Monday, July 17, 2017

My sister's wedding ceremony ♥

As many of you are aware, my little sister got married a few Saturdays ago. It was a very simple affair. A ceremony that only family members were invited to at their home church. Their reception was actually this last weekend which friends were invited to. They had no bridal party and no dress code whatsoever. To be honest, it did not surprise me because my sister has always done things differently. I liked the intimacy so much that I wish that I had thought of this for us. The whole big wedding thing just seems so overrated and overdone now. There's so much to be said for being able to forego the "glitz and glamour" and get married simply.

My sister decided to get ready in my mom's bedroom.
Her presence is still all around her bedroom so it almost felt like she was there with us.

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At one point, my sister took out one of my mom's favorite hats and placed it on her head and we couldn't
help but wish she were really there. Ahhh, my dad. He truly is one special man.

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My mom also wore a knee length wedding dress so it was like a small tribute to my mom with the dress my sister chose.

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Love how happy my sister was this day! It makes my heart so happy when I see my sisters smile so big.

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When my sister and husband were pronounced husband and wife she began to tear up. As soon as my nephew saw his mom crying he began to cry too. It was seriously the sweetest thing although it was hard to get him to stop once he got started, haha.

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My dad and little sister going for the bouquet.
It had us laughing so hard.

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My sister and her husband had a barbeque after the ceremony and we had the best time and ate way too much food.
I've always been a fall lover but summer is beginning to steal parts of my heart. It's just that so many of the things that
I enjoy doing happen to fall during summertime. Fall needs to step up her game ;).

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After the ceremony, Sean changed into this ridiculous getup that had everyone either shaking their head or laughing.
I was part of the shaking head category.

Oh yes, this was July 4th weekend ... but I still want to burn the getup.

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You know ... starting my niece young.

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To my sister and my new brother Ben, congratulations!
I wish you both so much love, communication, respect, laughter, understanding and an enjoyable lifetime of marriage!

P.S. I'll share reception pictures as soon as I've uploaded them. Hope you all had wonderful weekends and have great weeks!

11 comments:

Emily Jane said...

I already text you this... but that photo of your sister and her son crying had me in all my own tears. Guess it's that whole being a single mom to a young boy for a few years. Very sweet capture <3

I loved all these photos, and I loved her intimate ceremony. Congratulations to the both of them <3

Nylse Esahc said...

Pretty pictures; pretty dress by the bride.
I hear you on the formal wedding thing; I'm so ready for my daughter's wedding to be here. I think it's the planning that's draining.

Congrats again to your sister.

Law_Fal said...

Perfection!

CC Parker said...

So beautiful. The love that your nephew has for his mom is priceless!

Laura Darling said...

Beautiful pictures! I love small, private weddings like that! Your sister and her husband make a beautiful couple!

Kristen said...

I love how intimate this was, it makes it all the more special. Also LOL at Sean!

Beautifully Candid said...

I am over the crazy big weddings too. I love how intimate this was and special with close family and friends. Your sister looks so happy! Beautifully Candid

Joy B. E. said...

This is just so beautiful and got me teary eyed as I read your account of the day.

My favorite picture is the second to last one of all 4 girls together. You should frame it.

Beautiful ceremony. And the intimacy of the event definitely shows the love. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful event!

Highly Favored said...

So Beautiful!! Cant wait to see the rest...

Dana said...

Beautiful. The support of family is always important. Your dress are beautiful. Your family is so stylish.

EAD said...

Wow wow wow! How fortunate is your family to have someone who loves them capturing priceless moments like these! You are truly gifted and what a beautiful wedding! Your mother's spirit is felt in every shot! She was there!