Monday, December 6, 2010

Wedding #13

Todd & I had a great weekend going to our 13th wedding together. One of my good friends that I've known since 2nd grade, Megan, was getting married. Not only was I going to the wedding, but I was also had the honor of being one of her bridesmaids. We started the wedding festivities off with the rehearsal dinner on Friday night. After going through a rehearsal at the church for about an hour, we all headed down the street to Claddaugh's Irish Pub. We had a great night hanging out with Lynn & Nathan as well as some of the other bridesmaids and their significant others.

Todd & I at dinner
Lynn & I with the bride-to-be

Bridesmaids with Megan

All the bridesmaids, along with the bride & Mother of the Bride, arrived at the church around noon on Saturday to start getting ready. The ceremony wasn't until 6:00 PM but there were only 2 ladies doing hair so they needed lots of time to get everyone done. We spent the afternoon relaxing, hanging out, commenting on everyone's hair, doing our make-up, and having fun.

Megan & Lynn getting their hair done

Megan's hair was gorgeous
Side view

Bridesmaids bouquets

Bridal bouquet

Before we knew it, it was already 4:00 PM and Megan had to start getting dressed. Since her wedding was a late one, she wanted to be able to take a her first glance photos outside but if they waited until after the ceremony, it would be dark. We helped her get into her gorgeous dress, put on her veil, and headed outside in the cold for a few photos. We finished most of the photos up inside the church before the ceremony started. Guests started arriving shortly after 5:00 PM so we had to hide in the back room and wait until 6:00 PM. Megan remained very calm the whole day and wasn't nervous one bit but she was very excited to get married to Brian.

The glowing bride

Back view

Lynn & I with Megan

The ceremony was a full Catholic mass and at the end of the ceremony, the Columbus Fire & Police bagpipers and drummers came down the aisle playing. Megan's husband, Brian, is a Columbus firefighter so this was really special and one of my favorite parts of the wedding.

Walking down the aisle (yes, it's blurry)

Megan & her dad

Bagpipers & drum

We immediately headed over to the reception and after the bridal party was introduced, we spent the rest of the night celebrating & dancing....and maybe having a few drinks too.

First dance for Megan & Brian

Wedding cake

Todd & I at wedding #13

Lynn & Court with a HUGE bottle of wine

Lynn & I

Me, Court, Lynn

Megan & Brian with all the firefighters on Brian's unit at his fire station

5 of the Sexy 7 representing

Todd & I at the end of the night

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