Monday, March 28, 2011
Melissa & John's Wedding: The pre-party
Thursday morning my mom, dad, sister and I hopped on a plane and headed south to celebrate my cousin Melissa's wedding in St. Pete Beach, Fl. Not a bad place to have to be in March!
Melissa is the fourth of 17 cousins to get married and as anyone who attended my wedding or my sister's wedding knows, the Greeley family knows how to celebrate a marriage! With our dancing shoes (or in this case, flip flops) packed, about 90% of the family traveled from as far north as Maine to as far west as Oregon to bid farewell to Melissa Greeley and to say a big "hello" to Melissa Voll.
Andy and Lee stayed back with the kiddos and were all missed by everyone!
Thursday was spent poolside and on the beach waiting to check into our rooms. Fortunately we were able to use the lobby restrooms to change into our swimsuits so we wasted no time in getting our first sun of 2011! It was so great just enjoying a few cocktails by the pool and seeing family members left and right, most of whom we hadn't seen in two years.
We then went out for an amazing dinner (I've never seen a prettier presentation) before heading back to the beach bar for their pre-wedding dance party!
John, the groom, has buddies who used to be in a band, and they all came back together after five years of not performing together to put on an amazing dance party for all of us.