A week ago, my parents threw a welcome wedding lunch at the family farm for the incoming Wisconsin family. My mom had many pies and cookies, as well as many other salads, bbq and cute veggie cups. Several aunts and uncles, and many cousins flew in at noon, so we all met at the farm before heading to Camano Island for the wedding. We ate in the pole barn with seating for 25 people! Before the bride and groom arrived, we celebrated my dad’s big birthday early! We all loved the birthday apple pie and the train cookies! After lunch we went for a tour around the farm, some people went by golf cart, some collected apples for the horses, or danced with cows. We also celebrated Jason and Jeri’s upcoming baby, due in November! After our late lunch, we drove to our rental cabins on Camano Island. They were stunning and more spectacular then the VRBO photos online. Each cabin had water views and beach access! I love my Wisconsin family plus my cousins are hilarious “people of fun”! Can’t you tell?!? Friday morning, the bride, bridesmaids and Kiki, the most epic wedding organizer met for breakfast and to discuss logistics! An incredibly nice regular customer paid for our meals anonymously too! Friday afternoon, there was the wedding rehearsal at Center of Wooden Boats-Cama Beach. It was super windy but wonderfully not raining. My sister has cute dimples, right? The Ketchbots are pretty cute together too. After the rehearsal dinner, we pampered ourselves with face masks and scaring Mr F. Next up, the wedding!!!
Last Tuesday night, we finished painting signs for the wedding and Wednesday the bride and bridesmaids got mani/pedis…. The bride asked for coral nails and blue toes with gold sparkles since she found a similar image on Pinterest. On Thursday, we drove up to Camano Island! First we stopped at the family farm for lunch! My mom had a great spread of food with lots of desserts for the Wisconsin family members flying into town. I can’t wait to post more photos soon! This week has been crazy busy. I’m flying to Irvine now for work and this weekend, we go to Walla Walla for our 10 year college reunion, plus it’s my dad’s 70th birthday!
In July, we had Katie’s bachelorette party and my other sister, Janie made all the decorations! The happy couple is set to wed this weekend and the Wisconsin family had already started flying into town!
Last night at my parents’ house we finished painting a few things for the wedding and tomorrow we’ll drive up to the island location! Katie’s going to be such a beautiful bride and sweet wifey! I can’t wait to post wedding photos soon, especially of the bridal party!
I’m back on my blog after two weeks of travel for work and play! The last week of August Mr. F and I flew to Milwaukee. We even got upgraded to first class on the way there! I had a work trip planned and my cousin Toby got married in Steven’s Point! It was wonderful to have a few days in Milwaukee to have dinner with my awesome Talbot cousins, meander along the riverwalk and around the city, go to our favorite restaurant, Bavette, and even catch a waterskiing exhibition with my cousins in the park! We were surprised that Milwaukee was colder than Seattle and even rained! We had brought tons of bug spray and sunscreen. Fortunately, we indulged in plenty of comfort food to keep warm. I’m still dreaming of the biscuits, like the raspberry cream cheese ones at Benelux plus cheese curds, and burgers in pretzel buns that we had at Cafe Hollander!
My cousin’s wedding reception was held on the Wisconsin River and the newlyweds arrived by boat! I loved their decorations, sunflowers, cupcakes and all the family photos from the evening. We had photos with most of the girl cousins with Granny Kay. Several photos with most of Granny Kay’s children with their families and the cousins being silly! Aunt Kitchie is the oldest daughter and her grandson, Will was the life of the party. She’s pictured here with her daughter, Sarah and her husband Bill! My dad is the next oldest child, pictured with my mom and Janie. Uncle Mike is the third child and he and Aunt Linda brought their beautiful hunting dogs. My cousin Jessie’s an OBGYN resident in Chicago! Granny Kay loved see her family, especially her newest great-grandchild, Cora! Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary Lou are some of Granny Kay’s youngest children. Toby and Virginia’s first dance song was played by my cousins Jason and Charlie. It was so romantic! It was a fun night full of Talbot shenanigans and lots of dancing! The parents of the groom looked so happy.
