i took friday off work and headed to duluth on thursday night. dani and nick hosted a bbq at their house for the out of town relatives and other family.
dani and i hanging out on the deck
friday morning the bridesmaids and the moms headed to a salon in canal park to get our nails done.
we went out for lunch to green mill after and spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out at the hotel.
ashley and her daughter enjoyed the hotel room jetted tub :)
after learning when to walk, when to bow to the altar, when to sit, when to stand, and what to do for communion (whew!), it was time for the grooms dinner at the kitchi gammi club. it was a huge party with 90 guests! the weather was perfect!
saturday morning we were up bright and early (6am!) for hair and make up! dani's hairdresser, gina came to the hotel along with one of her co-workers, manda.
the back of my hair
after we were all dolled up, we headed to the church to get in our dresses.
the ceremony was beautiful. the cutest part was her dad bawling as soon as he started walking her down the aisle :)
we took a coach bus out to brighton beach for pictures after the ceremony
then we went to the reception at greysolon plaza in downtown duluth. it was stunning!
the best man speech was, hands down, the best one i've ever witnessed! nick's brother wrote a whole song for them and sang it with the live band. it was adorable!
dani and nick did a really cute dance to "you are the best thing" by ray lamontagne.
and dani and her dad danced to "brown eyed girl" by van morrison.
i even managed to get thatcher on the floor for one dance. ha!
we ended the weeked with a walk around canal park and lunch at hell burgers. what a great weekend! i'm so happy for the newlyweds :)