Emily and Gil's (my sister and brother in law) wedding was on January 29, 2005-the day it ice stormed in Georgia. It was such an emotional day for all of us. We went to the rehearsal the night before and prayed that the weather would hold off. Unfortunately, it didn't. We woke up to ice all over the ground. We weren't sure we could get out of our driveway. I was about 9 months pregnant with Kindle. Cooper was just a little over 2 years old. I was the Matron of Honor and Cooper was the ringbearer. I was so sad that I thought I might miss my sister's wedding. Nathan went outside and moved our mailbox out of the way so we could back down into the grass if we needed to. He told me he was going to get us there and I love him for making that happen. I had such big plans of how everything would go that morning from my hair and make up to having Cooper walk down the aisle with his Build a Bear in a tuxedo to his Daddy. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned. The photographer could not make it to the wedding because she was trapped. So, Nathan became the wedding photographer. I did my hair and make up in the car on the way to the wedding that we were running late for because we had to go so slow on the ice. We drove down Highway 41 through Kennesaw slipping and sliding the whole way. We made it just in time to get changed and walk down the aisle. Cooper decided right before it was his turn, that he didn't want to walk by himself. So, I picked him up with my huge pregnant belly and walked down the aisle carrying him with my bra strap showing in all photos and videos. Hurray :( Oh well, such is the life of a Mom. He looked so adorable in his tuxedo though. The ceremony was intimate and sweet. I was so thrilled that my sister found the man of her dreams!
Of course, he was sucking in his thumb too.
I don't have any photos on my computer of Emily and Gil on their wedding day, but I had photos from going to try on her wedding dress. She was so beautiful :)
Here is a photo of my Mom in her Mother of the Bride dress holding the bridesmaids dresses (which of course I couldn't wear since I was 35 weeks pregnant at the wedding).
Since a lot of people couldn't make it to the wedding. We had a separate reception later in March the weekend after I gave birth to Kindle. It was a great time with friends and family.
|Here is one of my favorite photos of my sister, Emily, and her husband, Gil. It was taken at Celeste's 1st Birthday part in June 2009.|