Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Going to the Chapel

We had a busy Labor Day weekend. My sister got married in Austin on Monday, so we drove up to Dripping Springs on Sunday morning to prepare for the festivities. It was a bit stressful because I was involved so much, but it was such a blessing to be a part of Rachel's special day. And Avery was wonderful at being "Mr. Mom" all weekend. :)

Sunday afternoon before the rehearsal we put together the boutonnieres (definitely had to use spellcheck for that one), the mother's corsages, and the bridesmaids' bouquets. We underestimated how long it would all take, so we ended up going back after the rehearsal dinner to finish them. These are the bouquets...giant sunflowers, red gerber daisies, and some yellow filler flowers:

For Monday I had to fix the bride's hair (her hairdresser cancelled on her), my mother's hair, and fix the wedding dress (they found the worst alterations lady ever...apparently she didn't know what a sweetheart top was supposed to look like). And then at the last minute my youngest sister decided she wanted me to fix her hair too. I didn't get to take many pictures, for obvious reasons, but I snapped a few before everything started.

Her cake was gorgeous! And that's her bridal bouquet in the vase in the upper righthand corner of the picture. Her colors were red, orange, and yellow.

The ceremony was outside, but the reception was inside Mercury Hall, which used to be a church. Her color scheme went beautifully with the whitewashed walls and stained glass windows of the old church.

There's me all pretty-fied and ready for the ceremony. :) Since I did three other hairdos I ran out of time for my own hair, so it ended up just being in a bun.

And here's the beautiful bride waiting for the ceremony to start. (Ignore the weird wall-hanging behind her head.)

Okay, I stole a couple pictures from my cousin's Facebook. :)

This is my cousin with my sister and I right after the wedding. Don't we look so bright and cheery? :)

And I didn't have any pictures of the newlyweds, so here's one of their engagement pictures. Aren't they going to have to cutest kids ever?? 'Course, they're both shorter than 5'6" so they'll be very short, cute kids. :)


  1. I love all the bright colors they chose! And outdoor weddings are so nice :)

    I imagine your sister appreciated all the help you gave!!

  2. So pretty! I really like the colors - so beautiful! And they will have cute kids! :)