I think all of us were a little wiped out from the night before (bachelor/bachelorette parties in San Fran) but we somehow all managed to make it to the rehearsal by 5 on Friday evening. It was actually the LAST thing I wanted to do that night, but once we got rolling I perked right up and had a great time. I'll let the pictures do the talking....
We had hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner, but the best part was that we had old fashioned soda drinks. My favorite, and specially requested was this:
(I forced my friends to make flower arrangements after dinner. Melanie was the only complainer....see next picture)
All of the arrangements were so BEAUTIFUL and I appreciated everyone's hard work. Towards the end of the night I was informed that Jake would be staying at his parent's house that night and that we wouldn't be seeing each other until the wedding. We hadn't originally planned on following that tradition and I wasn't sure how I was going to set everything up the next morning if I couldn't actually be at the house. Luckily I have the most amazing friends and family to ever exist and they took care of EVERYTHING! I mean really...the most amazing! I'm fairly positive that the instructions I gave were not very specific because the phrase "I have this [insert random decoration] that you can just put anywhere" came out of my mouth more than once, but the end result turned out exactly as I had imagined it in my head.
Stay tuned for the next installment "The Day of"
Oh, but I forgot the best part of the rehearsal dinner. My grandparents gave us our wedding gifts. Part of the wedding gift was that my grandma had our Save the Date signed by MIKE MODANO (my other husband)! I actually cried tears of joy when I opened it. Jake wasn't as excited ;)