This weekend was all about the bride to be!
My best friend Michaela is getting married in Colorado in August, but since most of her friends and family still live relatively close to Chicago where we grew up, the city was the perfect location for her bachelorette party.
On Friday I flew into Chicago on an early flight from San Francisco and immediately headed to my friend Leah’s apartment. My friend Carrie arrived shortly after I did and we made some drinks and snacked on some food while we waited for Michaela to arrive.
Carrie, Leah and Michaela were all bridesmaids in my wedding and we’ve been friends since elementary school. I was extremely excited for this weekend since I knew I’d have lots of quality time with some of my very best friends in the world.
Michaela and her friend from college, Jess, arrived at Leah’s in the early afternoon and we immediately popped open a bottle of champagne to have a mini celebration in honor of our friend Carrie who just graduated from med school and celebrated her 28th birthday on Wednesday.
Carrie is going to be a surgeon and we are all so incredibly proud of her. Congratulations, Doctor Carrie!
We initially had plans for a boat day on Lake Michigan on Friday but the dreary weather ruined that idea. It was pouring outside for most of the afternoon, but by the early evening, the rain stopped and we headed out to the dock with more food and drinks and spent the rest of the evening on the water, eating, drinking and having a great time just being together again.
Leah’s husband, Matt, and his friend, Jimmy, took us out on the water as the sun was setting so we could check out the beautiful skyline from the water. It was awesome!
Eventually we decided we needed real food and ordered pizza from Rocco Ranalli’s to the boat dock. We ended up staying out on the boat until after 1 a.m. and I had a blast!
It was the perfect way to kick off a fun bachelorette party weekend!