Here it is the wedding recap issue of the blog. Sorry I kept you waiting so long, but it’ll be worth it i promise. I’m going to start with a quick thank you all everyone I stole the pictures from since I didn’t take a single one. Sorry I was busy.
For those of you who don’t know my brother Ryan married Allie on Saturday August 31st. It was quite the affair, where lots of hard work, heavy lifting (thanks Casey), and laughs were abundant. Of course like all weddings we hit a few snafus, problems with the rehearsal dinner location management. It was on a train and catered by an awesome guy. The food from what I heard was amazing, I didn’t eat much since there was mostly meat, but the desserts were to die for that I can assure you of. We may have had a small crisis when the tent failed to show up until nearly the last minute, or oh yeah oops we froze some flowers. But, we plowed through these little hiccups and had quite the day to show for it. I know that Ryan and Allie will remember it forever.
The wedding was had, Ryan had asked our Uncle to perform the ceremony so there were a few jokes in there. Some of which included the wiping of my brother’s brow part way through the ceremony, and a comment of “this part always makes me nervous” then quickly followed by, “is there anyone present who knows why this couple shouldn’t be married.” And, well with any family there is some drama and throw in a big event like a wedding, and it just gets worse, so there was a few nervous seconds there. But, all went well no one objected and Ryan and Allie were married. There was bell ringing, lavender throwing, and smiles all around. It rained a little throughout the reception, but hey, it’s good luck so no biggie there. My Aunt Patti told children that they were going to be struck by lightening and that they would die, but hey, she’s also the Aunt that made us all eat grass. Love you Aunt Patti.
The ceremony was followed by some Brooks BBQ, which if you’re from the Catskills you’re well acquainted with, and if not it’s the Cats Pajamas for BBQ in that neck of the woods. You can check them out here. We had some pretty tasty cocktails to go along with dinner and the whole wedding was MCed by our favorite DJ Pat and you can check him out here. He played some great music, kept the party going, and of course had some fun stories to tell. Ryan used to DJ with him when he was in school, oh did I mention he used to babysit Ryan back in the day too. Yeah this is what a Delaware County wedding will bring about lots of people knowing everything about you.
The wedding ceremony made sure to include some of our crazy family traditions not limited to but definitely including the “ball and chain” it’s real and we have photos of it, and of course the family gathering for the Chicken Dance. Best part is we get to do these shananigans all over again in February for my cousin’s wedding.
So now that you’ve read through the recap, I’ll share some of the photos I stole from friends and you can see how great a day it was with your own eyes.
And, without further ado the Ball and Chain
Congratulations Ryan and Allie!!!! Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness I can not even begin to tell you both how happy I am for you. I can not wait to see where your lives take you. I love you both.