Lifestyle

My Brother’s Wedding

October 13, 2016

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My brother Mitch & his wife Melissa
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My parents, Cheryl & Larry
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My sister Deanna & one of her best friends Kyle
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My niece Avelina
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Me & my best lifelong friend Rachael

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This beautiful wedding in small town Illinois was one of the most magical that I have ever been a part of. The whole day felt like a fairytale, and everything went as perfectly as I pictured. The entire morning started off with a steady light rain and cloudy skies, which we had prepared for, but was still a little bit nerve-wracking regardless. It is true what they say though, that God works in mysterious ways – not 15 minutes before the kickoff of the ceremony, the rain stopped and the sun peeked out from behind the clouds. It was amazing.

I honestly don’t really even remember walking down the aisle myself, but I remember watching my now sister, Lacy walk out with her parents and then turning to see my brother’s trembling chin. He held it together, but only just. The ceremony was short, unbelievably romantic, and totally them. I cried though the whole thing.

The cocktail hour was so nice! Everything was out on the yard, lanterns hanging from the trees, cloudy skies and cool breezes, assorted wines, cheeses, and finger food, glass bottle beverages and a handmade bar, a henna artist, and even an ice cream truck. It was all seriously amazing. I got the birthday cake ice cream bar and it tasted as good as I expected it too. Yum. We mingled, ate and drank, and took bridal party photos before heading over to the Starline Factory in Harvard for dinner and dancing.

We had helped decorate the space the day before, but I’ll tell ya, it looked completely transformed with the string lights on, lights low, flowers in place, chargers and water glasses on the tables. Just breathtaking. The theme of the wedding was bohemian & travel, which spoke perfectly to them as individuals and as a couple. Lacy had each table decorated as a specific country, so instead of finding your table number on the seating chart, everyone instead had to find where in the world they were sitting. So clever. Appetizers and dinner were delicious, the live band was amazing and so much fun to dance to, and the sweets table & late night pizza was the perfect way to end the night. I’ll admit, I cried pretty hard throughout their first dance, Lacy’s father daughter dance, and Devin’s dance with my mom. Talk about pulling on the heartstrings!

The whole day was amazing, went by like the blink of an eye, and was a thousand times more than I had envisioned. Lacy pulled everything together so perfectly and I was so impressed with every little detail, she really left no stone unturned. Now they are off on their three week honeymoon to Australia and New Zealand and I love following along with the pictures.

I loved the wedding, I loved the decorations, I loved the food, I loved the company, I loved the dancing, but most of all, I loved watching my brother tie himself and his life to this amazing woman I can now call my sister. I loved watching them pledge to love each other forever and share in adventures. I loved watching them be in love and I loved that every detail of the day reflected that love. Aren’t you impressed at how many times I threw the word ‘love’ in there??

Congrats Devin & Lacy, I wish you all the happiness in the world!! xoxo

Miranda ♥

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