Ashley & Jeremy’s wedding definitely brought back some memories as Arianna and I were married in the same church 9 years ago! Ashley is techically my sister-in-law, but just as with all of Arianna’s family, we really are as close as real siblings. Ashley is one of those people who lights up when she feels loved. . .I know people talk about glowing brides all the time, but with Ashley it was for-real.
Family weddings are a big deal for the McLains – Arianna’s dad is a pastor, so he pulls double-duty, both as a dad and the minister. Madeline & Annabelle (my daughters) were the flower girls, Chip (my brother-in-law) played music as usual, and I took most of the pictures. Arianna pulled quadruple duty – she was a bridesmaid, took pictures, made the bouquets, and played mom for the girls.
It is a little bit scary adding a new brother to the family. . .what if he’s not funny, what if he doesn’t like us, what if he isn’t an awesome husband? Thankfully we didn’t have to worry about any of that with Jeremy – I have really enjoyed getting to know him – he is not at all afraid to be a goofball or to express how much he loves Ashley. The holidays are going to be even more awesome this year!