Zach, my handsome husband, has a large loving family. 99% of which all live in MN, where Zach was born. That makes us, our immediate Nord family, the ones that live away. We do our best to make the trip up north for visits when we can.
This past weekend we headed to MN for cousin Makenzie's wedding. One of the duties as a cousin upon arrival (along with the aunties) was to help make the reception space look fab...and we sure did! We had a blast decorating the bar and event space, City Limits Bar and Grill. It took a few days to pull everything together, all hands on deck, but it turned out spectacular. We laughed our butts off while making tissue pom poms until late at night, not long after cutting hundreds of fresh hydrangeas for the table center pieces. The morning of, we snacked on jerky from the local meat market whilst gathering Auntie Deb's fresh cut lavender. Yes, Auntie Deb drove an entire truck of lavender from her Wyoming ranch just for the décor. My last duty of decorating was hanging twinkle lights from the rooftop tent. It sounds like a nuisance, but it wasn't so bad with a Bloody Mary in tow and a million cousins and aunts to laugh with while doing it.
Once the pasrty started, my Jimmy Choo heels (pictured above) allowed me to dance well into the night. Honestly, Jimmy Choo is one of my favorite designer brands for heels because they just don't hurt like some others. I can last hours in them. So worth the splurge! My strapless plaid and bow trimmed taffeta Eva Franco dress made a splash as the last of my summer wedding dresses for this season. Most importantly, the cool 65-70 degree evening air allowed me to let my hair loose. No buns needed on the dance floor! It was a truly special weekend with family...and well, another 400 people. What a big and fun family family wedding! Everything was pretty and perfect, I hope Makenzie felt the same.