it back, fix a tall drink, and enjoy the ride because this is one seriously long post filled with plenty of style and the many happy faces of our family.
First things first. Meet Peter’s beautiful cousin Erin and her handsome new husband, Will. Their wedding was in their hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. We adore them both – they’re fun, gregarious, generous in spirit and perfect for each other. I love how they were positively glowing.
Will is a Rocket Scientist. We’re going to have fun saying we have one of those in the family ; )
Erin’s dress was stunning – the style reminded me of this Alexander McQueen wedding wedding dress from the Fall 2011 collection. Here is one of the few full length shots I captured. Don’t you love how she switched to flowers in her hair for the reception?
The reception took place in a restored train warehouse with massive windows and chocolate stained walls with exposed beams and ducts. Delightful. The vibe was relaxed, fun and styled just enough to keep your eyes dancing all over the room.
Entering as “Mr. and Mrs.”
THE FLOWERS. Oh the flowers…Erin’s florist used so many unexpected elements such as eggs, cabbages, glass jars and vintage containers. The textures, colors and occasional touches of rugged elegance made my heart flutter.
Look at this rope wrapped around a bridesmaid bouquet!
At the tables, no two arrangements were the same. Each had their own personality yet blended together. I was really digging that.
This was at the drink station.
Roasted red pepper soup tasters. Erin and Will are foodies. Everything was delish.
Their cake was a tower of gourmet cream puffs with a mouthwatering buttercream cake at the bottom. I ate my weight in cream puffs that night.
A picture of Erin’s grandmother and grandfather was perched next to the cake at the table. Her name was Ruth – she’s also Peter’s grandmother. She had a Hollywood glam beauty about her. But I’m told what made her the most captivating was her ever present kindness and caring demeanor. What an incredible legacy to leave behind. Wish I could have met her. Notice the necklace Erin is wearing in a few up the close shots – it was recreated into a pendant from Ruth’s jewelry collection.
Aunt Patricia and I watching while Erin and Will cut into the groom’s cake.
Trying to keep our busy body out of the cream puffs while we served.
THE FAMILY. This was our favorite part. Most of these pictures speak for themselves.
By 7 o’clock the heels came off. It was time to kick back and have some fun. We discovered that our kids love to party. Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?
Cousins : )