This past Sunday was a definitely a day to celebrate! My home health patient turned 4, which we celebrated the day before, by throwing her a cute party on my last work day! Whoop whoop! Then, my brother celebrated his wedding to my new sister in law Julia, and it was definitely eventful to say the least!
My mom kept his kids for the weekend to help him out, so he wouldn’t have to stress about them on the big day, and let’s just say, adding Brielle to the mix definitely made for some added
chaos fun. The morning of the wedding Brielle and I drove to meet my parents in Lockhart at their house to let all the cousins play before the actual wedding started. It is so cute to see them all interact, seeing as they are about 1- 1 1/2 years apart. In about 10 mins. time you will hear them playing, laughing, dancing, yelling, screaming, hitting, and crying. It’s definitely a roller coaster! But, at the end of the day, I know they still love each other.
Once we headed to the wedding, with of course some added anxiety from a few guests that we found out last minute that were going to be there, was definitely
surprising interesting. I decided to give it up to God and just pray that he blesses the two newly weds on their new journey and that he takes all some of the stress away for the next few hours.
Around 1:30pm we arrived, and it was crazy getting the kids ready and dressed, and me having to YouTube how to tie a flower girls bow properly on the back on her dress so that it was looks halfway decent, was so fun. It turned out looking surprisingly ok. Thank you to the man upstairs, for making my crafting mind, not be quite as good as my crafting hands, lol!
After the kids were settled and somewhat wrangled together, someone came and said that we were doing drinks and appetizers before the wedding, I was like “YES!”. Let’s just say, I am glad that I got to have one drink (some delicious wine), in between
wrangling not losing the kids throughout the area. The venue took place at Julia’s Uncle’s house in South Austin, and it was stunning. It was outside (amazingly great weather that day!), so all the bridal/groom party got ready inside the house, while all the guests arrived and just absorbed the beauty of the area, outside. It was a great turnout for both of their families in attendance, and I was so happy to see some of my family, who I haven’t seen in forever!
Once it was “go” time and all the guests were seated, my brother and her Uncle (who married them) started walking down the aisle, and I knew, wow this is really happening. Nathan looked SO happy, and when he saw Emma (my niece, the flower girl) walking down the isle, his eyes lit up and put a huge grin on his face (despite her not realizing that she actually throw the flowers out of her basket, lol). The wedding party made it down the isle with one of the bridesmaids walking with Apollo (Julia’s Dog) and it was beyond precious. Then Julia came down with her brother and her Dad (with not so traditional wedding music), and she was hands down, gorgeous. From her make-up, to her hair, to the dress and the veil, and even her shoes, were amazing. She walked down the isle and they (Nathan and Julia) locked eyes immediately, and were so calmly ready to take the next step, becoming one, in the eyes of the Lord. The hand-written vows (even though Julia had lost her voice and Nathan could only hear her read them–which was so perfect) were an adorable touch to the service. Once they were married, everyone got bubble guns and had a blast shooting them off, and as they walked back down the isle towards the reception area to take pictures with the bridal party.
Once the reception was getting started, their DJ started playing music and it was time to mingle, and thank goodness my parents were keeping up with Brielle for that time so I could catch up and have a couple of drinks in the mean time, with some family. It was such an amazing/incredible day, and I got to see a lot of people from my past, both good and bad, but overall I am glad we were able to attend. I just wish I could have stayed longer and got to talk to more people, and see how they were doing, but duty called and we had to head home!
May you continue to have many years of happiness, Nathan and Julia. Congrats! 11-15-15
Here are some pics from my phone since apparently when my camera doesn’t have it’s SIM card in it, it actually doesn’t keep any of the photos you take (lesson learned).