Labor Day Highlights

IMG_8267 IMG_8276 IMG_8280 IMG_8277 What a great start to September! My Labor Day was filled with back to back wedding celebrations and festivities, followed by my birthday. Friday began with the rehearsal dinner for Joree and Simon’s wedding which I was a bridesmaid for. Joree and I grew up together and it was so sweet of her to make me a bridesmaid at her wedding. The rehearsal dinner was on the Odyssey which took us all around Lake Michigan. Saturday was the wedding and Joree made a stunning bride! I loved every little detail of her wedding, it was absolutely beautiful!

IMG_8295 IMG_8312 IMG_8298 IMG_8320 Sunday was Stephanie & Dan’s wedding, my second wedding of the weekend. My family was invited as well and it was great to be together and celebrate. I’ve known Dan my entire life and our families are very close. J and I were exhausted from the night before. My ankles got very swollen from all the dancing and wearing heels but it was worth it!

Capture Following the wedding celebrations, it was my birthday celebration. Monday J and I had our friends over for our housewarming party/my birthday party. We decided to do an open house so our guests can come and go whenever they want. We kept it casual and served drinks and appetizers. My girlfriends were so sweet and brought me a cookie cake (pictured above). That was gone in about 5 minutes. We had a great turnout and J and I were so happy to invite our friends and family into our home.

IMG_8326 IMG_8327 20130903_213347 Lastly, Tuesday (yesterday) was my actual birthday. To be honest, I’m not much of a birthday person. I always like celebrating everyone else’s but my own. On top of that, I’m getting pretty old! J and I relaxed and recovered yesterday from all the festivities and went to MK for dinner with my family. We ordered two tartares (tuna tare tare) as an appetizer and the endive salad. J and I split the steak which was in a red wine sauce. All of the dishes looked amazing. The side dishes we ordered were the pommes frites with a truffle cream sauce and the roasted sweet corn. Both sides were excellent! Last but not least, desert! Two of my girlfriends sent the cake and shake to the table. Chocolate layer cake with chocolate fudge and a vanilla milkshake on the side. SO GOOD! Special thanks to Alex for helping us have an incredible meal!


  1. I’m obsessed with the picture of you and J at the wedding! Gorgeous couple!


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