By: Jennifer Murray

Here Comes the Bride and the Little Dudes Too!

When Emily asked me if the boys could be part of her upcoming wedding, I didn’t hesitate to say “Yes!”.  I was excited to see them take part in something so incredibly special for someone we love so dearly.  However, I was hopeful that things would go off without a hitch. Having 4 four year olds involved in a formal occasion comes with risks, after all. I’m still so delighted about how well the wedding went on Saturday.  Everything went so smoothly and I think it will be something the boys will always remember.

wedding party pictures with gorgeous fall trees

Do you see the GORGEOUS going on in this picture?  (And I’m not just referring to the stunning bride!) The trees and the weather were absolute perfection on Saturday.  It was something you would DREAM of having for a fall wedding in Indiana! 

family fall pictures with leaves 

I was THRILLED to have Emily’s dad take this family portrait of us while we were in between formal pictures.  I love how it turned out! Do you see all those lovely yellow leaves on the ground and all of that handsome?  *Swoon*

taking fall pictures outdoors with kids plainfield indiana parks fall foliage

We also took the rare opportunity to take some individual shots of the boys. (Henry on the left, Isaac on the right.)

great backgrounds for fall pictures in indiana plainfield indiana parks photography in the fall

My heart is still melted in a puddle. (Brooks on the left, Clark on the right)

how to have more than 1 ring bearer in a wedding

And I’ll throw this one in again, just in case you missed it.

outdoor wedding pictures in the fall in indiana

Emily has helped out with these boys since they were just under 2, so being part of her special day was so meaningful. She has been a God-send in our all of our lives, and we are so blessed by her friendship.

playing ring around the rosie for wedding pictures

The wedding photographer, Kristi Michelle, was so laid back and fun.  Case and point?  A Ring-Around-The-Rosy photo op! I can’t wait to see how she professionally captured the day.

After pictures we headed back to the church for some non-messy grub, and even a little pre-wedding coloring.

And then it was GO TIME! 

getting kids to cooperate in a wedding    

The boys came down the aisle in pairs, holding hands with the sweet flower girls. 😉 The boys were instant friends with Brad in the wedding party, which explains Brooks looking back at him with his hands on his hips, as soon as he arrived at his spot.

october wedding with fall colors    

They stood in the front until Emily’s dad gave her away and after the prayer, and sat with me in the front for the remainder of the ceremony.  Highly recommend that plan, Brides to Be! 

wedding ring bearer shoes and dress socks

The only semi-embarrassing part was Henry sat with his pants over his knees and then preceded to walk out of the church holding his pants as shorts to show off his dress socks, which they all affectionately refer to as their “soccer socks”. Every wedding needs some kid humor, right?

preparing children for being in a wedding 

Can you tell this girl LOVES children?  She had 9 total in her wedding ceremony, and they all did exceptionally well! 

We love you, Emily and Nick!  Thank you for allowing our boys to have a small part in your incredible day.  We are thrilled to see God bring both of you together and will be praying for your marriage to be a beautiful picture of Christ’s love!

Side note: The boys have been playing “wedding” all week, complete with all of them going on a honeymoon in the backyard on their trikes. =) Thank goodness we have a few years!

 

11 Responses to “Here Comes the Bride and the Little Dudes Too!”

  1. Beth
    October 13, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Those are some incredibly handsome little men!

    I’m so glad they did well at the wedding. I know what it’s like to hold your breath watching them walk down the aisle, praying they do well 😉
    I am cracking up at your boys going on ‘honeymoons’ on their tricycles. That’s awesome!

    Also, thank you so much for your prayers. I am very happy to report that my biopsy came back negative (which is positive!). No cancer! Thank you.

    • QuatroMama
      October 13, 2011 at 10:53 am #

      So. So. So. Incredibly thankful for your great news! Love you, Friend!

  2. Crystal
    October 13, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Holy cow, look at those leaves changing color! Are you going to post any of the professional ones?

    • QuatroMama
      October 13, 2011 at 10:52 am #

      They aren’t out yet, but when they are I’ll send you over to her blog! =)

  3. Grady Pruitt
    October 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    LOVE that ring around the posie one with the bride and groom in the middle!

    I’d agree… Having the kids sit down for the ceremony is probably an excellent idea! Less likely to be disturbing that way.

    Great pics!

  4. MandyE
    October 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Those pictures are awesome! So glad your little guys did so well. I’m sure they will remember that experience for a long time to come. 🙂

  5. Lisa-Jo@thegypsymama
    October 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    oh my HEART – the adorable is off the charts!!

  6. Jenn King
    October 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Handsome little dudes…love the pic with them and their hands in their pockets. So cute, love fall weddings!!!!

  7. Angie @ Just Like The Number
    October 13, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    So stinkin’ cute! Love the family photo – one lovely lady surrounded by a whole lotta handsome.

  8. Courtney
    October 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Great photos as always! Stunning outdoor photos; you have a great new family photo! Love the Ring-Around-the-Rosie one too since there were so many kids in the wedding. 9 kids in it; wow! And being a soccer player, I appreciate the comment about the “soccer socks”. haha And the wedding/honeymoon play is a classic. Glad everything went well for you!

  9. Jamie
    October 13, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    What little studs!!

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