Thursday, June 23, 2011

Super fabulous wedding.

My super-fabulous cousin married an equally super-fabulous fellow a couple of weeks ago and they were kind enough to invite our whole team to their beautiful nuptials.
They included every single one of us, which was so sweet. I know how tough it is adding a family of 8 to the guest list so we were thrilled to attend as a whole rowdy unit. 
My dear aunt explained that the bride and groom hoped that their wedding day would include a lot of kids in their celebration. They liked the idea of a big family celebration of all ages which was completely terrific for us. It was our younger kids very first wedding, and they really loved the whole experience.  At the end of the evening, Lily remarked that she liked how the wedding was two different events. 
 This is how she explained it...
 "First it was all serious with a lot of promises and thinking and talking- and then after that was over it turned into a disco dance party. It was the most fun wedding disco dance I have ever been to!"

Some photos from the evening...

 Dave at the alter.
I really enjoyed his expression as he caught his first glimpse of Sally.
You can almost see the little thought bubble of "wowsa!" over his head.
We all agree... she is completely stunning.

Rosie and Anna
The wedding venue hosted a gorgeous view of the city, but the best photo I got of these two was in the parking lot with a light pole popping out of Rosie's little head.  Sorry, ladies.

 Rosie and her bestie enjoying their root beer floats on the patio after the cool was it that the cocktail menu included root beer floats for kids of all ages?

The ladies, taking a break from the festivities and enjoying each others company on the hillside.


The kids were all given party favors with little treasures of crayons and cameras and this very fun scavenger hunt. The kids had a great time scavenging for a list of fun items such as two shiny shoes and a beautiful smile, and then collecting those things on disposable cameras.
Did I mention that this was a night of celebration with kids in mind?

And sparklers!!!
The coolest thing was that the sparkler station was policed.. a few of the wait staff stayed close by to help the kids and make sure that they didn't catch themselves or each other, on fire. The kids sparkled for hours while their parents (me!) could leave them and know that they were well attended. Sparkle on James!

Dave's family is of Korean descent...Sally honored this by looking pretty darn spectacular in her wedding hanbok.

The guests were directed to the wedding with seriously cute signage... love this.

My girls really enjoyed the  post nuptial dancing... here are Rosie and Lily busting some moves, although their favorite songs were by Beyonce and Justin Bieber which were graciously allowed to be played. Not every brand new Mr. and Mrs. would let the Biebs come to their reception. My kids couldn't have been happier that their musical requests were actually played in public.

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