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  1. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    February 19, 2012

    I love the idea of them driving away in the VW. So cute!
    And I love the hair on all of you ladies!
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  2. Sana
    February 19, 2012

    Bahaha blow up condoms? Hahah, you guys really had fun with that one.
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  3. Cait’s Plate
    February 19, 2012

    LOVE the shot of all the girls with their hair done. And all the decorating the car pictures. So classic.
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  4. Sarah @Blonde Bostonian
    February 19, 2012

    I love the painted glasses – they’re such a cute gift idea!
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  5. Kira H
    February 19, 2012

    Seriously. Blow up condoms? I just can’t. Ugh.

    • Becca
      February 20, 2012

      What? You have a problem with that? I’m just disappointed that tubes of lube and spermicide were not also involved. Eternal love! And/or generic one-night stand. Whatever!

  6. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    February 19, 2012

    I wish the brides would’ve picked out bridesmaid hairstyles for the weddings I’ve been in, that’s always the hardest part! I would’ve loved someone making that decision for me! You all looked gorgeous!
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  7. MrsSwan
    February 19, 2012

    You all kick ass! To much fun was had by you all! Love it!!
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  8. erica
    February 20, 2012

    love the hair! i love updos that use braids!

  9. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    February 20, 2012

    The VW is so cute and perfect for a “getaway car.” Please post pics of them actually in the car. 🙂
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  10. Liz
    February 20, 2012

    Blow up condoms? Seriously? I can’t even begin to express how disrespectful that is. If someone my at my wedding did that to my car…they would not be invited back. This was their special day- why do something so obnoxious?

    • Meghann
      February 20, 2012

      It was fun! 🙂 They knew it was coming (it’s a tradition in my family to decorate the newlyweds’ car) and they never said ‘no condoms.’ When they saw the condoms – they laughed and told us ‘don’t worry – payback is a bitch’ then got in the car and drove away.

      • Lyns
        February 20, 2012

        Nothin’ but class there.

      • Liz
        February 20, 2012

        Just because something is a tradition doesn’t make it classy or appropriate. We an agree to disagree, but I’m just seriously disgusted
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      • Kimmy
        February 20, 2012

        So classy. I love how you really drove it home with pictures of you blowing up said condoms.

      • Lyns
        February 20, 2012

        I saw your tweet and just don’t get it… it’s “old school” to decorate with condoms at an actual wedding? So confused.

        I live in CFL, so at the very least I hope readers don’t think we are all this tasteless.

      • Meghann
        February 20, 2012

        I said it was ‘old school’ because I know it was a lot more popular back in the day to go all out decorating the cars – not necessarily with condoms. No one meant any disrespect – we were just having fun, as were the bride and groom. They’ve seen it before and were expecting it for their own wedding. Every family is different and this is just our family’s sense of humor and our way of congratulating the bride and groom. If they had said no then we would not have done it. It was all in good fun. 🙂

      • Christine
        February 20, 2012

        I really can’t grasp why so many people feel the need to share their opinion on your blog in such a negative/angry way. Putting you down and calling you names is not acceptable. I am a high school teacher and I think I am going to add a couple of lessons abt constructive ways to express dissent. The cattiness in some of your comments totally counters the progress society has been working toward in females uplifting one another. I’m not trying to be aggressive or rude but she is so obviously full of class, grace and love AND she knows how to have fun!…I live in the deep south and we so rock the blow up condoms! Churches, also, promote healthy sexual relationships btwn married peops. It is their wedding night, the jig is up…so sex is not taboo for them in any way. I’m proud of you for never apologizing for who you are! You’re doing a great job, Meghann.

      • MelanieF
        February 21, 2012

        Wow! All this over blow-up condoms! They were just having fun.

  11. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    February 20, 2012

    Aw what a fun morning, I can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!
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  12. Cat Melnyk
    February 20, 2012

    This is too cute! I love the braid in you guys’s hair and the car is hilarious!!!!!!!

