Sunday, March 29, 2009

Key learnings, snow and wedding recap

I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland. Seriously. Blizzard-like conditions in Chicago with several inches by 8 a.m. Here are some pictures: snow, more snow. I was rather perplexed by this (and irritated) so I hibernated (with candy) and caught up on more reading, so let's hit the key learnings.

Key Learnings:
  • High heels look sexy but they are the devil
  • No matter how full I am, there is always room for candy and/or cake
  • I hate asking friends to bum cash when I accidentally leave it at home (which rarely happens)
  • When buying a dress, fit is key, but make sure you leave some room to eat (sometimes, you need it)
  • Groomsmen always look a little hotter than normal at a wedding, something about the suit
  • Sometimes on a bad day, Chipotle can taste like sweet heaven
  • Some of the best Friday nights include: comfy pants, magazines and cleaning out the DVR, all while relaxing on the couch
  • RedBox may be my new best friend
  • The movie Australia isn't great, but Hugh Jackman without a shirt is on fabulous
  • Twilight is much better upon second viewing, coupled with low expectations for the film
  • When dumpster diving, dress appropriately, if possible
  • Cobblestone and high heels do not mix well 
I mentioned last week that I was nervous about going to a wedding sans date, but I have to say, I had a great time going as a single lady.

TKTC and my co-worker Laura were my "dates" to Rebecca's wedding at the Conservatory last night and everything was just beautiful. Despite the rain and cooler temps, everyone had a great time in a gorgeous setting of flowers and plants. Check out this picture of us sexy ladies!

So the JCrew dress was out because of the weather, but I still think my backup outfit works :)

The food was amazing (imagine seasoned chicken breast, chilled pea soup, bacon wafer and full candy bar) and we had a choice of six amazing cakes from Bon Bon to pick from, including margarita, mango and strawberry shortcake. For me, the mango and strawberry shortcake were the best and let's just say, I was STUFFED by the end of dinner service.

And although I forgot my plastic baggie for the candy bar, the bride and groom provided some for us (thank goodness!) and I had a nice treat to enjoy today, starting at 9:45 a.m. Thanks to Twitter support, it's apparently never too early to get started.

It was such a nice evening. The ladies and I gossiped, talked, laughed and had a great time. They were great company, and I was able to catch up with my knitting crew, who all looked lovely. The best touch of the night had to be the awesome placecard/drink savers we all received too. Rebecca is so sweet, keeping me from having a roofie put in my beverage :) Awesome idea.

Anyhow, Rebecca looked stunning and as always, hosted a wonderful party. Congrats to the bride and groom! 

So how was everyone else's weekend? See any movies or do anything fun?

Reader notes: Thanks everyone for playing the Desert Island game. Know there was a lot of information to include in that post so feel free to go back and add answers or answer just a few of them. I realized after a few comments that I asked for a lot :)


Tipp said...

I may be in love with those place/drink holders! AWESOME.

AND you look Smokin' with an apostrophe of course!

cavy said...

i am totally kiping that drinksaver idea when i get married in about 10 years.

you ladies looked FABULOUS - glad you had fun! :)

erin said...

i love the conservatory...such a pretty place for a wedding!

LBluca77 said...

Those place holders are such a great idea. Also the candy looked so cute and another good idea. I have a friend getting married and I think I am going to pass on these ideas.

Mandy said...

The place holders are awesome! I never even would have thought of something like that. I am glad that you had fun as a single lady. I bet the conservatory setting was glorious considering that you all had snow.

My weekend was low key and I loved it.

Angela said...

Girl, Chipotle tastes like sweet heaven ANY day!

Pam said...

I love those place holders! Such a good idea.

The snow here was such a bummer. I got back from Aruba around midnight last night and when I went to bed it was only raining, so I was shocked to see the snow this morning. At least it isn't bitter cold anymore...

Oh! And about Northern WI...we went to Miller's Shorewood Vista in Rhinelander, WI for years and years (I think my Mom's family went there 40+ years) until it closed in 2006. Where do you go? I miss it up there so much...

Lil' Woman said...

Glad you had a great time!

My weekend consisted of going to see "I Love You, Man"...I give it two thumbs up!

insomniaclolita said...


i seriously agree on the key learnings but I love high heels too much. I always love bigger clothes because I love to eat and desserts are positively a must.

A Super Girl said...

Totally agree about fit on a dress. I am notorious for buying cute dresses and then wanting to rip it off in the middle of an event because I can't breathe. I've gotten somewhat wiser, but it's a work in progress.

MonkeyBusiness said...

-I am tell you, putting a suit on a dude kicks any guy up at least 2 points. I don't know what it is!
-Chipotle tastes like sweet heaven every day!
-High heels are soooooo the devil.
-Glad you had a good time! Looks like fun and the food looks awesome.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I met Rebecca last year at TKTC's garden gathering, where I also got to meet some other way cool bloggers. She's a dear and looked gorgeous in her dress (though I had to scout our your Flickr stream in order to see pics - ha). What I love about the picture of you three ladies? None of you shied away from color. Love love love it!

TKTC said...

Yes, that would be my Shirley Temple plussed up with vodka. And it was delicious, thanks. Such a fun night:) And Nilsa? I figure the brighter the better, glad you're on that team too!

thatShortChick said...

margarita-flavored cake? sounds amazing!

and that snow. i feel horribly for all you brave chicagoans. i would not be able to handle that.

Katelin said...

okay 1. i totally agree with you about twilight, i liked it so much more the second and third time around.

2. i love those little drink notes, so cute and clever.

3.groomsmen are always adorable, it's definitely the suit.

and 4. glad you had such a good time at the wedding! woo!

Vanessa said...

You are so right about those Friday nights! Sometimes just being comfy with the DVR is best. I also love those drink cards from the wedding. Very clever!

Miss Grace said...

You girls look absolutely gorgeous.

Erin said...

You look lovely! Glad you had a good time! :)

Blaez said...

i guess if i would have checked my google reader before sending you that email i might not be so embarrassed right now...