Sunday, June 3, 2012

To Michigan & Beyond!

We spent the weekend with my parents. They came to visit because my younger cousin got hitched in Michigan! What are the odds that this California girl would move to Illinois and her two California cousins (pictured below as groom and best man) would both select colleges in Illinois as well? And in doing so the eldest of the two would marry the woman of his dreams just 2 hours from our home? Awesome, I tell ya. Couldn't have worked out better. B is nearly 3 1/2 months and my parents last saw him when he was just a couple weeks old. He's now smiling and laughing and considerably more responsive. He is also an even better screamer than before. Hah.

Our long weekend started Thursday evening and continued until Sunday afternoon. We walked about a mile away from our house to a cute cafe for breakfast on Friday and hit up the Wilton tent sale where I purchased 4 large and 6 small loaf pans for my breadmaking endeavors. I also scored some muffin liners, a flour container, and airplane and train cookie cutters. We had Chicago pizza, barbecued, drove to the wedding, enjoyed our favorite Jewish Deli, and were able to get away for a bit while B was watched by his grandparents. It was a great trip and so perfectly timed. And now... pictures of the wedding.
The venue: an old Michigan barn. So cute.
Creative, shabby chic centerpieces
Crossword puzzles at our tables
Almost a good family picture.
Grandparents with the B man
Complete nerdy photograph with slobber and all

Tie credit goes to an incredible & creative blog friend, Katie, who made B three onesies and five bowties to go with them! We added a grey one to the mix to fit B and can't wait to dress him in bowties for more fun events and weddings coming up! Stay tuned for more bowtie fun. :)

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Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Love the decor of the wedding! Cute pics.

Brigitte said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful wedding location! It looked like a great time :)

Addi's mom said... [Reply to comment]

So incredibly happy that you were able to go to this wedding WITH B! We have had too many events where we are childless...these pictures make me so happy. Every event seems more worthwhile now doesn't it?!?

LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE bespectacled Benjamin!!! That wedding looks like a great time and you guys are adorable. I laughed at the *almost* amazing family photo, because of course B is barely in the photo. haha. :)

Renel said... [Reply to comment]

Ha what an awesome trip! I like the almost perfect family picture except the baby who is bent over backwards haha. So uncooperative I tell ya! Pretty great that so many of your family members are close by.

Solange, Nik and Caitlin said... [Reply to comment]

What a great long weekend!

Kristi said... [Reply to comment]

I love your dress (and of course, you look great in it)! Also, little B man's tie is so great...I know a little girl who'd like to give that well dressed boy a kiss. :-)

Chrissy said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous bride and that venue is amazing!
You guys are such a beautiful family! xxx

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

Aww what a beautiful bride! Super jelly that you got to go to MI-- I miss home so much! And I love Benjamin's bowtie!

SG said... [Reply to comment]

That drooly glasses picture totally does me in - he's adorable!

Alli Ferg said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks. This is just what I was looking for photo-wise ;)! The bride is gorgeous. I love, love her dress. And the venue? Seriously fantastic.

Alli Ferg said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks. This is just what I was looking for photo-wise ;)! The bride is gorgeous. I love, love her dress. And the venue? Seriously fantastic.