This past weekend was full of a lot of family! I sort of had an early weekend, with Thursday night starting my family time extravaganza with my two Great Aunts from out of town. Daniel and I went over to see them at my parent's house for a night of conversation and catching up since the last time we saw them almost two years ago. They were gracious enough to gift me with a late wedding present, a beautiful handmade Afghan that was my great-grandmother's- something I will surely treasure! Then on Friday, my little cousin Tim got married to his adorable high school sweetheart, Breigh. I am so happy for those two! They started dating in 9th grade- which was about seven years ago now, and since then I have seen them grow from lovestruck teenagers to caring and responsible adults- it's amazing how time flies and how your "little" cousins seem to be marriage age before you realize it! It actually brought out some emotions in me I didn't realize were hiding out. I felt a little nostalgic- a little teary eyed- but I am just bursting with happiness for the two of them and am so happy to see them starting their lives together!
I was scanning through my closet for the "right dress" to wear to the wedding when I came across this fun retro-inspired pink dress by Minuet. I got this from the shop some time ago and hadn't found the right occasion to wear it for so I figured I had finally found the time to style it! It worked out perfectly and the bodice was fitted enough that I didn't need to worry about pulling it up all night and while dancing (which is something I sometimes have to worry about with strapless stuff!). With just a few other bright colored accents it came together nicely and I completed it with a delicate gold and pearl headband I found for sale at Anthropologie a few months ago. Voila!
Outfit Details: Dress and necklace: Clothes in the Past Lane, dress from Minuet, Tights: Target, Cardigan: Francesca's, Headband: Anthropologie, Earrings: H&M
Tim and Breigh coming down the aisle as husband and wife! <3
My little cousin, Jordan. I can't believe how much she's grown! She was the flower girl at my wedding too, which was a little more than a year and a half ago. She looked adorable with her yellow gown and floral crown. She is simply the cutest and is sooo ahead of her time- 5 going on 13- seriously!
The gorgeous bouquets and bridesmaid's accessories.
I caught Breigh for a photo together! :)
My favorite part of the reception was Jordan pulling me onto the dance floor over and over again to go dance with her- and telling me that I was her "fashionable cousin" because I "wore lots of dresses and bright colors". When we were leaving the wedding, she requested we have a play date soon. Daniel and I seriously need to get up to Maine sometime and make that happen!
Yesterday we ended our family packed weekend with a baseball game in Philadelphia to watch the Phillies play the Mets. Sad to say the Phillies lost pretty bad, and we got rained on twice...haha! But nonetheless it was a fun and interesting way to end the weekend, and a nice way to get a visit in with family before everyone went their separate ways. Hope you are all having a great week to start and I can't wait to catch up on all your blogs soon!