They are married!!!
That's right...this handsome young man below is one of my younger brothers (I used to say "little brothers", but that doesn't quite fit anymore). His beautiful bride is my newest sister. They were married last month and are now enjoying married life in their adorable home in Virginia. That's the greatest part about a wedding - as wonderful and unique and memorable as that day is, you get to enjoy the whole marriage thing afterwards. How great is that?!
Aren't they cute? I just love them. So much, in fact, that I sobbed my way right through a speech at their rehearsal dinner. Horrifying? Yes. Something the newlyweds will look back on fondly? Let's hope so.
I was honored to take part in their wedding in a couple of different ways. First, I was asked to be a bridesmaid. My husband and I stood up with three other couples who were all close to Jeff and Ashley. We had a blast with the wedding party - you know, felt like we'd known them for years when we'd only just met half of them. Here are all the girls.
I have to take a moment to stop and say that Ashley's dress was stunning. That's all there is to it.
The second way I was able to play a role in this wedding was by making Jeff and Ashley's wedding programs and table numbers. Ashley sent me this awesome design and I set out to duplicate it. Here's the finished product.
I really really love these programs. Ashley chose the perfect pink color and I thought the layout with the long program looked SO cool. However, we honestly could have tied anything to these chairs and they'd still look amazing. I'm not kidding. I loved the chairs. I may have smuggled one into our car at the end of the night and I might be sitting on it right now. You'll never know.
We took the same pink from the programs, paired it with a silver card stock, and used it as a backing for the table numbers.
So there you go. Jeff and Ashley's wedding. I was so excited to play a part and thought that the day was perfect (thunderstorm and all). Their wedding was so them, which happens to be exactly the way I think it should be.
Sigh. Our family's wedding season is over. But I cannot even tell you how much I appreciate that other brides are letting me play a small part in their own weddings - and I love the individual tastes each of them have that they are showing off in their invitations. More on those weddings coming up soon. :)
I'll leave you with the first official picture of our new family. I just love them.
(Oh, wait...one more thing. Credit needs to be given to the spectacular photographer of the day - Mike Topham Photography. He took all of the pictures in this post, except for the one of the table number and my family. Those were taken by my Aunt Pam. :))