We returned last week from a trip to Asheville, NC...and while we got to spend lots of time with both of our families, the main reason for our October trip was to celebrate with my younger brother Matt as he married Amanda.
It was a beautiful day.
Picture perfect weather in one of the most beautiful places I know...and at the prettiest time of year.
This was one of my favorites I captured...taken shortly after they'd seen each other for the first time.
I loved seeing the grin on my little brothers face. I adore him...and am so happy for him.
And Amanda? She was stunning.
I love this one of her:
We are all so excited to officially welcome Amanda and Rylie into our family...although they've felt like family for some time now.
And a few shots from after the ceremony...the flowers were beautiful, as was the gorgeous autumn backdrop.
I love this of all the kiddos...and I heard that Madeleine pretty much looked like that as she walked down the aisle, except for her hands holding her basket of untouched petals! (And Nathanael may or may not have looked like that as he walked down the aisle too. So thankful that Brent was in sight to "catch" the kids at the end of the aisle, as I was directing the wedding behind the scenes.)
My favorite memories of the evening of our three:
Hadleigh: "My first heels." followed by a sigh as she washed her hands after cupcakes.
Nathanael fell in love with a foam top hat that Amanda had placed as a prop on the photobooth table. Between that and a glowstick sword, he was a swashbuckling hero all evening.
And while I held Madeleine (with two sparklers in our hands) as Matt and Amanda made their exit, she looked like it was all a bit anti-climactic and then said, "But I want to see them go on their honeymoon."
And a peek at most of the wedding party.
The wedding colors were black and pink...with lots of handmade touches by Amanda and Mom that were just beautiful. (Amanda might be just as obsessed with Pinterest as I am!)
The "guest book" was a hit, drawn by one of Amanda's bridesmaids!
Mom found these old window panes to use for the guest seating...it was beautiful. I love how the setting sun cast the shadow of names on the stone behind it!
I think the children at the reception enjoyed the photo booth most...as evidenced by my masquerading princess/flower girl/daughter.
Congratulations again, Matt and Amanda! We love you!