A couple of weekends ago, my cousin got married on Captiva Island… more specifically at South Seas Plantation, which is about 2 hours away from home. This is where we used to vacation as kids and it holds a very special place in the hearts of my whole family. We spent the whole weekend hanging out with family, walking on the beach and relaxing in the pool. I didn’t take many pictures of the weekend because, well, I was too wrapped up in having a good time.
The wedding itself was perfect. The ceremony was on a rocky point facing the sunset. The groom was beaming and the bride was more stunning than I can possibly describe.
The reception was one of the most fun receptions I have ever attended. I can’t believe I don’t have pictures! Let me start by saying that my cousin has been in a couple of bands (mostly made up of the same guys) over the last 12 years and his father (my uncle) is also a musician. When I was first in college, the only people I hung out with were my cousins & the band guys. Instead of hiring a band, they just set up their equipment and played. It wasn’t like a wedding reception… it was like a rock show at a bar. It was like old times, except for now we are all married and some of us have a little less hair and bad backs (sorry, guys). The best part… I got to share it all with Hubby. He has always heard stories of the old days, but that night he got to experience it with me. Amazing.
The other super awesome part about the weekend was the pool. The resort has a couple of wading pools, which are perfect for kids. Bug could run right into the water. He was in. heaven.
He was so excited about the pool that we never actually took him to the beach. I am all about the clean fun of the pool as opposed to the super sandy fun of the beach. In my defense… we do have a beach at home! And we use it!
My wonderful, sweet mother-in-law and my equally as wonderful sister-in-law drove down to babysit Bug after the ceremony so that Hubby and I could enjoy the reception. And stay out late! And have a few drinks! And sleep in! Of course, we still only slept until 8, but whatever… it was wonderful.
What was the best wedding (besides your own!) that you have attended?