weekend between May and September that 12 twenty-somethings were all free.  Let me tell you, that little fact that I now live 900+ miles away in South Carolina was NOT going to stop me from going.  I paired it with some wedding appointments, including my first dress fitting [!!!], and I made a long weekend out of it.

Friday, we all packed up [5 cars across 3 states] and headed to Otisfield, Maine where Mike's family has a fantastic little cabin and camp right on Pleasant Lake.  We hadn't been there in two years and boy was it nice to be back!

Well, I have to say, it was the best weekend ever and everything went off without a hitch.  Our wedding is going to be absolutely amazing and we are so thankful that everyone could come and really get to know each other!  We really do have 10 of the best friends that anyone could ask for.  Here's what we did...

Immediate jump in the lake when we got there


Camp fires


We swam [and kayaked] across the lake [3/5 of a mile] and back!


Spent lots of time out on the dock



 Lawn games... tailgate toss, Polish horseshoes, and Kan Jam



Ate... a lot

Met a new friend... and tried to lure him onto the grill

Took plenty of group photos







And lots and lot of cuddling...

Here's what we did: Meg and Mike's Wedding:
The Proposal
Will You Be Our Flower Girl?
Will You Be My Bridesmaid?
October Wedding List Update
Will You Be His Groomsman?
Will You Be Our Ring Bearer?
"Save the Date" Magnets
Engagement Photo Shoot
February Wedding List Update
ABCs of Our Wedding
Wedding Workouts
Pre-Wedding Marriage Counseling
Wedding Giveaway from Passion & Love
How To: Calligraphy
June Wedding List Update

Linking up for a couple of Wedding Wednesdays with Mary and Meredith&Jordon!

11 comments:

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Looks like some great bonding time! The wedding will be even more fun now that everyone had a chance to hang out in advance!

Julie said...

What a fun weekend! Its always so hard to find a weekend that everyone is free, especially nowadays.

PS - PV recaps will be up starting Monday. There's just so much to write about :)

Jen said...

What an amazing weekend! Much better than a gift! :)

Samantha said...

Absolutely LOVE this idea!! This looks like such a fun weekend!!

Rebecca Jo said...

What a fun way to start wedding memories :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Looks like such a fun weekend. That poor thing, hope he figured it out, before becoming dinner. ;)

Mary said...

That looks like such a blast! How wonderful that everyone was able to come and get to know each other before the wedding!

Amanda said...

What a great time for you guys to have all together before the big wedding day! Looks like a lot of fun - I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

That's totally awesome! It looks and sounds like an amazing weekend.

Ericka said...

What a great idea! I love that your bridal party was able to get together and hang out like that!

Ariane Fisher said...

That weekend looked like an absolute blast! Tell me you got video of everyone building the pyramid. How many attempts did it take?

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