Matthew was in a wedding this weekend. Remember this post when I congratulated my two former students, one of whom became one of my dearest friends and both whom I adore, on their engagement? Well they got married last weekend and chose my baby as their ring bearer! The wedding was amazing. Truly. Sarah was a stunning bride and you could tell that she and Kyle were just so happy to be getting married and starting their life together. I still think of them as high schoolers so it was strange to see them as husband and wife. I felt very proud and happy and joyous. It was a good weekend. Unfortunately, I’m still camera-less. I never realized how attached I am to my camera. I borrowed my sister’s but it’s like borrowing someone’s car…it just didn’t feel right. I’m sure I’ll end up spending a fortune to buy some from the amazing photographer Sarah hired because I know I’ll want a precious photo of my little man in his monkey suit.
When I asked Matthew if he would be the ring bearer for Sarah, he wasn’t too sure. My boys like to do things right and he’s never been to a church before, let alone a wedding. He didn’t really know what it was. We watched some videos on Youtube and talked it out and he agreed. Oh and I may have bribed him with the promise of a toy of his choice. Maybe.
You could tell when they asked him to do this during the rehearsal that I was going to be buying him ANY toy he wanted. His face said “Mom. This was not part of the deal.”
Luckily, the flower girl was super fun and into zombies so he got over it pretty quickly. At the rehearsal dinner he got to have a Sprite and cheese pizza and a monster truck. He declared it the best day of his life. The wedding day was a long but fun day for both of us. He was a complete angel. He never complained about wearing his tux for 8+ hours. Or having his picture taken. Or holding hands. He loved it all. And he was just…beyond cute. See for yourself.
See what I mean? Too much cuteness. I could barely stand it. I cried at the wedding. I normally do. But seeing Kyle, who was one of my all-time favorite students and such a wonderful young man, marry my sweet Sarah was just too wonderful. Add my baby in a tux to the mix and I was a puddle. I was so happy to share in their special day in my small way.
After the wedding we went home to change. I had been in Spanx for almost 6 hours and couldn’t take it anymore. Matthew couldn’t stand his shoes for one more second. I personally think the Converse looked adorable. The bride wore Nike Shox so she didn’t mind at all!! (Smart bride, right?)
It was a perfect day and I was so proud of my little ring bearer. He said it was “much more fun that I thought it was going to be. And I got presents!” Santa was at the reception with a remote control car for my little man. Matt took him to my Mom’s about 8:30 when he could barely keep his eyes open. The flower girl came looking for him a while later to ask him to dance. I told him this when we picked him up the next morning and he said “Well thank God I left early!”.
Too much cuteness…don’t you think?