|Eric & me|
We had a GREAT time. It helped that the whole weekend was planned and provided for by Amanda, her husband Brad, and their families, so we went from one delicious meal with an open bar to another.
|Flat Iron at sunset|
|my Friday night dress|
Saturday was perfect. The weather was sunny and not too cold. First thing, I went for a 5 mile run, up 5th Avenue and through Central Park and back down again. I got to look at the store windows decorated for Christmas without inconveniencing Eric. After my run and a shower, we went out to breakfast together, and then walked down toward the Flat Iron district. We did Hanukkah shopping and shopped for ourselves (but didn't get anything. I looked at the things I want most for Hanukkah- Chloe perfume and cold-weather running gear- but didn't buy). Then we parted ways. I went to one of Amanda's husband's offices (he runs a huge company, which is impressive, given he isn't even 30 yet) where there was a company called the Glam Squad set up to do hair and makeup for everyone. There was Prosecco, coffee, sandwiches, small desserts... Amazing. Back in college we drank cheap "champagne" and ate who knows what as we got ready together- Amanda has clearly moved up in the world!
I have never had both my hair and makeup professionally done, not even for my own wedding, and it was great- I felt so beautiful. After hair and makeup, I went back to the apartment where we were staying to get ready for the wedding. My parents were there, too. We got ready and left with what seemed to be plenty of time.
|my hair- loved it|
|cross-town trek in pedicure flip-flops|
We had so much fun- I had to take my shoes off to keep dancing. I also felt great. I loved the dress I had rented from Rent the Runway (and so did Eric) and I felt so beautiful. I probably felt as beautiful as I did on my own wedding day, or more, because now I feel especially proud of myself for getting back into shape after 2 pregnancies.
|the back of my dress. I felt so pretty|
And one of my best friends in the world is now happily married to a great guy. I thought a lot over the weekend about how well things have turned out for all of my close friends from college. We have married great guys; entered into meaningful and enjoyable careers; had beautiful, healthy children. It was a gift to watch Amanda get married; after hours and hours of phone conversations over the years about love and heartbreak, she has married her perfect match. I was so honored to be a part of all of it.