I owe you a recipe (doughnuts), and you’ve got a good one coming your way soon (doughnuts!), but when your little sister gets married over the weekend and it’s absolutely perfect and you make yourself sick with excitement, blog schedules get neglected. It’s just a fact.
But! We’ll make do. Anyway, see how gorgeous it was?
Look at those flowers! Gorgeous blooms for gorgeous maids (if I do say so myself. I mean, I’m saying so. Myself).
Emily married John. They did it. They’re happy and lucky in love. Husband and wife!
I made the bride waffles for her wedding day breakfast. They were the best I’ve ever made, but we were all jittery and boozy and covered in hairspray, so I didn’t get the chance to take a photo. In any case, I used this recipe, and they were light, crispy, and wonderful. Bride-approved.
Later that afternoon, John vowed to reach all the tall things, and Emily vowed to be on time (and when she can’t be, she vowed not to lie about how far away she really is). They both vowed to love each other truly, wholly, unconditionally, for life. The sun shone bright and crisp in Malvern, PA, and they were married.
As the sun started to set and the sky turned all shades of pink, we drank whiskey cocktails and ate shrimp and grits and slurped ice cream from a custom Little Baby’s cart. We toasted my sister and new brother with champagne, and we danced like maniacs. My dad wore blue suede shoes. We gathered around the fire pit and sang along with the guitars. We made s’mores. Prize-winning horses frolicked in the distance. I couldn’t even make this up.
As sisters, Emily, Casey and I look out for one another. We’re by each other’s sides for the good times, and we’re there for the not-so-great times, too. This weekend was a good time. Here’s to a lifetime of this kind of happiness — to waffles and dancing and sunshine and friends and family, new and old.
(First, fifth, sixth and seventh photos are courtesy of my talented cousin, Ben Fenton. Second, third and fourth photos were taken by the father of the bride, @BruceRits.)