Three weeks ago we headed over to Fayetteville for Alex and John Michael's wedding! It was so much fun and such a whirlwind weekend. We really enjoyed celebrating their special day and yes it is somewhat surreal to watch your little brother get married. Parker and Kathryn got married the year after we did and we have had our children at the same time. We are in very similar stages in our lives. John Michael is six years younger than I am and he's about to begin such a wonderful phase of his life. I am so happy for him and Alex and I love that I got to relive the fun and excitement of this newlywed phase!
We certainly had fun celebrating (as we always do!). I took some photos over the weekend that I'd love to share. You can see more in the June photo album and some of the professional photos on their photographer's blog (Benfield Photography) - get ready, they are amazing!
|Seesters at the Rehearsal Dinner.|
|The trusty Nicole came to clean the boys' up and do some updos.|
|Family #selfie as we get prepped for the wedding.|
|Cutest. Thing. Ever.|
|A couple of handsome fellas.|
|He knows he looks good.|
I didn't take too many photos before or during the wedding. It was a bit chaotic with all the kids, even though they really did such a wonderful job. Emmett walked down the aisle with another little boy, Connor, holding the ring pillow. They made it the whole way perfectly. I was SO proud of him! What's more, he sat in church during the ceremony and was still and quiet (aside from the occasional "Amen" that came a beat late, ha!). I held Theo who fell asleep for almost the entire ceremony. To say I was relieved is an understatement! You never know how things will go with kids, much less a baby past his bedtime. After the ceremony we showed Theo off to some family and friends and then sent the happy couple off in a pink cadillac! We ran home to put Theo down for the night with a sitter and then brought Emmett with us to the reception so he could do some dancing.
|So proud of this kid!|
Now, I want to mention that I had no clue how Emmett would behave at the reception. For a while we thought we'd leave him with the sitter, too. But after talking about it with my mom for a while we decided to bring him, with the help of Sara and Kenni who agreed to take him home when he started to get tired/cranky. He can be very shy in new situations and can act really whiny, so I was apprehensive. But he had a total blast! He was one of the first ones on the dance floor (Eric captured some video below) and when he saw the glow sticks, Harry Potter glasses, and glowing foam swords he was in heaven! I don't think he would have had as much fun or lasted as long without the glowing sword. He kept pretend hitting me and then falling down on the floor. As the night wore on, he'd stay a little bit longer on the floor before getting up, becoming more and more tired. I think he lasted until around 10 pm! As you can tell by the video, the kid has moves all his own and no one was more surprised than his mama!
Now we've come to the portion of the night when the children were in capable hands so the adults could let loose! And for us that means chugging water and iPhone #selfies all.night.long! I'm pretty sure Kathryn and I took over a hundred of them. We had a blast...as I'm sure you'll be able to tell.
|Favorite one from the night.|
|Playing Katy Perry's "Roar" perhaps?|
|Such a handsome family. :/|
|Oh, the bride got in on some #selfie action, too, don't worry.|
|Yes, we did have as much fun as it looks.|