The Last Sibling Gets Hitched

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 13, 2009

……And she finally gets a post up!

I spoke to my brother in law today (who lives out west) and he said, ‘Geeze, Ange no post from you again this morning!!!!’. lol. My sister Kristi and family couldn’t make it to the wedding so they were anxiously awaiting a recap!

The wedding was a lot of fun. My brother Chris and his long time girlfriend Nicole got hitched yesterday! Chris is my half brother (same with my sister Kerrie) and he is the last one of my siblings and I (me, Kristi, Kerrie, Chris) to get married!

We arrived at the Hilton Hotel around 1pm. The hotel was quite nice and very reasonably priced for the size of the rooms. We got this mini suite (2 rooms) for $110 CAD which is pretty much unheard of in the Toronto area. We lived it up!


The bed was so comfy!!!!

See, I really did try to blog from the hotel room…I just never got around to it! lol.


Eric is always a bit stressed when he has to tie a tie. lol.


We also had a great view! The weather was picture perfect as you can see. A gorgeous late summer day.


I curled my hair and did my make-up. It was nice that we arrived early so we could get ready in the comfort of our own room (and also not wrinkle our clothes in the car).

Eric got this funny picture of me putting on mascara. That is one of those super magnified mirrors (love/hate those! lol).


Come on ladies, you know you make weird faces when you put on mascara too! ;)

Me after primping and prepping:


This dress is 8 YEARS old! I had only worn it once (to my mom and stepdad’s wedding reception) and it still fit like a glove, so I thought why not save some moula and wear it!? I forgot how much I love this dress! It is so meplunging neckline and nice detail on the back…you know how I love my deep V’s and interesting backs!


Eric looked hot as usual. ;)


Around 3pm, it was time to pick up my Grammy + her partner and head down to the ceremony!

My Grammy just GLOWS doesn’t she???? She doesn’t look it, but she is in her mid-80’s!!!!!! Doesn’t she look amazing? I can only hope and dream I have skin as nice as hers when I am her age! Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!

I love my Grammy so much. :)


The wedding was big- 248 guests! It made our <110 wedding seem tiny!


My brother is a firefighter and he wore his firefighter suit + white gloves. He looked so handsome.


Beautiful flowers too!


The beautiful bride Nicole and her dad and stepdad walked her down the aisle.


They poured sand into a jar as a symbol of their love…


It was a very nice ceremony! I teared up of course (but had no tissue- eek!).

After the ceremony Eric and I went to the hotel room to grab a beer and then headed down for pictures.


I still can’t believe how good Bud Light Lime tastes! Officially obsessed…Any other fans out there?


The beautiful wedding party…


My bro and I…


Then it was cocktail time. We each had a Coors Light.


And then it was time for dinner and dancing! Yawhoo!


Their cake was crazy!!!!!!!!!

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Dinner was a cream based soup (which I skipped), salad, and they served me a ‘vegan’ pasta (that had cheese on it, lol) so I just picked around the cheese. Eric had chicken + roasted potatoes + veggies.

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After dinner, we danced the night away! Everyone danced at this wedding- I just love a good party-hard crowd!


Kerrie, myself, and a bridesmaid cutting up a rug!


Let’s just say I was a VERY bad influence on my brother in law Steve!!!! LOL

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I had everyone doing vodka shots…


I’m always up to no good, aren’t I? *devil grin*


Eric and the firefighters!


Someone get this girl to bed ASAP!


Eric and I danced from about 9pm until 1:30am. We both love dancing.

After the reception was over, we hosted an after party in our hotel room until about 4-4:30am!!! I kept telling everyone that I was getting up at 8am to run.

That SOOO didn’t happen! ;)

We woke up starving for breakfast this morning, and met everyone downstairs. I feasted on whole wheat toast, fruit, water, and two cups of green tea:

My plate:


Vs. Eric’s plate: LOL (then he made me go up for him and get him MORE French toast!)


I was so happy that the Hilton carried TAZO green tea!!!!!! Usually hotel teas are WEAK if you know what I mean.


I had about 2 bottles of water and 2 cups of green tea. Then an apple on the drive home and more water. I think I am finally replenished!


Surprisingly after only 4 hours of sleep, I am not doing TOO badly. Eric is currently passed out on the floor and Sketchie is sleeping on him (would you expect anything less??).

Our house is a disaster so I am going to try to muster up the strength to unpack, clean, and make a super cleansing dandelion green monster in a bit.

Enjoy your Sunday! :)

Coming up MONDAY:

  • I will be telling you what new pets Eric and I brought home today. :)
  • A HUGE Barney Butter giveaway (6 jars!!!!)



