Yesterday I had my trial makeup run and then PARTAY!! 🙂  Here’s a picture of me at the beginning of the evening (I did the hair myself, so don’t judge my hair lady on this ‘do):

Getting the makeup done didn’t take near as long as I thought, so that’s a bonus.  When I first looked in the mirror, I liked it but I thought it was a LOT of makeup.  Of course, the last time I wore any makeup was about a year ago, so that may have something to do with it.  After seeing the pictures, I realize that it’s just the right amount.  I look nice, but not overly made up or blotchy from no makeup.  Way to go Josie!

For the party, we met at Benton Square for food, drinks and music.  If you haven’t been in the place yet, swing by and give it a good look.  The owners have transformed a run-down, yucky building into a beautiful work of art.  The ambiance in that place is amazing.  Unfortunately, though, they had a sudden management change in the past week and the result was nothing short of chaos.  Once they get those kinks worked out, it should be smooth sailing.  The staff was incredibly friendly and tried their best to cater to our every whim.  One of the great things about being “queen for the day” is that I got to try a little of everything…bacon/pineapple pizza, seafood salad, spinach and artichoke dip, cake, etc.

Here’s a shot of my friends descending on the single bartender!  I bet her feet hurt at the end of the night, but she was so nice and gracious with everyone…especially me.

Seeing my nearest and dearest gathered together for ME made me reflect on how fulfilled I feel.  I have a really awesome group of friends.  Each one adds something to my life in a different way.  I think I would feel odd, or somehow not myself, if one of them wasn’t in my life anymore.  It is a good feeling to know this, and I hope that each of them feels the same way.

A month or so ago, a mom in one of my groups offered to make me a shirt for the event.  I said “sure” and never really thought about it again.  Even though we don’t know each other very well, she really DID make a shirt, and it turned out fabulous!  Thanks V, I wore it all night long!! 

Here are the pictures:


I may be flirting with you now but tomorrow I’ll be MARRIED!


Mrs. Thorp-Lancaster

(I don’t change my name for just anyone)

K, who knows me so well, brought me a tiara!  I LOVE tiaras!!  I also wore that all night long.  Here’s a picture of me in that:

It was a fun night and I really appreciated that my friends took time to come and celebrate my happiness with me.  I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.

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8 Responses to 6!

  1. Shawna says:

    I’m glad you had so much fun! You defintely deserve it! I am so thrilled for you!

  2. Chrissy says:

    Congrats Summer you deserve to be pampered!! The pics are beautiful!!!

  3. Karen says:

    *sniff* I’m so happy, excited, & honored to share this with you, my friend.

  4. Dana says:

    You look beautiful, the makeup is just right! I can’t wait to see you on the big day, you are going to be stunning!

  5. Brandy Harper says:

    you look beautiful summer,you deserve to be just as happy as you make everyone else…enjoy your day.

  6. Mary Alice says:

    I’m so happy you’re happy, Summer. You looked fantastic last night. The makeup was perfect. The tiara was too.

  7. Kim says:

    Summer, I am so glad you had a good time. Sorry I couldn’t be there, but I hope to see you at the wedding. YOu look beautiful as always. Love ya

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