I was asked to be a groomsmaid for a good friend’s wedding in June. Yup, I was standing on the grooms side opposite one of the bride’s good friends, her “bridesman”. This wedding was the perfect time to see old friends, and a chance to bring J to “the UP.” I went to college in the UP, so it’s practically home to me. The pre-wedding ceremonies were a lot of fun. We had a women’s brunch at a local tea house
The bride with “the list”
The wedding itself was absolutely beautiful! It was a catholic ceremony in a gorgeous cathedral that needed no extra decorations.
Between the ceremony and reception, the bride and groom rented a trolley to take the wedding party around to get some truly unique pictures. They fed us Jimmy John’s and beer on the bus (that’s the UP for ya, eh?). We visited a beach where we got to hike in our dress clothes, a playground, and even a monastery where the monks make the most amazing jam and baked goods!
The reception was fairly casual, which made for a great time to chat with friends and celebrate with the newlyweds!