Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Neglected To Mention...

I've been MIA this week because my little sister got married this past weekend.

She had a vintage-style wedding in my parent's backyard.

A taste of the last week:

The events kicked off on Thursday evening when we had my sister's bridal/lingerie shower. It was a fun, girly time spent catching up with old friends. I made the Pioneer Woman's red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and while it tasted great, it looked disastrous (made for a good laugh!). Turns out that it's ok to butter and flour a pan, but not to oil and flour a pan. Good to know.

Pink Velvet Cake

I also got to play with two of my god-daughters (they are 3 1/2 months old and completely delightful).

Emma and Adeline
The wedding day was busy, but wonderful.

Wedding Prep
My sister Michaela getting ready. She gets married in May!
The dress
The bride (Lindsey), just after her dress was properly buttoned. :)

Isn't she lovely...?
Just after putting on her veil. Isn't she beautiful?
My sweet sister Lindsey...I remember when we were little, she was shy. Approaching the librarian to ask questions petrified her. Today, while she still dislikes being the center of attention, she has blossomed in confidence and in humility (a precious paring). I love her so much!

Bride and Groom
The bride and groom. Welcome to the family, Jared!

All of my siblings

Mother of the Bride
Lindsey and Mom. This picture makes me tear up every time. :')

Just after the cake flinging...

My brother pulled our grandmother out onto the dance floor by surprise...look at her face!
Post-wedding, we have all been catching up on sleep (Mental note: Having a wedding in your home is work! Worth it, but work.). It's spring break for my hubby this week (yee-haw!), so we're taking this opportunity to leave Squishy with his grandparents and get away for the night!

I'm not sure if our B&B is going to have Wi-Fi, so Try New Adventures Thursday will take a break this week.

What is your favorite part of a wedding? I am always grateful for the reminder (usually during the ceremony) that love lives to fulfill the other person.

P.S. While you're here, don't forget to enter to win a copy of Not Your Mother's Casseroles!

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  1. What beautiful pictures! Glad everyone had such a wonderful time!

  2. Lovely pictures!!! The cake looks delicious!

  3. Congrats to your sister and BIL. Looks like a lovely time.

    E & A are adorable!

    Enjoy hubby's week off.

  4. The one picture of your sister looks like it's from a fifties-wedding; so pretty!
    Love Amelie

  5. Beautiful pictures and wedding. I love the group shot of siblings, y'all all have the same smile, so cute!!

  6. What a beautiful family you have! And the hair on those girls, amazing. I just love vintage stuff your sister did a great job.

  7. Your sister looked beautiful! Actually, all of you did :) How funny is this, my sister-in-law got married on Saturday! We had her bachelorette/lingerie party on Thursday too. Looks like we had pretty similar weekends! :)

  8. Congratulations to your family! What a beautiful bride. I'm in love with her dress.


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