A bachelorette party is similar to what you’d say about Las Vegas, Mexico, or anywhere else you’re doing something you don’t want others to know about…What happens there stays there. You want to keep people thinking you’re a classy lady with strong morals and are definitely not dancing on a trolley pole to “Back Dat Ass Up”. I’ll continue with that tradition because it’s one of the best parts of being a bachelorette. I wouldn’t want to be the girl in the wig who ruins that for you.
I was completely surprised with a trolley ride around town! We were definitely turning a few heads at the local bars and “on the strip” of Grand Haven, such a fun time!
One thing I will share is how absolutely amazing it was to celebrate with some of the most hilarious and down-to-earth women I know. Admittedly, I was very nervous for a bachelorette party and strongly considered not having one. I was uncomfortable with an entire day being dedicated to me but I was rest-assured to “lighten up and enjoy this season of your life”!
So, yoga & beach day & wigs & sparkles, it was.
All photos c/o my friend, Megan of Chat Clink Repeat.
I was so honored with my friends who came to celebrate and my MOH who hosted the entire weekend (thanks Kate!). Knowing the travel, the planning, and the preparation it took for each one of them to arrive made me emotional the entire time. One of the things I wanted during our engagement was to celebrate this next phase of my life with women who are a huge influence in my life. Their advice, stories, and spirit have guided me through many moments in my life and here they were, doing it again, this time in neon wigs and bright dresses as #EmsBrideTribe2016.
There are moments in your life you are meant to celebrate. They are not given to you to worry away or to anticipate sadness. There isn’t a hidden agenda or a strategy or a need to read between the lines. It is all play and laughter and silliness and fun. No need to over-analyze or ask why this is.
It is because you are here.
And they are here.
And we are all here celebrating love that was,
love that is,
and love that is about to be.
Here’s to love and the one’s who celebrate it with you, Em