One of my best friends, who happens to be my cousin, got married this past weekend!
It was my debut as a Matron of Honor too, which was very exciting!!
Alayna and Sean make their home in Little Rock so that's where all of the wedding festivities were held.
On Friday it was a balmy 80-degrees but late that evening the rain started and the temp dropped to 46 and never got higher than 50 the rest of the weekend!
Even so, everything turned out beautiful!
Friday evening, the rehearsal dinner was held at Cotham's in the City.
My parents traveled in for the event.
My Mom's sister and my Aunt Jane, was there with bells on too giving Alayna is her granddaughter.
A lot of people made their way to the Capital City for the big weekend!
Saturday afternoon, wedding preps began with hair and makeup.
The hairdresser was the guy who use to do my hair when I was in beauty pageants back in high school.
I suggested him after Alayna struggled to find someone to style her hair the way she wanted it for her big day.
He did a GREAT job and it was fun to see him again.
Alayna's hair looked the best I had ever seen it!
Mandy and I were the only two attendants in the wedding.
Of course, when Alayna set her wedding date last September, I had no idea I would be pregnant.
I actually, hoped I would have given birth by now giving we were undergoing fertility treatments at the time.
Then, of course everyone has FREAKED me out in the past few months saying there is no way I would make it to the wedding being 32 weeks pregnant.
Well, guess what?
I did! and I was feeling good!
God is GOOD!
I feel so honored to have been there for the little moments that will forever be remembered.
Like this one.
A mother pinning the veil on her daughter.
And, the moment right before she walked down the aisle.
Alayna and Sean got married in the Catholic church where Sean grew up.
Very special and sentimental.
And, the happy couple right after they said "I DO!"
After the ceremony we all made our way back into downtown Little Rock for the reception held at The Peabody.
It's hard to capture just how beautiful the room was with pictures.
Our cousin Terry, who is a florist in Hot Springs, did all the flowers.
The groom is a die-hard Cardinals fan, hence the cake.
It was a delicious Italian cream.
Everything turned out GREAT!
(even my spray tan...LOL!)
Me and the Bradster.
I'm so happy for Alayna and Sean!
Here's to a lifetime of health and happiness!
They left for their honeymoon this morning, their destination?
Niagara Falls and Canada!!