Dear diary,

I’m finally at the age where a lot of my friends are doing the whole get-married-and-or-have-kids thing. And, I’ll admit, it’s a little weird. My best friend, Brittany, got married over the weekend. I went up to the Halifax area (Milford, Nova Scotia to be exact) for her wedding weekend extravaganza. Now, I’ve known the happy couple for about five years. I expected this weekend to be full of partying, drinks, dancing, and meeting their families. What I didn’t expect is that I would have the amount of crazy-fun that I did.

The two other bridesmaids and I helped plan Brittany’s bachelorette party. In Halifax. On a Thursday.  Now, in Halifax the bars don’t close until 4am… yep that’s right. 4 in the morning. And you need multiple forms of ID. AND you have to pay cover. Three things I’m not used to from just going out in the Old Port. But, we had a blast. We got a ride on a rickshaw. We made some friends. And danced the night away. On our way back to our hotel, we stopped to get some food. Now, there is this specialty in the Maritimes called a Donair. I’ll let this Wikipedia link explain exactly what it is, but it is this meat thing with tomato, onion, and a sweet sauce all wrapped in a pita. I got convinced to try one... Well… let’s just say I probably won’t have one again.

Saturday was Brittany and Mike’s big day. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I have attended. The rain even held off until the end of the night. The wedding party was the life of the dance floor… being a little ridiculous with the help of a few drinks. At the end of the night, the 10 of us in the wedding party went out to a cabin in the woods – where we continued the party until 4 a.m. again.

The weekend was one I won’t soon forget. I feel so lucky to have spent Brittany and Mike’s wedding with them, even if it meant driving over 1,300 miles round trip.

It is strange that my friends are married, having kids, and doing all that grown-up stuff… while I’m still living at home with my pretend grown-up job. But, I’m happy for them and hopefully someday I’ll get to be the one to invite them down for a long weekend whenever I get married… but I did catch her bouquet, so maybe it will be soon!




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