Monday, August 2, 2010

The St. Louis Bride

Two weekends ago, we had a wonderful bridal weekend in St. Louis to celebrate Andrea's October wedding to Kyle! Mollie flew in from Denver, Ning drove from Minneapolis, I flew from Nashville (almost missing my flight because of Joe Biden's airport security) and Anita, Kyle's mother, drove in from Bloomington, IL.

Friday night, we enjoyed our first glimpse at the charming house Andi and Kyle bought, then walked off our pizza feast with a stroll through their new neighborhood for snow cones. We woke up Saturday in full bridal mode. Mollie and Andi (both fall brides!) picked out vintage jewelry at a retro store; Ning treated me to a 1950's dress right out of Mad Men, complete with a tulle slip and white gloves to finish the look (my next dinner party ensemble?). Then Mollie and I hosted a bridal shower for Andi at The Sister's Tea House with a light lunch and festive gift opening. Just as Andi and I did for Mollie in February, we gave Andrea a Tiffany necklace engraved with her new married monogram.

Afterward, we watched Andi try on her wedding dress -- she looked breathtaking! And she chose lovely bridesmaid dresses -- a soft blue Grecian style that perfectly compliments her intimate vineyard wedding at Chaumette Winery.

That night, we kicked off our heels and had a relaxed taco bar at home. We capped off a perfect weekend the next day with brunch, shopping, a Vietnamese Pho dinner (Andi's treat!), custard and the girly wedding movie, When in Rome. Rob had a blast with Madeline and Charlie back in Nashville all weekend long -- it was such a gift to be able to slip away for a celebratory bridal weekend!

1 comment:

Johanna said...

sounds like a great weekend!!