I love wedding so much, and they are even more fun when the wedding is in the family!!
My cousin, Caroline a.k.a. “Beaner” is getting married tomorrow. She lives in Tasmania with her husband-to-be, Kris, who is Australian! Many of Kris’s family members are in town and we are having fun getting to know them.
The wedding is themed after Beaner’s favorite childhood poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat,” which has significance for the couple as well. My grandmother hand-painted their wedding invitations and there are owls and cats scattered throughout the weekend!
Tonight’s party was held at my aunt and uncle’s house in the beautiful setting that is their backyard.
Kris loves craft beer and right when we arrived an array of beers were brought out for tasting, including several of Matt’s home brews he brought from home. So sad I could not partake in this event!
Ginger ale for me!
Larbs and I did not plan our outfit coordination : )
And deep blues and purples seemed to be the costumes of the night!
Gram and me with California Cousin Anna!
When in Maryland…
Eat crabs! We kicked off dinner with a crab fest, and boy were these Old-Bay-covered crabs good!
So I could keep my hands clean, Matt picked through a couple and shared with me. I was like a baby bird receiving bits of claw meat!
Winston is one of two mastiffs that live here – biggest puppy ever! He has such a sweet presence
Dinner was a delicious mix of BBQ, salads, chips, and mac and cheese.
I couldn’t even finish this plate my stomach space – especially when hunched over – is getting so smooshed. But it tasted amazing!
And digestion occurred quickly enough that a hour later I had room for an ice cream sundae atop some pound cake!
We are getting tucked into bed back at our hotel – excited for the festivities to continue tomorrow!