There's literally only one thing I can talk about today.
On Saturday, my baby brother married his girlfriend of 8 years. I've known A since we were 11- she was in my year at school- and I honestly cannot think of anyone more perfect for him. I don't think I have ever felt happier, more excited, or prouder than I did when I saw A walk into the church in her beautiful gown, escorted by her dad, with tears streaming down her face, and E just looking so unbelievably happy. It was an unbelievably magical day, and I can't believe it has now been and gone.
So this week it's all about Saturday- and happiness is...
... gaining a new sister-in-law, as A officially became part of the family.
... being involved in the ceremony, by delivering 1 Corinthians 13 in a way that was apparently good enough for 75% of the guests to come and congratulate me after the fact.
... catching the moment when JR kissed E on the cheek as the photographer blinked.
.... hanging out with these little monsters.
... getting on famously with A's brother's girlfriend. She's amazing.
... bashful receiving compliments on my cupcakes.
... Playing drinking games on the table during the speeches. I do NOT recommend agreeing to drink everything someone says "thank" in a wedding speech.
... the incredible food. I've rarely been so impressed by a starter.
... JR and AS having the most incredible dance off to Star Wars Cantina
... being totally surrounded by family and old friends and godparents
... The sweet table. I decided a wedding was a good time to have a day off Lent
... The INCREDIBLE magician, who made my great-grandmother's ring appear and disappear and totally floored my older brother with it all
... Dancing with friends and family to the most wonderful band ever. Seriously, if you have an occasion in Devon, I strongly recommend booking Jessica and the Rabbits
... Ending the night in a circle, squashed between JR and my aunt, singing and dancing to Hey Jude while E and A swirled in the middle. Just so perfect.
I couldn't be happier for my brother and new sister-in-law, and I hope they have a long and happy life together.
What's making you happy this week?