Bachelorette Party Photo Session

Busy busy summer.

There are no excuses for me neglecting my blogging responsibilities, but I will do my best to win you over again.  Over the past few months, I've been in and out of town and super busy with maid of honor duties. So now that I've sent the newlyweds off to their honeymoon, I'm slowly playing catch up. I still have a bunch of cards to shoot and tons of pictures to edit so in the mean time, I will take you back to our bachelorette party we threw for the bride in Vegas.

There were the obligatory traditional bachelorette debaucheries but my favorite part of the weekend was spending saturday exploring downtown Las Vegas.  And the best part was that Belinda (Let me show you love!) was there to capture all our shenanigans! Most of the girls never really spend time off the strip except for late night trips to Pho Kim Long, a delicious 24 hour 'late night' favorite, so it was a blast showing off the chill vibe of downtown.

Yes, this was a 15 girl bachelorette party.  The bride is very popular!

Neon Bachelorette Party Collage

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Lifestyle Shoot

Ice cold refreshments

Bachelorette Party Photoshoot

Let me take a selfie

I love you

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Container Park

Bachelorette fun!

Container Park

BFF

Container Park

Bridesmaids and Bride-to-be

Container Park

BFF

Bachelorette photoshoot

Vintage Store

Bachelorette Party Photoshoot

LOVE

Bachelorette Party

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Bachelorette Party

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Jumping Picture Fail

Jenga

Jenga

Jenga

Jenga

Jenga

Jenga

Over it

BFF

Downtown Vegas

Downtown Vegas

Bachelorette Party

Reserved

Bachelorette Party

Fucking Beautiful

Bachelorette

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Bachelorette

Bachelorette

Bride-to-be

Hopscotch

Deep Fried OreosPhoto Cred: Belinda Louann

 

Two is Better Than One

According to my facebook updates, summer weddings are in full gear!  I've attended my second and last wedding for the year. However, that's nothing compared to my cousin who has been to seven up-to-date and have three more before the year is over. wedding card

metal embellishments

metal embellishments

hipster wedding card

like riding a bike

Congratulations to all the newlyweds of 2013.  I'm glad you found your person!

Vicky's Bridal Shower

In 2003, we made a list of who we thought would get married first and I think Terry guessed that Vicky was going to go first. Too bad I can't find that list anymore, so there is no real proof that any of us got it right. Bridal shower bannerThe bridal party only gave me a week in advance to help out with the shower, but I was happy to do so.  Thank you to Annie, Wendy and Tracy for helping me with this rush order.

The bridal party did a wonderful job.  There were delicious homemade snacks, a bunch of photo ops, games and prizes!  Whenever there is a prize involved, the competitive side of me comes out and it ain't always pretty.

But this time, I kept it classy. Me and my classy sass won that game where you're not allowed to say "Vicky" (bride), "Preston" (groom), and "Wedding" throughout the entire shower.

name card

Bride

blushing bride

The beautiful bride to be, as lovely as always.

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bridal shower bouquet game

Game two was a competition between the tables on crafting a bouquet for the bride to use during the rehearsal. The moms got very creative, instead of using the materials provided, they took the center piece flower and the name place cards and created a masterpiece.  Not sure how fresh that rose will keep until the rehearsal. Great job moms!

established in 1999

I've been friends with these girls since freshman year of high school.

funny pose

soon to be mr. & mrs.

The future Mr. Vicky and Mrs. Preston. We'll see you guys this Saturday at the wedding.

Bridal shower: Bridal party Banner, name cards, name tags: Paperie Lane Photographers: Jennie Y, Preston C. Joanna F.