This is my bff, Katie. This photo was taken on a chilly October night at a little bar in Minneapolis around midnight. The story behind this is what makes it one of my favorite memories.
No she doesn't really have blue hair (although it looks great on her)... it's a wig. Which was the theme of her bachelorette party... that I almost missed.
I was so excited for Katie's wedding... I was in walmart in Beaver Dam, WI buying scrubs for work when she called me to tell me that Bill had popped the question. I think the whole store heard me squeal. Between her family and Bill's family, her wedding party was pretty big... so when she asked me to not only be her personal coordinator, but a bridesmaid, too, I was so happy that I cried. I helped plan her bridal shower from 1,000 miles away and exchanged e-mails with her sister (the MOH) almost daily about wedding and bachelorette party plans.
The party was to take place on the Thursday, (the rehearsal & dinner on Friday, and then the wedding on Saturday). We were going to go out to dinner and then surprise her with the wig theme afterwards and go out to a bar/club.
I bough my ticket months earlier and my bags were packed Wednesday night. I woke up Thursday morning eager to get going bu my flight wasn't scheduled to leave until noon. Katie called and asked if my flight was on-time, and I thought 'why wouldn't it be?!' but I checked anyway.
When I logged on and typed in my flight number my heart sunk and tears filled my eyes. My flight had been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday afternoon. I frantically called the airlines (and I apologize to the person I talked to because I was not so nice!) and tried to get on another flight but they didn't have any available. My bf was a little more calm than I was and started looking for flights with other airlines.
After much searching and many tears, we ended up cancelling our rescheduled flight and booking 2 one way tickets to Minneapolis with a layover in Denver which was supposed to arrive just in time for the bachelorette dinner.
Well once we arrived at the OKC airport, our new flight got delayed. Then it got delayed again. We finally made it to Denver, where our flight got delayed again. Then we finally got in the air and had to take a few laps around Minneapolis because the Vice President was flying out of the Minneapolis airport and no other flights were allowed to leave or arrive. By the time we landed, found a taxi, and checked into the hotel, I was on a mission. It was almost midnight so I put on my dress and my heels, called a cab and ran out the door.
When I arrived at the bar and walked inside I was greeted by a group of girls with the brightest and biggest hair I've ever seen.
All the stress and flight hassle was totally worth seeing Katie in her blue wig... I think we hugged for about 5 minutes! My bf and I ended up taking a taxi to the airport Sunday morning, renting a car and driving 14 hours back to OKC.
The weekend was amazing and I'm so happy that I didn't miss (much of) it. Here are some fun pictures from 'happy wedding weekend'....
|the bachelorette party|
|the view for our room on the 16h floor|
|right before the ceremony|
|the wedding party|
|bridesmaids with the groom|
|the infamous jump shot|