WOW!! What a great day yesterday! My younger sister got married yesterday at 4:30pm! It was a great day....long....but great!
Our Aunt Sue and Uncle Ken from Grand Rapids came down. Our Aunt Linda from Columbus came up, unfortunately her husband, our Uncle Dave, could not get off work, so he missed the wedding. So they have been up here at the parent's house since Wednesday and Thursday helping get things around for her favors, cooking the food, since they just made the food for the wedding, decorations, etc....
Jaime and Nick's wedding was a very small. Immediate family, grandparent's, aunts and uncles, and for his side his close friends, because he had his mom and dad, brother, who was his best man, both grandma's and two aunts and the rest were close friends. They each had about 10-15 people both sides. Our side had Grandpa and Grandma-Teddy (my mom's parents), Aunt Judy (my mom's sister), Aunt Sue and Uncle Ken (Aunt Sue is our dad's sister) Aunt Linda (Also my dad's sister), Sherry, Russ, and Casey Face, who we consider our other family down the road. Sherry took all the pictures with help from her hubby Russ. Of course our younger brother, Aaron.
I went to work from 7:30am til noon and then went and picked up Jaime at my mom and dad's house and we went over to Hillsdale and got our hair done at Attitude's. 90 dollars to get our hair done plus tips! Crazy! After we went to Attitudes, I went and dropped Jaime off at the parent's house and I went back to work for an hour and a half (I was on OT all day and I need the money!) Then about 3pm I left and went to the church. Jaime and I sat around in the nursery for a little bit while people came in and out to see her realy quick before the wedding.
Sherry took pictures while we got dressed, nothing revealing, well other than Nick, she walked in toe get pictures and he was in his boxers, so he struck a pose and she snapped...lol....she came down and told us about it and we just laughed.
We started getting around, it takes Jaime about 20 minutes to get in her dress, because it had to be laced down the back, but it was a gorgeous dress!
Then after getting around, getting her laced up, I got dressed, mom got dressed, we put flowers on everyone, the grandparents, aunts, parents, etc...well not everyone, but pretty close.
Finally, we got the show on the road....lol
The ceremony was great, it was about 30 minutes maybe a few minutes longer, which I loved and my feet defintely loved!! LOL
After the ceremony we went outside for a little bit for a few pictures since it was such a gorgeous day out! We then proceeded back into the sanctuary for pictures with the families, while others went to the room where the reception was being held. We had soooooo many pictures taken!
I went through them and there is probably over 450 on one disc just from the wedding day, pictures with all the families, reception, etc...Plus, the rehearsal pictures from the night before and pictures from everyone else's cameras. I had a bunch taken with mine, Jaime had a bunch taken with hers, we have some from when we went and got our hair done on the old school camera with film...lol...so I bet we have over 700 pictures, which is great! I went through over 500 pictures last night between Sherry's disc from the day of the wedding, then I went through a bunch more picutres from the rehearsal and then what I had on my camera! I went through pictures for about 2 hours last night after I got home and put them on my computer, because my parent's want the disc's to get pictures made!
Okay, back to the wedding......Well after we got all the pictures done in the sanctuary we went to the place where the reception was, which was just another room in the church right by the kitchen. They had it set up very nice. One of the ladies from the church made the cake for Jaime and Nick free of charge, which was nice (but Jaime and Nick gave her money and a gift card and a great thank you card for making it) The cake was gorgeous. The four of us, Jaime and Nick, me and Adam (Nick's brother and best man) were at a table in the middle of everyone, since it was so small, they had it set up kind of like a "U" shape and had the four of us in the middle, so everyone just stared at us while eating and everything else. It was a little different. But we did have to do speeches. Nick's brother, Adam, wrote his speech on construction paper before the wedding. I wrote mine of the hellium ballon instructions in the kitchen while people were finishing up on their meal....lol...it was pretty last minute for both of us...I got told about it Thursday and totally forgot about it! So, we both just kind of winged it, short and sweet pretty much!
Then they cut the cake, they were nice to one another, they did not shove it in each other's faces, which is what I thought they were going to do, but they were very nice to each other!
After the cake and people started clearing out, we went and finished up a few more pictures with Aunt Lin, Aunt Sue, and Uncle Ken, then we went and changed! YAY!! Jaime had to pee sooo bad, I think I got her unlaced in record time. Well, being pregnant, when you gotta go you gotta go right?! LOL
So, we got out of our dressed and back into our comfy clothes that we came in and picked up downstairs and headed upstairs. Jaime and Nick got around and they were heading to Birch Run and Frankenmouth for their honeymoon right now. They did not want to fly anywhere with Jaime being over 5 months pregnant, plus she is not quite done with school yet. She is a Senior in college. She actually has graduation next Sunday, so it will be a busy couple of weekends for her!
But anyways, they got comfy, said goodbye to everyone else that was there and took off. Nick's friends decorated their car with a bunch of beer cans on the back and writing on the window's and who knows whatelse...lol
So, we stayed after and helped clean up and ran through the church really quick to make sure everything was in place. It took us all about an hour maybe an hour and a half to get everything cleaned up, swept, mopped, dishes washed and all the vehicles packed, which is not too bad I don't think.
So overall, it was a great night and a gorgeous wedding, long day, but it was well worth it!
*************Pictures to follow soon*************