Wedding on the River

by Julie on September 17, 2012

in Cleveland,Friends

Hello all!

Sheesh, I’m exhausted. I’m determined to go to bed early and rest up for the week. I feel like every Sunday night, I stay up late, wanting to savor the weekend as long as I can. But, by doing so I self-sabotage myself and my work week.

This morning, Todd left for a week. I barely remember him leaving… he woke me up around 7 am saying “Bye” but it’s all a blur. I was clearly in my happy sleepy place. It’s not too bad since he’ll be home Friday (yay!), so I’m planning to enjoy a lot of Secret Single Behavior like watching Sex and the City while eating popcorn and painting my nails. Still though, I’m looking forward to seeing him on Friday when he gets back.

Friday night, I came home from work and quickly got ready for my friend, Sonja’s, wedding held at Windows on the River in Cleveland. It’s a beautiful venue which overlooks Cleveland’s skyline. The night started out with cocktails and appetizers and then transitioned into dinner and dancing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend the wedding, since I could not take off work.

Sonja and I went to college at Kent State together. She and my friend Erin were childhood friends and roomed together freshman year. We were on the same floor in Terrace Hall (anyone else lived there? It’s since been torn down :-() and became instant friends! I really love them both and treasure our college memories so much.

Erin and I (in my new Von Vonni dress!):

Fingerprinting station :-) Very cute idea!

I really loved the table set-up!

Enjoying the view of our city:


Todd, me, and beautiful Cleveland:

It’s all in the details:

Craig and Sonja’s introduction!

Sonja looked absolutely stunning and pretty much glowed the entire night. You can tell how in love these two are.

My date:

Butter in a martini glass… LOVE:

Erin and her gorgeous mother:

My chicken marsala:

The desserts were awesome. Not only did we get cake, but also ice cream and berries. YUM! The cake was unique, with different fruit flavors. It was totally up my alley and my taste buds were happy.

Erin Sonja, me and Craig <3

It was a really fun night! Afterwards, Todd and I went home and went to sleep super early and slept in on Saturday. It was so needed! My favorite sleep-in days are in the fall when the wind is cool and just sways throughout the apartment. I wish we could have this weather forever…

Have a great start to the week!



P.S. Since there’s so much love in this post, check out this love story in 22 pictures. It made me teary!

Quote of the Day:

“There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.”

Logan Pearsall Smith

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Kali September 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

Oh terrace hall. Made my freshman year so much more fun!
And my senior prom was at Windows and ever since, I always have had it in the back of my mind as a wedding venue. Everything looks like it was amazing and so fun!!
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Maria @downwarddog September 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

Julie – you look beautiful in these pics – love that green dress! Have a great week!


Amy G September 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

That’s where my reception is – Windows! Absolutely love it (and it doesn’t hurt that dad’s company owns it!) And I LOVE the dress!!


Bari September 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Beautiful wedding and venue! Love your dress – I can’t wait until mine gets here – hopefully soon :)
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