You know, life is just better because of weddings. There's something so wonderful about them. I love how weddings bring people together-to prepare, plan, and celebrate what God is joining together.
Whenever I have the opportunity to be involved in these celebrations, I jump on it. So when my cousin announced her engagement the beginning of this year, I immeditenly started scheming for how I could get out there. Details came together and I ended up driving out with another cousin several days prior to the wedding.
My cousin + I threw a bridal shower/brunch for the bride-to-be. It was attended by a group of the bridesmaids, sisters, and close friends. On the menu was spinach artichoke dip, bean/corn salsa, fresh fruit, pineapple/lemon punch, and cupcakes.
The special lady herself!
Had a wonderful time road tripping + planning with this dear lady!
Decorating for the reception!
We may or may not have tried to break a lollipop or two so it wouldn't be servable and hence could be consumed before the actual reception. =)
How I love being delegated to arrange candy! =)
A few of the decorations. This was the corner of the coffee bar table.
The quote. I adore it! Except that can you really love a man more than coffee??
Basil plants on the tables. So beautiful...and they smelled amazing too!
Sadly I really didn't get very many pictures considering that I was out there for five days. We had many special moments preparing, laughing, talking, and preparing some more!
Alli came out Friday night and Saturday morning she + I did the hair and makeup for the bridesmaids and makeup for the bride.
This little cousin of mine was one of the flower girls. She sat so well to get her hair done!
I'm totally sold on these babies breath wreaths for flower girls. It was my first time doing them but they turned out SO CUTE!
Made me want one!
The beautiful bride!
Yes, please...I want shoes like this! =)
How I love this lady! It has been such a beautiful thing to see her fall in love with the man God had for her!
I had to get a picture with these little ladies. =)
Yes, I snuck out there for their first look. I had to get some pictures! =)
His face just says it all. Priceless.
The front of the sanctuary.
Braiding the unity cord.
Fun at the reception! Finally got to taste one of those incredible lollipops!
This lovely set of sisters!
The new Mr. & Mrs.!!
All the bridesmaids with their beautiful updos...
Time to leave!!
Smiles with this girl!
And that's the recap! It was a lovely trip + wedding and some amazing memories made!