I know Photo Friday is usually reserved for vintage photos, usually of other people's family members, but heck if I won't break whatever hard, fast rules I have for this blog whenever I want to-- it's the special province of being the blog's authoress!
Check it out, folks-- my baby sister up and got married last weekend!
|Matt and Sus eating cake. Let them eat cake!|
She and her now-husband, Matt, have been together for almost five years, and were wed last Saturday at the groom's parents' house in Franklin. They met at college in Clarksville where both of them were in the Fine Arts program, and have been inseparable ever since. Matt is a graphic designer for a signage company out in West Nashville, and Sus is the brains and beauty behind SoSticky, a sticker shop on Etsy (if you're into cool looking stickers, period, and specifically video-game influenced pieces, this gal is your gal). The short and sweet ceremony featured a cover of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" by A Might Wind, from the Bioshock soundtrack, and Electric Light Orchestra's "Mr. Blue Sky", and a lot of vows-saying and good-crying from the future spouses. Lulu, Matt and Susan's insanely well-behaved dog, acted as ring-dog.
|Matt, his dad, and his brother.|
After they were declared "man and wife", the bride was kissed and Matt took his new wife down the makeshift aisle in a little boogaloo. The casual reception dinner was a buffet of fried chicken, BBQ sliders, fresh fruit, and three bean salad (for us rabbit food eaters-- Matt's brother and sister-in-law are vegans, too!), and a beverage station of flavored San Pellegrino, lemonade, wine and beer. Sus and Matt's cake featured the inscription "For Keeps", which Matt explained was a romantic inside joke between Carl Sagan and his wife Ann Duryan that resonated with their own relationship. There was also a cake topper that had stood on Matt's grandparents cake in the late forties'. How sweet!
|Sus and I just after the champagne toast. My also photogenic mom has been cropped out due to a history of going "You used THAT photo?! That photo's HORRIBLE of me!" even though she always looks fine.|
Anyway, happy wedding week to my sister! Looking forward to having her and my new brother-in-law at my ceremony in September!
Have a great weekend, folks, and I'll see you on the other side. Til then!