7.18.2012

gunter and lauren's wedding, cape may, nj

Finally! The long-awaited post on my brother's wedding. Here goes...

On Friday (that is, June 22), we all hung around the hotel and had lunch together.

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Friday night I helped Mom decorate for the rehearsal dinner at The Lobster House, and then we had rehearsal at the golf course where the wedding was held.

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The rehearsal dinner was great! Mom did such a great job planning and getting decorations for the night. The food was fantastic, and the company was even better. My favorite part of the night was when Mom got up to say a few words (which, Mom kept saying, "Whitney, should I say something? What should I say? I think I should say something. Help me plan to say something." So we always give her a hard time about that now. Haha!), and Ellie Parker ran up to the front with her and kept running circles around her while she was talking. It was hilarious! (One of the infamous Roy Boys (my brother's best friends who are twins), stood with her the entire time she spoke. Those boys crack me up!)

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Addy James meeting AWA for the first time during the rehearsal...

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"Baby Einsteins" on my iPhone came through in the clutch. Everyone is mesmerized.

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All the Gunter grandkids (minus Weston and Mat, who were enjoying the scrumptious food, I presume...)

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Saturday was the big day, and Gunter and LO got married outside at a beautiful golf course. I was a bridesmaid, and Mat was a groomsman. Gunter and LO had a really nice sit-down reception with a great meal, dancing and lots of fun. Mat and I had to leave the party a little early because of AWA, but we had a great time with my family and with our new family-- the O'Sheas. We are so thrilled to have Lauren in our family now. She and Gunter are perfect for each other, and we look forward to lots of great memories to come!

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Can you believe my brother made these?! Isn't he crafty?

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Addy James-- Lauren's niece. I LOVE this child. Is she not the cutest?

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Lauren's wedding bouquet...

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My aunt and uncle and I with Ellie Parker...

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One of those crazy Roy Boys with my baby...Sheesh.

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Allyson, Lauren's sister, giving her matron of honor speech...

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We drove all the way back to Alabama on Sunday. Ama-Watts was so very good. She slept most of the way, but had lots of fun in the backseat with her toys, too. The whole trip took us about 14 hours from Cape May, NJ, to my in-laws' house in Boaz, AL.

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We had a blast in New Jersey with our families celebrating Gunter and Lauren's wedding. Welcome to the family, Lauren!

1 comment:

  1. Where is a picture of the bride and groom?!

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