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{ 61 comments… read them below or add one }

Jocelyn September 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

You look beautiful as usual Angela! Love that dress!

That cake is crazy!!!!


Nikki September 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Looks like the wedding was a great time- I LOVE a wedding…anyone’s wedding! So fun!
BLL is good…but so is Miller Chill and the new Big Rock Lime. I was never a beer girl, and still prefer cider- Big Rock: Rock Creek is killer!


Pam September 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Love the photo’s Ange!…beautiful! and THAT cake…!! Thanks for sharing!


Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

You look beautiful! And I love the Boy Vs. Girl plates hahah


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope September 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Wow, you look sooo beautiful!! the hair and makeup are just amazing, looks very professional!!


Kris September 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm

AWWWWWWWWWWWW! So Nice! I would have never been able to tell you didn’t get your hair and make up done by a pro! You all looked gorgeous!!!



Brian & Colleen September 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

GREAT pics, Angie!! My favourite is the one with you and your grandmother…..also, you and Kerrie and how could we forget “Captain” Steve on the dance floor. Chris and Nicole looked super, it was about time, wasn’t it?


Michelle-pure2raw September 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

The wedding looked like a lot of fun. I agree dancing at weddings is a must!! You looked beautiful in the black dress could never tell it was 8 years old.I have never had the Bud Light Lime, but I love lime so I am sure it would be good : )


Jenna September 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

You look so beautiful! The ceremony and reception are breathtaking too. Congrats to you and your family :)

BARNEY BUTTER GIVEAWAY!?!? You rock chica!


Liz September 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Totally fun wedding party! Spending the whole night dancing is sooo much fun!


Mara @ What's for Dinner? September 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Looks like a wonderful time!


megan @ megzz wins at life September 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Weddings are sooo much fun!! Glad to see u had a blast! You look soo pretty!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

This comment of yours :
Eric looked hot as usual.

Me again….No my dear, that would be you! Smokin hot in your black 8 yr old diddy…mega props for resurrecting that and saving cash-ola on a wedding attendance dress you may wear once or twice, ever.

Weddings are always a time of dancing, drinking, staying up way too late and having a ball. Looks like this one was no different, how wonderful for you, your bro and his new wife, and your family. And yeah, your grammy looks 65 not in her 80s. The glow is genetic I’m thinkin :)


Mallory September 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm

whew, she’s back!

BL with Lime is my favorite summer beer! in the fall i prefer the pumpkin spice ales though…

and big smiles all the way from wisconsin for that upcoming barney butter giveaway!!!!


Mellissa September 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm

The wedding looked like a blast, glad you guys had so much fun! Bud Light Lime is tasty but I like Miller Chill even better, the lime flavor is even more pronounced.


Jenn September 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I love that dress!


Deirdre September 13, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I love wedding recaps! You looked beautiful. I definitely like Bud Light Lime but I get made fun of for liking it.


Bree September 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm

her dress looks a LOT like Leah’s…and the bridesmaid dresses looked a lot like Leah’s too…wow lol


Leah @ Simply Fabulous September 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm

lol Bree, so true- I just noticed that.


Bree September 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

haha so it was like deja vu for Ange :-P


Milca September 14, 2009 at 3:37 am

I knew this comment was going to be here because I was thinking the same!! You both looked so beautiful!! Weddings are so great, I love weddings!! (the cake was interesting) a little different.


Jenny September 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Congrats to the gorgeous couple :) your parents must be so proud of the beautiful family they’ve created!


leianna September 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Sounds like a fun wedding weekend!
I love dancing too, but my hubby doesn’t so we always leave weddings early!


Amanda Binz September 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I LOVE Bud Light Lime too!! Almost, as good as your blog :)


Kim September 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

What a gorgeous wedding! You all look fantastic!

Did someone say Barney Butter???!?


Paige @ Running Around Normal September 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

First off, you look drop dead gorgeous!

Secondly, good for you for letting loose and having a good time :D

Third(ly?) Barney Butter giveaway?! Heck yeah!


VeggieGirl September 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

OhmyohmyOHMY such a lovely ceremony!!


Rebeca September 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm

what a FUN wedding… and this is the CENSORED version, hmmmm

i love bud light lime too… sooo yum- goes down way to easy!


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) September 13, 2009 at 4:40 pm

What a fun night! You and Eric look like you both had a blast, and the wedding looks beautiful. Weddings are such fun, full of good times and crazy pictures!


Gillian September 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

You are such a babe! I love dancing at weddings and usually hassle the DJ all night to play oldies (that’s how I roll).

And I love the dress, you can’t go wrong with a good black dress.


