the grand finale

the grand finaleThis was the weekend of all weekends. Kenny’s two uncles, Hugh and Mike, are known for throwing absolute ragers and this was their grand finale.

For starters, it lasted two days and we were all treated to a night at the Marriott Rivercenter in between. This made for a fun staycation where we were able to check in early, get ready, and enjoy ourselves for a moment before attending the first party. The main event was a black tie ball on the Covington Landing, complete with three different bars, an eight-piece band brought in from D.C., and a countless stream of gourmet appetizers. I unfortunately didn’t have my big camera on me that night but I can assure you it was as glamorous as you can image.

The following morning we were all treated to breakfast in the hotel’s rotunda, while an acoustic singer played a ukulele and personalized scratch off cards that offered countless prizes to be redeemed at the second event were passed around table by table. There was literally not one thing that these two didn’t think of.

The final party was back at the landing for a front row view of the WEBN fireworks. Here we were treated to Cincinnati Circus performers, magicians, Eli’s BarbecueDojo Gelato, and the fulfillment of the morning’s prizes. Some who won one prize at the breakfast were able to sit in a roped off VIP section for the fireworks, the spot that offered the best, most unobstructed view. Another group of winners were treated to a bottle of Dom Perignon to toast with six of their chosen friends. You best believe I found a way to be tapped in as one of someone’s six. Just trying to live the high life.

In the end, this really was the party of all parties. Every last detail was incredibly considerate and insanely fun. I was lucky to be included and like everyone else, am hopeful that they’ll come out of party retirement in the future for another unbelievable time.

jugglers welcome stilts welcome grappas bar Pape ClementHugh researched this bottle of wine for nearly a year….

the grand finale party grand finale party stilts entertainment Eli's catering magician entertainment magician card trick Cincinnati Circuspaddle boat on the riverIMG_8500This is my only image from the black tie night, which is such a bummer because you know how much I love a reason to get super dressed up and give my favorite dream dress another night out on the town.

Hope you all went out with a bang too!

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  • Reply Hugh Campbell September 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you Katie for the wonderful words. I will email to Mike. Brought a couple of tears to my eyes. Love ya.

    • Reply outandoutfit September 2, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Oh good…glad you caught it! And thanks again, it was an absolute blast!

  • Reply Kate September 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Ah! I know the magician you photographed!

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