Sunday, June 6, 2010

Louisa and Will's Wedding

The sole reason for an early summer arrival to Texas this year was not to miss my cousin Louisa's wedding. We were honored she and Will asked Brooks to be the ring bearer. The entire weekend was incredible. Every detail was thought out so the rehearsal dinner and wedding were very personal. Both Will and Louisa grew up in Dallas so they wanted a Texas touch on the wedding. Needless to say is was one classy Texas affair. Not to mention an absolute blast.

Georgia and Daddy watching the rehearsal

Brooks in position

Cousin Julie and her youngest, Ashley

Cousin Chafen (expecting baby boy Hart in July) and Georgia plus Julie and Abby who was one of the two flower girls.

The rehearsal was at the Dallas Aquarium - AMAZING and entertainment for all. Will's parents planned such a fun night. The kids had their very own menu and got a private tour of the aquarium.

Wilson/Watkins Cousins - Julie, Ash, Celia with baby Eli, Wendi

It was such a treat to have 10 of my 11 cousins together with all their families. We missed Mark and Karen and their boys. We came from all different directions (Dallas, Boston, Pennsylvania, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Malawi - AFRICA, and Doha). 4 original Watkins siblings, 10 kids, 13 grandkids and 2 more on the way.

Cousins minus Georgia

Brooks made the photographer show ID to prove he was a "Brooks" too.
Sure enough it said B-R-O-O-K-S.

Will gave Brooks an awesome gift all the way from the Smithsonian for participating in the wedding...

a real telescope...

After dinner there were crepe stations for dessert...hello-yummo!

On our way out after a fantastic night at the aquarium. Thanks to Will's parents!

Bridal Luncheon at Neiman's Zodiac Room

Getting the little Mister all dressed up for the big event!

Mama and the Ring Bearer

Brooks hanging out in the Groom's room with all the guys.

Brooks did such a great job. He walked in just behind Will and with all the groomsmen. Then stood very still to watch the bridesmaids and beautiful Louisa make their entrance. He and the flower girls sat with us during the wedding but walked out just after the Bride and Groom.
Louisa's mom, my Aunt Margaret made the flower girl dresses, bridesmaid's shrugs, Brooks' Bible cover and the pew markers. They were gorgeous!! She's just a tiny bit talented!

Anna Lou lovin' on Georgia

Uncle Dave and the boys

Junod Crew

Hall Bunch

Watkins Team

More cousin lovin'!

Uncle/Doctor Jimmy aka Father of the BRIDE with Brooks!

Brooks opened a little present for his stellar performance.

After the wedding we headed to the Dallas Arboretum for the reception! Nothing was missing...chips and salsa, fajitas, bbq, mac and cheese, sangria, margaritas, a photo booth, an artist painting a live picture of the reception, best band EVER heard, bubbles and cookies for the kids and of course incredible cakes!

Louisa and Will took dance lessons and had a choreographed dance for their first dance.


Rockin' the babies


Caryn said...

I'll say it again the whole fam just looks GORGEOUS!!!! And I am going to need a lesson on how to do that wedding hair-do (Hair-do - what am I like 80) this summer because I just LOVE it. Looks like a wonderful time with your sweet family.

The Berridges said...

I bet your sweet Mama is in heaven with all her babies in the same place!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful wedding!!! You all look so pretty! :) Glad you are all back together... :) Enjoy every minute.

angie said...

Wow what a beautiful wedding!! The Watkins crew looked amazing-nice job

Dede said...

Love all the pictures!!! So glad you all made it safely!!! Brooks looks so old in his tuxedo- what a little man!!!!

Katy said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! That was such a beeeeeeeeeautiful wedding!! Loved ALL the pictures! :) So many comments---ok---first, so cool that the Aquarium was the rehearsal dinner locale! Went there many a time for field trips, but how neat to think of going there for that! perf for the kiddos!
Next---love your outfit, and ditto Caryn's comments about your hair--gorgeous!
Lastly---you found an adorable little suit for Barrett! and Brooks was so cute! Kinda nerveracking when your kid plays a big part! hee!
oh---one more thing---love the colors on the cake/dresses/flowers/ etc. so summery!
ah--i'm not done--the reception?? what? unbelievable. a live painting?? do i love that? YES!

shannonmichaelis said...

I think Brooks wins the award on the most times to be a ring bearer by the age of 5! Want you to give me a demo on the hair - lovin' it but not sure my hair is long enough...

AK Event Design said...

I'm LOVING your hair at the wedding!!! Looks like a fun wedding and Brooks looked adorable in his tux! Nothing is cuter than little guys in tuxes.... so precious!