Lizzie September 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I am SO envious of your hair – what did you use to curl it? I have long half wavy/half straight hair and would love to figure out how to do that. You looked amazing! That dress is gorgeous!

I also thought it was nice that the dad AND the step-dad walked her down the aisle. I have been to several weddings where that would never, ever have happened. Looks like heaps of fun. I showed your breakfast plate vs Eric’s breakfast plate to my husband and he said that is exactly what ours would look like.

Glad you had a good time!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Thank you!

used a regular old curling iron (1″)! Takes forever!


Lizzie September 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Boooo . . :) I was kind of hoping it would be something else, as that’s what I have at the moment and I just lack the patience to wait while it works! :) But maybe I’ll give it another whirl.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Ive heard the Babyliss curlers work well. I think you can get them @ beauty supply stores. They might be a good option?


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm

And by curlers I meant the rollers- not the iron!


Bec September 13, 2009 at 5:18 pm

sounds like such a fun night, congrats to your brother and his new wife!


Tay September 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Awww girl, looks like you had quite a time!! Weddings always look so much fun :-) And you looked GORGEOUS, as usual ;-)


Courtney September 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm

You look beautiful! :D Looks like a good time.


allijag September 13, 2009 at 7:18 pm

What a fabulous time! Happy wedding to your half bro! The whole wedding looks gorgeous!

You and Eric look great as usual!! I LOVE Bud Lime and I am NOT a big beer drinking – I was super surprised the first time I drank it as well! Glad you guys had such a great time!


Tasha September 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Beautiful wedding! Looks like you both had an amazing time and you looked beautiful!


Lauren September 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm

What a beautiful wedding. And speaking of beautiful, girl you looked stunning!

So glad you enjoyed the weekend and Congrats to your bro and his new wife.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend sweetheart!


Caroline September 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Looks like a beautiful wedding! Glad you guys had such a great weekend. I had to comment because I love Bud Light Lime too! Honestly it’s such a great tasting light beer I find it hard to resist :)


angieinatlanta September 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Great call on the dress – I love re-discovering hidden gems in my closet like that!

Looks like you had a well-deserved blast!


WholeBodyLove September 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I love the dress! You look gorgeous, as always!


Pam (Highway to Health) September 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

What a great wedding! You and Eric are so cute. Looks like you had a great weekend.


Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Oooooh! I was waiting to see the dress, and it delivered. You looked wonderful.


Lele September 13, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I love your “mascara face”! I totally agree that every woman has one. Yours is definitely LESS weird than mine.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

Oh that wasn’t even the half of it! lol


MegaNerd September 13, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Looks like you had so much fun! I haven’t ever been to a wedding, and my bro is getting married in a month! I’m so nervous/excited!

BLL is the best “cheap college kid beer” ever!!! :D It actually tastes pretty decent!


Ellen @ Peace in Motion September 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm

looks like you had a wonderful time! glad you re hydrated the next day, it always helps!


Jolene September 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Sounds like you had a BLAST!!! I also love Bud Light Lime but it is always sold out in my city :-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

its always sold out here too!


Christina September 14, 2009 at 1:14 am

What a fun wedding. I love your dress!


Suzanne September 14, 2009 at 5:37 am

Hahaha that cakes WAS crazy!! You looked great! But that dry piece of toast was lacking some… ahem… Barney Butter! :-)


Cait (Cait's Plate) September 14, 2009 at 9:34 am

YES! I LOOOOVE Bud Light Lime!! SO SO GOOD! :D

Congrats to the final sibling :)


Anne Marie @ her new weigh September 14, 2009 at 11:17 am

You looked beautiful!! I loved the cake-how cool was that?! Congrats to your brother on his marriage!


elizabeth September 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm

so piddy, so piddy, inside and out. love that 8 year old dress, classics never go out of style!


Wendy September 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Eric is the cats pajamas. His breakfast just so breaks all the rules. HAHAHA. I think if i told my lot that I was serving any meat products and if they wanted meat they had to cook it I would be tied up and tossed over board LOL. I have one sone who tells me he is a meatetarian and its a life choice LOL. Shhhh we don’t tell him i put veggies and bran buds in all his meat dishes. I hope he never eats meat loaf anywhere but home for many years or my gig is up. I loved the cake. It was a really big seller when i was married 30 years ago. From the look of the pics the wedding was very traditional. Nice to see that again sometimes. Did they pass out pieces of cake in a box to take home? I miss that at weddings now. LOL


Wendy September 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm

sorry,,, If i wasn’t going to serve any meat products.


Avangardphoto April 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

… and the cakes :)


Avangardphoto April 19, 2016 at 11:55 am

The mirror shot made me smile


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