On Memorial Day weekend, my cousin and his wife finally got to make their marriage official with a huge, fun, lovely wedding! They had been trying to have their wedding for a year now, even having the venue booked and invitations ready, but James was doing boot camp & they kept keeping him in Chicago longer than expected. His wife, Cassandra, stayed with him over the summer and they ended up getting 'secretly' married in the courthouse so that she could have access on base + the other perks of being a military wife. Finally, two weeks ago, we got to celebrate it! They had it at a park overlooking the water in Poulsbo, WA, the ceremony in a covered outdoors area and the reception in a huge cabin right next door. They did the whole wedding themselves, from food to decoration, and it turned out beautiful. It had a vintage feel to it, from the bride's birdcage veil to the peacock feathers in the bridesmaid's hair to the typewriters/old cameras lining the buffet to the vintage oil lamps burning on each table--my aunt spent weeks thrifting for them. It turned out completely gorgeous, everything from the food to the dancefloor being just perfect.
My family from Idaho came over, I picked up my brother in Seattle on the way, and it was just a day brimming with love and laughter. Thankfully, the sun made its appearance just in time for the wedding and stayed there all evening. I wish the happy couple the absolute best, and congratulate my aunt and her helpers for pulling off such a lovely event!
The groom's grandparents proudly watching their grandson tie the knot!
My sweet, gorgeous aunt/mother of the groom
(how adorable is my family? My brother just killed me in his skinny tie + H&M shirt. Seattle chic!)
and on to the dance floor:
& a great night was had by all. love!