Josh and I wanted to spend as much time with our friends from out of town (and in town, of course) as possible before the wedding. We had people traveling from Ft. Lauderdale, NYC, San Antonio, Phoenix (that is nowhere near an exhaustive list) - literally all across the country.
The Thursday before the wedding I invited some friends to come over to my house for some pre-gaming and then we hit the town. And by "hit the town" I mean we went to the bar we ALWAYS go to when we're in Lakewood (my hometown.) Fun times and more than a few drinks were had by all.
Ready to wed!
Josh and BM Ena.
They love each other and secretly I think they *want* each other!
BM Ena, me and Tyrone. We used to call each other the Three Musketeers.
Summer 2005 with them was the best summer of my life
Added in BM Helen :)
Mary, BM Helen and me. Mary flew in from Texas for the occasion!
Dancing on Tyrone.
This is very normal and despite his face, he loves it.
It felt a-mazing to get out with my best friends for a few hours. I was able to forget my stresses and the details and just *enjoy* myself. The beers didn't hurt, either :)
Burning River Bride Tip #1: If you're not too busy, and hell, even if you ARE too busy, take some time to spend with your friends and family before the craziness of the wedding begins. Whether at your favorite watering hole or your house, your friends will be so happy to spend time with the COH (Couple of Honor. Just made that up!)
*All photos by me. Please don't take them and pretend to be me and or my friends.