Before having a child, I did not fully appreciate the significance of birthdays. Birthdays are truly worth taking the time to celebrate with friends and family. After all, it’s the day we entered the world and forever altered the lives of our parents. I’m not referring to the lack of sleep, middle of the night feedings, and constant worry that comes with caring for a chid. While that stuff may be true, it’s so insignificant because of the overwhelming love that becomes a part of your life.
My dear friend Kristie recently had a huge birthday celebration for her husband. And, my husband and I had the pleasure of attending. It has been a while since I’ve attended a huge birthday bash like this one, but it reminded me of the need to celebrate each birthday like there’s no tomorrow.
This birthday party was truly a special event. Her husband’s family, friends, and even childhood friends traveled hundreds of miles to celebrate. We were treated to funny stories and lots of pictures documenting his life. The love and camaraderie was amazing. Love shared between friends, family, and children. Love that grows with each year, each day, and each birthday.
For this special night of celebrating I selected a Nanette Lepore lace dress from Rent The Runway. I was immediately drawn to this dress and it’s stunning, intricate lace detail. We snapped a few quick pics before the event.