Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rewind Wednesday : Kameron & Olivia's Wedding

You may be thinking, "Enough with the alliteration!"  Well, sorry; when it comes to titles, I often can't help it.  But many times there are things that I would like post about - especially since I desire this blog to serve as somewhat of a "scrapbook" of family happenings - but then I never get around to making those posts.  Though I will probably not be posting something of this sort every Wednesday,  I thought it would provide an opportunity to post about things I felt important, no matter how long ago they occurred!

We don't have to rewind far - just to this past weekend - for this first Wednesday post.  I wanted to share a little about my younger brother's wedding.  It was wonderful.    

Friday, May 21

I must start by saying 
to my older brother, K.J., and his precious wife, Lynn. 
K.J. and Lynn celebrated 6 years of marriage 
on the same day that Kameron and Olivia were married.
Here is the lovely couple on their anniversary eve.

The wedding weekend was a wonderful time of celebrating what the Lord has done in bringing Kameron and Olivia together, as well as reconnecting with precious family.  

We are blessed.   

Grammy, Claire and me at the bridesmaid's luncheon on Friday.

Claire bonding with her great-grandparents at the wedding rehearsal on Friday evening. 
Daddy Jim, Grammy (my Mom's parents), Pop, Granny (my Dad's parents) & Claire

The rehearsal dinner was a beautiful time of celebrating Kameron and Olivia
through sharing what they have meant to us, as well as watching a video of pictures throughout their lives thus far. 

Sharing my thoughts through a poem.
There was so much that I wanted to say, writing it down helped me to not ramble, 
as well as hold it together emotionally.  I was afraid I was going to be a blabbering mess! 

Below are a few rare photos of just my husband and I together.
 Several "prom poses," as we like to say. :)

Saturday, May 22

We were so excited that Kam's wedding day had arrived!
I couldn't believe my little brother was really getting married.

Me and the handsome Groom

Hugging my almost official "little sister" :) 

The bride was BEAUTIFUL!

Claire with her Pop, waving and waiting.

We had all gathered at the church early for pictures.
Here are John David and Claire getting some nourishment before the main event!

Pop assisting Claire with her snack.

Waiting to get dressed to avoid messing up our clothes. :)

The kids were so good and patient. 
The dvd player helped. 

My sweet little girl.
I was honored to be asked to be a bridesmaid
and enjoyed wearing the lovely (and comfy) dress Olivia chose for us.

My boys.
David, a groomsman, looked so handsome in his tux.
John David was attempting his famous "Grumpy" face, 
but he failed as his smile was trying to break through. :) 

And attempt at an "extended family" picture.
Amidst the chaos, somehow the bride and groom were able to block all of us out. :) 

John David was such a trooper - very patient and cooperative - during the photo sessions.
I was so proud of both of my little ones.

The original Keith Pugh family, plus spouses :)
K.J., Lynn, Mom, Kam, Olivia, Dad, me & David

The reception

Further joy as we reunited with more of our extended family.
My sweet cousin Erin, who is expecting another baby, and her precious son, Griffin.

My cousin's wife, Cassie, holding baby Claire, and my Aunt Janice patiently waiting her turn.

 Granny with Claire and Ella, her two great-granddaughters.

Grammy assisting Ella at the yummy chocolate fountain.

Sweet Ella

David and me with my Daddy Jim.

Aunt Stephanie blowing bubbles for the kids 
as we waited for Kameron and Olivia to make their celebrated departure.

We thought we'd take advantage of having people available to take our picture
while others watched our kids. :)

"Miss Melanie" ~ a gift to our family.
We brought her along to help with the children for the weekend.
I have no clue what we would have done without her!
(She also took the majority of these pictures.)
Thank you, Melanie, for EVERYTHING!

Older brother serving the younger, carrying the luggage to the getaway car!

Pointing to our cousin, Mary Kate, 
who let it be known that she wanted to catch the bouquet!

The toss.
Good one, Olivia!

Celebrating the catch!
It was actually cousin Hillary who caught it.  
Way to go, Hill!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Kameron Pugh,
 parading through the sea of bubbles!  

I love this one of the lovely, twirling bride!

Excited to be leaving together...and married!

A famous Kameron "look", no doubt.
I love it!

John David wasn't too excited though.
He wanted Uncle Kam and Aunt Olivia to stay with him. :)

Waving farewell.

And they're off!
The beginning of life together as husband and wife.

Kameron and Olivia ~ We celebrate with you!  You're wedding day was simply beautiful.  Thank you for making your ceremony so honoring to the Lord and for desiring it to be a time of worship for all.  It was indeed. 
We love you and are so thankful that you BOTH belong to us! 


Lynn said...

GORGEOUS pictures!! (And it's okay that you stole one of mine.) :) I need copies of some of those. You and Olivia looked stunning.

Brittney said...

How beautiful! I'm so happy for the two of them!

Hillary Winter said...

beautiful pictures from a beautiful wedding!

just thought i should clarify, if I had known Mary Kate wanted to catch it, I would have let her, it just kinda fell in my hands. I hate bouquet tosses, however we do think it was kinda fun that I got it at Kam's wedding. :)
Anyways I'm sorry :)

Kathleen said...

Katie, you did a fabulous job creating this album! It's a treasure. the wedding looks as wonderful as Jodee described~I wish I'd been there!! So, let's talk about your children...they're beyond beautiful!! Just mesmerizingly so. Love you, Kathy

Kathleen said...

Katie, that last comment is from Kathleen Winter, your mom's cousin! xo

Melanie Campbell said...

Katie, once again, you are so welcome! I had a great time & I'm so glad that I was able to help! You know I love all of the Kizziahs/Pughs! It was a beautiful ceremony - so sweet. So happy you like the pictures - I tried my best! Not too sure about that one of me & Claire - maybe next time we can take it before all the make-up has had a chance to sweat off! ;)At least Claire looks beautiful, as always.

And Hillary - who are you kidding? It was Kameron's wedding - of course you would be the one to catch the bouquet! Congrats! ;)

Bethany Vaughn said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. I wish I had gotten more. However, my time was consumed with getting permission for Sterling to be able to take a nap without any interruptions. It was an act of congress, but that is a story for another day. :) What a wonderful wedding!

Bethany Vaughn said...

And Lynn, you looked beautiful too, you all did. As I said before you and KJ were definitely a highlight. How fun that it was on your anniversary.
Hillary, it was obviously coming right for you. I mean you can't help it when it does. At least you didn't have a couple girls trying to snatch it out of your hands! :)

Katie said...

Lynn ~ YOU looked stunning, just as you did on your wedding day 6 years ago!

Brittney ~ It was a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing in the happiness :)

Hillary ~ I am SO GLAD that you caught the bouquet!! Truly, I thought it only fitting at Kam's wedding. No need at all to apologize! I hope that it didn't come across that I felt any differently.

Kathy ~ Thank you for your kind words. It was so wonderful to see Jodee. Of course, you were missed, but thank you for sharing in our joy from afar. You are loved. Thank you for loving us.

Melanie ~ Thank you for EVERYTHING! We were so thankful that you got to go. And you looked lovely in the picture!

Bethany ~ I have hardly any pictures either had it not been for our friend Melanie. Sorry it was difficult accommodating your boy - would like to hear the story when time allows. :) It was so great to see you guys!

I love you all!

April said...

so precious!