A Wedding In Palm Springs

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I'm writing this post as I fly from LA back to Chicago and I'm feeling tired, grumpy, and on the brink of a terrible cold. LA was sunny and 77 degrees and Chicago's ten day forecast is low 40s and SNOW.

So basically I'm a huge joy to be around right now. It's my standard "headed back to reality" attitude.

Coming back from a wedding weekend is no easy task. It's even harder when it's a Rolfsmeyer wedding. Let's just say they know how to throw a wedding. From start to finish, everything about this past weekend was absolutely perfect. The resort, the parties, the people, it was all so much fun. Most people cry during the ceremony at a wedding, but I cried when the band played their last song for the night because I knew it was ending. Jk, that would be weird...

We flew in Friday for the bridal lunch and then spent the rest of the day by the pool before doing the rehearsal part. 
STRIPED PANTS.
Bikini found here.
Jumpsuit found here.


PURSE


Don't even get me started on Kate's outfits. They were everything and more I'd expect from her. Kate is my fashion friend. She's the person who taught me freshman year of college that I should probably stop wearing my basketball sweats to class every day. You should have seen the white lace jumpsuit she wore to her morning after brunch, let's just say it was slightly more classy than the MARRIED AF shirt I plan to wear to mine.

For her wedding day an entire glam squad came in to get us ready, which was good for me because I had a little too much fun the night previous.

Things the makeup artist said to me while "doing my face."

"Did you drink a lot last night?" Yes.
"Are you eyes always this puffy?" Sometimes. Yes.
"You have a lot of sun damage." Thank you.
"Your face is a lot darker than the rest of your skin"... (looks confused for a second then adds) "oh I think it's just all the sun damage." Cool, cool, cool.

So I was feeling super good about myself, naturally. I've always felt like my Doppleganger is Charlize Theron. From Monster.

I kid, I kid. But.

We spent the day sipping champagne and getting pampered. Getting ready with girlfriends is one of my favorite parts of a wedding day. So many of my friends live super far away so this always feels like a nice throwback to our college days when we all lived together at 1545 S Street.

And once the bride disappears for her "first look" it's all a time warp from then on and the rest of the afternoon/night just flies by. It always happens. Kate and Adam's wedding was no different.



One minute Kate's dad was walking her down the aisle and the next minute she was doing "the worm" on the dance floor in her wedding dress at the very end of the night.

Time needs to slow down. Our wedding countdown is almost down to three months and I might be freaking out just slightly. Three months is nothing. The worst part is I don't even know what I'm freaking out about.


And now it's Wednesday morning and I have 193 unread emails and three large boxes of t-shirts sitting in my living room just waiting to be sent to their new homes...  T-shirt Lady is in for another intense day of packing. Yikes.



15 comments:

  1. You look so chic in your jumpsuit! This looks like such an amazing wedding to attend, I don't blame you for wanting to cry when it was over!

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  2. Okay all of these outfits are GOALS. So so cute. And that bridesmaid dress is to die for! Good luck transitioning back to snow!!

    Emma | Seeking the South

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  3. Sounds like a blast and I need her first dress asap. Oh and t-shirt lady is my fav part of snapchat these days....

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  4. I'm glad California treated you well and that you had such a great time! Coming back to reality after a great time like that is always rough.

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  5. what a gorgeous wedding! I've always wanted to go to palm springs! and i love your outfits and the brides (ovbi)

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  6. I mean, is it against your policy to hang out with ugly people? I would have felt so out of place at that wedding because everyone (including you and Chris) is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. How did you get those adorable tassels on the purse? Obsessed.

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  8. Yikes bad bedside manner on that makeup artist...

    Would you mind sharing where your miraculously non-hideous bridesmaid dress is from?

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  9. Love all your outfits!!! Especially that bridesmaid dress - super cute. Sounds like a fabulous week - always hate coming back to reality after a wonderful trip like that.

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  10. UGH lived it! These girls do a number on the self esteem. I literally have not been to one since. -- I get it I'm a monster who thought tanning was cool now I'll look like old lady from Something About Mary when I'm 40--- please can you just make me look somewhat descent for this one event... On a positive note you look GREAT & Love the bright colors! :)

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  11. UGH lived it! These girls do a number on the self esteem. I literally have not been to one since. -- I get it I'm a monster who thought tanning was cool now I'll look like old lady from Something About Mary when I'm 40--- please can you just make me look somewhat descent for this one event... On a positive note you look GREAT & Love the bright colors! :)

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  12. The outfits in this post are top notch. Your jump suit is awesome, and I don't even like jump suits (true story. How in heavens name do you go to the bathroom in that??) I love the bridesmaid dress, and the brides polka dot white skirt is truly hideous. (Obviously not. Obviously something I want in my closet now even though I would only have the opportunity to wear it around my house.)

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  13. Lol see the makeup didnt turn out to be too much (your snap story) - you guys all looked great!

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