This weekend, Darren and I joined many of our friends to celebrate my best friend’s wedding. Shari and I have been friends for 13 years and have been inseparable for the better part of the last 10 years. There was nothing more exciting for me than to celebrate her wedding day with her and her fiance, Steve.
The weekend extravaganza began with a fabulous dinner on Friday night at Soho on George in New Brunswick where the wedding party and family from out of town gathered to kick off the weekend long celebration. As Shari’s matron of honor, I felt unbelievably honored to be by her side all day long as we prepared for the big night. Saturday was occupied with all the usual pre-wedding rituals, including hair and makeup. Shari hired Tamra from Brides by Tamra and she was absolutely amazing. She attended to everyone and made the day go by smoothly. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Hyatt New Brunswick which was absolutely beautiful. The modern decor was the perfect backdrop for photos and I am sure they came out fabulous. We spent the hours leading up to the ceremony primping and taking pictures while more friends and family arrived at the hotel. Before we knew it, the ketubah was signed and Shari was about to walk down the aisle. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, the perfect mix of sentiment and humor. The reception was fantastic – Jill and I were out on the dance floor from the minute the doors opened. The night flew by and before long it was 1am and the final song of the night was played.
This morning was a brunch to honor the newlyweds where we all wished Shari & Steve well as they start their new life as Mr. & Mrs. It was when Shari and I broke down and cried. It was an emotional moment for us as we have become more like sisters than friends. The last 12 months have seen so many changes in our lives that I think the magnitude of what an amazing year it has been just hit us. It was a fabulous weekend from start to finish…..click here to see the pictures and enjoy the good time that was had by all.