4.04.2011

It was a Beautiful Day

All aspects of Saturday were just beautiful...
The weather, 70 degrees and sunny (Thank you, God!)
And, my sister....she was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen!
I was able to snap a few pictures of the day.
Can I tell you how hard it was not to have my camera by my side the whole day?
I was Matron of Honor, Kevin was a groomsman & the girls were flower girls which meant I had a lot of responsibility during the day & there was no way I could take all the pictures I wanted to!
I can't wait to see the professional pictures...we won't get them for several weeks, so I will try to have patience!
I don't have any pictures from the ceremony or the church.
But, let me give you a play by play.
Kate & Claire were the flower girls, but only one of them actually walked down the aisle.
Guess who chickened out?

We were all lined up outside the chapel & the wedding procession was beginning.
Claire was starting to scream & yell at Kate.
I was trying to get her to stop, but I was panicking inside because it was almost my turn to walk down the aisle. Gail, the wedding coordinator grabbed my arm & said to me, "You are not a Mom right now, you are a Sister & Matron of Honor, don't worry about Claire, I will deal with her"
Those words from Gail were awesome & gave me permission to not worry about it.

Kate did an awesome job being a flower girl & was smiling ear to ear walking down the aisle dropping the flowers. We keep waiting for Claire, but she never made it!
Didn't my mother in law do a great job with the bows on the dresses?
This is Torrey (her dad officiated the wedding & also married Kevin & I)
Torrey was a LIFESAVER! I had her babysit/help me with the girls all day and with out her, it would have been crazy. When Claire failed to walk down the aisle, she hung out with Claire in the hallway of the church during the ceremony.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Torrey!
Bridal Party walking to take pictures:

With my parents:
The Wedding Party:
Kevin & I:
Pictures are done, heading to the reception!
Here are some pictures of the reception room:
Close up of the flowers:
Place setting & Menu:
My bouquet:
The cake:
First Dance:
She had a photo booth during the reception & one of her friends took a picture of us while we were photo-boothing!
Leaving the reception & off to Maui!
Congratulations Jason & Rebecca!
{I promise I will do another post of wedding pictures once we get the professional ones because they are going to be AWESOME!}
As for me, I am officially on Spring Break!!! So thankful to have a week off to hang out with my girls & recover from the wedding weekend!

It was a beautiful, lovely & all around wonderful celebration!

36 comments:

  1. i am totally dying. your pictures are spectacular for just "snapping a few" - wow.

    your sister looked AMAZING.

    and the family portrait is just stunning. so beautiful all around.

    looks like the most lovely day ever. :)

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  2. Gorgeous! I love those colors together! Congrats to her! :)

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  3. Beautiful! You look so much alike and your mom looks so young! I love the family pic of you guys - the girls are adorable! What a lovely wedding - wishing them a very happy Maui and life together!

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  4. So glad the weather cooperated for the festivities!! You all looked so beautiful and happy- thanks for the sneak peak! =) Happy vacation week, too...we're aren't on vacay but we're getting more snow, woo hoo! Insert sarcastic voice there, ha.

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  5. Everything is gorgeous: your girls, the wedding colors, your sister and YOU! Wowzas! What a beautiful day.
    XO,
    Sarah

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  6. Oh my goodness. Your sister does look sooo beautiful. That makes me so excited for my wedding! :)

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  7. I can't quit smiling looking through those photos, it looks like it was an absolutely gorgeous wedding!

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  8. it was a beautiful wedding! ellie kate was a flower girl this weekend too (yet another similar/parallel life event we share:)). abigail was asked to be in it too, but i knew she wouldn't walk down so i didn't even mess with it. everyone looked great and i loved the pics you did take!

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  9. so gorgeous...such a beautiful wedding!! congrats to your sis!

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  10. Oh how beautiful! You look amazing! Great, great colors!

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  11. Those colors are BEAUTIFUL! Thank God for perfect weather!

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  12. what a gorgeous day!! your sister looks beautiful, and so do you and your girls!!

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  13. What a relief! I was really hoping for good weather on her wedding day. Everyone deserves a blue sky wedding!

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  14. Everyone and everything looks gorgeous! Glad it was the perfect day!

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  15. What a beautiful day and wedding! Your sister looks a lot like you. So pretty!

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  16. Congrats to your sister and her new husband. I love everything weddings. I especially love their cake!

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  17. So lovely and my fav color! I am so glad I came to visit. Following too. Thanks for coming by!

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  18. You look so beautiful! And your sisters dress is stunning! Love the girls little dresses and sashes! Everything looked perfect!

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  19. how exciting! I was hoping that you would post :-) Everyone looked lovely. And may I say a huge KUDOS to the wedding planner for dealing with Claire and letting you walk with ease :-)

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  20. this post is such a wonderful one to read as i wrap up my day.
    you guys are beautiful. that wedding looks amazing. the colors, especially that turquoise are a hit! looks so pretty.

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  21. Everything was so beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos! Yay for beautiful weather, too! SO GREAT to be away from work for a week :)

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  22. Gor.GEOUS!

    Congrats to the happy couple.
    What a beautiful bride!
    I thought about you on Saturday
    when we were outside enjoying
    the gorgeous sun.

    Weather win!

    ~Keri

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  23. Just lovely. the colors. the flowers. the dresses. you and your husband look darling. the bride... LOVELY! What a great day. I wish I was a fly on the wall. :)

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  24. These pictures make me want to marry my husband all over again! The color scheme is gorgeous (and so are you and your sister!)

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  25. Your pictures are beautiful! Looks like a gorgeous day! Congrats to your sister! :)

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  26. Everything was beautiful!! Can't wait to see more! Enjoy your spring break, I still have 2 weeks before our spring break and I can't wait!

    xoxo
    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

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  27. what a beauty of a day, and your sister AND YOU looked incredible! I love weddings!

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  28. HPLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!

    that is really HOLY CRAP
    I type fast when I am excited

    first of all
    YOU GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL
    and I want to get married again
    I would change everything!
    even the groom! (HAhAHAHAHA)

    wow
    just amazing
    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    many prayers and blessings for a wonderful, patient, long lasting marriage

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  29. it WAS a beautiful day!! a perfect day. so happy the weather was good to them - even a dodger fan! ;) gorgeous, gorgeous wedding. love the colors.

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  30. what a beautiful day! congrats to your sister and i can't wait to see more pictures!

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  31. stunning photos!! i love all the color and everyone looks so full of JOY! congrats to your beautiful sister. what a gorgeous bride!
    xo

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  32. So beautiful! The colors are so pretty! Her dress is fabulous!

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  33. first - i am honored to be mentioned in your blog (:
    second - i had an awesome time chillin with the girls, they are incredible
    third - im back from philadelphia! be looking out for a summary letter coming soon!

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  34. beautiful!! and i love her colors.

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