The Sunny Bachelorette

Through the course of the nuptials preparation, there are definitely a few ‘parties’ the bride looks forward to: the bridal showers and of course, the bachelorette party! Being a pretty low-key girl, I wanted to spend it with my closest girl friends doing just that: being low-key. My cousin and maid of honor just so happens to be getting married on September 1st, so we decided to make it a joint-affair, as we had the same goals in mind, and a lot of mutual invitees.

We started our day with brunch at my house with all the girls, followed by a couple hours at the beach, on might I say the most AMAZING beach day. The water was perfect, the temp was hot but the breeze kept you cooled off and the company was perfect. We then packed up our beach gear and headed east to the Holiday Inn where we’d catch the Nauticat for their Happy Hour Cruise. 11 gals included my mom and my aunt, loaded up and spent a beautiful couple of hours sailing on Grand Traverse Bay. Although we had to share the boat with other people, it certainly didn’t matter with the incredible company we had.

After we reached shore, we had a quick hour to get cleaned up and head to dinner at Minerva’s where one of my bridesmaids who couldn’t make it called ahead to take care of my dinner and drinks, as well as to buy our table a bottle of Champagne. I’m telling you…value your bridesmaids because they really take care of you! After dinner we meandered down to our local dive the U&I and gathered together for laughs and cocktails.

It’s so nice to step aside for a moment and appreciate the ladies who are standing with you and how much they do for you. I’ve never felt so pampered or taken care of by my girlfriends, and that’s saying a lot because being so nice is nothing out of the ordinary for my friends. Thank you so much girls, who made my day so incredible!