A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

Colleen’s Bachelorette Weekend Part 1

I cannot believe my sister is getting married in 2 1/2 weeks!!!   I am SO excited and happy for her!!  So, to get her, me and hopefully you guys even more excited, this and next week, I am going to do a recap of her Bachelorette Weekend 🙂

And, oh, what a weekend it was!!  There was so much goodness, that I am going to break it up in 2 posts.  This first one will focus on Friday, which was spa services and a fun dinner that included a Panty Game…fun and at times, totally inappropriate 🙂

This resort had been recommended to us by a friend of mine (thank you Stacie!!).  It may have been the best recommendation ever.  But, all of the organizing and coordination was done by JoHanna.  I honestly could not have pulled the weekend off without JoHanna’s help!!  Colleen is 35 and myself and her bridesmaids and friends that attended are in their mid-late 30’s.  So, wine and horse country Charlottesville, VA was so perfectly appropriate.

My carload arrived around 1PM on Friday afternoon.  The grounds of the resort were absolutely BREATHTAKING.  The golf course made for such a gorgeous backdrop and the infinity pool certainly did not hurt.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

Each room had a basket filled with a custom Colleen’s Crew t-shirt to wear on Saturday during wine tasting and personalized hair ties that said Colleen’s Bachelorette Weekend.

I had chatted with Ahmed, Colleen’s fiancé, and he agreed with my original thoughts about what Colleen would want and that would be to RELAX and have FUN for her weekend away.  So, the weekend began with a hot stone massage for Colleen.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

After everyone had their individual spa appointments, we met in my, Colleen and my Mom’s room for a little champagne toast to Colleen before dinner.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

We had a private room reserved for dinner.  Fuddy duddy here (me!) did not want to do penis straws, so instead, we did the Panty Game.  I sent each gal attending the Bachelorette weekend instructions on what to do for the game a couple weeks before the actual Weekend.  Everyone came through with flying colors.  I will give a brief list…edible, kitten, monogrammed and rhinestoned panties were given.  I was impressed, Colleen guessed 50% correct!!

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

This was Nicole’s view of Colleen from her end of the table.  She snapped this shot because it was so funny!!

A sophisticated Bachelorette weekend that included spas, private dining, wine tasting, private tours and so much laughter gave the bride-to-be the ideal weekend away before the Big Day.

Like the well-behaved ladies we are ;-), we actually went to bed fairly early on Friday night.  But, that was only because we were all so excited for the Wine Tasting to come and were totally saving our energy for that.

Colleen’s Bachelorette Weekend Part 2 comes next Tuesday!!

 

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