Feb 28, 2011

My Sister's Wedding

So way back in early January, I posted about dress shopping for my sister's wedding. I shared photos of the coloured adorned wedding shop and some of the many dresses my sister tried on.  What I wasn't allowed able to show you all was her actual final pick for a dress.

I had mentioned in that post that my sister and her (now) husband are not the conventional type, remember?  Well she certainly wasn't conventional... beautiful, but not conventional!  So here are the photos of her dress when she was trying it on, the ones I couldn't didn't show you back in January.


Kinda crazy, a black dress, but she liked it, it fit, she looked amazing in it and did I mention how unconventional her and her man are?  And actually the white wedding dress is a fairly new tradition.  Go on, pull out those old wedding photos of your great grandparents, I'd be pretty sure your grandmother is dressed in a dark dress!  I believe it was Queen Elizabeth who made the switch from black to white...but don't quote me on that! ;)

So anyways, the wedding was this past Saturday.  It was a great time, perfect weather, happy people, great food, friends and family everywhere and well, truly it was a day blessed by God!  I won't bore you with all the details but I will say a few things.

First my sister was pretty darn happy and so was I!  This is us waiting in the room until it was 'time'. 

Secondly my husband and I clean up pretty good!  My eldest daughter now firmly believes her daddy is a prince...and most days, so do I! ;)

Thirdly, there is something pretty special about witnessing that first dance between husband and wife.  It's such an intimate glimpse into their union.  I think it is because when the newlyweds are sharing their first dance they are not aware of anyone else around them!  They are lost in each other's arms, lost in their familiarity, and lost it their beautiful love. It is this love that has brought them together, this love is the reason for the celebration, and it is such a wonderful moment!

So the cake has been cut and eaten.

The first dance is over and the decorations have been taken down.

But their story, together, is just beginning...



  1. Your sister looks AMAZING!!! I'm so glad she chose what she wanted and didn't feel boxed in by convention. I took my mother's dress completely apart and had it made into my dress. It was a bit difficult to tell my mom I was destroying her dress to make mine. You and your sister are beautiful.

  2. You guys look great! I have never heard of darker dresses for a wedding, though! Must be because I live in the south. I remember the "rage" of adding a colored ribbon to a white dress was something nobody around here embraced until just recently. :P Regardless, ya'll look wonderful!


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