March 13, 2012

An Irish Bachelorette

A few months ago, my twin sis got hitched. Part of my maid of honor duties were to ofcourse plan a bachelorette shin-dig like no other. She was not only marrying the love of her life but she was also getting rid of our proud Irish last name—O’Banion. Our family celebrates St. Patrick’s Day almost as festively as Christmas! My mom makes corned beef and cabbage, my family comes over and ofcourse we drink a bit here and there ;). Well in my quest to create the best bachelorette weekend ever and to theme it in a way that I know she would never forget, the answer was easy—an Irish inspired bachelorette! We had to give that O’Banion last name a proper farewell, right? Planning a bachelorette party 5000 miles away is no easy feat…fortunately the internet and some mutual friends (and bridesmaids!) of ours were able to help me out along the way.

Once the bachelorette finally came, myself, the bride and 14 other girlies were off to Viva Las Vegas! Christian was en route to the Bachelor party at a mansion in the desert with the groom + 40 frat boys and college buddies of his (yes 40!) with a no camera policy (I’ve still yet to get ANY details about how the bachelor party was). Vegas was an easy decision for us—clubs, pool parties and a 24 hour city! I provided each girl with a Vegas tote bag filled with leprechaun loot, Irish-inspired necklaces & buttons, and a mini leprechaun top hat to wear while we paraded my twin sis around The Strip. We dressed the Bride in a gold-sequined mini dress (leprechauns do need to protect their pot o’ gold don’t they?), gave her a scrapbook in which every girl made a page about their friendship (tears were flowin’ ofcourse!) pre-partied in our humongous suite at Planet Hollywood and hit the town! The weekend was the best weekend in Vegas to date--a mixture of pool parties, the luck o’ the irish, sushi at Sushi Roku, plenty of dancing and the bride-to-be standing on a poolside cabana couch yelling ‘THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE!’ at the Wynn’s fancy-shmancy poolside club, XS. Mission accomplished? I’d say so :).

And ofcourse since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I can’t help but to share a few snippets of this crazy bachelorette party weekend…ya I pity her because she’ll soon be working on my bachelorette party…I’m curious what she’ll have up her sleeve! Although I don't think she can top this...typical twin quarreling words ;)
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7 comments:

Karm said...

hahaha that is soooo cool!!!
I like the Irish themed weekend or party. Your photos are so much fun to look at.

alex butts said...

um that bachelorette party is pretty much my dream, can you plan mine? don't owrry, you've got YEARS!

Beverly said...

looks like a total blast in a glass!!! makes me so anxious for st. patty's day this weekend!

Glocal Girl said...

Rachael!

This is AWESOME.. I'm going to need your help, I am MOH for my best friend's wedding in September. We are going to Vegas for the Bachelorette Party (obviously) and I need to plan a smashing party ;)

See you Thursday!

xxx

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

So much fun! You all look so pretty!

Fash Boulevard said...

so fun. so glad I found your blog. I'm definitely following now. I can't wait to read more. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my blog. It's all about the adventures of a small town girl taking on the LA fashion scene. xo

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Michelle (Confessed Travelholic) said...

So pretty! Looks like so much fun! :)