Monday, January 23, 2012

the wedding

My brother tied the knot last month. Congratulations to Austen and Jennifer! The wedding itself was a lovely traditional ceremony in Columbus, Ohio, and the reception was in a nearby Italian restaurant's ballroom--and a total blast! Mother Nature attributed cold, blustery weather for the affair, but the food and guests added a cozy feeling to the whole thing.

Both of my girls were flower girls in the ceremony. It was such an honor for them. Clad in lovely green dresses with hand-knit wraps to match, they looked gorgeous. We do not yet have pictures of the ceremony, but the following are a collection of various candid shots of family and friends having a great time at the party!

The girls, from right to left -- top row: my mother, me, my cousin; bottom row: my mother's sisters.

My cousin and me.

My new sister-in-law and me! -- Self-portraits are my favorite!

Me and the groom -- my bitty baby brother, all grown up!

Little Esme, the younger daughter.

Evelyn, the elder daughter, in motion.

The party!

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