Wednesday, September 2, 2015

“This is where our story begins”

The ceremony for Uncle Ryan and Aunt Kristie’s wedding was in a beautiful garden, and it was just perfect (except for all the things that went wrong that no one else knew about Smile)!

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Luckily, by the time of the wedding, the site was mostly shady, and there was ice cold water for everyone!

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The walk over to the site wasn’t looking too promising for the ring bearer and flower girl…

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But I did it in the end!!!!

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Aunt Kristie arrived in her horse-drawn carriage…

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And Uncle Ryan was overcome with emotion… or he was going to pass out… But he didn’t!!!! Great job Uncle Ryan!

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The readings were done by Kristie’s cousin & Aunt Jenn and Uncle Aaron.

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Presenting the new Mr. and Mrs. Hawkinson!!!!!

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It’s party time!!!!

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The kids that Mommy used to babysit for came to the wedding and they were in charge of the kid table! Mommy says, “What goes around, comes around!”

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The girls were busy taking pictures all night to find everything on their photo scavenger hunt!

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Time to cut the cake! Kristie had a very special surprise peeking out from under the cake for Uncle Ryan! Ben loved it too…

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There were some pretty awesome toasts done by the best man, maid of honor, and Kristie’s brother!

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Everyone enjoyed watching the slideshow of Uncle Ryan and Aunt Kristie growing up, even if half the pictures were of Ben and his best buddy!

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The first dance of the night really kicked off the party!

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Kristie and her dad had prepared a pretty fun dance together!

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Emily danced the night away… until she fell asleep… Well, then her favorite song,”Shut up and dance with me” came on, and she rallied for one more dance…

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Uncle Ryan had quite the moves on the dance floor too! Who knew?!?!?!!

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One of Aunt Kristie’s favorite moments was dancing with Grandpa Hawk… He’s a great dancer!!!

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We danced our shoes right off!!!!

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Time for the traditional bouquet toss! Abby and Julia caught it the first time!

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This was an interesting and PG-13 version of the garter removal, but they seemed to have fun with it!

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We stayed busy during the reception, but still had time to have fun in the photo booth too!

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Eight out of the ten cousins of Mommy’s were at the wedding!

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It was a long day and a late night, but a fabulous party!

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We got to send Uncle Ryan and Aunt Kristie off with a sparkler send off!

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This was an awesome night, and we are so excited to welcome Aunt Kristie into our family! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Hawkinson!

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