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Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding

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.  

**These photographs were made on a personal level, as a guest to the wedding of a couple very near and dear to us. 
To see my team's professional wedding portfolio, hop on over to the Benchmob's newly redesigned site.**
 "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!

Mia was very disappointed that she couldn't go on the trolley with daddy and the bridal party. But after her nap, she was refreshed and ready to party!

Our friend: "She's a natural at the bar!" Doug: evil Idon'twantmydaughtertoevergrowup glare

These two are such an emotional pair.

Although walking down the aisle was exciting, I think Mia was even more excited about the dance party. We expected her to dance with mommy and daddy, hand in hand. But instead, we had a flash forward to our future...She repeatedly brushed our hands away to run off with other kids her age and didn't look back!

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!


Agatha said...

Aww Mia's hair looks so cute! But I wish I saw more pictures of you, too!

Christine Trevino said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful Mia. Love these pics.

Jackie S. said...

Great photos! Mia could become a professional flower girl!! And so happy for these 2!!

mvgumiran said...

awww this was awesome! good everything happening here!

Nelly @ I Can Dabble said...
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Nelly @ I Can Dabble said...

Great photos! Your little Mia sure knows how to play it up for the cameras! Oh, and great to see a picture of the photographer in the last pic!