Even though today has been quite rainy and icky in Gainesville, I’m still having a pretty great day. That is why, I thought I would take a break from the massive amount of school work that I have, to blog (and Mr. Knight surprised me with home baked sugar cookies when I got home from school today, so I’m pretty hyped up on sugar right now). :-)
Hmm.. where to start? How about at the very beginning of my massive/tons of fun/spectacular girl’s weekend with mah sweet best-ies. I wrote perviously about how excited I was to finally have a weekend with my girls (while Mr. Knight played paintball with the boys), and the weekend did not disappoint!
The friday before my bridal shower, Sunny MOH, Seminole Bridesmaid, and Gator Bridesmaid met up with me back home, in good ol’ Flagler Beach, and we headed down to Orlando together for dinner, and some sweet girl bonding. In the car ride down I realized I was the only girl in the car that wasn’t married. Weird how that happens?
We had tons of good chats about our respected hubbies/fiancees, fashion, Bravo TV shows, Jessica Simpson, wedding crazy-ness, and school (as Gator Bridesmaid has just recently applied to Graduate School).
We arrived at our hotel and preceed to get all dolled up for our dinner at Cafe Tu Tu Tango. And what does getting dolled up entail? Mimosas (hey it isn’t just a brunch drink) complete with awesome glasses, lots of hair curling and straightening, and make-up with my personal make-up stylist Seminole Bridesmaid.
How cute are those glasses? And in our wedding colors? LOVE IT!
Seminole Bridesmaid might kill me for putting this picture up, but I love it! I will make it up to her by making her red velvet cupcakes.
Ah… I love these girls. Seriously love them. ♥
And then we were off to Cafe Tu Tu Tango, a tapas restaurant in Orlando that also sorta doubles as an artist studio. Artists are set up in stations all over the restaurant and are painting, etc while you eat. It’s pretty awesome.
Gator Bridesmaid, Seminole Bridesmaid, and I at Cafe Tu Tu Tango. Notice my engagement ring badge? Courtesy of Gator Bridesmaid, love it!
I have to tell you that I’m not one of those ‘love the attention on me’ brides. I actually get pretty nervous when the attention is all on me, i.e. birthdays, my bridal shower, etc. So, naturally, I’m not a bride that parades around in a crown and phallic paraphernalia announcing that I’m getting hitched. Maybe if I was in New Orleans I would do it (Gator Bridesmaid had her bachelorette weekend in NOLA and it was amazing), but alas, we are in Florida/Orlando, and it just isn’t mah thang.
So, having amazing bridesmaids as I do, they respected my wishes to not make a huge deal in public. Which is what I love them for, they are always so sweet in thinking of what I would want. I couldn’t ask for more with my ladies. :-)
At Cafe Tu Tu Tango we proceeded to order a shi* load of food. That is all I could describe it as… a shi* load of food.
Sunny MOH and I posing infront of our massive amounts of food (and Sangria!)
Whoever said Gators and Seminoles didn’t get along?
Massive amounts of food, girl chat, and several glasses of Sangria later, we headed back to our hotel to chill out. When we got back to the hotel Gator Bridesmaid, Seminole Bridesmaid and Sunny MOH showered me with lingerie for Mr. Knight and I’s honeymoon. Currently my bag of lingerie is sitting in our bedroom and Mr. Knight always looks at it and says “When are you going to use those?” with hopeful eyes, and I have to remind him that they are for the honeymoon. :-)
I’m not keen on showing all my readers all the lingerie I received (as they are for Mr. Knight’s eyes only) but, I must mention the Panty Poem. Seminole Bridesmaid presented this poem to me, along with corresponding baggies of underwear to open, and it was just too much fun not to share.
She set up these baggies in our hotel room, each with corresponding pieces of the poem below, and Sunny MOH, Gator Bridesmaid and Seminole Bridesmaid each took turns reading the poem parts to me.
The bridesmaids have a secret to share
About our little bride
She is obsessed with underwear
And that we cannot hide
So for our little panty queen
We gathered up some twine
And working as a friendly team
We made a panty line.
Miss Gator these undies are to last you
All throughout your life
And Mr. Knight will be pleased to say
He has a sexy wife!
So listen up to hear about
Your lifelong panty plan
These underwear, we have no doubt
Will last your whole life span
The first are for your wedding day
Of course they are pure white
We know Mr. Knight will shout, “Hooray!”
When he sees you on that night
The next are for your honeymoon
They’re sexy and all lace
We hope you’ll leave your hotel room
‘Cause Maui’s a gorgeous place!
On Valentine’s you’ll wear this pair
Before you hit the bed
Cuz Cupid’s arrow in the air
Shoots tushies that are red
After a year has passed you’ll face
Anniversary number one
With these you’ll surely have a blast
‘Cuz leopard’s so much fun!
Then when the time is right for you
And don’t be saying, “Maybe”
You’ll wear your little pink or blue
In honor of your baby
And when your years of wedding bliss
Become the big 2-5
Don’t worry – you’ll just slip this on
To keep the sparks alive
With these I will supposedly keep ‘the sparks alive’ :-)
When finally you’re old and gray
With these you can’t go wrong
‘Cuz sorry Miss Gator but at that age
You just can’t wear a thong
Me and my granny panties. Seriously hilarious. As you can see I was quite thrilled to get them. Haha. Mr. Knight actually said he was embarrassed that I was posting this picture.
After the girls night, we headed back to Flagler Beach for my Bridal Shower at Mama Knights, but not before stopping at IKEA for some wedding items (how come I can’t leave Orlando without going to IKEA?).
Picked up these babies for our table numbers (along with a frame for our Wedding genealogy chart… more on that later :-):
source: Ruffled Blog
Tolsby Frame, IKEA, .99 cents each
.99 cent frames for our table numbers? What a deal! I have sketched up plans for our table numbers and have tasked Mr. Knight in doing them. Stay tuned!