I've put off doing a post about this wedding. And still, I'm sitting here trying to think of words. All throughout the evening (specifically, the moment I saw my new sister-in-law's dress) I felt frustrated because I knew the perfection I was witnessing would be impossible to describe to anyone who wasn't sitting there with me. It was kind of a sad feeling.
I want to say that my brother-in-law's wedding was like a scene straight out of a movie or a page of a magazine. But really, it was a hundred times better.
We arrived early at the Chateau de Breteuil (it's Google-able). Here's my little dress.
Just married. By? The Queen of England's first cousin.
Post ceremony cocktail hour in a garden.
Guests entering the chateau for the reception.
Shawls & scarves for guests.
The bride & groom dancing their way in.
The leaf felt like a feather. The silverware was actual silver.
The ring bearer we sat across from had Matt & I in a long discussion about letting Carter's hair grow out.
Appetizers. There was dry ice on the bottom, which had them spouting hazy billows.
Singers. They also walked around the table, serenading us while we ate.
This reminded me of Meet Joe Black (one of my favorite movies). I kept peeking over to see if I'd catch an old man walking off by himself.
View of the dance floor from my seat. Not pictured: the bride & groom dancing to Kissing You, sung by an opera singer and fireworks. I'm not good with night photos, but I do have video footage.
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After the reception, we went inside for more dancing, desserts, champagne, coffee and breakfast foods.
Fun instant photos for guests.
To see the full set of pictures I took (and even more pictures from the France trip) you can go Like my Facebook page & click through the album labeled Paris.