Apr 28, 2012

The Wedding

The big day finally came!  Stella spent the night before the wedding with Mawmaw and Pawpaw so that she could make it to her hair appointment on time.  That morning she and Mawmaw went and had their nails done, then it was off to the salon with Aunt Alaina and the bridesmaids.  Stella, who is Damon's child and therefore has an opinion on EVERYTHING, had a few ideas about what to do with her hair...
She and Aunt Alaina wanted to choose the perfect style...
Finally it was time for the magic to begin...
Stella passed the time on Mawmaw's iPhone...
Later at Ashley Manor she was all dressed up and ready to go...
All that picture taking wore her out...

The boys got to the church on time and dressed to thrill in their mini-tuxedos...
Stella's big moment...
See the little face poking out of all those flowers?
Stella was very well-behaved through the entire service, although she was concerned that she was going to fall asleep before it was over...
Family picture time!
Aunt Judy and Tucker...
A couple of Mawmaw's babies...
The entire wedding party...

Stella and her prince...
Smooch!

I am framing this one!
Stella was totally exhausted after the service and kicked her shoes off before we even left the church...
Daddy had to carry her to the truck!
She even tried to catch some Z's in the lobby at the reception!
Cille just tried to open presents...
Stella perked up enough to dance the night away with Pawpaw...

Cille really enjoyed the food!
So did Stella.  I think she ate her weight in strawberries that day...

One of our favorite babysitters, Maggie, went with us to help with the girls.  She even spent the night with us!  Look how excited she was!
At the reception they played the song that Damon and I danced to at our wedding.  I got to dance with Damon and Cille for a couple of minutes before Stella cut in and told me to go dance with Pawpaw...

After that I left the dancing to the girls...

I really thought this picture was in focus and was so proud of myself for taking it!  Then I downloaded it and noticed it was blurry.  Ugh!  They still look great, don't they?


Chad and Alaina were showered with lavender as they set off for their new life together...
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ourso!  We love you!

Apr 20, 2012

Rehearsal Dinner

There was just too much wedding fun to pack into one night of rehearsal, so we met everyone in Erwinville again the next night for the rehearsal dinner.  Daddy helped Aunt Sheila and Lacie prepare a little slideshow for the happy couple, and we all enjoyed looking at pictures of Chad and Alaina down through the years...  
 Apparently some of those pictures were hilarious...
 Alaina's sister and Maid-of-Honor Sarah wrote a song for the couple.  If you are planning a wedding soon, I highly recommend inviting Sarah.  She is like a little one-stop-shop for wedding entertainment.  She writes songs, she plays the guitar, she has a beautiful voice, and she even does double duty as a wedding attendant and wedding singer.  What more could you ask for?
 They just get cuter every night...
 Stella made a friend among the bridesmaids-Marissa sweetly took Stella under her wing and helped her know where to go during rehearsal and on the big day...


 Sweet sisters...
 ...times two!


 Geez, Uncle Ryan.  Tuck your shirt in already!
 Sibling love!