With my sister in town (YAY!!) it was time to gather team bride. All my beautiful bridesmaids came to dinner at Jonny Reno's tonight. It was 7 for dinner at 7:00 on the 7th. My mom and Mike's mom also joined us, of course. It just feels so girlly to get dressed up and go out to eat with your friends and moms.
It was a really fun evening. Food was great, service was good and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Yay, weeknights. I told everyone "Thank you so much for coming out on a weeknight. It's good practice for the wedding week." It was fun to have everyone in one place. We talked about wedding and non wedding stuff. There was never a lull. I got my coveted group shot and a few other great shots like this one: Silly? Who, us?
I've said it before and I'll say it again I love my bridesmaids so much. They are all wonderful girls. They're all amazingly talented and have a wealth of experience all they own. I really couldn't ask for a better group. It's so important in times of stress/change (like a wedding) to have support system. I feel a lot of love, support and enthusiasm from the maids and moms. I'm very lucky on a lot of levels. We laughed at wedding horror stories and the whole time I sat secure in the notion that I'd be taken care of. Beyond the girls I have my family and Mike's family for support. New relatives can be unnerving for some brides, but I consider Mike's family to be my family already. As far as mother in laws go I pretty much hit the jackpot too. It was a great night.
With a great view...