Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 10th~ my baby sister gets married!

It is always an honor to be apart of some one's wedding day. To have someone trust you so completely, and allow you to be apart of one of the most important days of their lives. I am always a little awed and humbled to witness countless vows and see families and friends celebrate the love of two people. I am always asked if I cry at people's weddings, and I do.
So when my baby sister called to say she was engaged, I was overjoyed! One, it's my baby sister and two, I adore her now husband Elliott. When thinking about her vision she wanted an evening wedding and gold and brown color. Very elegant and very simple. We discussed locations and she decided on The Retreat at French's Point. She wanted a dusk ceremony so we did a late evening wedding with cocktail and dancing. Michelle did not want anything really traditional, EXCEPT the first dance with Elliot and our Dad and bouquet toss. It is really hard to mix work and family but Michelle and I made it through with flying colors. It was a challenge because I was IN the wedding along with three of my four children. Jessika, the CEO of the Retreat was great at reminding me I was in the wedding too. I was of course the last to get my hair done and into my dress. I also did the centerpieces and the flowers. It was a long day but such an honor to help my sister. It is rare that you get to help someone with your occupation.
Michelle really wanted to treat her guests, so she did a candy buffet, the photo booth (my wedding gift) and rock blessings. She looked amazing as did our Mom and Dad. If you are wondering if I cried the answer is....OF COURSE!!!
Here are a few sneak peaks courtesy of Audra Photography.

Venue- The Retreat at French's Point
Photography- Audra Photography
Music- Bob Wilson (DJ extraordinaire!!)
Flowers- Sweetest Thing Floral Design
Photo Booth- Maine Photo Booth Co.

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