MANY exciting things happened over the brief 2.5 days we were there, but here are just a few of my favorite highlights...
SHOPPING! Some fabulous purchases were made, including Erin's wedding shoes. ;) This is at the shops in the Venetian (where we stayed) - and yes the sky is fake:
Dinner at STK (in the Cosmopolitan):
And the dance party dinner turned into (the DJ was really good, and we couldn't help ourselves). Whitney won the prize as the dancing queen:
The "personal" shower that Erin's sister and mom threw. It was amazing. I couldn't believe the party they packed in their suitcase and then put together in their hotel room...
Me with Erin. (I got my dress at Express and really love it - the back is the best part.)
There was one particularly special thing about Erin's shower that I wanted to share with you. Her sister Erica deserves major props on this one, because it was just the coolest and sweetest thing ever. Earlier in the day, she had Erin write down answers to questions that her fiance Matt had already answered (things like "What was your favorite date?", "What of Erin's would you throw away?", "When did you know you wanted to marry Erin?" etc.). She had to write what she thought Matt's answer would be. I'm sure you've heard of this game before, but this time there was a very special twist. As Erin read out the first question and shared her answer and it was Erica's turn to share what Matt's actual answer was, rather than reading an answer she opened her laptop... and pulled up video footage Matt had pre-recorded telling us the answer. He had recorded an answer for each of the questions - some of them funny/entertaining, some of them touching/sweet (he walked us through a photo album of a trip they had together when he knew he wanted to marry her, and the tissues were coming out). Matt's ability to ham it up on camera contributed largely to just how awesome this was, but the idea itself is just adorable and perfect. We all got to learn a little more about their relationship and just how much they love each other (as if we didn't already know)!
I was honored to be a part of this fun, funny, special weekend. #VIVALASGRACEY!