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November 7, 2012

Family Wedding Weekend + Photos

Many of you who follow me around on Twitter know last week was crazy for me, but so fun! My amazing, (soon to be) sister-in-law, Meredith, got married to the love of her life and had the most beautiful wedding!

I was thrilled beyond belief to celebrate with her all week, and I am so thankful I got time off work to be a helpful bridesmaid! I tried my very best to behave myself.... ;)

I have to say, the majority of people at her wedding are obviously coming to ours in March, and I got really excited. Hands down, I am marrying into such an amazing family and love my in-laws to death. I feel very, very blessed to able to say that.

They were gracious enough to extend the invite to my family, and I love that everyone gets along well and we all enjoy each other so much. Is this real life?

Here are a few shots from an amazing, unforgettable weekend...

 Future hubs is way too handsome, not even going to lie about it...

 Some of my absolute favorite boys.

My future mother-in-law and father-in-law - I sure love them!

 The beautiful bride (isn't her rehearsal dress stunning?) and her groom with his parents.

Some of the wedding party at the lovely rehearsal dinner. Coolest wine cellar ever! 

Little bride after receiving her wedding gift from her hubby.

A few cell phone shots that I stole from my FB friends! :) Isn't Meredith beautiful? 

The perfect fall wedding - can't wait to share the professional photos when they come out!

{sorry about the narrow blog margins! They're making the photos a little loopy looking... }


Dear "Little Bride" (Meredith),

I couldn't possibly ask for a more loving, fun sister-in-law. Not only am I thrilled to call you my official sister in a few months, but I'm thankful you also are a wonderful best friend. I love that we have SO much in common, and that you inspire me to be a better person each and everyday.
What a joy it is to have you and Kyle in my life, and I can't wait to see what our adventures hold! We're sure looking forward to the day where you guys can be our bee keeper neighbors, and our little redheaded babies can all play together. Wishing you the most beautiful Belize honeymoon, and a lifetime of inspiring adventures together.

Love you very much!


Yup, I am blessed beyond measure. I wish I could've snapped a few photos with my family at the reception, but we were all too busy breakin' it down Porter style!

I've got to admit that seeing such an amazing big day gave me butterflies for the first time in a while. 4 months to go, and it's going by so fast! :)


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  1. Totes jeals/super happy for you that your inlaws love you and get along with your fam! I tried for that my inlaws have decided they'd rather not see their son than be nice to me...oh well. gorgeous wedding!

  2. Totes jeals/super happy for you that your future in laws love you and get along with your family! I tried for that but my inlaws would rather not see Zack as often than be nice to me or my family so....oh well. Gorgeous wedding though!

  3. Those are some lovely and beautiful photos! I especially love the one of them going off into the fall leaves! So pretty!

  4. Adorable! I love love love weddings! Following from

  5. awesome photos!! What a great story!!

  6. So happy for you...and of course the bride and all. :) The wedding looked absolutely beautiful. Love a good fall wedding.

  7. Awww, I love this! I can tell y'all had such a fun time! You look gorgeous, as usual. I sure so love me a fall wedding :) Yours is getting SO CLOSE, can you even believe it?? Yayyyy!

  8. Oh my gosh! She may or may not be wearing my wedding dress! It's hard to tell exactly from the picture but it looks SUPER similar to the one I'll wear in December! Gah, I just love weddings!

  9. Looks like a fun family, and what a beautiful wedding! The bride looked gorgeous! I love the dress!

  10. Such a beautiful bride! And I love her dress! I love fall weddings and I am sure her pictures are going to be awesome. Can't wait to see more!!

  11. So beautiful! Love them walking into the fall foliage! And her rehearsal dress is killer!

  12. Love this post!! It was such a fun weding! I'm SOO happy my date party got moved so I could come. It was some quality fam time;)I wish you would have posted pictures of the Chapel because it was GORGEOUS. Love you and can't wait til MARCH!
    MOH - (Maid Of Honor) for those who might get confused!

  13. Beautiful family and gorgeous bride! I lOOOVE her dress! I just realized you are a bride to be, I'm so excited for you!! We got married in April of 2010, so I can't wait to see your Spring Wedding. But I love fall weddings too, that last photo is gorgeous of them walking together! xoxo

    PS my headwrap came in the mail today... I love it!

  14. That last photo is breathtaking!! She looked so beautiful in that dress!


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