Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Little Sister Got Married...

The weekend finally came! Lisa and Doug got married last Saturday. The wedding was perfect - honestly how could it not be with my sister as the designer...

Friday night was the rehearsal dinner; Doug's mom put on a great Mexican fiesta complete with a margarita machine...


Lots of family came into town for the wedding:

Mom and Jim

Uncle Charlie & Aunt Jane, Dad's cousins; Patty and Margie

The day of the wedding all the guys met at Dads for Hot Dogs, beer and Jack Daniels...


The girls met at Lisa's for Champagne cheese and crackers...
There was about 130 people at the church for the ceremony... Dad looked spiffy in his tux...

My job in the wedding was to dance down the aisle with Doug's sister; then light the candles on my side of the stage...

The theme of the wedding was rainbows so all the bridesmaids wore the same dress in a different color - it was very... colorful ;-) Shel was the maid of honor; Celi, Nicole, Ashley, Andrea and some other girls I didn't know followed... I was at the end of the girls side, as Doug's sister was at the end of the dudes side...
Lisa looked amazing... she even dropped 5 pounds from her already skinny body to look good for the day - Doug didn't look bad either...
Pastor Rob did the ceremony in our church which meant a lot to our family...
At the reception even more people showed up... I think close to 200 - the place was packed!

The cake followed the rainbow theme, it was moist and delicious -
Lots of boozing and dancing ensued as the night went on... everyone had a great time...
The next day I put on a lunch for the newlyweds; about 40 attended and the setup was beautiful...
To eat I served sandwiches with 3 meat choices on either wheat, ciabatta roll or croissant with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayo, mustard and 4 kinds of cheese... Side dishes were potato salad, fresh veggies with dip, chips and fruit...
after lunch they opened all their wedding gifts... Doug's mom gave them relaxing clothes for their St. Lucia honeymoon...
I was still suffering from jet lag when the whole weekend started - Now I am totally exhausted
I am so glad it all came together and is now over... Lisa and Doug are on some sandy beach in the Caribbean enjoying the first week of married life... Thank you Lord for being with us this week...

2 comments:

3Leonards said...

Good times. :)

Shelz said...

how wonderful! and kewl!