Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a Wedding

Edit: Putting this up a day late due to the horrible tragedy that happened in Las Vegas yesterday. I didn’t feel it was appropriate and I also just wasn’t feeling very inspired. Please go and hug someone you love. 

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a Wedding
Gotta be honest, I feel like trash. I’ve got a nasty cold that’s trying to knock me down and let me tell you, it’s currently winning.

Unfortunately I was sick the whole weekend. I went into the office on Friday for a half day before going home around 1 pm to work from the couch. I felt feverish and just all-around awful.

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a WeddingOnce 4:30 hit, I logged off for the day and sat on the couch watching HGTV before convincing Ben to make the trip to the ‘burbs to drop Cora off to be babysat for the weekend. I was supposed to bring her by myself on Saturday morning, but I was afraid I’d feel way too awful to do that, so we brought her out there late Friday, then came home and went to bed (TG for NyQuil).

Saturday I woke up went Ben left for work and parked myself on the couch with Say Yes to the Dress (this damn cable package is bad). I also finished some work and invoicing for clients. Ben got home around 11:30 and we spent some time getting ready before driving up to Kohler, Wis. for my friend Brooke’s wedding. I chugged back that DayQuil and hit the road!

What a beautiful wedding! It was held at Riverbend and it did not disappoint. It was a little chilly, but we were in the sun so it wasn’t bad at all. Right behind the area where the ceremony was being held was a waterfall and … it was just an absolutely gorgeous day. Plus, one of my favorite women in this world was getting married, so that made it even better!

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a WeddingOnce the ceremony was over, we all moved inside for a cocktail hour where Ben and I ended up laughing our faces off with Brooke’s uncles. Dinner was amazing and intimate – there were only about 40 people in attendance, which was so fun and refreshing. I’m so used to huge weddings and this was much more intimate and lovely. I didn’t take many photos since I was just drinking everything in, but it was gorgeous and I’m actually surprised I didn’t cry the whole night.

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a WeddingWe left around 8:30 to drive back to Chicago and thankfully we did because my DayQuil had worn off and Ben was exhausted (he’s basically got the end of this cold). By the time we got into Chicago (and hit traffic at 10:30 pm FRICKEN CHICAGO) we were ready for bed. We got home, I took NyQuil and headed to bed. The amount of times I’ve mentioned DayQuil and NyQuil, you’re probably thinking I’m sponsored by them. #notsponsored

Sunday we woke up a bit late (8 am, but that’s late for us as of recently). Ben did yoga and I died on the couch (slightly dramatic with a cold, I suppose.) We grabbed a quick breakfast from The Breakfast Club and then headed to Sip to get some work done. I have a guest post to write that I am STRUGGLING with because my brain is mush today. So I listened to some fun tunes (thanks Pandora) and started writing this post to get my juices flowing.

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a Wedding
We left for the ‘burbs a little later in the afternoon once we were done with work and headed straight to Home Goods and Trader Joe’s. Afterwards we jumped over to his parent’s house to see Cora, then grabbed some Qdoba for me on the way to Ben’s hockey game. And they won!

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a Wedding

Time to talk about the weekend! Weekend Recap: Beautiful Day for a WeddingCora had her surgery on Monday morning, so we left her in the ‘burbs. 🙁 But we went home and went straight to bed!

How was your weekend? 

4 comments

  1. Liz says:

    I have a cold from Jackson! I was wondering why I was SO tired on Sunday! I worked 12 hours, but I wake up at 5:45 most days of the week and woke up at 5:15 on Sunday, so I shouldn’t have been THAT tired! I was in bed by 8:45 on Sunday night and woke up with a cold Monday, so it all made sense. I love smaller weddings! Most of the ones I’ve gone to have been pretty big and I definitely prefer more intimate! I love that orange dress and I LOVE the shoes you wore! I hope you’re feeling better today!

    • Jessie says:

      Ugh, colds are the worst! I’m working from home AGAIN today, but I’m okay with it. 🙂 And totally agree. The small wedding was wonderful. And thank you! The shoes are actually from Target, but they definitely get super uncomfortable after standing in them for too long!

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