Saturday we were on a mission to look at bridal gowns for Emily's upcoming wedding. The morning started here with fresh coffee and bagels from Dunkin Donuts. Then we were off to the suburbs to a shop in Oak Lawn (I forget the name!). This is our little posse pictured above: Maureen, Mother of the Groom; Megan, Matron of Honor; Emily, Bride; Me, Mother of the Bride and Mary Clare, Bridesmaid. Abby couldn't come as she was at a wedding up in Lake Geneva, she is the Maid of Honor. Emily has 16 in her wedding party, what a procession this is going to be!
At the first shop she tried on about 8 dresses and fell in love with one particularly. But we had another appointment in Lemont so off we went. This is the shop pictured above. It was well worth the trip because after trying on another 8 or so dresses, she fell in love with the last one. She is being very secretive about it so I can't share a picture, not that I blame her. After we picked out the veil and headpiece, we ran across the street to Nick's Tavern for a Nickburger. Wow...delicious!
After a whole day of shopping we decided to end the day at Durbin's, which is a few blocks from our house. We sat outside and talked over the traffic whizzing by.
Have you ever had a Summer Shandy? It's made by Leinenkugel's and it is a delicious beer with lemonade in it. I wish I had discovered this earlier in the summer! It's only made seasonally. We had a nice time talking and recounting the events of the day.
Emily is going to make such a beautiful bride. She was so worried she couldn't pull off a wedding dress because she is so short, we were so happy to see that everyone can be a vision in white! While at the bridal shop I perused the formal gowns, looking for something for myself and I saw a lot that I liked. So as not to infringe on Emily's day, I am going back to try some dresses on in a few weeks. I saw a beautiful one made of satin in a deep jewel tone plum and I really have it on my mind.
So that's it for my weekend for the most part. Sunday was a lazy day just finishing up my book, watching a movie with The Husband and ordering Chinese food. I hope you had a good one, too. See you soon! :)