Monday, December 5, 2011

An Engagement, A Birthday, A Wedding, A Christmas Party...and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

This weekend was straight up crazy! I was at home during non-sleeping hours for about 3 hours the entire weekend and that was Saturday when I was showering and prepping for a wedding. The holidays are always a whirlwind but this weekend was the icing on the cake!

Let's start at the very beginning...My brother has been planning his proposal for several weeks now, and Friday was the big day! He planned to propose downtown near a coffee shop with "I love you so much" spray painted on a side wall. I was hiding out like paparazzi to capture the big moment. The plan was to propose and then to come to my parents' house under the pretence of showing them the ring. He put together a surprise celebration for Rebecca with their close friends and family at their house and she was certainly surprised. It all went as planned and they are happily engaged!! Congratulations!

These two photos (above and below) are my favorite!


The bride and the mother of the bride!



Dad congratulating Taylor


Rebecca, showing the ring to all of her friends!



Taylor, with Rebecca and his future MIL above and with our family below


Goodies for the bride!



Dave with his bride ;)



A party pic with my sister!


On Saturday we had a really fun "birthday brunch" for my sister. We had breakfast casserole, Tammy's Treats (sausage and cream cheese in croissants...family favorite!), fruit, mini cinnamon rolls and mimosas. It was so much fun and might be a new tradition for Kristen's birthday. It's her favorite meal.

After a morning of fun we all got ready for a wedding on Saturday night. The bride is the daughter of one of my parent's dear friends. She was my mom's best friend growing up and my dad's high school girl friend. :) The wedding was incredible! We had a fabulous time. I especially loved it because they got married in the same church David and I got married in almost 5 years ago! It was really nice to listen to their vows and be reminded of the vows we took in front of our family and friends on that very same alter.


Dad, mom, my sister- Kristen, Brother- Taylor, me and David


The tiiiiiiny cake. Have you ever seen such a thing? It was GORGEOUS and the flowers were just to die for!



Hydrangeas and roses lines both sides of the banister.


The beautiful bride and groom taking their first dance...



An "ice bar" with a golf theme. The groom played golf at SMU and there were SMU golf balls frozen in the ice and mustangs carved into the ice. The green on the right side allowed guests to drop the ball through the ice sculpture and try for a hole in one. Unreal...



Taylor, dad and Dave enjoying the cigar bar



Mom and Dave "sword fighting"...We're so mature



On Sunday, we enjoyed a Christmas party with our Sunday School class. We sang carols and had a fabulous dinner together and David and I got to know a really fun new couple. We had a busy but a wonderful weekend. And as you can see....I took a few photos! I hope you had a great weekend too. Did you get your Christmas shopping done? That's on my agenda for next weekend!

24 comments:

Liz said...

Your fam pic went from 6 to 8 in what feels like a matter of minutes!! Is that so weird to see?! LOVE all your pics. As always, you did an amazing job capturing the fun. :)

Lauren said...

Ummm...seriously!?! That wedding is incredible! Love the golf ice sculpture! and the cake and the decorations and all of the details...what a wedding!

melissa said...

So much to celebrate for your family. So exciting!

And that wedding...SERIOUSLY?!?! The flowers up one side of the bannister had to be more flowers than were at my entire wedding. And the frozen golf bar? Holy moly. Amazing stuff! You looked beautiful at the wedding!

Glad you had such a great weekend!

the kriegels said...

i spy a family picture in white shirts ;)

and i know the bride from the wedding! LOVE the flowers on the stairs!

Tricia said...

What a sweet post. I love proposals. Congrats to your brother. And that wedding....OMG! Those flowers are unbelievable. Definitely looks like you had a fabulous weekend.

KatiePerk said...

What an awesome proposal!! That wedding looks amazing!

Lisa said...

Wow that is such an awesome weekend!! Congratulations to your brother. And the wedding looks outrageous, beautiful, incredible. What a great way to kick off the holidays!

Adrienne said...

Wow! What a great weekend! Congratulations to your brother and his new fiancee!

Natasha said...

lady, this could be one of the best weekends ever!!! so excited for your family, and that wedding looked incredible ;)

Chic Runner said...

Two weddings! Hooray! :) Love the proposal idea and love the pictures you captured. :) And you all looked so lovely in your pictures from the wedding as well.

Jules said...

What a fun weekend!! That proposal story is seriously adorable!! Your bro did good :)

Savannah said...

What an exciting weekend! Congrats to your brother and soon to be SIL and to the beautiful bride. So much to celebrate!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Wow, so many things to celebrate and such wonderful pictures!! Your family is gorgeous!! The proposal was SUPER cute and the wedding looked beautiful!! So glad that I found your blog, I'm a new follower!

Sara said...

Holy moly, that wedding looks incredible! Those flowers! That cake! Why don't I get invited to weddings like that? You all look so cute in your black dresses too. :) And congrats to your brother! What a great way to propose! You guys are going to have a lot of family weddings coming up soon!

Natalie said...

Wow, what a beautiful engagement and GORGEOUS wedding! Looks like an amazingly exciting weekend!

Carlie said...

Looks like it was a beautiful wedding! Congrats to your brother on his engagement! They make a cute couple!

Daniela said...

Oh my goodness I think I drooled a little seeing that banister lined with flowers

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh my gosh that proposal is so sweet!! love the photos. and what a stunning wedding you got to attend, just spectacular!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

This is such a great post...lovely!

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh you live in Austin! I've been to that wall! Such a sweet proposal! And that wedding...wow...STUNNING! I have never seen such a thing! What a weekend huh??!

All Things Yummy said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing wedding.
Christmas shopping plans for next week. I'm actually taking a half-day from work in the hopes of getting it all done.

Jessica said...

Congrats to your brother!! :)

Jamie said...

What a SWEET proposal!

And that wedding?! Those flowers and cake were beautiful :)

Alex said...

I can't stop looking at that cake!!!