I spent this past weekend at a lake house in Burnet, TX, celebrating my best friend’s impending nuptials with lots of sugar, girl talk, and general bachelorette party shenanigans.
While meeting with a student organization Friday, I let slip that I was attending a Bachelorette party that weekend and one of the girls piped up with “ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE STRIPPERS???” which echoed out nicely across our open concept shared office space to my other coworkers.
The answer was no.
In lieu of a traditional night out on Sixth Street, we spent the day at a winery in the Texas Hill Country. The weather was gorgeous, and the company was top notch!
Nothing like sipping wine and watching chickens.
The bride’s fiance knew the family who owned the winery (cue Bridesmaids quote: “Helen knows the owner-” “Oh you doooo?”), so we got a special tour of the vineyard. The owner was so kind and lots of fun- I know very little about wine except that I like to drink it, so it was enlightening for me to hear about everything that goes into making just one glass of wine.
The name of the vineyard was ‘Perissos,’ which comes from a Greek word found in the Bible meaning “exceeding abundantly, beyond what is expected, imagined, or hoped for.” Try to use that in a sentence today.
No bachelorette party would be complete without an epic amount of food, and this picnic feast did not disappoint! Also, people kept coming up to our table and offering to take our picture, so there are about 10 of these with various amounts of food left on the table.
The whole crew! This picture was taken by a slightly intoxicated woman who kept making us do ridiculous poses and telling the bride how tiny she was. Bless her.
I don’t have many pictures from the rest of the weekend, but that is mostly because we were too busy to remember to snap any photos. And possibly because some of the photos I did take are for memories sake and probably shouldn’t go on the internet!
One of my favorite parts of the weekend was Sunday morning. We cobbled together a light breakfast (just kidding, we had mini quiche, monkey bread, cinnamon rolls, eggs, and parfaits) then went and sat out on the porch together to enjoy the sunshine. We asked Holly about her fears for marriage and how we could pray for her in this final stretch, then spent time praying over those fears, hopes, and expectations. It was such a sweet way to get to end the weekend, and thank God for his goodness in giving us such a wonderful friend, and giving her such a wonderful future husband!
Now on to the wedding!