WHEW! It has been a busy couple weeks for the Watley family! Just wanted to share a little update today.
Two weekends ago, I got to watch my best friend marry the love of her life and stand by her side for all of the wedding weekend festivities. It was so fun to spend the day with all of my besties and celebrate my beautiful friend, Angie! Here are a few pics from the big day:
I loved Angie’s dress for the rehearsal dinner! I wanted to fit in with the color scheme too, and wore my Loft maxi dress from last year. It’s one of my faves because the fabric is dressier than your typical cotton maxi. Don’t you love the corn field in the background? 😉 #smalltown #nebraska
The next morning, we all got pampered at Valencia Salon in Columbus while drinking Starbucks – my kind of morning! I’d highly recommend Valencia if you live in the area! I even did a little shopping while I was there at the boutique inside the salon. (See adorable kimono in airplane photo later)
My ensemble for the day – I loved the ivory bouquets with the bright coral dresses. My shoes are from DSW. The bride said we could pick out any nude colored shoe – mine weren’t super comfortable, but definitely looked cute! 🙂
My friend Kate and I goofing off during pictures – we’ve been friends since we were babies! Her adorable daughter was the flower girl and did a fantastic job!
So lucky to have these ladies as lifelong friends! We go waaaay back! 🙂
Miss Isla lived it up on the dance floor with her Auntie E. There were lots of babies at the wedding, so she had a blast with all of her pint-sized friends! I scored Isla’s Lilly Pulitzer dress on sale at Von Maur and her bow is from Posh Prince & Princess in Omaha. She also had some cute strappy baby sandals from Von Maur by Baby Bling. She was able to wear her outfit again for the rehearsal dinner in Dallas, so she is already learning how to get multiple uses out of her clothes.
And there’s the gorgeous bride! Angie and I met in elementary school, became friends in middle school, best friends in high school, went to college together and then lived together during our first couple years of teaching. Isn’t she the most beautiful bride? She is the definition of gorgeous – on the inside and out!
We had so much fun in Columbus for wedding weekend #1 and then we were off to Dallas for Logan’s brother’s wedding the next weekend.
Isla was all ready for her first flight. We timed her naps and feeding perfectly so that she could feed and fall asleep on the plane during take-off like everyone recommended. And then …
Our flight was DELAYED. First by 20 min., then an hour, then two. On a positive note, she did fall asleep right as the plane was SUPPOSED to be taking off – HA!
So then of course she woke up right as we were boarding and was wide eyed and ready to party. We thought we’d try and get her to eat and sleep again, but the boss was not going to miss out on any of the excitement. While the baby across the aisle drifted off into a deep sleep as the plane was taking off and his parents stared lovingly into each others’ eyes the entire flight, Logan and I were pulling our hair out trying to get Isla to first eat and sleep (we gave up after 5 minutes of screaming) and then we decided to let the boss be the boss. The rest of the flight consisted of opening and shutting the windows, playing with the tray table lever, dancing on the tray table, pushing the buttons on the armrests, trying to entertain her with every toy in the diaper bag, and counting down the time remaining in the flight – it was the longest hour and 40 minutes of my life. Can you tell how exhausted I am in this picture? Little Miss finally calmed down for the descent. She gripped onto my hand as we landed, my heart melted and all was forgotten. (Her bow was long gone by this point!)
We got into Dallas super late and headed straight to bed. The next day was for lunch, shopping and dinner at the bride’s family’s house.
We had to get a picture with the groom – who also happens to be the manager of this website! Logan almost showed up to dinner in the exact same shirt, but we were pretty proud that we all still had red, white and blue on.
Isla loves her Uncle Paul! They both happened to be wearing shellfish inspired outfits, so we had to snap a pic. (Isla’s bubble one-piece is from BabyGap, but is no longer available online.)
We didn’t get any pictures at the rehearsal dinner, but it was a lovely event! In Texas, most of the toasts are given the night before, so Logan had his best man speech all ready and did a great job! I wore this dress and these shoes (which were way more comfortable than the last pair)
I did get a pic of the chalkboard signs I helped decorate for the rehearsal dinner, though! I just searched “Chalkboard Art” on Pinterest and tried my best to replicate the lettering and borders I found. The skills I learned making posters as a high school cheerleader have come in handy more times than I could ever count! 🙂
And here are a few pictures from the reception…
It was absolutely GORGEOUS!
And a few more random pictures from the trip:
Isla struggled to sleep while we were away and we are still adjusting a week later! We are learning how important routine is for her the older she gets. She was fighting sleep all day the night of the rehearsal dinner…
But Auntie E is a rockstar and Isla loves her!
So that’s a recap of our two super fun wedding weekends! We have a more low-key weekend ahead, but it will still be busy with Isla’s dedication at church on Sunday and a little celebration with family afterward. What are your weekend plans? Stay tuned for a little giveaway on our Facebook page later today! 🙂
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