My little brother got married. It still hasn’t sunk in that my ‘little’ brother is not so little anymore. (This is where Joel would say he hasn’t been little since fifth grade, when he turned into some sort of giant and I remained at 5 foot-nothing. It is true, although I award myself at least 2 inches.)
Joel and Cherish dated for about 2 years, and I’ve always known that my brother loved her. He didn’t even have to say it. My brother and I are a lot alike in the sense that we both wear our emotion outwardly. He was smitten. It was just a matter of time.
One day Joel called me and casually said, “Oh, by the way, I asked Cherish to marry me”. Once the shock of my brother doing this unknowingly wore off, I was incredibly excited for them both. She said yes, in case you’re wondering ;).
So, a few weeks pass. My older brother was going to be visiting from upstate New York with my adorable nephews and his equally adorable girlfriend. It was a Thursday, and Joel and Cherish sprang the ultimate surprise on us all…THEY WERE GETTING MARRIED THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY!
The next week was a whirlwind…chaos and stress…excitement!…more stress.
It was a Saturday. The sun was setting at Pensacola Beach, and Joel and Cherish were exchanging vows in a very intimate ceremony behind the Margaritaville Hotel. I may be biased, but their wedding really was beautiful.
Congratulations, Joel and Cherish! I wish nothing but love and happiness for you both!
We owe huge thanks to Chloe at Supposey Wedding Florals, Jessie at Margaritaville Hotel on Pensacola Beach, Oh Snap Cupcakes, and Eliza George and Kelly Statam for working with us on such short notice. You all are amazing!