In the morning, we all met up in the kitchen and made a big breakfast. Holly was actually able to buy bacon, eggs, and toast at the gas station! I was a little hesitant to eat food from a gas station, but breakfast turned out delicious! We all cooked together and talked for hours before deciding to head out and explore Calaveras Big Trees State Park (about a 10 minute drive).
|Eric + BIG TREE|
|That's one big tree trunk|
|Holly, Jay, and Eric climbed up on the huge tree trunk|
|We walked the North Grove trail, which was about 1.5 miles|
|We were able to climb inside a tree trunk!|
|Holly and I reunited and it feels great!|
|The 4 of us|
The park was a perfect daytime activity to occupy us until the wedding. The weather cooperated with clear blue skies, 0 mph wind, and comfortable warm tempatures. Once we returned to the house, we ate a few snacks and began the process of getting ready. Before we knew it, we needed to leave for the wedding, which was located at the country club in our neighborhood and only two minutes away.
By the time we arrived most of the guests were already there. Everyone was hanging out and drinking champagne before the ceremony. We immediately grabbed a glass and found a few chairs. The ceremony took place in front of a pretty pond on the golf course and was officiated by Mikey's sister.
|Gorgeous setting for a ceremony|
|There's our gorgeous bride!|
|Love the dress! Her Dad looks great too!|
|That veil and train...|
|After the ceremony we headed up to the bar for Cocktail Hour with everyone else. The entire event took place outdoors and it was a WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE|
|I must say we all look phenomenal|
|We sat at the Sterling Heights table which was basically a VIP spot! We had the best view|
|Loving everything and the weather could not be better|
|Views everywhere you looked|
|Hi Holly! Dinner was so fun :)|
|Tasty salads for everyone|
|I decided to try the vegetarian dish, which was a butternut squash ravioli - YUM|
|Eric's filet was SO GOOD|
|These cupcakes were flavorful and delicious|
|So proud of my Shinola - Yay Detroit!|
|Our table in action - look at cute Eric smiling for me|
|Everyone's gift was a selfie stick - we had way too much fun with this thing|
|Holly and her husband Jay|
|Me and Aman! Last time I saw her was in Rome|
|Oh look at them...pure bliss|
|Sarah, the maid of honor, giving her speech|
|They gave a nice toast|
|Only Chelle would have a step and repeat|
|We seriously danced the night away!!|
|Group Shot I think Eric took|
Once we hit the dance floor we didn't stop for hours. The entire evening was a blast.
I may have had TOO much fun because we left without Holly and Jay. Oops, totally forgot! Luckily they didn't mind because the walk to the house was only 5 minutes.
All in all, it was an event I'll never forget!
Congratulations Chelle and Mikey!