Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

A Texas Wedding

After the rehearsal, dinner, and meet and greet at the Mother-of-the Bride's home, we all fell into bed as soon as we got to our hotel room.  We had an early wake up call so the girls and I would not be late to the Bridal Brunch in historic downtown Grapevine.

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law put together a fabulous Bridal brunch complete with a beautiful centerpiece, hand made pearl bracelets with every one's monogrammed initial, and fabulous catered cuisine.

After the delicious brunch, the girls and I did a little shopping.  Oh, was it HOT and humid.  Still, we persevered.  Ha!  And found a few things.  We headed back to the hotel with Arnold Palmer iced tea and retreated to a little air conditioned relaxation before it was time to shower and get ready for the much anticipated wedding.

No, I was not the wedding photographer (I still have thoughts running through my head about this.  A few people have asked, but I don't think I'm ready to take that plunge just yet...some days maybe, but I just don't know) but I still brought my BGC (big girl camera) along for the fun.

I thought you might like to come along:
The Bride's mother made her dress!  I know!  Isn't that amazing.  Girls, please don't ask me to do this....you know I would do anything for you because I love you so much, but a hot glued dress just wouldn't be appropriate.  :-)

But, this dress was gorgeous down to every last detail.  My mother-in-law fashioned her beautiful headpiece.  I thought this was so sweet of my girls with the bride:
Here are a few pictures from the Texas-sized reception:
And the dance.  These two are some of my most favorite images from the night.  Chandler asked Rachel to dance and she sweetly agreed.  A few minutes later she told him that he was a great dancer.  Chandler quickly replied, "Don't act so surprised!"  Ha!!!

And then Hannah dancing with Poppie....they both are giggling because they both were trying to lead. Ha!!!!!
I am putting this in my memory bank....you know for 20 years down the road (right Rachel???).  We were all given Texas-sized sparklers....oh so fabulous!  And they played the Texas Tech fight song as the bride and groom made their exit (I would rather have liked the Baylor Bears fight song, but TT is where the bride went to school...her groom is an Aggie). 

It was a perfect Texas wedding, until the left-over wedding cake fiasco, but that's another story. 


The Real Me! said...

What a beautiful wedding. And what a great job she did on that wedding dress. I wouldn't even attempt! Nor would my daughter ask me! LOL!

Love the picture of your girls. PRICELESS!
Can't wait to hear about the "cake" incident.

bp said...

I have enjoyed your pictures this week. The sparklers are so pretty! Looks like such a beautiful wedding.