Uncle Chris got married to the beautiful, kind, smart and funny Aunt Tiffany in July and Elly got to be their flower girl. Or as she calls it, the princess flower girl. Elly and I played wedding in the weeks leading up to the big day. We also read the book, Lily’s Big Day to help with the prep as well. Our pretend weddings had stuffed animal guests while a toddler basketball hoop stood in as Uncle Chris. Elly threw paper flowers down the aisle in our living room and I lucked into the role of Aunt Tiffany.
All of the practicing paid off BIG TIME. Elly walked slowly down the aisle, pausing each time she pulled out petals to throw from her basket. She made sure every last petal was on that aisle for her future Aunt. She also remembered to hug and kiss Daddy and Uncle Chris once she made it to the front. Yes, she had been practicing hugging and kissing a basketball hoop at home. As her Mother I’m almost positive she is the best two-year-old flower girl that ever was.
Not to be forgotten are the Mottram men. Sweet Miles was decked out in seersucker and boat shoes, seriously. Thinking about that cuteness is making me have to fight the urge to run in and wake that boy up just to squeeze him and see his huge gummy smile. Not to worry, my exhaustion is holding me back. Jamie also looked as handsome as ever standing next to Chris as the best man. He gave a loving speech that night as well which tied with Tiffany’s Dad as the best speech of the night.
We celebrated and danced the night away, both kids impressing us with their stamina. We finally started feeling guilty for how late we were forcing them to stay up and got them back to bed in our cabin. I know they won’t remember their first wedding, but it was perfect in every way. Mostly because Chris and Tiff belong together and you could really feel the love between them that night, just as you always can. One day we’ll let Uncle Chris and Aunt Tiffany tell them all about their special day. I feel blessed to have been able to be there to witness all the magic.