Vegas Creates a Brand New Family

20 10 2009

The new happy familyOn October 3rd, my family went out to Las Vegas to celebrate the nuptials of my brother and his new bride. They have been together for four years and have finally tied the knot. My new sister-in-law wanted a ceremony while my brother was happier with just having a simple vow exchange at the courthouse with just them. Vegas was the compromise. It was a very simple, sweet and quick ceremony involving just the bride, groom and their children (who are only a few days apart in age). Her daughter was the flower girl and his son was the ring bearer. He took his job very seriously, too. He was very aware of making sure that his new stepmother’s train wasn’t left to drag on the floor and the rings were left in his very special care. Keep in mind, these kids are only 5 years old. (Well, they’ll be 6 in December).

My brother hates to be the center of attention.  So, standing in front of a crowd (even if it was only about a dozen family members) can be a bit of a nail-biter.  As soon as the kids brought his bride down the aisle and presented her to him, piping up with “We do!” in response to the question of “Who gives this woman to this man in holy matrimony?”, my brother’s face lit up with a huge grin.  And, I don’t think he ever stopped smilling.  I’m very happy for the new family.

B.W.

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