I am the oldest of four daughters, and I always wished that I had a big brother.
Unfortunately, being the oldest of my sisters, it was highly unlikely that one of my sisters would marry a man older than I was, so I gave up on that hope a long time ago.
My sister started dating an older man!
Granted, he’s only two years older than I am, but still. I will take what I can get!
They were just married last weekend!
The wedding was not traditional – my sister and brother (eek! I have a brother!!!) are anything but traditional. Their first impulse was to fly to Vegas, dressed like Star Wars characters, and get married by a fat Elvis impersonator.
As you can imagine, both sets of parents threw temper tantrums until they changed their minds and settled on a local wedding that could be attended by the entire family.
My mother did most of the preparations for the wedding and everything came out beautifully! I’ve always known that my mother was creative, but what she did for this wedding really impressed me!
The wedding was not officially Jack and Sally themed (Nightmare before Christmas is both my sister and her husband’s favorite Disney movie), but there were hints throughout the wedding and reception.
I especially loved the little picture frame party favors!! I think that most people didn’t realize those were party favors, because there were about 50 left on the tables after everyone left.
And I took 10.
My sister’s wedding dress was RED!! When she told me she was going with a red dress, I about died of a heart attack. However, her dress was custom made by a local seamstress and when I actually saw it – well, I thought it was beautiful and completely perfect for her!
This was my bridesmaid bouquet – do you see the little Jack Skellington heads in it?
Everything was simple, but still elegant and a bit eclectic.
The wedding was outdoors at a local historical site called Cauley Square. That’s a fountain behind the chairs – and the bridge? Well it’s officially the “Bridge Garden” and my sister and brother in law originally wanted to be standing on the bridge during the ceremony, but the family ultimately decided that it wasn’t in good enough condition to support their weight.
My mother made their wedding cake! Isn’t it precious? She’s never had a cake decorating class and still managed to pull this elaborate design off, with the help of a few suggestions from my cousin Crystal, who is a pasty chef. The cake topper was one of my gifts to my sister – I found it on Etsy!
It was a beautiful wedding, and I am so happy to finally have a big brother!