Tuesday, July 19, 2022

wedding trip part 2

We spent most of Saturday getting all dolled up for the wedding! We lounged around in our matching pajamas (thanks, Colleen!) while the hair and makeup team worked their magic. Even Mae got a touch of sparkly eyeshadow and an adorable braid!
We headed to the venue which had a beautiful wooded outdoor area for the ceremony, two amazing patios for cocktail hour, and a big reception hall for dinner and dancing. It was sunny and beautiful for the ceremony! Colleen looked absolutely beautiful, and I loved the men's dark green suits against the bright green backdrop of trees. I can't wait to see pictures from the photographer!
Our bouquets were made of wildflowers and were all slightly different, so we had fun choosing which one to carry. Dan and Colin escorted GranE to her seat. My boys looked so cute in their matching ties! (Can't believe I forgot to take a picture of them together.) Mae looked very sweet as a flower girl.
Tim officiated the ceremony and gave lots of cute details about how Colleen and Bobby's relationship grew since they met in 2020. We all giggled a little when Tim welcomed everyone to the ceremony and Colin cheered, "Yay!" from the front row. I don't usually cry at weddings, but I did get a little misty-eyed during the vows Colleen and Bobby wrote!
During the cocktail hour, we enjoyed catching up with Dan's family. It's been a long time since we've seen many of them and a lot of the cousins have grown up! Guests sipped on their signature cocktails named after Colleen's beloved dog, Pepper. Colin hid under my dress eating mini-hot dogs. Mae ran off somewhere to play and I barely saw her.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner along with donuts and cheesecake for dessert. I snuck out around 8pm with the tired kiddos and left them with a babysitter so I could enjoy the rest of the reception!
The reception finished around 10, but we continued the festivities at a nearby bar. I was so excited to stay out late and party! It was such a fun event and we had a great time.
Congrats to the happy couple!!!

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