My brother's wedding!

My brother, Michael, got married to an amazingfantastic girl named Lauren last month on October 23rd. The whole week was lovely and the wedding was as close to perfection as you can get. The weather was soooo beautiful and perfect (especially for late October in northern Illinois!), the ceremony was short and sweet (i. cried. the. whole. time.) the bride was beyond gorgeous and it was thrilling to see my brother so happy! And the whole thing was so perfect I have to save the wedding decor for another post. Here are lots of pics!

The day of the wedding rehearsal...

the day before, bro and sis

day before, Mom and Dad of the groom

day before, Michael and Katie can't help but cut off poor Tall Paul's head!

ready for the wedding happy!
practice makes perfect
  Wedding Day!  Before the ceremony...

the bride!

touching up before more photos
Mom pinning on boutonniere, so serious!

there's the smile!

isn't that dress gorgeous??

the bride and her maids off to take more pictures

the men!

pretty pretty
lovely couple


why are we still taking pictures??
I just want to get married already!

bride and groom with both sets of parents

with my parents

awww their little boy

 Post ceremony...

just two married men

doesn't Katie's hair look sooooo pretty?

Our Granny Ceil and her boys
the meal! bride and groom with best man and maid of honor

their first dance as husband and wife
blurry smiles
we're so happy!

one more sibling pic before they go

time to leave...

and off they go...into the rain!


  1. it's ABOUT TIME! yay for michael and lauren. and you guys look super beautiful, too! looks like a gorgeous wedding. :)

  2. I love love love all the pictures! This wedding was BEAUTIFUL and I am HUGE fan of Lauren's dress - awesome!


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