After a dry run of some of the wedding set up, we all met at Buca di Beppo for the rehearsal dinner. Kate had seat assignments set up and I got to sit between the best man, Jay, and an Indiana friend, Heather and her hubby Nathan. We were the loudest people at the table! We were laughing so hard and talking non-stop. Between Heather and I hogging all the garlic bread, Jay was interviewing us like crazy. He was very into the whole name-tag-and-three-topics that Kate gave to each of us. We enjoyed his stories about his fiance and how they met. He was so excited to get married in only 13 days!
Heather and Me
I had borrowed my brother-in-law Tyler's camera for the weekend, so I took LOTS of photos of everyone and everything. Here is a pretty one of Kate the Bride at Buca.
After Buca's most delicious spread of Italian good eats, we girls made our way to Fat Cats for the Bachelorette party! Heather and I rode together because we had to stop off at Wal-Mart quickly to get her some socks for bowling. I got a pair too so we could match!
Tressa, Laren, Kim & Angie
Emily, Kate & Lindsay picking out the perfect song for dancing
After much bowling, laughing, skee-balling, laughing, talking smack, taking photos and cashing in all the tickets we won for Kate (1300 or so), we headed back to wedding headquarters for parfait shots and more chatting and laughing. It was a fabulous night with the girls!
Oh and I can't forget that I gave Kate her wedding gift that night. A vintage family songbook that I found at a flea market in Idaho while with my other Kate. Since Kate and Brandon are both singers, I figured they would put it to good use. Plus she loves vintage books! She sang a couple songs for me before we went off to dreamland. It was beautiful!
P.S. You'll have to hop over to Lindsay's post about the wedding weekend. She is so darling!