Ok so it wasn't my best friend's wedding (get on it Agatha!). But it was Doug's. After ten years in the making, JC and Shannon are officially husband and wife! While JC was one of Mia's first and only visitors at the hospital when she was born and Shannon is one of our only trusted friends to babysit, they gave our daughter the honor of being one of their flower girls. Mia has been preparing for this day for over a year! Literally! Humming "Here Comes the Bride...", making a random piece of tulle into a veil, having daddy be her groom, and walking up and down pretend aisles. My three year old girly girl was excited, to say the least, to take part in Uncle JC and Auntie Shannon's special day.
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"Mommy, I look like a little bride!"
Mommy on the way to church: "How do you feel today?"
Mia: "I'm so happy!"
The little ring bearer had a relaxing wagon ride down the aisle complete with snacks, led by little man Lucas.
Mia handled the super long aisle and onlooking guests like a pro.
And received compliments for behaving so well during an hour and a half long mass.
I love wedding ceremonies where the bride and groom's wishes for each other are read aloud for all their guests to hear.
Is he the happiest guy in the world or what!?
Mia followed the newlywed couple and led the bridal party recession as if she's done this before.
I really do not think JC could be any happier. Love you two!
As the crowd dispersed, this little lady didn't notice anything that was going on around her...simply enjoying her bubbles on a gorgeous day in June. And I didn't even place her in the middle of the church steps!
Our friend: "She's a natural at the bar!" Doug: evil Idon'twantmydaughtertoevergrowup glare
These two are such an emotional pair.
These boys have come along way from junior high. I'm glad we have solid friends to share such life changing moments with. Congratulations Shannon and JC! You've accomplished so much in the past year and half and we'll be right by your side for what's to come! What better way to spend your birthday than with all of your friends and family? Happy Birthday Uncle JC!