  13. Heather @ Housewife Glamour
    February 20, 2012

    I just love wedding stories…I’ve been in 5 now and my 6th is coming this October. The VW is such a sweet cute idea! I’ll definitely have to remember your car decorating techniques…:)

    And, adorable bridesmaid dresses!
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  14. Alicia
    February 20, 2012

    Blow up condoms after a Catholic mass ceremony? Family tradition or not, seriously disrespectful to the couple and their Church.

    • Rachel
      February 20, 2012

      Agreed. Wrong place, wrong time for that kind of “tradition.” In any case, the fun tradition of condoms on a car is proooobably less important to uphold than respecting. the Church’s tradition in regards to contraception.

  15. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    February 20, 2012

    Where did you get those glasses? I’m looking for some for my bridesmaids, and love those!

  16. Joss
    February 20, 2012

    I really love the braided hairdos for you girls – looks so sweet 😀

  17. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 20, 2012

    I love the hairstyle you all had! My brother and sister-in-law’s ceremony was at 3, so luckily we didn’t have to hit the salon until 10. Everyone else slept in, and I was the freak who woke up at 7 to workout… Haha.

  18. Emily
    February 20, 2012

    oh my gosh… that’s hilarious!

    I love the hairstyle she chose. It’s gorgeous on all of you ladies!
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  19. Maureen
    February 20, 2012

    Love that VW!! And all of your hair and makeup looked amazing! I just love everything about weddings!
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  20. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    February 20, 2012

    Cute Bug!! I love that idea. And I love the ladies’ hairdos!
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  21. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
    February 20, 2012

    The bridesmaids dresses are really cute and a great color! What brand are they?
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  22. Elle
    February 20, 2012

    I completely agree. The fact that they said “Payback’s a bitch” should tell you that they were pretty wholly unimpressed by your juvenility. I feel very sorry for Ashley; if someone disrespected me by doing something so tasteless on my wedding day, I would certainly question their judgment and manners.

  23. NJ
    February 20, 2012

    Christine,

    No one is being hurtful to Meghann but rather posters are expressing their distaste for something truly distasteful. Blowing up condoms (with your DAD to boot) outside of a Catholic Church is extremely disrespectful. If you don’t see that, it is your prerogative I suppose. It is pretty obvious, though.

    • Meghann
      February 21, 2012

      What if I told you my dad was the one who bought the condoms? And he was blowing them up too? I don’t mind the opinions of how distasteful this was, to each their own, but I would like to point out that I was not the only one blowing up condoms, nor was I the one who started it. There was a group of 10 or 12 adults (including fathers and uncles and a devout catholic grandmother) who surrounded the car and blew up condoms. We all laughed – the bride and groom laughed – everyone was happy. This scene isn’t for everyone (I 100% admit to that), but of everyone in attendance, no one was saying how distasteful it was and I believe that’s what really matters.

  24. Bri
    February 21, 2012

    Meghann,
    First of all, I wanted to say I freaking love all of the last few posts-it sounds like it was the perfect weekend for the bride/groom and all the family and friends. And btw, the two of them are going to have GORGEOUS babies :). I’ve been a reader of your blog for the last few years (you were actually the first healthy living blog that I started to read-can’t describe how much I want to thank you for bringing me into this world as a reader!). This is actually the first time I have ever posted a comment but I was literally fuming as I read the comments and wanted to make sure that the majority of your comments are HAPPY ones and therefore felt obligated to give you some loving. I think all of the judgey comments are so uncalled for- if people don’t agree with your opinions/actions-they don’t have to read your blog! Instead of preaching about how inappropriate the condoms were, why don’t they take a little time to practice some tolerance? Sex between a married couple is supposed to be celebrated- and most definitely not seen as a secret taboo act. Besides, everyone will have their own wedding dreams, but a wedding without silliness and fun doesn’t sound like the perfect wedding and certainly not something that would fit your family’s personalities the way you have portrayed them on your blog. Kudos for you for being able to brush these inconsiderate comments off your shoulder. Personally, I think that the commenters above clearly have too much tension and time on their hands…and most definitely need to get laid more often 🙂

  25. Danielle
    February 22, 2012

    Hey Meghann! I’m so in love with those wine glasses! Can you send me where you got them?

    • Meghann
      February 23, 2012

      I know she ordered them off of Etsy, but I’m not sure who the seller was.

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