It's official - after two bachelorette parties in Nashville, I can confidently declare it the Vegas of the Midwest. If Nashville's tourism office hasn't jumped on that marketing ploy, they are seriously missing out.
My dear friend Ally - who got married yesterday!! - decided Nashville was the perfect place for us to celebrate her impending nuptials, and surrounded by sorority sisters, we had a blast. Here's a brief look at our weekend in country music's home.
We arrived and headed out for some food and beverages. We were dancing in our seats at the dinner table, so clearly we had to take our fun on the town.
|Dinner and beverages at McFadden's|
From left: Sara (aka Swade!), Jourdan, Rachael, me, Lindsey, Ally (aka the bride!) and Courtney
|Cheers to the Bride! (with her brother and his friend, our protectors!)|
|"Elephants" and me laughing at our silly games!|
Courtney had the brilliant idea to rent a pontoon boat on the lake in Nashville. We packed some coolers, Jimmy John's subs, snacks and lots of SPF for our day on the water. The entire afternoon was perfect! We relaxed, talked, laughed, swam and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Honestly, it could not have been a more perfect day!
|Ladies on the lake!|
|Safe Sun ladies in our hats! And, yes, I am totally rocking the high-waist bikini bottoms. After getting my first high-waist bikini, I am officially a convert. You will now rarely find me in anything else. |
My NashFash:Hat: via Saks off 5th outlet
Bottoms: American Apparel
After some much-needed showers, we gathered in the Bride's suite for some champagne before heading to dinner at a fantastic local restaurant. We enjoyed live music and delicious Southern food. After dinner and some more champagne - always necessary at Bachelorette parties! - we went out on the town. We did some karaoke and danced up a storm, again, line dancing and shaking our behinds at some local bars and dance clubs.
Ally's brother and his friend came with us, and they were our knights-in-shining armor, protecting us from any boys who would get within a 5-foot radius. I told John that if he's not with me, they need to be, because we were able to enjoy our evening without anyone approaching us. Seriously, it was awesome!
|Our beautiful bride!|
|Cheers to the bride!|
From left: Rachael, me, Ally, Courtney, Lindsey, Jamie, Swade
|Karaoke...Spice Girls' "Wannabe" - so perfect!|
|Next up...Ally's wedding post!|