And let me just say this first. I have the best girlfriends. Every single one of my bridesmaids booked a flight to Miami for this trip (minus the one bridesmaid that lives there). And that Miami bridesmaid was our complete hook-up the entire trip -- planned the most fun adventures for us, AND hosted a lingerie shower at her beautiful apartment for me! I'm one lucky gal.
Above -- just arrived at airport and gals slapped a veil on my head. The festivities began! Here we are in the van on the way to our hotel, The Townhouse Hotel.
We arrived around 4 and quickly got our swimsuits on to head down to the beach.
That night, Ashley (far right, opening the champagne) had us all over to her apartment, which she shares with her sweet husband. That girl can host a party. She cooked a full dinner for us and even surprised me with pink macarons!
May I also mention that she put together the huge floral arrangement centerpiece?! Votive candles and my wedding invitation were also on the table.
Then the lingerie shower began, and you'll only see a few select photos from that. :)
My sister Sarah gave me a sash to wear!
Then to get the night started, we had a few shots of rum...
Aren't my bridesmaids so pretty!?
Fun elevator pic.
We had to snap a few pictures in Ash's building lobby. See the gold garden stools with the faces on them?! Wild.
So then we kept the party going at The Florida Room at The Delano Hotel.
My two sisters, Sarah and Laura
The next day we grabbed a little breakfast and then headed to The Shore Club for lunch and some pool time. It was wild. There was a DJ and people were dancing all around the pool and in the pool. We saw some of the craziest things including a girl with very visible bun implants! You could see the incision and bruise on each cheek, and that derriere completely defied gravity!
Saturday night we all went to Mr. Chow at the W. Hotel.
We first got drinks at the W. Hotel bar, where a certified mixologist made our drinks. Aren't they gorgeous? All you did was tell him what you liked/wanted, and he mixed something especially for you. Laura's request: Something with tequila blanca but not too fruity. Ashley's request: Something to match her yellow dress. My request: Anything made with St. Germain! And that's my drink on the far left, the one with the rose petals scattered on top.
Mirrors all over Miami are great for impromptu pics :)
Sunday morning we headed to The Standard Hotel for brunch.
The pool scene was great and was straight out of the '70s. The perfect retro vibe.
Nice yacht, right?!
Rose was our drink of choice this weekend!
Sadly, all of the girls had to leave to catch their flight back home, and then it was just the sisters that remained. We all decided to stay an extra night and enjoy some sister time. We headed out to dinner that evening at the Soho House in Miami and dined at their Italian restaurant, Cecconi's. Ahhh-mazing. I had the gnocchi with wild mushrooms and white cheese fondue sauce. Good for fitting in a wedding dress, no?
The inside was amazing. It's open-air with these beautiful trees that have their trunks and branches wrapped in teeny white lights. The service and food was impeccable.
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as I did. It was a bachelorette weekend to never forget!