We've known for years that Kori's eventual wedding would be spectacular, obviously. She is so stylish and has the best taste. So of course when she got engaged, we were so excited to see what she would come up with! The night before the wedding, the bridesmaids all stayed together in the bridal suite at the Mandarin Oriental at city center. We ate way too much room service and laughed at all our memories of Kori and Stefan and it was just so perfect. And Kori being the very generous and detail-oriented person that she is gave us each a juicy sweatsuit with Team Newman on the back... SO kori! And she had a white one that said Mrs. Newman. We just couldn't get enough.
When we woke up on wedding day there was the most delicious breakfast already there for us and a team of people to beautify us... it was such a dream! Seriously, do people really live like this?! It was so great and stress-free... even Kori was so relaxed! And it was so fun to be with her as she was getting ready. They had the wedding video people there the whole time and it was just something straight out of a reality show!
I can't even describe how obsessed I am with this bridesmaids dress. It was SO gorgeous. I really think I'll just put it on around the house from time to time just to be able to wear it again since I'll probably never get a chance! Unless someone has a black tie wedding and invites me or I make my glorious return to the high school prom or something. And we had to wear these gorgeous sparkly heels which were 2 sizes too small and made me 8 feet tall but I didn't even care! I just loved it so much! Kori didn't want to have to worry about anyone being late or getting lost on the way to the temple so she had a limo for us all to take. Like I said, she's very detail oriented! And Stefan's niece was the world's cutest flower girl.
I only have these 2 pictures of the bride but it seriously does not do her justice! She was STUNNING! I can't wait to see the photos from the photographer.
After the temple we went back to the hotel and had a little time before the reception, so of course the team newman hoodies came back out! We had to make a grand entrance into the reception with everyone watching... all I can say is thank goodness for groomsman escorts because those heels were killer! The reception was amazing. Stefan made a video with them talking about how they met and when they dated and it was just the most adorable thing... I love personal details like that. In typical Kori fashion, they came in with a choreographed first dance. The food was delicious and of course the only picture I took during the reception was of the little mini cakes they gave everyone! And there was tons of dancing and it was just a blast. Kori and Stefan are just so much fun and SO great for each other.
I feel like I keep saying it was perfect, but that's really the only way to describe it! I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. I love Kori so much- she is truly as much a sister to me as Hannah and Jessica. Even though she's younger than me she has always been there for me and supported me through everything! I'm so happy that she found Stefan... she is happier than I've even seen her. They are an example of what I hope to find for myself! Even though my wedding will be on an WAY lower scale :)))