Happily Ever After

This is the summer of weddings for my family. All of us were in one at the end of June, Bob was just in one a couple weeks ago and the girls and I are in my cousins at the end of August. Then for the grand finale, my little sister gets married in February! My girls are going to be pros at being flower girls by that time.
Chris and Amy's was the first wedding. This was one of those weddings that lots of people had been praying and hoping for. Long story short, Chris and Amy have been in the same friend group and are both everyone's favorite people. To the rest of the world it only made sense that two wonderful people who were both single get together. With God's perfect timing, it really happened and it was such a joyful wedding to be apart of.
McKenna throwing down her classic look for the rehearsal.
Both my girls love Cooper and can't stay away from him. I don't blame them though.
During the rehearsal dinner they had an open mic for speeches. I'm not the one to jump up at the chance for public speaking so Bob and I had already planned ahead and he spoke for the both of us. Little did I know that my fear was not passed onto my girls. They both jumped up there with him and Ella kept tugging on his leg to say something. She said "I love Chris and Amy" and then McKenna followed with one of her sweet and mumbled prayers. It was so sweet.
The wedding colors were gray and coral and everything looked so pretty.
This was the first time for Ella and McKenna to be flower girls. I knew Ella would do it like a pro and not miss a beat. McKenna was a wild card though. I honestly had no idea what she would do. I pulled up some YouTube videos of flower girls and watched them with the girls about a week leading up to the wedding. McKenna loved it so much she would want to watch them every day. 
Once the real deal happened, they both did awesome! I will never forget getting to watch their glowing faces as they walked down the aisle dropping petals. They smiled the entire time and Ella still talks about it being one of her favorite things. 
My parents were at the wedding too and we honestly couldn't have done it without them. They were such a huge help the whole weekend. We took pictures before the wedding so there was a few hours of hanging out for the girls. I packed a Mary Poppin's bag of tricks and my mom and dad worked their magic. 
Amy asked me to make her some mini bunting for her cake topper with their names on it. I wish I would have done the names in white so they would have popped more but I think it turned out so cute.
Who doesn't love a photo wall?!
A wedding dance party might be one of my favorite things in life. I think the same goes for my whole family. My girls never left the dance floor.
We even practiced some cool new moves on our road trip to Lubbock.

I think McKenna wanted Cooper to dance with her.
Breakfast burritos were served towards the end of the night and were a big hit!
Even when McKenna was so tired, she refused to stop dancing. Paci and blanket in hand and she was ready to Party in the USA.
Do you guys remember THE bear? Go here for a little behind the scenes story. Brittany and I had been scheming this up for a while and I am so happy it actually happened. The bear was a surprise to Chris and Amy as they got in the get away car. Bahahaha! I love it so much and can't wait to see where it appears next. 
The wedding couldn't have been more perfect! Such a wonderful night celebrating an amazing couple!
Andy's wedding was a few weekends ago and it was also one of those weddings I have been hoping and praying for. Kristen and I met Andy in college at ACU. Then when Bob became a residence director, Andy was one as well. Once they realized their mutual love for the movie Bottle Rocket, they were best friends instantly. I have tried to set Andy up more than once because I knew what a catch he was. We were so excited when Andy told us he met the one! Her name is Jackie and she is fantastic and perfect for Andy. Their wedding was so much fun! It was in Austin and had such a cool vibe to it. Popcorn bars, Donut bar in place of grooms cake and so many outside games that my girls loved playing. 
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Happy Summer Weddings!

1 comment:

Misty said...

FUNFUNFUN!!! My sister in law got married 7/13 & my girls were flower girls... AK was a RIOT! Lyndon's aunt ended up having to take her out of the ceremony bc she wanted to climb everything. {she was PERFECT in rehearsal!} ha! LOVE every little detail. Weddings are THE BEST. I made corsages for my girls to wear to rehearsal & Masyn is stillllll sporting hers. She has even requested an "uncle brad birthday party" which basically means she wants a tallll cake, bubbles, a pretty dress, lots of dancing, & flowers. So, my almost 5 year old wants a wedding instead of a birthday lol Kenna & Cooper couldn't be cuter! <3 the bunting & the bear is hysterical!

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