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Bachelorette Party Weekend

This past weekend my best friends and I celebrated my “last fling before the ring” in Jacksonville, Florida. We crammed so much into just a few short days that I came home with an overwhelming amount of photos on my camera. 

So here is the very thorough recap, as promised. 

Thursday Night Surprise. I decided to come to Jacksonville a day early to spend some extra time with my sister. When she picked me up at the airport, she told me there was a surprise waiting for me in the back seat. Her windows are tinted really dark so I had no idea what I was about to find as I excitedly opened the door…my MOM! I could not believe she traveled all the way to Jacksonville to surprise me! I was shocked, elated, and a bit horrified at the thought of her playing lingerie shower games with me. Witnessing my panicked excitement, she immediately burst into laughter and informed me that she only had plans to stay for the night, and was going to be long gone before the first girl arrived. 

Friday. The 3 of us girls started the day off the best way we knew how – with a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and pedicures.


For months, Lindsey poured so much time, energy, and money into making this weekend truly perfect for me and all my friends. I could not be more thankful for such a wonderful sister {and MOH}! Here is just a snapshot of a few of the decorations she made for the party:

She handmade chalk labels for every girl who came! They were a huge hit!

Friday night we went to The Grape, an adorable wine bar, for a delicious dinner.

After we shut down the place, we walked over to Blackfinn where we danced the rest of the night away…

Saturday morning we got up and devoured a breakfast feast that Lindsey prepared, then headed to the beach for the day!

It was such a gorgeous beach day.

When asked to borrow my sunscreen, I reached into my beach bag to find that I got “iced.” Really? Gahhhh!

I thought we left “icing” back in 2010, but whatever.

Saturday evening kicked off with the lingerie shower and lots of jello shots…

All of my girlfriends spoiled me {and Matt} like crazy. I cannot wait to bring all of my fun gifts on my honeymoon!

   We had so much fun sipping on “champagne punch” and “pink panty pull-downs,” while playing all of the fun bachelorette games that Lindsey planned. 

If you look closely, you can see the mirror behind me captured a sneak peak of the lingerie line!

After creatively labeling each gift on the line with a sexy name, we headed out to the beach bars!

It is amazing how many free shots a white dress will get you!

Sunday morning we had another delicious breakfast and all the girls headed back home.

I can honestly say that my bachelorette weekend was one of the most memorable times I have ever had with my best friends. Words just can’t express how much it meant to me that all of the girls made such an effort to be there to celebrate this trip of a lifetime. I know that we will tell stories about this fabulous weekend for many years.

And lastly, thanks to my sister for making this weekend so special. I love you!

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Friday 16th of September 2011

Looks like you had a great time!!!


Thursday 15th of September 2011

This post made me so happy! The decorations, pictures and party all seemed wonderful and I'm so glad you had a good time!


Wednesday 14th of September 2011

Looks like a blast!


Wednesday 14th of September 2011

Just stumbled upon your blog today and its precious! Love it! Looks like your Bachelorette weekend was fabulous and so much fun!I have the black and white polka dot swimsuit too and LOVE it! I host a wedding planning link up every Tuesday on my blog Life with Elizabeth. Would love for you to join in! xoxo

The Wanna-be Southern Belle

Tuesday 13th of September 2011

Oh what fun! Adorable images and all this means day is sooooooooo close!