Monday, August 8, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Krsnak

On Saturday July 30, 2011, one of my best friends got married! Nikki and I have known each other for about 5 years, but when I lived in Sioux Falls, our friendship became non-existant. When I loved back to Minnesota, Nikki was one of the first people to really reach out again and we have been better friends ever since. After she got engaged, she had asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, which I honerably accepted. For months we would talk about her wedding and the planning, I couldn't believe the day was already here!

The night before the wedding, all the bridesmaids stayed at Nikki and Bens condo in Grant Park. We stayed up laughing, chatting, sipping on water and snacking on Doritos. In the morning, the hair and make-up ladies came over to the condo and one by one, each girl got her hair and make-up done...well, almost every girl. About half way through my make-up, the make-up artist got sick and had to leave to go to the hospital so I was left with half of my face done and we still had two other girls to go for make-up and only 20 minutes left to get it done before we had to head to the church. Luckily one of the hair stylists finished me up a bit and the other two girls quickly put on their own make-up with about five minutes to spare!
Emily and Jen getting their hair done

Once everyone was all ready we grabbed our dresses and headed over to the church where we met the photographers. They snapped photos as we were putting our dresses on and helped Nikki get into hers. I can't believe how quick the time flew once we got to the church. At 2:00 we headed upstairs to start the ceremony and one by one, each bridesmaid walked as slowly as she could, down the aisle to meet her groomsman at the alter, bow their head and seperate while we waited for the bride to come down the aisle! It felt like the quickest Catholic ceremony I have ever attended! After the ceremony and formal pictures were done, the wedding party gathered outside to find this!

Surprise Hummer limo from the groom. Hannah Montana joined us too!
We all loaded into the Hummer and drove around Minneapolis while drinking a few cold beers. We headed over to Gold Medal Park and the Stone Arch Bridge to take some pictures, I have no doubt that they will look amazing! When we got all the pictures we needed we headed back to the W Foshay for the cocktail hour and reception.

The reception was so much fun! The wedding party started off the evening with a little surprise to get the crowd going. We each came in to a song that the couple had chosen and danced our way around the tables to the dance floor where Nikki and Ben met us. I think it was a hit, people seemed to enjoy it, and I know that I enjoyed myself!

Jen, Ali, Nikki
We danced and danced, until the DJ had to pack up and go home. By this time, most of the guests had already retreated to their hotel rooms, but there were a few of us that didn't want this night to end quite yet. Annie, Marko, Peter and I headed over to the Rand with Andrew, Timmy and Mary for a little after party. We had a few more cocktails, took in the view of the city lights from the rooftop and finally around 5:00 AM called it a night.

Annie, Me (Wearing Marko's glasses)
It was such an amazing weekend being able to spend it celebrating the love and marriage of a couple you are so happy for!