Traveling to Miami is so emotional for me. Especially for a wedding. I was around so many people from my childhood this weekend, and I have to admit that it's a constant reminder that this world is no longer mine. It's really hard for me. Case in point:
This photo was taken from my hotel room window. That building dead center, with the red? That was my first home. Ever. Where baby Teddi lived. So literally, all weekend, my history was staring me in the face. I love that city. It is everything to me. But it's not my home anymore, and it hurts my heart. Yet I love being there and hope to get married there myself someday. Mix of emotions. Hot mess.
On our way to the rehearsal dinner. My dad made the most beautiful speech. He even made a tribute to C's grandparents in Spanish (even though they speak English). The unofficial language of Miami. I thought it was such a clever, special touch. He's the best.
One of my best gals happened to be in town from Chicago and we got to spend a little time together after the rehearsal dinner. It was such a treat to see you, MMM!
I had to touch up my pedicure after my shoes were on, so here I am sealing the deal with a hairdryer. Naturally.
A good shot of my shoes (they were decently comfortable) and the back of my hair (I was iffy at first but ended up loving it).
My dress is Jenny Yoo and the sash was custom made in Israel. Beautiful - I could definitely wear again to a black tie event.
We didn't take many pictures, but here's a cute one of the four of us.
The room had a great setup - like a lounge. Lots of couches and pillows.
With my godmother. She is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. And check out that sumo grip on my Patron.
It was a really fun night but these are literally the only photos I took. You may realize the absence of one very important person: the BRIDE! She was absolutely exquisite. Took my breath away. Totally regret not having my camera on hand more often, but I'll have to share some of the professional photos once I get my hands on them.
Congrats C+P! I was so honored to be a part of it and know you will have the most beautiful life together. All my love.