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And then we partied

Again, I didn’t take many pictures of our bachelorette party weekend.  It may make me a bad blogger, but I was too busy enjoying myself and the company of three lovely ladies to think about pulling out my camera.

The boys spent a long weekend in Vegas for Travis’ bachelor party, so we took a not-quite-as-long weekend up to the Central Coast so I could revisit some of my favorite spots in and around San Luis Obispo.  Cami found us a cute little rental house in Cayucos, which ended up being perfect and way more fun than a hotel.  It also ended up being the Zinfandel Festival weekend in Paso Robles, which meant lots of fun wine stops AND food tastings.

Our first stop in SLO was Firestone Grill for their tri tip sandwich.  This is a sandwich I still think about, years after leaving SLO and Cal Poly.  It’s a sandwich so good, Travis thinks about it every time someone mentions tri tip.  I have yet to find a sandwich anywhere else that is equally satisfying.  I don’t know if it’s the garlic bread bun, or the sauce, or the tender tri tip, but it’s amazing.  I wish I had one right now.  April didn’t understand why we were making such a fuss over the tri tip until she had one, and then she jokingly asked if we could get one for breakfast.

It started pouring just as we ordered, so we stood around this little wall bar until the table next to us left.  And once we were done, we ran back to the car in the pouring rain.  I’d complain about the rain, but it made a nice backdrop for the mineral hot springs we went to later, plus I think it kept the crowds away from Paso Robles.

We had a sort-of game plan for Paso Robles, but really we just ended up going to the wineries that had the tastiest foods set out.  We started with one where they were grilling duck breast and lamb chops, then headed to one with the crepes stand (and lots of barrel tastings).  There was one with chocolate fondue and Fritos, red vines, brownies, and shortbread (and, um, wine).  And one with a Vegemite tasting bar (verdict = salty and weird and not for us).  That one was Croad, which had a New Zealand background.  I bought a fancy bottle of wine there for Travis and I to store in an anniversary box.  I know, in total, we stopped at six wineries.  But, we also split a tasting at each one, so I don’t think anyone got too tipsy.  It made for a really fun day!  We ended it with a stop at a cheese shop, picking up a cheese plate and other nibbles and then we played games back at the rental house with a bottle of wine.

Cami had made us all matching shirts, which were adorable, and had our names and “roles” on them.  I wish the weather had been nicer so we weren’t always bundled up in jackets, but we knew we had them on!

No late nights, crazy clubbing, or even drunken antics, but it was exactly how I envisioned my bachelorette party – spending time with the girls I love and just enjoying ourselves before the craziness.

Wedding Shower

Ok, so I didn’t take a lot of pictures of my bridal shower, but I did want to acknowledge the amazing day hosted by two of my bridal party girls since it turned out beautifully and I know they put a lot of work into it.

We were greeted by little Leilani, who was wearing a purple lei and on her best behavior all day long.  We feasted on Honeybaked ham, croissants, salad, olives, cheese, and then a Nothing Bundt Cake.  I was gifted a pair of fuzzy handcuffs, some comfy nightgowns (nightdresses?) I’ll actually wear, and many other lovely gifts.  It wasn’t a large party, nor was it a rowdy party, but it was fun and enjoyable and just what I wanted.  Thank you, Cami and Abbey, for my lovely shower!

the wedding shoes that were (and weren’t)

I had to clear my memory cards so there’s plenty of room for photos of Greece, which means you may actually get some posts while I’m gone.

These are shoes I bought just a couple of weeks before the wedding.  It really wasn’t my fault – Zappos.com had just made me a VIP member and Macy’s gave me 30% off if I bought 3 pairs.

The ones on the lazy susan (I wonder if Travis knows I put my shoes on the dining table…) are Enzo Angiolini’s and were beautiful shiny blue, but they squeezed my toes just a little too much.  I thought they would probably stretch with wear, but for $100 I didn’t love them enough to find out.  So, I returned them.

The other three came from Macy’s – Rampage, Marc Fisher, and Style & Co.  The Rampage ones (with the blue bow) were too cute to pass up, I needed some new black heels for work, and the fancy blue ones on the right ended up being my wedding heels.  They have a platform, so the height isn’t too bad and they ended up being the perfect height for the dress.  I love them and I’ll definitely end up wearing them on a day to day basis.

I also ended up ordering some wedding flats, which was a good decision since I ended up wearing those flats for most of the night.  Super comfy yet cute blue Clarks. I’m wondering, though, if my decision to change into flats made my dress drag a bit lower, and that’s why I kept getting stepped on… or maybe I would have gotten stepped on anyway.

And then, since we’re talking about shoes, I ordered a new pair of Privos (I LOVE Privos) because I needed a new pair for walking around in during our cruise.  I mean, obviously, the five pairs of Privos I already own wouldn’t do. They are super comfy and I’m wondering which pair I should wear on the plane.

Technically, these shoes don’t all fit in my shoe closet, but don’t tell Travis…

wedding teasers

I should be packing, but that’s boring, and looking at some teaser photos of our wedding is WAY more fun.  I promise, once we get back from this little trip of a honeymoon, I will gush all over the internet about our wonderful vendors, but for now, you can gaze at the cuteness that is us.

yes

Yes, it goes by as quickly as people say it will, even when you try and stop to take it all in.

I don’t know what to say about our wedding – it was amazing and wonderful and we were surrounded by so much love. There were probably some things that went wrong, but I don’t think I knew about them. I can say that during our ceremony, we laughed and then cried, and then laughed some more. I made it two words into my vows before my voice got trembly and my nose started running.  I don’t think I stopped smiling until we fell asleep.

We ate our food and it was delicious. We ate donuts (but not enough) and then pie and it was still delicious.  We danced and tried to see everyone who was there, and it was hard. The night flew by like crazy and I wish it could have gone on forever.

I will do a proper write up on all the fabulous people who made our wedding so perfect, but I did want to pop in for a second to say hi as a new married woman. So far, life seems the same. Just a little happier and a little more tired.