one of my favorite people on the planet got married last weekend!
i loved everything – family, friends, manicures, pedicures, bachelorette party, a sleepover, running, yoga, family dinner, shopping, setting up the wedding venue, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding day brunch, hair, makeup, the dress, the shoes, the flowers, pictures, heartfelt words, THE WEDDING, the reception.
the whole weekend was absolutely wonderful and beautiful!!
please enjoy some of my favorite pictures/moments from the occasion!
AARON, CHELSEA, & SARAH (bridesmaid)
ME & CHELSEA
REHEARSAL DINNER VIEW
WEDDING MORNING YOGA – anna, ashley, me, & chelsea
HAIR & MAKEUP
GETTING READY – chelsea, me, ashley (maid of honor)
WATCHING PEOPLE ARRIVE
OFFICIANT, GROOM, MUSICIANS
I MADE CASEY BE COLOR COORDINATED
ME & THE BRIDE (best cousin/sister/friends for life)
it was such an honor to be chelsea’s matron of honor. she means the world to me!
i wrote a little “speech” that i was supposed to share at rehearsal dinner. unfortunately, the atmosphere of the dinner didn’t allow for a time of sharing. instead, i shared what i had planned to say just moments before the wedding.
here’s what i read to her (while ugly crying in front of everyone).
“I have been blessed to know Chelsea since the day I was born. My first friend and my only sister. There are not many memories I have of growing up that don’t involve Chelsea. For as long as I can remember, I’ve looked up to and admired her and that’s truer today than ever before. Even though we have a long distance relationship now, she’s still a major influence in my life.
I often find myself bragging to my friends in Birmingham about my cool sister in Austin and her chickens and the intentional way she lives her life. And while her life might seem unconventional so some, I believe it to be beautiful and inspirational. What I love and admire most about Chelsea is her constant striving to live like Christ, to enjoy life and love all people; she lives her life with genuine purpose, which to me, is just amazing.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is, if I had to write a report about the coolest person I know, it would be Chelsea.”
CONGRATS BRANDON AND CHELSEA!! I LOVE Y’ALL!
p.s. come visit us in birmingham! 🙂