She talked Susanna into "needing a weekend in St. Louis" to run some wedding errands (considering their shopping is limited in the little town of Pine Bluff, Arkansas). Susanna obliged. It was just a bonus that they "just so happened" to have a friend here who would gladly give them her basement to stay in for the weekend. :)
Susanna was told we were taking her out, but she thought it was all a ploy to meet up with her brother (who had secret plans of his own... but that's another story completely!).
By the time we got there, she still had no clue the night was all about her, and that she'd be greeted by some of her nearest and dearest friends. :)
It was quite adorable to watch her enjoy the spotlight.