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Brian’s wedding, Day 1 July 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — zellner @ 8:03 am

My cousin, Brian, got married this weekend in Jackson, Mississippi to a great girl, Brooke.  Our whole extended family stayed at the Old Capitol Inn~ it was beautiful. And convenient~ which is a plus for everyone.

We started with a bridesmaids cocktail and hors d’oeuvres party.  We had it in the sunroom at the Old Captial Inn and enjoyed getting to visit with all the ladies in our life.  (And the cake bites were delicious too!)

  All the Grainger girls (Brooke is in it now!)

Afterward, we had the rehearsal at the beautiful Catholic church in downtown Jackson.  Brian’s groomsmen all surprised him by wearing hilarious moustaches as they walked down the aisle.  I love Brian’s laugh.

My aunt and uncle hosted a marvelous rehearsal dinner at the Fairview Inn.  Wow! It is a magnificent Southern home and the food was delicious.  My aunt had a slideshow of Brian and Brooke’s growing-up years and then their time as a couple.  It was a precious walk down memory lane.  So many good memories.

Brian is a twin and his brother, Brent, got married last summer.  When we talk about them, we call them “Brent and Brian.”  It just comes out. Well, my favorite part of the night was a touching toast by my uncle Tommy.  He reminded them that “faith, hope, and love” would be the marks of Brooke and Brian’s marriage and then he raised his glass and said,”To Brent and Brian”.  We all LOVED it.   You just can’t help but say “Brent and Brian”. 

My girls were invited and loved getting to go to such a nice dinner.  We learned a lot of new things- like which fork to use, how to sit without our arms on the table, how to pass the rolls around.  Emma said she had to be “very polite” at that party.  My aunt Sallye threw a wonderful event.  It was cozy, elegant, and personal.  Good Job Sallye!

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