All You Need Is Love

Congratulations, Frankie and Jen!

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Brielle and I drove another couple hours south to Bradenton Beach, FL for my stepbrother’s wedding. He’s been dating Jen for 8 years now, it’s about time they “tied the knot!”

Kissy-kissy!

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We played like the paparazzi…

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…blared the music in the car…

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…and stopped at Starbucks for a pick-me-up.

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When we arrived, it was slightly chilly! I LOVE it!

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The beach was a perfect setting for the wedding. My S-Bro and Jen are very chill people, and love the beach/water/all things Florida.

I loved that we didn’t even have to wear shoes!

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The ceremony made everyone tear up a little bit.

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Jen looked more beautiful then I have ever seen her!  I love her!

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Since Jen is Korean, they actually held a second Korean ceremony which was really neat to see.

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The family members threw dates and nuts for the bride to catch with her dress to “bless” the family. Something to that effect…

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There were about 100 friends and family members there to celebrate with. It was awesome catching up with everyone!

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After the ceremony, we headed over to our tables. Each was labeled with a different fish name, such as Wahoo, Catfish, Grouper, etc.

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Then came the food! We started with appetizers…

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…my favorite was the large tropical fruit tree.

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My plate:

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…plus a margarita, which I only had a sip of.

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Family photo time…

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…random surfers…

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I took SO many pictures, it’s ridiculous.

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My favorite picture of the night… 

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Yay, love. 😀

It was then time for the par-tay! We started out with a lovely meal. I had a nibble of grouper, tropical salsa chicken, green beans, and salad. Delicious!

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Next up, wedding cupcakes!

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They sliced a cupcake in half to feed each other. Kind of awkward… LOL.

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I loved the idea of cupcakes! I’m obsessed with cupcakes for some reason. I think they taste better than cake. This particular one was vanilla, with vanilla bean icing, and strawberry filling. YUMM!

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It was then time to dance!

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Brielle, Stepdad Frank, Me…

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This was the most fun I have EVER had at a wedding. It was relaxed, everyone was having a wonderful time, and celebrating love. I hope that if I ever get married that my wedding will be this fun!

I’m not even going to try to explain how all these people are related to each other, because sometimes even I get confused! My step brother is not exactly even my step brother any more (mom and stepdad got divorced, but we were step-siblings from age 6-18) but these people are truly my family. I love them so much, and am so happy to have them in my life! We are the most random combo of people, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! Blended families are a blessing!

Congrats, again, Frankie and Jen! I wish you the best!!! 😀

XOXO

❤ MegaNerd

 

PS.I almost waited until morning to write this (as it’s after 1:00 am) but it was too exciting to wait!!!! And it’s cold, I’m loving being bundled up 😀

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21 Responses

  1. Awesome pictures. Looks like it was a great event.

    ~ C.H.
    Music news, artist reviews, underrated songs, and custom made playlists at the new Decibel Blog.

  2. What a beautiful wedding. Looks like such a relaxed and fun time. 🙂 Those are the best kind of weddings I think! 😀

    Also, I agree. Love hoodie weather!

  3. Awwwwwww what a beautiful wedding!! I love the brides dress 🙂 it’s absolutely stunning.
    It looks like you had a fabulous time and I love how the used cupcakes. Very original!
    I love how relaxed, happy and genuine their wedding seems. That’s the way weddings SHOULD be 🙂

  4. That looked wonderful and I loved her wedding dress!

  5. That wedding sounds right up my alley. Relaxed, but still special, and everyone can have fun!

  6. Wow–vanilla bean frosting is my favorite. The actual bean specks make me so happy–especially when it’s in ice cream or frozen yogurt!

    I am sorry I have not been commenting lately on your beautiful bloggie–but I have been reading of course! It’s hard to keep you with you, Miss. Busy Bee. I know you understand my insaneness with being in school and blogging…but I’m back to posting again! I missed it too much. 🙂

  7. aww beach weddings are so romantic! i bet their pictures will be gorgeous. i’m glad you all had nice weather for it!

    also, i had no idea brielle was that tall! 🙂

  8. I agree: Yay,love!! Hehe. Glad you had a good time 🙂 I love looking at wedding pics on other peoples blogs…they make me start daydreaming lol…but don’t tell Jason that haha 😉

  9. It looks like a gorgeous day/evening for a wedding. What a stunning location.

  10. That wedding looks awesome, if by chance we ever get married (although I’m not holding my breath) I hope it will be just as cool as this one. You took some super pics too!

  11. sounds like a wicked fun wedding 🙂
    jenna

  12. That looks like such a lovely, laid-back, romantic wedding. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  13. What BEAUTIFUL wedding photos!!! Oh my gosh that beach is gorgeous! Looks like a blast–so jealous! So glad you had a great time and recovered from the flu just in time 🙂

  14. I have a friend who’s husband is Korean and the ceremony was really cool. Aren’t the nuts that she catches supposed to symbolize many kids they’ll have? Something like that.

    You and Brielle look so much alike!

  15. wow that sounds like a blast! Glad you had fun and got to see everyone!

  16. That wedding sounds like so much fun:) You and your sister are too cute. Love the car pics!

  17. Great pics! The wedding looked beautiful and so fun!!

  18. What a GORGEOUS wedding!
    I love my big blended family too, more people to love and love you in return!

  19. […] only other wedding I have been to (other than when I was very young) is my brother’s beach wedding back in October. So far, I love outdoor […]

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