Monday, October 21, 2013

My brother's wedding

^^Me and my siblings (plus Charlie)
^^My parents with the newlyweds
^^My handsome boys.  Wish I could figure out a way to keep their shirts tucked in.
^^ They cut the cake and then had an open mic for toasts.  Charlie was being veryyyyy patient listening to all those people talk while the cake was staring at him. :)

My brother, James, is a married man!  This past Friday was a beautiful, fun, and exciting day.  James and my awesome new sister, Kaitlyn, got married at the Raleigh LDS Temple on Friday morning and had their reception at the country club later that night.

The boys could tell that there was something exciting going on all day, and had the best time.  They were so go-with-the-flow the entire day, and the only little moment we had was when Charlie wiped his freshly washed, but not dry, hands on my bridesmaid's dress...it dried in a few seconds with the hair dryer, though. :)

Charlie was a dancing machine at the reception.  He solo danced, partner danced, line danced...the whole thing.  I hit up the candy bar (such a great idea) during pictures before the reception, and packed pretty much everything that was left in my purse after the reception as well. Chocolateeeeeee!!!  Another great part about being one of the last people to leave was that I got to take a ton of hydrangeas home with me.  Aren't those centerpieces gorgeous?!  I have most of them around my house now :) and have decided that one day I'll have fresh flowers rotated in and out of my house on a weekly basis.

Let's also talk about the fact that my dad had a helicopter land on the 18th hole to take James and Kaitlyn away from the reception. Charlie and Walker.....I mean....just imagine them.  We rode a golf cart to the hole, and the boys got to meet the pilot....dream come true!!  Charlie asked where the pilot was taking Uncle James and Auntie Kaitlyn, and I explained to him that they were going on a special trip called a honeymoon.  He said, "I want to go on one of those."  

My brother and I have always had a really close and special relationship, so the entire day was just so wonderful. My sisters and I are so excited to have another sister...Kaitlyn is just pure gold and we love her!

42 comments :

Tiffany ( Pieces of Me!!) said...

Everything looks sooo beautiful.. your boys are the cutest ever!! Congrats to your and ur family on the new extention to ur family and my God bless ur brothers marriage!!

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

the helicopter ride, thats pretty fly... PUN INTENDED...

so lovely, Ashley.

Misty B said...

Oh, what a beautiful family! Your boys look like they had a great day!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

You and your sisters look so much alike! Geesh!

Annie said...

What a gorgeous family you have! That orange color looks so pretty on all of you...the boys are too cute...and congrats to your brother :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Setarra said...

You and your sisters look soooo much alike!!!!!!! Beautiful family and Congrats to your brother!!!!

Kayla Peveler said...

So stinking excited for you and your family! I can't believe your Dad got them a HELICOPTER! I can just imagine the boys' faces!! So awesome :)

of course you and your sisters looked beyond gorgeous in your dresses!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

OMG, everything is so gorgeous! You have a beautiful family, Ashley!

Helene said...

what a fairytale wedding! the helicopter thing is amazing!!! how fun!

Rebecca Barnes said...

How exciting!! Your boys are so cute :) And the bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous!

Maria Larsen said...

Y'all have such a beautiful family! It looks like such a great time, and a helicopter? That's insane! I bet there are some great pictures from that!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

What a beautiful wedding, your babies looked so adorable!

Katie said...

what a beautiful wedding and good looking family!! you look gorgeous! i want your hair or any of your sisters hair! :)

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

You have a gorgeous family! Congrats to your brother and his wife.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

congrats - looks like a great day!

Laura B said...

What a gorgeous wedding! It looks like everyone had so much fun!

TheTinyHeart said...

Aww the boys are too cute in their bowties! Looks like such a beautiful wedding!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Emily said...

I feel like every time you post a picture of you and your siblings I say the same things, but you really all look so alike! And beautiful and handsome, of course. And boys in bow ties?! Be still my heart. Precious.

Mrs. Jones said...

What a beautiful day! It looks like one everyone will remember for years to come! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!

Maddie~The Whimsy One said...

How fun! I love the dresses, you can definitely get more use out of them! and haha, I am sorry, but I think the shirts untucked are just too darn cute!

RoselyC said...

What a beautiful and special day for your brother and your family. The boys look so adorable and so do you and your sisters.

B said...

you all look so alike! how fun! love that Charlie is a dancer like his mama!

Head to Toe Chic said...

What a gorgeous wedding!!! I love the bridesmaid dresses you guys wore. Congrats to your brother and sister-in-law!

xo,
Angela

Caroline said...

Can we talk about how insanely GORGEOUS your whole family is?! Congratulations to James and Kaitlyn - what an exit!!! And PS. the bridesmaid dresses are BEAUTIFUL - double thumbs up!

K&R said...

sounds like a perfect wedding.
and your family is so cute.
a helicopter, oh my!

K

Chelsea Mac said...

What a beautiful event! And I cannot even imagine the level if excitement a real live helicopter produced in two boys!!

Susannah said...

Congratulations to your brother and his new wife! You looked GORGEOUS, Ashley! :-)

smk053078 said...

Seriously, you and your fam are picture perfect and all look so much alike!! I am with Charlie...I wanna go on a honeymoon too! ;) That helicopter surprise is priceless!! What a gorg day!!

Carlie said...

Woah! Get this, I'm pretty sure I played tennis with Amanda (the bridesmaid on the far left). She's my sister's age (so two years younger than me). Small world! I thought I saw you in pictures she posted on FB. Weird!

Stylin' In St. Louis said...

I love weddings and this looks like you had a great time! So neat your dad got a helicopter!
xo,
Jacqueline

Danielle said...

Everyone looks so BEAUTIFUL! Those dresses are goorgeous on you ladies, and those belts? Holy cannoli. Love 'em.

Rachel said...

Your family has the best genes- seriously!

Ash said...

Holy gorgeous dresses (bride and bridesmaids!) You all looked beautiful... I just love family weddings.

Ragan said...

You have a beautiful family! You and your sisters look so much alike, I love it :) and those bowties on your boys? I could die! Congrats to your brother and new sister in law!

Smallgood said...

What an amazing send off! Really incredible. You all love smashing in your dresses.

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Your boys are adorable and it looks like a phenomenal time!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

rooth said...

Everyone looks freaking fantastic and congratulations to your brother! I love the boys - Charlie is getting DOWN in that dancing picture :) I wonder where he gets that from...

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh wow, you and all your siblings are gorgeous! Congratulations to your brother and his wife! :)

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said...

Whoa! Sisters obviously! You all have the same smile. Beautiful :)

LEIGH said...

Congratulations! It looks and sounds like it was the perfect day!

And a helicopter?! Sound like a dream come true! I'd be jealous even if I wasn't one of your boys ;) They sound like they were super cute though :)

Sam M said...

That's so exciting. I love when siblings get married. Your bridesmaid dress is so cute! I love the dancing pictures. He's a dancing fool. How cool they rode off in a helicopter!

Emmy said...

Congrats to your brother! So awesome your boys did so good all day as that can all be a long day. Love the bridesmaids dresses, what a fun color!

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