Wedding Recap!

December 28, 2012 -
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Today I wanted to share with you all a recap of my brother’s wedding from over the weekend!

It was basically a 7 day holiday weekend with the wedding & Christmas all being in the same week.

December 23rd, 2012
The wedding recap of Philip (my brother) & Angela.

Saturday – Rehearsal day!

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*Started the morning off with a POWER PARFAIT of my
Gingerbread Chia Oats topped with a vegan gingerbread HEALTHY BITE! OMG.SO.GOOD.

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*Then headed to get our nails done!
Gotta love little 9 year old cousin in her diva chair.

After the rehearsal, headed to dinner with everyone!

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*I had some gluten free pasta with spinach, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, feta, & shrimp!
I find that if I’m going to eat animal protein, seafood tends to work okay in moderation.
I also find that dairy in the form of cheese (mostly feta, if any) doesn’t hurt my stomach either!

These foods in moderation work for me!

Remember, BE TRUE TO YOU!

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*Ang gave all the of the bridesmaids these gorgeous wrapped gifts at the rehearsal dinner!

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*My brother & his best man didn’t even plan it but wore matching socks & his pants matched my brother tie!
Can you tell they’ve been bff’s for 23 years?

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*Picture opp at the church with my cousin Kelsi!

My belt is actually a Premiere Designs necklace that I borrowed from a friend & turned into a belt.

 

The rehearsal was great & the food, family, & memories is what I will always remember!

Now onto the WEDDING DAY!!

Morning started off with all of the pampering – we all chose hair styles from Pinterest, duh!

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*My Pinterest Hair Inspiration!

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*lots of amazing snacks provided by some bridesmaids!

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*gorgeous display!

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*I’m obviously not opposed to bringing my own meals either!

It also takes pressure off of the host so they don’t have to worry about providing proper meals.

I brought my Balsamic Quinoa Salad – recipe coming soon, with a ton of roasted veggies & kabocha squash!

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*The bride & I in our robes that she bought us to get ready in!

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*all of our dresses hanging patiently!

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*All prepped & ready with mamacakes in her amazing red dress!

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*The bride opening her gift sent from my brother!

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*Getting Angie into her dress!

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*Angie’s sister, maid of honor, & her mother getting her prepped!

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*Sisterly love!

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*The bridesmaids.

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*Pretending it wasn’t 30 degrees outside while taking pictures!

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*On the gorgeous trolley waiting outside of the church.

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*on our way to the reception with the wild groomsmen!

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*My gorgeous flowers!

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*We danced all night…and flexed for some pictures, obvi.

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*Gotta include the boy in some pictures! Winking smile

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*My handsome brother & I !

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*My brother, me, Toni, Angie, & their brother Donny!

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*The next morning we had an amazing brunch at the hotel!

Big bowl of oats, berries, & raisins! I also had an egg white fritatta – I was very hungry and wanted to order more!
I eaat plant based 95% of the time and I find that my stomach can handle animal protein in moderation!

Remember, BE TRUE TO YOU! I do what works for ME! Winking smile

And from all of that dancing, my metabolism was raging – in a good way!

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It was such a gorgeous wedding & definitely a weekend I will never forget!
To be able to spend it with our closest friends & family was truly a blessing.

They got married on their 10 year anniversary (December 23rd) – they are high school sweet hearts!

I am so happy to be able to call Angie my sister-in-law now; after 10 years, it’s been a long time coming!

CONGRATS TO THE NEW MR. & MRS. ARENA!

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Have you been to a wedding lately?
-This is the first wedding I’ve been to since I was an adult.
I was in one when I was younger as a flower girl but other than that –
this is my first time being a bridesmaid!

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