Weekend before last, my baby cousin got married. She also turned 22. It was quite a celebration.
She did things a bit backwards (had a baby, got engaged, got married), but that's how she rolls and I couldn't be happier for her. She and her husband - ohmygod - are finishing school and are living with my aunt and uncle to save money. Sad thing - they live in Virginia, so I don't get to see them near as often as I'd like. They were in town the whole week before the wedding, so lots of wine was consumed (a few glasses broken), and we hung out a lot. Oh, and I was in the wedding, so there's that.
Her wedding was held at a private residence, and there were probably about 100 people there. They were married in the front yard, overlooking a pond.
Here comes the bride
All we are are bridesmaids dresses and veils in the wind...
You may kiss the bride
Keep it PG for the kiddos...
Cute kiss from the brother
Sweet family photo op
Baby girl, directing traffic after mommy and daddy tied the knot
The wedding was really pretty and really intimate, with just good friends and family there. We all had a great time, and even though it rained (poured, really) half-way through the reception, dances were still danced, toasts were made, and drinks were consumed.
A few too many drinks for one individual in particular, if you ask me... I'm all for boozing it up - hell, that's half the reason I go to weddings! FREE DRINKS! (just kidding...kinda) But one of my cousins bridesmaids was so tanked BEFORE the ceremony, that the 2 girls on either side of her literally held her wasted ass up during the vows. She stumbled back down the aisle after the bride and groom exited, and proceeded to fall flat on her face before pictures were taken. Needless to say, homegirl wasn't in any of the bridal party shots after the wedding. She was so drunk, it wasn't even funny to watch. I was pretty embarrassed to be in the same color dress as her. Tacky, tacky.
Moral of the story, folks - a glass of champagne (or 2...lets be honest) before the ceremony is no big thing, but a BOTTLE is a completely different story. Basically - if you're in someone else's wedding, KEEP YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. At least until the bride starts doing keg stands, right? I mean, really...keep it classy.