On July 20th, two of our best friends, Clare and Corey, were married! It was the most perfect weekend, starting with the rehearsal dinner Friday night. It was held at one of our local favorites, 800 Club, a place where they make authentic Italian food, including the most delicious bruschetta and alfredo sauce! The owner is a friend also, so there were sweet little personal touches everywhere. It was a great night to kickoff what we all knew would be an amazing weekend!
Saturday morning, bright and early, all the girls headed to the salon at 8:30 for hair and make-up. With 12 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls, and a bride, it takes a while for everyone to get beautified! We were there for about 3 1/2 hours, but we had a great breakfast set-up, including fruit skewers, chocolate covered strawberries, and a mimosa bar, so time flew by! Besides, this is just one fun group of girls as it is! :o)
After getting our hair and makeup done, it was time to head to the church to get ready. Clare and Corey were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sandusky, and in my opinion, it's
one the most beautiful church I've ever seen! It was such a gorgeous backdrop for a sweet, love-filled ceremony for these two.
After the ceremony, the bridal party hopped onto an awesome party bus and headed around town to take some fun pictures before arriving at the reception. I can not wait to see these babies! And the video... I can only imagine! Like I said, FUN group. And an even more fun videographer! He was a personal friend of the couple and he had us all cracking up! That's what your wedding day is all about; having fun with family and friends.
And the fun didn't stop there. We arrived at the reception, which was in a private gated waterfront community under a huge tent. It was great weather, and the rain had finally stopped. Every little detail was thought out, thanks to the bride and groom, and it couldn't have looked more perfect. You could tell they put so much work into everything, including a bar that Corey made by hand out of wood. They really had fun wedding planning. We danced, drank, and laughed well after midnight, and even let some lumineers go, which was a highlight of the night to me. I've seen this done on TV but never in person, and it was such a special moment.
I could not imagine a better weekend for two better people, even if I tried. I was so honored to be a part of their special day, and had a blast! I only hope their marriage and life is a fun as the weekend, and I have a feeling it will be, because they love live, and more importantly, they love each other.
Corey and Clare, I hope you're having a blast in Hawaii, and can't wait to hear all about it when you return safely home! Love you both so much! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Opfer!