Over the weekend, my youngest sister got hitched. Blessing Nick and Tuna on their wedding day was easy for everybody. Seeing them together brought peace to the family and high hopes for their single friends.
The fact that my little sister got married basically means that she won't visit us alone anymore. The good news is that we like Nick too much not to welcome him to parties and/or reunions.
I don't know where to begin in thanking God for the family He's given me. Every person in my family is valuable and loved. The bigger my family gets, the better the chance of us taking over the world. Don't you worry, our intentions come from a good place.
It was finally Friday, the 12th. Steffen (my brother/photographer), Igor (my brother/volunteer wedding chauffeur), and I woke up around 2 a.m to head to the MSP airport. It was too bad that my husband couldn't fly out with us due to work conflict; because I sure did miss him tremendously that day. Our two-hour flight was composed of sleepy laughter and senseless jokes. We arrived to Charlotte at 8 a.m. and were greeted by my parents and the love birds.
Friday was the day I reunited with most of my friends. We enjoyed decorating the beautiful church along with the spacious reception room. Although we took breaks every hour or so, we still managed to finish the wedding decor before 3 a.m.
NOW we hear the wedding bells ringing!!!
Early Saturday morning, we woke up at Nick's parents house. I was really hoping to sleep in a little longer that morning, but the videogra'pher and his merry band of guys couldn't contain their happiness. To be honest, I had two jobs that weekend. My first role was to be the sister of the bride. I had to look out for the bride to make sure that all of the good things I've taught her were applied that day. My second job was to be a photographer's assistant. As her older sister, I've gotten to know Tuna's "angles" better than she knows her own. I also know her taste in most situations. And finally, I adore being behind the camera. Steffen gladly made my dream come true - photographing a wedding became a reality for me.
After the "first look" and the morning photo session, we headed to the church where the ceremony was going to be held. I finally got to see my husband there!!! As I was hugging my friends, I've noticed my husband walking towards me with the biggest grin. Ahhh that smile of his is always so mesmerizing. He was the most handsome guy at the wedding! I hugged the muscles out of him as he finally reached his destination.
My husband and his parents showed up a couple of hours before the ceremony began. Their tiring 20 hour drive finally came to an end as he entered into my arms.
All of the guests took their seats as the wedding party began to walk down the aisle. What a good looking bunch they were.
Speaking of good looking, Tuna and Nick definitely stole the spotlight as they entered the church. The beautiful couple was so radiant. Their smiles reflected their love toward each other. The happiness those two presented was contagious. Their eyes were connected to each other. On that special day, their lives were forever devoted to one another. United as one, they are now a power couple!
The weekend of Tuna's and Nick's wedding was the perfect start to this wedding season. Congratulations to my new brother and old sister. I love you guys so much!