It was beautiful. And peaceful. And relaxing. And wonderful. The marriage of my beautiful sweet cousin and her darling man. They'd dated for five years. Had met each other right around the same time Hubby and I had met and started dating. College sweethearts. And now they are off on their Carribbean honeymoon, hopefully having a splendid time.
Both the boys were in the wedding. Big Guy was the ring bearer, though he didn't actually hold the rings, I guess this is a tradition nowadays?! Anywho Little Guy was the flower girl escort and ended up being escorted down the aisle by Daddy a little behind the flower girl but no matter he was adorable, as was his big brother. Even better was the reception where Big Guy danced the night away with sweet little Flower Girl, also his cousin. He was the hit of the night and loved it.
The wedding was beautiful, on the cliffs of Point Loma, with the sun setting as the after wedding pictures were taken. Their vows were said with her shoulders shaking and her voice breaking, his huge smile on his face as he realized his dreams were coming true. With us witnesses by the wayside, two of the littlest ones not even aware of what was going on, one trying to run back and forth between Daddy taking pictures and Mommy sitting down on the front row, and the other desperately waiting for it to be over so he could climb the nearby trees. Mommy sat with her pretty dress and perfectly matched coral necklace and earrings and super cute Steve Madden shoes - the one expensive pair she now owns, wondering why the heck she bothered, but pleased that she felt put together.
The reception was amazing, poolside by the Mission Bay Harbor, socializing beside candlelit linen covered tables as we waited for the bridal party to arrive. We got there just before they opened the doors to escort the party inside as we drove around waiting for one very tired Little Guy to fall asleep. We carried the carseat in, sat him down at our table next to the bride and groom, and enjoyed a baby free evening for a few good hours. Big Guy took initiative as soon as the music started and asked Flower Girl to dance, and didn't stop until the music stopped. The best part, besides their dancing? Sam, are you listening? The chocolate fountain. Oh. My. Word. The Chocolate Fountain. Have you seen one? If not you should, you definently definently should. Flowing chocolate that doesn't even appear to be flowing but instead appears to be a solid statue of chocolate. Then you take in all the strawberries, the cream puffs, the chocolate chip cookies, next to it, and realize no, no, this is the real thing. Once the bride and groom dug in, it was over and guests were getting to know each other in line over seconds and thirds. It was delicious and worth the drive alone. But the wedding, right, that was worth it too. *grin*
The drive home ended up holding a wonderful visit with my very good friend and her brand new little two month old baby who was absolutely adorable with the biggest eyes and the sweetest face. Then on to my Grandma's place in Cayugos for a night in a house with a gorgeous view, a relaxing breakfast and lunch with the Indy 500 in between, and a short ride home. It was a great weekend. Love you guys and believe me, I miss you, too, but you have no idea how wonderful staying away from the computer so much is for me, and I know that you support me in doing the best for my family, so thank you for that. Leave your Flickr username in the comment section if you want me to set you up to be able to see more photos from the weekend.