The morning after the wedding, we went to Aunt Mary and Uncle Larry’s Funny Farm for breakfast. It was a nice way to see all the family again before the flight home. Fortunately, I’ll see most of my Wisconsin and Canadian cousins in two weeks for my sister’s wedding on Camano Island!!
Next I’ll post about this weekend and my grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration!
Kiki was such a gorgeous and happy bride! How cute is she jumping on the bed with her maid of honor and my sister? She also had super cute bridesmaids! They were all so nice and cute!The ceremony site was at the beautiful Lake Park on Lion’s Bridge and the weather was absolutely perfect.All the Talbots were so happy to be there including my grandmother! The bride’s brothers, my awesome cousins, played a few songs during the ceremony and made us all tear up. Yay for the #Werkbots! The bride’s parents, my Aunt and Uncle, danced back down the aisle they were so happy! My sisters and I got some great pictures too! Most of my dad’s family is in Wisconsinand it was great to see all of them! The bridal party got on an adorable trolley to take pictures around Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee before going to the Reception site. My cousin, Kiki is amazing and Ryan is pretty cool too.The Milwaukee Art Museum was a wonderful background. Kiki and her brothers are so hilarious. I’m so glad they’re my cousins!The Pritzlaff Building had cobblestone walk away where we had cocktails before the reception! My sisters were wandering around and took some hilarious pictures of Mr. F, me, and Chris!The bride and groom looked so in love and happy all throughout the day! My dad and his sisters were so happyto see each other too! As if the food and family wasn’t already fabulous, then my cousins played with their band, Saturday Night Gravy. Yeah, they’re total studs. My favorite part was when Kiki got up and sang with her brothers, including, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong to Me”! Almost every female at the wedding sang along with the brideand it was EPIC….just like the Werkbots!Happy 3 week wedding anniversary, Kiki and Ryan!
It’s always amazing when my work trips coincide with family or friends. It was awesome to spend more time with my family celebrating Kiki and Ryan’s wedding in Milwaukee last week! Another one of my favorite things about Milwaukee (besides my cousins) is the river walk! The last 3 times I’ve been in town for work, my hotels have always been close to the Milwaukee River too. This city reminds me of all my favorite parts of Chicago! Last Wednesday, I flew to Milwaukee for a work trip and had dinner with the bride and groom and my sister and her boyfriend, Travis, a few nights before the wedding! My cousin, Kiki and my sister, Katie are some of the most fun-loving, happiest ladies that I know and they are a blast to hang out with….Can you tell we like taking pictures together too? I wish we lived closer to Kiki! She’s always laughing or dancing, and knows how to make others smile.
My sister, Janie flew in on Thursday, after I finished working for the day, so we all met up before dinner with more cousins! Yay for car selfies!Can you tell we’re related? The Talbot family met up at my cousin Jason’s house for appetizers and drinks before dinner. Jason and Jeri just got married last October! My cousin, Jessie drove up from Chicago, where’s she’s an OB resident! Kiki also showed off her Epic Bachelorette photo book that I made from Shutterfly before we all went to dinner! There were nearly 20 Talbots at dinner on Thursday. My parents, Janie and her boyfriend Chris Jessie, Travis, Katie, my cousin Charlie and his girlfriend, Lacey, Jason, Jeri, Aunt Kitchie, Uncle Bill, the bride’s parents, my Aunt Mary and Uncle Dave, plus a few friends! We also had to take pictures in the pumpkin patch across the street after dinner! We Talbots have alot of fun together!
As the matron of honor, I did not get a chance to take many photos from my best friend, Andy Mac’s wedding. However, thanks to Facebook, I have found tons of great photos from friends. I’m so glad someone captured the awesome wooden prop as the wedding guest book and of the cupcake tower from Cupcake Royale. I’m so glad someone got this photo of the Father-Daughter dance too! Check out more of Tom Bass’ photos!