Our Family is Now Bigger

22 Apr

Our youngest, Eric, got married this past Saturday. I now have a daughter-in-law (DIL).

Kelsey & Eric Brandt

Kelsey & Eric Brandt

It was a lovely event. Kelsey not only planned the whole thing, she did an awful lot of work to make it all happen. Favors, flower arrangements, linen and cutlery purchases, decorations, etc. You name it, she did it. A monumental feat. And even though it took us all a bit longer than anticipated to get everything set up, she remained calm. It was her day.

Drip Catchers

Drip Catchers

Her and Eric’s day, that is. The two of them were absolutely glowing with happiness.

These pics were captured by my sister-in-law. I didn’t take a single picture at the event. There was a photographer there, so I’ll have better pics to show you later. I just didn’t feel like I should be behind a camera lens during the affair. No matter how badly I wanted to. I’ll have to trust that Marcus, The Annapolis Photographer, captured it all.

First Dance

First Dance

These two are a lovely couple. So in love. They were meant for each other.

More later after the official pics are available.

Here’s one of Eric and me…

Eric and Me

Eric and Me

It was taken just before I walked Eric down the aisle. I had just pinned one of my Mom’s angel pins on his lapel. If you look closely, you’ll see that I am wearing one, too. She so wanted to be at Eric’s wedding. Even though she wasn’t there physically, she was definitely there in spirit. And in our hearts.

We’re both happier than we look. We were just using those last few seconds to steel ourselves for the big moment. I was telling myself, “Don’t cry. Don’t cry. Don’t cry.” I didn’t want to be bawling on the way down the aisle. But I didn’t want to look terrified either. Which is how I looked in the pics from Amy’s wedding as I was being led down the aisle to my seat!

Details to follow when more pics are available.

 

8 thoughts on “Our Family is Now Bigger

  1. Of course I’ll post more pics. 🙂

    You have no idea, well maybe you do, how hard it was NOT to take pictures. The photographer that worked the wedding has quite a good reputation, so I’m sure I’ll have lots of pics to share soon.

  2. Sorry I couldn’t be there but I hear everything turned out great. Congrats to both Eric and Kelsey.

  3. Lovely! They look absolutely smitten. I wish them a long and happy married life filled with blessings.

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