When we last left off, Conrad and I had decided to stay in Grand Rapids that evening. With only the clothes on me, I awoke with an absolutely horrendous sunburn – we’re talking bright red, uneven splotches all over my chest and torso, with one especially awkward patch under my armpit (HOW, I ask???). Of course, of the two dresses I’d brought to decide between, one was strappy, and one strapless. Needless to say, they weren’t going to work.
Oh, and did I mention that they were back in Muskegon, along with my shoes, makeup, jewelry, bag, hair stuff, and everything else I’d brought for the wedding…where I didn’t know how to drive back to….with both mine and Conrad’s phones dead….?
But never fear! Apparently when thrust into chaos, I am one to rely on! Just kidding, it really wasn’t that big a deal, but you know my flair for the dramatic ☺ Also, there was an H&M nearby!
By 5 pm that afternoon, I’d bought a new outfit, squeezed into last night’s shoes (new ones, so they hurt), scoured the car floor for random make-up that had fallen under the seats, pulled my hair into an acceptable up-do, brushed my teeth with my finger, chugged a beer, and was ready to party!
Of course, as soon as the wedding started, I completely forgot about how I looked, and just enjoyed the ceremony.
Now, to be fair, I haven’t been to a lot of weddings, but this was truly one of the most beautiful ones I’ve attended. To probably no one’s surprise, I cried in the middle of the vows, through the rings, and obviously during the first kiss. So much for worrying about make-up, right?
By the time we sat down for the reception, we were more than ready to party.
With all of this ‘outfit drama’, you’re probably wondering what I ended up wearing!
Once again, the food was amazing. We started with numerous cheese plates (just look at that oozing brie…), crusty breads, olive oil + balsamic vinegar for dipping, and a champagne toast for the newlyweds.
Once dinner began, I’m not sorry to say I forgot about my camera and just plain enjoyed myself. Thus, the following images have been piched here and there from fellow wedding attendees, since I was too busy dancing to the amazing band, sipping extra-dirty martinis from the open bar, and getting walked in on in the portable toilet, almost entirely naked (you try peeing in a jumpsuit!!).
An absolutely awesome night, if I do say so myself.
Coming tomorrow: our last day in Michigan ☹