Last weekend my brother, Jonathan, and his fiance, Eilene, tied the knot in Champagne, Illinois!
06 . 09 . 2012
Bobby and I drove in to Champagne from Nashville on Thursday with my parents and we headed out to do bachelor/bachelorette festivities. The girls went to a cute Italian restaurant (which served THE most divine tiramisu I have ever tasted!) and the boys to Buffalo Wild Wings.
We got Eilene all decked out in a tiara, veil, sash and a bling-bling ring that lit up before we went to dinner. I also hooked her up with some bachelorette balloons. I didn't hear her complaining! ;)
The guys and girls all met up afterwards for some putt-putt and fun. :) There were a lot more people there, but I didn't get any good group shots. Bummer!
|Bobby and I love us some putt-putt. PS - I ALWAYS beat Bobby :)|
|Jonathan just loved his GROOM glasses that I bought him!|
|Aren't they just the cutest?|
The next day was full of nail salon fun, rehearsing, and eating our hearts out at the rehearsal dinner, where I again ate too much delicious tiramisu.
|"We're getting married tomorrow??"|
Mom did a fantastic job decorating for the rehearsal dinner, and everyone enjoyed themselves so much!
|Mom and Dad|
The next morning the girls went to get out wedding hair done with the bride.
|Before hair.... :)|
|My accidental Shirley Temple hair and no make up...lovely!|
|After! So pretty! :)|
And then, of course, it was show time! Eilene had a gorgeous Vera Wang dress that had 100 yards of tulle. (No really, that's not a type-o, that's really two zeros behind that one...one hundred yards!) She looked stunning! They were married at McKinley Presbyterian Church, which was a beautiful, older church complete with a pipe organ and stain glass windows. It was so perfect! These are just a few snapshots until I can get a hold of the professional pictures that their photographer took.
|I was being a good matron of honor and picking out the carpet fuzz from her hundred yards of tulle! :)|
|The wedding party|
|I adore this picture!|
The reception was just around the corner. Eilene did absolutely everything and was, what I like to call, "super bride" for her wedding. Everything was perfect and just as cute as can be!
|The head table|
|Ladles for drinks...so cute!|
|Mason jars with floating candles, chocolate covered strawberries, mason jars to drink out of...she thought of everything!|
|Isn't my hubby handsome in pink? :)|
|Searching through the tulle for the garter!|
We had such a fun time at their wedding! I can't believe that Jonathan and I got married just a little over 2 months apart from each other...my parents can't believe it either. ;)