Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shawlmost no more...Amantha & Jesse's Wedding

Well, little bro is married.  It was a beautiful and lively romp, and quite frankly much more than I had expected from such a self proclaimed "small" wedding .  The rain held off, the weather was perfect, and it couldn't have been a more perfect setting.  Both the wedding and reception took place in an old house built in the 1880's a couple of blocks off the lakefront in Mandeville.

It was my first time meeting any of Amantha's extended family, and they were all awesome.  As far as in-laws go, we definitely lucked out.  Everyone had an awesome time.  This wedding has been a looooong time coming, and it's hard to believe that it's actually over.  It's hard to believe that my little brother is married.  It's even harder to believe that they're in the Virgin Islands right now soaking up the sun.

Being a "smaller" wedding, my parents are having another big party in April to "introduce" them to the rest of our family and friends who couldn't fit into this affair.  I'm excited to see how much marriage will have changed them in just a month.

Anyway, here are some photos from the big day.  (The real photographer at the wedding was Melissa Breedlove and her husband/assistant Brandon.  They did an awesome job and I can't wait to see how the photos turned out.)  Amantha looked absolutely beautiful, and I've never seen either one of them so happy.  Here's to a long a happy marriage!

Here's a happy song to play while you're browsing:

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The Maison Lafitte, built in the 1880's, provided the perfect setting.


At the rehearsal.  

The happy couple.



Behind the scenes.





Sammy D, a true gentleman- and Dapper Dan man.

The Shelton brothers.

The Shaw brothers.




Bella, the most excited flower girl ever.

More behind the scenes.






Lane getting the dance floor ready.

Rik & Cuz Lenny.

One excited bride...





Our new extended family.

Making it official.


Time to put the camera down and dance, eat, & drink.

The homemade cake.


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