To celebrate Stephanie and Howard’s 1st Anniversary, we all met up for fun and friends in the Thousand Islands! The plan was a Trash the Dress session and Merri, Stephanie’s Bridesmaid, came with us and she brought her dress too! Even Howard’s friend, Brian joined us and got in on the dress-up action. I brought suits for the guys to wear and even a silly dress for myself.
It all started last year when I met Steph and Howie for the first time at their rehearsal dinner. Steph said she wanted to do a TTD session and so we planned it for the day after the wedding. Well, if any of you see me in action… I’m going full throttle all day long, so Sunday I was exhausted. As were the B&G since they stayed out all night bar hopping. So we joked that we could come back in a year and do the session then. Oddly, I didn’t book a wedding this weekend so it all worked out!
Steph’s family even has a little cabin, so she put us all up for the weekend. I know that Steph’s Mom was a little nervous to see what we were going to do to the dress, but I was good and we really didn’t trash the dress (though there was a lot of duck poop). More of an extreme bridal session…. Which I was happy about since we didn’t have a lot of time on their wedding day for fun and sexy images of the Bride and Groom.
Even this weekend ended up tight on time because I wanted to use the sunset over the water, and that doesn’t last long! There were only a few sweet moments of beautiful light, then it was all over.
We moved inside and hung out with Merri and Brian for dinner, games and fun. Steph found my banjo and we had fun with that too, since her Dad plays! All in all it was an awesome weekend.
I absolutely adore all of these people and Merri and I have a weird knack of ordering the EXACT same food or drink items. So weird especially since we both eat extremely healthy.
I haven’t spent much time in the Thousand Islands, so it was nice to relax and do a little sightseeing. Friday evening when we arrived, we got the fire pit going and I had some time to play my banjo. Saturday was relaxed and we met up with Howard’s brother at the Sacket’s Harbor Brewery for lunch. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful weekend! So so happy I was able to make it!