Just to highlight a few, she made programs that were fans because Virginia can be a little warm in June...
she made center pieces...
The festivities started with a little debauchery. I headed up the crew of ladies to give my sister a great bachelorette party. Even that was completely fitting for her as we dressed to the nine's, did a little pre-party shot at the hotel, dined on some fine Ethiopian food (and lived to tell about it, haha), and partied the night away at Off the Hooka. I even made a bachelorette appropriate cake that turned out a little too good to be able to post here. I'll let your imagination run wild here...
The wedding venue was up in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia, just north of Charlottesville in a sweet little Inn called the Rosebrook. My sister wasted no time getting us all to work to create her image. She is a perfectionist in the most literal sense of the word, and she left no detail untouched.
We pulled her away from preparations so that she could enjoy her bridal shower with many of the important women in her life.
|The Bride and her Bridesmaids|
|little bride and groom duet|
|Some "Summer Lovin" wedding party style!|
The ladies got their hair and nails done and got the bride ready, while the gents fought with dishes and other details to make sure the wedding would be perfect. They must have done everything right because all the details came together. Here are some pictures to highlight the beautiful day...
|The ring bearer awaiting his entrance...|
|"We are gathered here today..."|
|My grandparents did a reading during the ceremony - not a dry eye in the house|
|The vows. The groom cried, so you know I was a mess!|
|You may KISS the bride :)|
|Big R was looking especially dapper for the wedding!|
|Little r did a great job giving all the grandparents equal attention|
|Speech time - I somehow held it together through my whole speech (ok, I might have teared up a little)|
|Dad wrote a poem this time to help keep himself focused - it was beautiful, my sister cried|
|Ahhh, the first dance...|
|The cake is good, but the kisses are better...|
|They crack me up|
|Dancing with grandpa|
|My little sis and my man|
Congratulations! We love you!