Able Blakley (my brother) married Kari Koster on September 27, 2014 in Bison, OK. It was truly wonderful, extremely exciting, delightfully intimate, and a fabulous party.
This post is full of pictures of the event. My http://blakleyhomeplace.blogspot.com/and sister have written most of the stories on their blogs. I'll highlight a few, but check theirs out as well for more tidbits.
Being a spice/farm family wedding there were plenty of elements of both. The grilled jamaican jerk chicken was probably my favorite item and something we would never have made just a few years ago. I made huge pans of brownies for this event too and loved them. I also love this picture of my brother as the light fell in the magic hour.
Prep time is different as the groom's sister. I checked on him a lot (and Kari some too, but she had lots of friends and family with her). Grant was the most amazing best man ever as we all knew he would be. Grant is the brother Able found for himself in life and I couldn't ask for a better one for him.
E, meanwhile, worked hard on the comic relief. In addition to his normal adorableness, he doesn't really get the being quiet parts of church. In the middle of some quiet prayer he announces -- "I like your hair buba." He proceeds to pet B's hair and talk about it. Definite laughter moment.
Beautiful Bride on her Daddy's arm. SO sweet.
Kari and Able chose to sit in a pew by themselves rather than standing or sitting at the front for all of the ceremony. They came up for salient parts, but it was a good compromise.
Then we headed back to the farm, changed, packed, headed back to the city, dropped off my family at home, and headed to the reception to decorate. That went well and strangely quickly so I had my hair done before coming back to change for the evening.
Cute Cousin Hat pics! At the end of the night, Brent and I drove the newlyweds to the Skirvin, took the presents home with us, and wandered very sleepily home.
While we did that, the newlyweds flew off to their minimoon in Chicago. It was a very wonderful weekend. We love them both so very much.