June 15, 2015

A Wedding Weekend in Milwuakee

A few years ago when I was living in New York, Andrea mentioned that her and her best friend were planning a girls' trip to NYC and looking for hotel recommendations. Having never met Ange, I told Andrea that they should stay with me! Ange and I hit it off immediately and became fast friends. This weekend, The Pilot and I jetted off to Milwaukee to see her tie the knot.

Friday morning, we woke up at 4:30am to try and catch a 7am flight to Chicago. We didn't get on the flight...or the next 4 flights after that. Looking at all of our options around the country, we saw a flight to Cleveland boarding and hopped on. After a 4 hour sit in Cleveland, we finally arrived in Milwaukee...12 hours after we first got to the airport in DC. This is what flying standby looks like in the summer...flights oversold by 6 or 7 seats and standby lists a mile long. 

Immediately upon landing and renting our car, we made our way to the Lakefront Brewery for the best brewery tour I've ever been on and lots and lots of beer.

 After the tour, we made our way to Miller Park for what was finally my first game of the season. It wasn't my first trip to Miller Park so it wasn't a new stadium for me but they played the Nationals (and won! securing the Mets slot at the top of the NL East) and the sausages raced and there was baseball and all was right with the world (except for the fact that it was crazy cold!).

We made our way back to the hotel and fell asleep immediately.

Saturday morning, we headed down for breakfast before a slow 3 miles through Milwaukee's cold, humid weather. Then it was time to get ready. My hair was...interesting given the humidity and it took me a lot longer than normal to get ready but before I knew it, it was time to go!

The ceremony was really sweet...the pastor made a lot of baseball references...my favorite being that their wedding day was their Opening Day. We headed to a brewery afterward with the groom's family (also Andrea's family!) and ate cheese curds ( a WI must) and drank spiked rootbeer  (holy yum!) before making our way to the lakefront cocktail hour and reception where I had the biggest piece of salmon I've ever seen along with delicious cheesecake and more popcorn than I care to admit from the popcorn bar before dancing the night away.


Sunday, we thankfully had a way easier time of getting home to DC. I finished "The Buried Giant" on the flight and started (and almost finished) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." When we landed, we grabbed a quick bite to eat and then passed out on the couch with Peyton.

It was a great weekend...old friends, new friends, and friends I've heard everything about but had never met and instantly clicked with!

So there you have it, a whirlwind wedding weekend in Milwaukee complete with as many true Wisconsin experiences as I could muster into one short weekend. I kind of love it there and will definitely be back!

Did you go to a wedding this weekend? 
Instagram seemed to show that everyone was at a wedding!
Have you been to Milwaukee?
How was your weekend?
{Linking up with Tara!} 

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