The big day is here….. the day we’ve been looking forward to for months…. Austin is getting married! It took him 35 years, but he finally took the plunge! All joking aside, the wedding was great. Dana was beautiful, and Austin wasn’t a bit nervous. Dad looked great and hung in like a champ.
All of the bridesmaids walked down the aisle, and the ring bearer got nervous and left Chloe. So, Chloe was going to have to walk down the aisle by herself. The aisle at our church is very long, so I was nervous as to how she would do. I was a bridesmaid, and Dad, Matt, and A.D. were all groomsmen, and of course, Austin was standing there with us all, so I thought she may walk to us if we waved for her. We waited and waited, then the bride’s music came on. Still, no Chloe. Then, all of a sudden, she appeared at the end of the aisle, and on her face was PURE joy. I have never seen the kid look so happy. I waved to her, and she ran down the long aisle as happy as could be. She got to right where we were all standing, and then she threw all of her flowers from her basket in the air. She did perfect! She didn’t stand with us the whole ceremony, but she went in sat in Pappy’s lap on the front row and was a perfect little lady the entire time. Cole, on the other hand, had to be taken out pretty early in the ceremony, but I figured that would happen! The ceremony was short and sweet, but it was emotional for our family, rightfully so. When Matt and I were married, we used the prayer in our wedding that Mom and Dad used at their wedding, and Austin and Dana used it as well. It was very sweet.
After the ceremony, it was pictures and party time. We had a party bus take the wedding party from the church to the reception, so that got things started. Then, of course, the reception was a blast. The highlight to my night was having Carrie and Ryan there. We miss them so much, so we are so happy they made the drive from Atlanta to be with our family on this special occasion. Once we got to the reception, we got carried away and have no pictures of the four of us. Why does that always happen??? I think we get too excited and too caught up in our conversations to even think about taking pictures. I must do better!
Dad hung out until Aus and Dana left at 1:15. I know he was overly tired, but he didn’t miss a thing….. just like Austin and Dad wanted it to be.
Yes, that is my brother dancing with the bride; however, it is not my brother that married the bride. Hmmm….. And yes, that is the garter around his head. Austin made sure A. D. caught it.
Everything was wonderful. Congratulations, Austin and Dana! We are all so happy!