Jeff and I drove down to Parkersburg, West Virginia this weekend for my cousin Amy's wedding. It was a beautiful weekend for a wedding and treated it as a little getaway for the two of us. One of the few remaining before our little girl arrives.
My cousin Amy along with my Aunt Beth and Uncle Ray were amazing hosts throughout the weekend. After arriving at the hotel on Friday evening, we headed over to the rehearsal dinner at the Blennerhasset hotel. It was a very warm, Southern evening. My favorite kind of Summer weather in my opinion. I just love when it's so warm in the evenings where you don't even need a sweater. The stickier the better even though my hair seems to have mind of it's own in that kind of heat and humidity. The rehearsal dinner was held in this beautiful tent where we enjoyed a delicious meal and live entertainment from an outdoor patio.
Jeff and I at the Blennerhasset hotel.
The happy couple, Amy and Anthony.
On Saturday, Jeff golfed at the country club with the men while my sister and I hung out by the pool. It was a hot one so we were in the perfect place to relax and catch a few rays before the main event.
My sister and I at the Club.
The wedding ceremony was Saturday evening and Amy looked stunning! I loved her dress, it was perfect for her. They were married at an old methodist church in downtown Parkersburg, the same chuch both her parents and her grandparents were married. At age 4, I was the flower girl at my aunt and uncle's wedding. It was amazing to be back there thirty years later attening my little cousin's wedding at a place that was such a fond childhood memory for me. In addition to saying the traditional vows and also wrote their own words to say to each other during the ceremony. I was really touched by what each of them said to each other, you could really tell they were really in love and would never take for granted the love that they shared for each other that day. I just held Jeff's hand feeling everything that they felt for each other. After four years of marriage, I fall in love with Jeff more and more every day and can't imagine my life without him.
Amy and Anthony coming out of the church.
The reception was immediatly following the ceremony. We had a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family. Amy and Anthony even performed a little hip hop dance number to the Michael Jackson hit "The Way You Make Me Feel". It was adorable, I wish I had it on video.
Amy and Anthony cutting their beautiful cake.
My mom and my sister.
The happy parents-to-be.