Saturday, September 13, 2014

a little party never killed nobody

Oh my poor, neglected blog. Someday I will stop doing travel itineraries and actually write something substantial, but today is not that day!

My sister Becky got married this August, and I got to fly out to Utah for it. I decided having siblings (or siblings-in-law in the case of my sister-in-law Rachel from last year) get married is kind of a weird feeling. A happy feeling, of course, but also a little bit like, hey! that is my family member and  I'm not so sure I want to share her with this other family. I imagine it's worse when it's your own kid. (Or maybe you're just really relieved they found someone to marry...okay, I don't know what I'm talking about.) Anyway, I really, really like Becky's husband and his family, but still. Family weddings seem to give me a weird mix of happiness/nostalgia/slight sense of loss.

Mostly though, this wedding was just a lot of fun.




There were gumballs in the bouquet and men in bow ties and cookies and milk at the reception and massive dance partying and striped paper straws and a giant gold sequin backdrop! AND a Tribe/Andrus family band performance complete with backup dancers! AND a twitter hastag! #beckyandstew

Despite whatever initial weirdly possessive wedding feelings I had, I couldn't be happier for these guys. They are a perfect fit and are probably the most fun couple to hang out with in the whole world. I wish they were my neighbors so we could dance party every night or maybe make some grilled cheeses.

Congratulations, Becky and Stewart!



4 comments:

amanda said...

They are sooo cute.

Megan Hutchings said...

I totally get the conflicted feelings when family members get married. I sort of remember feeling that way when my sister was born too though. Like, "Hey you, you're my sister and I love you so much!" but at the same time thinking, "Excuse me, those are MY parents." Of course now I love her, my uncles, and sister-in-law and couldn't imagine them not being part of my family. I don't mind sharing any more either.

kylie said...

uhhhhh they are the cutest and i'm dying over their fashion particularly her short dress. SOOOO CUTE.

also, i get the possessive thing, but not to the extreme of marriage...just dating my sisters and i'm like BRO STEP BACK.

Crystal said...

whoa looks (and sounds) like such a fun fabulous wedding!! I just stumbled on your blog and your 'about' made me smile ; )