So, I believe I left off after the rehearsal dinner…
Saturday morning began with hair and makeup for the bridal party.
Everyone was excited and smiling… ready for the main event! It all went by so quickly! The entire weekend was a whirlwind! You know how when you are having a wonderful time, you wish time would slow down? That’s how I felt all weekend. When we finished getting beautified, our shuttle bus picked us up and transported us to the church so we could finish getting ready and take a few photos before the wedding ceremony.
Sadie was so excited about putting on her Flower Girl dress. The closer we got to the ceremony, the more nervous I got. I wasn’t nervous about my duties as Matron of Honor… I was nervous about having my 3-year-old in the wedding. Last summer, Sadie was a flower girl in m y sister Meredith’s wedding, and as soon as she came down the aisle, we escorted her out of the church to play in the nursery. This time, we were going to attempt to keep her in the church. If any of you have a toddler, you understand what a risky move this was. But I just thought this was such a special event… and I wanted her to be able to witness the wedding.
Sadie amazed us all. Not only did she make it through the entire service… she actually stood up front next to me the whole time and watched everything! I could not believe it!
Then it was time to party! The reception was so much fun. The band was fun and got the crowd involved… including the kiddos!
We danced and danced, until it was time for the bride and groom to make their big exit!
It was like a fairy tale… they rode off in a carriage decorated with Christmas lights!
It’s hard to believe my little sister is married now! I’m so happy for her and she couldn’t have picked a better husband!
it’s time to focus on the holidays! Next up: Cookies!