Friday, December 25, 2009

Adam and Jaclyn's Wedding in Mexico

Hunter and I just returned from Riviera Maya, Mexico yesterday after a 5 day vacation for my brother's wedding. Jordan wasn't able to join us because of work and we missed him like crazy. It was absolutely beautiful down there. There were around 45 friends and family that made the trip and we all stayed at the all inclusive resort where they got married. We had a fun filled 5 days which included, a dessert party the first night, BBQ lunch on the beach everyday, a bonfire after dark one night which included smores and face painting, pedicures for the girls one morning, golf for the boys, an oceanside bridesmaids luncheon and lots and lots of laying around on the beach and by the pool. Hunter was in HEAVEN because we were outside ALL DAY LONG everyday.

It was a beautiful resort and was so neat to be there with the whole family to watch Adam get married. The day of the wedding we played at the beach till noon, had BBQ on the beach and took the kids upstairs for naps while we all got ready. The wedding started at 4:00pm the weather was P-E-R-F-E-C-T and the ceremony was beautiful. Hunter was one of the ring bearers and he did such a good job all the way down the isle. We watched the wedding from a distance though because he was not to thrilled about not getting to play in the sand and water during the wedding. As soon as his ring bearer job was over he made a bee line straight for the ocean. He wasn't too happy when I scooped him up and took him to the back for the remainder of the wedding. But standing in the back allowed me to get some great pictures of the event! They drew a huge crowd of bikini clad beachcombers and from what I could hear they all thought the wedding was beautiful too. Jaclyn's brothers did the ceremony and it was so neat to witness.
The view from our suite

Jaclyn just before the wedding, she looked gorgeous
Hayley, one of the bridesmaids

The ring bearers
Flower girl

Adam's first look at Jaclyn

Just after the ceremony
They had a mexican fiesta for the guests while the couple took their pictures. There was a real donkey there for photo ops

Hunter loved it at first!

Until the donkey moved it's head and he realized it was REAL. Then he wanted down immediately!
Complete with a pinata...Hunter taking his turn at it
All the kids going crazy for the candy

The reception followed the mexican fiesta and from what I hear it was wonderful, lots of toasts and stories. I had to miss the reception, unfortunately, because I had WAY overdone it at that point and started having too many contractions :-( fortunately I was able to get it under control later that night with Extra strength tylenol, a long warm bath, lots of water and rest. Hopefully I can post pictures of the reception from someone else's camera later. So check back!

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