I think we can all agree that when a family member is getting married, it’s a pretty damn big deal, right? Everything about it becomes so much more important. It makes sense really. When a friend or, more often than not, a complete stranger gets married it has a different feel to it. Celebration, of course! But with family, it takes on a whole other level of importance and meaning. Having been to so many weddings in the past as a guest or actually being in the weddings, I have begun to be sick of them over the years. They’re fun to go to the reception, but even that can be awkward when you don’t know anyone. Luckily I make friends pretty easily; but some people are too awkward, even for me!
But this is different! It’s my brother!! I’m so excited for him and so very excited to have a new member added to the family. AND even more excited that they most definitely will be having babies! I have a 2 1/2 year old boy and he needs nieces and nephews to play with and go visit during the Summer. As it stands right now, I am the only one of 4 siblings to have a child of their own yet. My older sister and her husband have been married for a few years now but they don’t have plans for kids yet. They are both very busy and kids would be a huge life adjustment for them both. Not that it isn’t for everyone, but especially for them.
Their wedding was amazing! It was in Chicago at this very colorful venue on the southeast side of the city that was perfect for my sister and her husband. They are very Bohemian in their personal preferences and personal style. Of course my brother and other sister and I were in the wedding, so we got to ride in an amazing limo. I guess they booked it with the number one rated limousine company in Chicago, and you could tell. Beautifully designed, beautiful interior, classy….and fully stocked refrigerator with beer and champagne! We had a hell of a time, needless to say. And we did our best to not drink all of it before we got to the reception and had to make speeches.