Yesterday was the big day for my sister! All of the planning and stress was finally over, and it was time to just sit back and enjoy… and, much to our relief, the weather was absolutely perfect! Our day started early, the bridesmaids and my (lovely) mom all squished into our two bedroom, two bathroom apartment, with a small team of hairdressers and make up artists. Everyone’s nerves seemed to be completely in control… we were a little worried the tears were going to flow all day after the ceremony rehearsal when everyone cried. Not just a tear or two…. full on awkward sobbing. The music was beautiful, and so emotional. It was tough. The poor church lady had to be on continuous Kleenex duty, and we even did the rehearsal a few extra times to try to desensitize ourselves to it all. They were extremely happy tears of course… my sister is now married to an amazing guy who will take great care of her. For me they were also bittersweet tears… in a way she has now left our family. She and Adrian are going to begin their own little family …and it’s going to be great. But, I’ll miss her. It all sounds weird (I mean, she lives two minutes away) but if any of your siblings have married off maybe you know what I’m feeling.

Ok, that’s enough babbling on about the mushy stuff… The groom’s wedding day gift to his bride was a watch Paige has had her eye on, wrapped up with a note that read “counting down the seconds..” (how cute!) After a quick champagne toast the limo arrived and we were on our way. Everything went off without a hitch, the girls looked pretty, the boys cleaned up well, the bride and groom looked like movie stars, the vows were tearjerkers, the decor was gorgeous, the speeches were great, and the night ended with a Ukrainian infused dance party. Those people know how to have a good time!

I managed to leave the camera at home and just enjoy the day… but I couldn’t resist snapping a couple shots of the bride getting ready for her big day. I think you will all agree she looked stunning, as she always does! ;)

Written by Hayley Rae