This past weekend was our marathon wedding weekend. Miss A has been looking forward to my cousin’s wedding for months. She told everyone she met all summer that SHE was marrying my cousin. When I would tell her that she was in fact NOT marrying him, and that he was marrying his beautiful fiance instead, she cried. And cried. And wondered “who will marry me????” Aren’t we a little too young to be worrying about this type of thing Miss A?!?!?!?!?!
Then…because my cousin and his fiance are THE nicest and most thoughtful people in the world, they asked if she would be a flower girl. Her life was made. She could wear “wedding clothes” and throw flowers and we read books about being a flower girl and this was her event of the year! We heard “can we go to the wedding now?” a billion times during the almost 4 hour car ride up to the Catskills!
This was just part of her excitement at seeing the groom….there was also a running leap into his arms which I captured but it was very fuzzy!!!
The bride got her very own running start hug too!
There was lots of fun to be had before the wedding even started!!!
We started off the day hanging out and playing games with our cousins…
Then we moved it over to the field for some games …
We also took a little nature walk down to the creek!
And to a pond…
This couple is really special. They make everyone around them want to be a better person. I was honored to be asked to give them a little marriage advice during their ceremony! There were many speeches before my little moment, and all of their friends and family are incredibly eloquent…they even did a choreographed dance routine…so the pressure was on, since speaking in front of a crowd is not my strongest skill, but they seem to think I’m funny and that I might have some knowledge on marriage 🙂 I hope Mister LK agrees!
I gave them my best advice I could think of, but I really think that these 2 have everything they need for a lifetime of happiness! Each other.
I hope that one day I am able to give their future children the happiness that they gave to mine! I’m not sure how I’ll do it, but I’m certainly going to try!!! They will really never know how much she talks about them and their wedding and how happy she was that she was a flower girl!!!!
My wish is that my kids turn out half as good as this beautiful woman’s….
My Aunt R is the most patient and loving woman. She is an amazing mother and I hope I can channel some of her calm and get my kids to be as good as hers are as grown ups!
Thanks for including us in this special day! It was great to be there to see you both so happy. I hope I can be there for the rest of the celebrations … you know … since we’ve already done the “born” thing together!!!!