Good morning and Happy Monday!
I’ve been here in Massachusetts since Thursday and it’s been a whole lot of fun ever since Sam and I touched ground to get started on all our wedding planning.
After we applied for our wedding license and visited with some family members we hadn’t seen in awhile, we went our separate ways for our Bachelor/Bachelorette parties! Though Sam knew what was in store for his Bachelor Party, I wanted to stay surprised for mine, so no one filled me in on any of the details. 🙂 The closer the day got, the harder it was not knowing, haha!
Instead of my normal #MeetMeOnTheMat post this Monday, I thought I’d share A LOT of photos from my party—thrown by my amazing matron/maid of honors, bridesmaids, and friends!
It’s so great to visit Boston, so once I found out that’s where the night would take us, I was pumped to see what was planned.
Here’s how the day/night looked:
For the first stop, seven of my dear friends surprised me with a wine tour/tasting at Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton, MA.
I had been there one time before, but years ago, so it was great to visit again. Their different wines were great and it was awesome catching up with everyone. The winery also now serves their own beer and liquor, which were also fun to sample at the bar after our tour.
After wetting our palettes with wine, I spent some time at my matron of honor’s house to eat lunch/visit with her baby/get ready for an evening out.
The second surprise spot brought me to Revere Hotel in Boston, where my friends decked out the room in all things Bach Party—balloons, confetti, champagne, streamers and signs. It was quite the celebration!
The view wasn’t too shabby either. 19th floor!
Dinner was in the North End at Lucca and it was deeee-lish. I love the North End and rarely get a chance to go, so it was amazing to spend a fabulous dinner all together.
A few extra friends met up with us there. We sipped on drinks, had incredible pasta and meats, and laughed a lot! It was the perfect din.
Here’s the dish I devoured—Baked Orecchiette (“Little ear” shaped pasta baked with sweet Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, San Marzano tomatoes, fontina crema, toasted bread crumbs and white truffle oil.)
A block down from where we ate, we made our way to the third stop—Improv Asylum for their 10pm sketch comedy/improv show.
A few of my friends had been before, but I never had. It was so awesome! I think my veil and sash got the staff’s attention because I was called on stage to answer a bunch of random questions, and then the crew made an improv around my love story about Sam.
Hilarious is an understatement. The way they told our story had me and my friends in stitches from our seats. I don’t know how the comedians remembered every detail but somehow they did.
After the show was over, a few of us wanted to keep the night going, so we headed over to Drink, a really cool underground bar that has no cocktail menu.
Rather, you tell them what kind of drinks/flavors you typically go for, and they make you one to order. I asked for something with a maple-y, smokey flavor—and that’s exactly what I got.
Our last bar stop of the night was at Lucky’s Lounge. Their live music was the perfect cap to our night and let us break out a few dance moves.
LA must have met up with me in MA because they had Golden Road beer that hit the spot. My friends got a kick out of it!
The night ended back at our hotel room where we all chatted, laughed and had some late night snacks.
The next morning, the four of us walked to The Beehive for a really amazing brunch complete with a live jazz trio.
It was so relaxing and fun. Their menu is so interesting, love it!
Here we are… somehow up and at it on a Saturday morning at 9. Lol!
Then on our walk back, we made sure to stop by Blackbird Donuts to grab some for the road. Adele and John Mayer have both tweeted about these donuts so we knew they’d be worth it. 😉
What an amazing weekend with the best ladies I know. Friends are family to me and these girls made coming home feel extra special this time. I can’t thank them enough!
They. Are. The. Best.