So... my baby sister, Brooke, is getting married in two months and I have been a slacker in journaling our fun in planning her wedding! So, I am a little behind ....
A little background... Brooke and Ben have been dating for 9 years!! Their ten year anniversary is in November, right before their wedding!!! They dated all through high school and college. When Brooke graduated from college, Ben was living in Atlanta so she found a job there and got an apartment in Buckhead. After six months in the ATL, Ben was signed by an agency in Los Angeles and it was an opportunity that he could not resist. So, they decided Brooke would transfer with her company and move back home temporarily so that Ben could get settled in and she could search for a new job out west! Well, God had a different plan. Brooke was miserable with her company in Memphis and after a few months, she quit. But, God had a plan. He quickly opened a new door for her at a great company that would eventually lead to great things! She accepted a sales position with MCR Safety and her territory...the WEST COAST. They wanted her to train for a year and a half and then move to California to be closer to her clients. How convenient!!!! So, in January 2010, Brooke made the big move out west! Then, on Easter morning while camping in Malibu, Ben popped the question and they are going to be married in Memphis on December 11, 2010. What an amazing journey!!!
Brooke and Ben's Fiesta themed Engagement Party was in late July and it was so much fun!!!
Here are few pictures from that wonderful night!!!
The Beautiful Couple!
The Spread.... Swanky's catered and it was delicious!! Or, so I heard, as a hostess, I didn't get to eat until the next day (leftovers) because I was so busy!!!
More great friends!!!
Waiting on the surprise... Elliot, a family friend, hired a mariachi band to come a play for a few hours! It was a blast and fit the theme perfectly!!!
The Mariachi Band
So in love!
more of the spread!
The precious flower girl!
High school friends!
Brooke and one of her bridesmaids, Summer.
Ms. Niki, Brooke, and Ben (Ben's Mom)
Flower girl and Ring Bearer
David, Sarah, Brooke, and Ben
Brooke and Amber, one of her bridesmaids
David, Ben, and Eric
Some of our family and Ben's family!
Mama, Brooke, and Memom- 3 generations! Brooke is wearing the same dress they both wore in their weddings!!
with the band...
Daddy and his baby
Daddy and Brooke singing karaoke!
Ben's dad, Mr. Bob, Daddy, and Ben's grandfather!
The party was a huge success and we had lots of fun and made many memories. I am really looking forward to the upcoming weeks as her showers are beginning and I get the joy of being her maid of honor!!!