My sister fixing our flower girl's bow just so.
My mom made sure everyone had their flowers, including my sweet little grandma and...
First, the little ones with their little baskets of lady apples. They were picture perfect and followed instructions just right!
They were followed by my best friend *B* and mrp's friend *C*. Notice the garish purple in the flowers. I suppose that's the downside for scrimping on a good florist. Heh.
My sister ended up taking off too early, but that's ok. Wasn't she gorgeous?!
Mrp waiting for me trying not to cry. Probably wondering why I didn't wait for my processional music. Since my sister took off early I got confused and thought it was weird to stand back there so long so I took off early too. Oops!
At first we were both so stoic and stiff sitting up there, not knowing what to do. Then I decided we could relax. I think I'm eyeballing mrp's hand and raring up to grab it and hold on!
We had the crying thing all under control--well, at least until the vows. Mrp went first and was crying his little eyes out! So, by the time it was my turn, I could hardly talk. I just squeaked out my vows under all the sniffles and tears :)
Our bridal party made up 20% of that! Here they are looking on--lovingly, of course!
My mom and stepfather also looking: concerned? bored? overjoyed?
My poor little grandma is just praying her little heart out. I've given her knees a workout over the years!
Mrp's brother-in-law and nephew behaving like a dream! I was referring to the little one!
Then we visited the Virgin Mary.
And then we returned to the alter to be blessed one more time before we were official official :)
In the end we went for the passionate closed mouth with slight dip to great effect! I love this picture. It's the real kiss--not posed!
We decided to walk out to the traditional dum dum da dum dum dum dum da da da dum music and I just remember feeling so blissed out holding mrp's hand and trying not to smile too big that I looked psychotic in the pictures. Heh.
My grandma again! Isn't she the cutest?!
Or my sister handed them as in the case of my uncle here.
Once all cowbells were in place we made a walk for it...
My uncles hanging out with J.C.
It's like she's a Charlie's Angel ready to take down the bad guy with a mum.
Here we are at that moment. We love this picture because we had no idea that moment was being captured. We're so glad it was!
And just for kicks, after mrp had me all set in the passenger seat, he's checking out the shoe!
So we arrived back in mrp's '90 Cavalier Z24 and I was greeted by my bud.
Then we went to our front porch to get a little American Gothic.
While we were there a neighbor walked by and introduced herself. Our front yard is really long so we when she first waved we were trying to squint to see if we knew her. Turns out we didn't, but we do now!