Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hitched!

My older brother, Dan, got married last week in Culver, Indiana (one of my favorite places on earth). The wedding was SO BEAUTIFUL, and our little family was asked to be a part of it. Maddie and Jude made the cutest little flower girl and "ring boy," and I was one of Marissa's bridesmaids. Our camera isn't working right, so we're still waiting on a bunch of pictures from family members. But for now - take a quick peek at the wedding. Yes..that's me sobbing up front. I knew (and warned everyone) that this union would get me all sorts of emotional. Dan and Marissa and I have been close friends for many, many years - and I couldn't be happier that the two of them found their perfect match in each other. Love you both SO, SO much! Congratulations!



After the wedding, Maddie and Jude charmed everyone at the reception. I kept losing Jude, only to find him slow dancing (or fast dancing for that matter) with complete strangers. They just kept stealing him away. By about midnight Jude had lost all energy and fell asleep coloring. I honestly think I had a little crush on my own kids that night. I couldn't stop blushing over how cute they were!





Doesn't Jude look like a little stud in the tux? As he was getting fitted for it, he kept smiling and looking at himself in the mirror. I said, "buddy - do you think you look handsome?" And he said, "Yeah, Mom. And Chloe is going to look so pretty, too." I was a bit confused and asked why he thought Chloe would be there. He responded with, "because I'm going to wear this to marry her."

(If you don't remember who Chloe is, click HERE)

I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. The poor little kid really was getting excited for his own wedding to cute little Chloe. Give it a few years, pal - then we'll start talking about that one!

You can enjoy some better wedding pictures HERE. My little broken camera doesn't do this beautiful day justice.

8 comments:

Stef said...

um...that was the CUTEST video EVER. I think I even got a little emotional. Such a pretty wedding!

Deon said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous wedding! The stuff of Hollywood movies! Did your kids come straight out of central casting or what? They are absolutely picture-perfect and adorable! Did you catch the adoration on the faces of ALL of the guests as your children walked down the aisle?! My favorite part of the video is when the camera zoomed in on sobbing bridesmaid Melissa :D

Stacey said...

what a beautiful wedding and it was so kind of Rob to zoom in on you as you wipe your tears. The kids look so adorable and I can totally understand them getting so much attention the whole night.

Mrs. H said...

I teared up when I was watching it, too! Good old chapel. Love that place. Your children are so darn cute. I think Finn should marry Ella someday. Gingers unite!

becca said...

Congrats to Dan! They look so happy.
Your kids are darling.

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Wilson Family said...

OH my gosh! Your kiddos are SO adorable! Especially Jude in his little tux. What a stud! And what a beautiful wedding!

Burton Family said...

You looked absolutely beautiful!! I think I will always have a little crush on your kids.