Sorry to have been gone for so long, the last two weeks have been CRAZY busy. The fun doesn’t stop, either, as we are moving to Mississippi in two weeks. I’ve done some packing but there is SO much more to do. Needless to say, I have not gotten much crocheting done lately. Boo. However, remember that double wedding shower? Well, the double wedding was this past weekend, and it was gorgeous (albeit exhausting!). When your family member is the bride, there is much work to be done. Multiply that times two brides, and wow! It’s kind of crazy. But my husband’s extended family was so awesome. They put so much time and effort into getting everything together and making the wedding not only happen, but happen flawlessly and beautifully. Most of all though, the family emanated with the love of the Lord as they did it!
Here are some highlights of the Double Wedding of the Century!
The wedding took place in a beautiful park in Galveston, TX, which is about 40 minutes south of Houston. This old dance hall was located on the property and was the location for the reception. It was so unique and beautiful!
This beautiful arch was almost 20 feet tall – massive! – and was built by both of the grooms! Those guys are seriously talented, and you can tell they put a lot of love into this. All of the flowers were done by my mother-in-law’s sister. She and one of our cousins came down a week early and worked ten hour days up to the day of the wedding getting all the flowers done. Such a gift of love!
The biggest hit of the reception was this dessert table, which consisted of the favorite desserts of the brides and grooms: Carrot Cake, Coconut Cream Pie, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Raspberry Cake, and Cookies ‘n’ Cream Fudge. All of the desserts were made by the brides’ first cousin. She is only 22 I believe, and is in the process of opening a cupcake business in Portland, Oregon. She is so talented and again, put so much love into her work!
Gretchen and Drew’s Cake. Drew hand painted the cake topper himself!
Katie and Bruce’s love birds cake.
Katie made the banner which says “Love is Sweet”.
The girls scoured thrift shops for months leading up to the wedding to find unique vintage items to use as the centerpieces.
This is Bruce, Katie’s new husband. I captured him watching his beautiful bride coming down the aisle!
The bridesmaids. Gretchen and Katie were each others’ maids of honor, so Katie got married, then they had a mini-concert while the girl’s changed (they just shared the same bridesmaid’s dress!), and then Gretchen got married.
Katie and Bruce made a “Covenant of Salt”. In the Old Testament times, people often carried around vials of salt for a variety of uses. When they made a pact with someone, each person would take a pinch of salt and put it in the other person’s salt pouch. The only way the vow they had made could be broken was if the salts were totally re-separated; hence, they had formed an unbreakable bond.
Whoo hoo! They did it!
This picture was obviously not taken during the wedding, but the grooms made these doors as well! Aren’t they so cool?!
My husband’s brother and his wife
Gretchen’s husband’s sister…
And me! I sang “Make You feel My Love” by Adele. (Shout-out to my UK peeps!) My mother-in-law’s sister was kind enough to play for me. (She’s the one who did the flowers.)
Gretchen and Drew’s Turn!
This is my gorgeous 8-month old niece Zolie, the flower baby. 🙂
Gretchen looking so beautiful and happy walking down the aisle with her daddy!
Drew overwhelmed by her beauty!
Katie is now the Maid — or I guess Matron! — of Honor!
Praying together – so sweet.
Well I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with all these pictures, but I wanted to cover the highlights! It was a great day with so many beautiful and personal touches. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Mason and Mr. and Mrs. Blomstrom!!