Monday, December 12, 2011

My brother's wedding


Tuesday I made the trek home to help out with the preparations for my brother's wedding. It seemed like I blinked and it was over! I spent most of my time helping my mom organize the rehearsal dinner. After what seemed like days of making place cards, we were finally sitting down to a delicious meal. The speeches were so sweet. Kellie's mom talked about how how in love and happy they are together. My mom and dad spoke about keeping the Lord first in their life and marriage. Everyone else's were beautiful, but my brother Luke stole the show with his hilarious account of hearing them talk on the phone.


"I was trying to fall asleep one night while they were talking." Luke said. With 3 rooms and 6 kids, we all had to share rooms. That means there isn't much personal space. You can either talk in your room to the detriment of your sibling or go outside. A comfortable bed normally wins. This particular time they talked until the early morning hours. About the 3rd time Luke woke up he heard this, "Kellie, even your breathing is like a chorus of angels." At that moment he knew he had the crown jewels of blackmail material. At the rehearsal dinner, the time had finally come to use it. The whole place erupted in laughter. I was so proud! Ha!


Saturday was a full of hustle and bustle. Everyone was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, as my mother would say. Soon it was only 30 minutes before the wedding and things slowed down. I could almost see the butterflies in Kellie's stomach as she waited for the minutes to pass. I remember those feelings. The anticipation is thrilling and sickening at the same time.


The moments blurred together as Kellie came down the isle. She was a dream in white. I nearly melted when I saw Matt's eyes teared up. I can only imagine there was a sigh deep inside. The moment had finally come. The ceremony was beautiful. At one point they had the important men in their lives come up and pray for them. It was my favorite part.


I could not have imagined a more beautiful reception. The place had completely transformed overnight. Michelle, my mom and I helped Thursday night, but they had done so much more since then! It was so elegant. They even had a little photo booth area with fur coats. We definitely took advantage of it! :)


Our family is going to be so huge after everyone gets married! I can't imagine how crazy our family gatherings are going to be! I am so glad to add Kellie is the newest member of our family! I couldn't think of anyone more perfect for my little brother! (PS: Luke says he looks retarded, but this is the only family picture I got that day. It is going to be our Christmas picture too. Sorry bro!)

 Jonathan took this of my parents. So sweet!


Hopefully I can catch up on all the Christmas things you guys are doing! I've been so out of the loop this past week! I know I am looking forward to all of our Christmas celebrations during the next 2 weeks! I hope you all had a blessed weekend!

18 comments:

Courtney B said...

Gorgeous pictures... you are so talented! Congrats to your brother and new sister!

Carly Anne said...

Gorgeous photos.

Your dress is fantastic! Where did it come from?

Emma Frances said...

What a beautiful wedding! :) Your whole family is gorgeous! And you captured the love of everyone so well in these photos! Also, I love your dress!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

It looks like a wonderful wedding. I love that picture of your dad and your parents at the end. So good!

Wish your brother and his wife the best!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

a girl with a smile said...

Aww, everything looks wonderful!

Relevant Notes Blog said...

There is so much beautiful going on here - you, the bride, the entire wedding! Those are my colors too - I LOVE that cake!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

congrats to your brother! My brother just got married in August, so I know the feeling! And the day went by so fast! Your dress is so beautiful!

Liesl said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures from your brother's wedding and I love how some are in a black and white type sepia tone...so classic and pretty! You look amazing too and what a great outfit! Fun, fun, fun!!! Congratulations to your brother and his lovely new wife!

Liesl :)

Heather said...

beautiful! congrats to them!

Lisa @ MMT said...

What a beautiful wedding! Great photos!

Jessica said...

So beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

ginanorma said...

WHAT a time! Such a beautiful celebration and memories for a lifetime, you look STUNNING!!!
Weddings, especially siblings are absolutely the greatest events,
thank you for sharing with us, and congrats to your bro!

Faith said...

Beautiful photos! Congratulations to your brother and his lovely wife! I can't wait until I get to help with my siblings' weddings someday!

Notes She Wrote said...

wow what a beautiful wedding!! you took such gorgeous pictures of it! :)

Jennifer Rod said...

what a sweet wedding. you all sparkled with joy and well the bride she looked stunning. Congrats to them!

Annie said...

I love all these photos! Luke's blackmail made me laugh out loud. This makes me excited for when my brother and I get married!

Katie Marie said...

Oh my gosh what a perfect wedding! Everyone and everything looks beautiful!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oooh beautiful photos and what a lovely wedding! I super love your dress and your hair!

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