Thursday, June 7, 2012

One Year Ago, Part II

After a night in Madrid, we stayed and shopped in the morning then headed to the town of Avila, where Manu {my brother-in-law} is from and where the wedding was to be held.

We loved more cute flower stands...


And we loved our little Spanish hotel...


 And the modern decor with fresh flowers


Once in Avila we had family dinners every night...






 We walked around the wall of Avila which is a couple miles...it was nice to stretch out and breathe fresh air after being in the city for days...







The entire city sits inside these great walls...





We had more family dinners..


And toured more...the elevation here is about what you would find in Denver!




We celebrated on the wedding eve with the bride and groom...






 And showed the Spanish our best dance moves! 
YMCA anyone?



The next day was wedding day! The beautiful wedding dress...


Sisters.


Mom peeking at the streets below where the cathedral was...


Dad and daughter

 

The happy and beautiful bride!


Heading into the cathedral...



Her something borrowed was my veil! I was so happy to see it worn again.




Cocktail hour...


During the reception... full sit down dinner that lasts for hours and hours...



Manu's father was in politics and the former (last) President of Spain attended.


The Spanish celebrate weddings into the wee hours of the morning...think about 5 am! 


After a few more days in Spain we headed back to London for one more night...




And enjoyed a few more British perks...



And with that our trip was over, in a flash! I had to seriously pare down on the photos which was hard to do, so I give you lots of credit if you read the whole post! We had a wonderful time on this trip celebrating family and love {ok, maybe we wanted to pull each others hair out a few times, but thats ok} You have to love family vacations, and this one was amazing. Happy Anniversary Sara and Manu!

Happy Thursday everyone.

9 comments:

Mrs. Type A said...

beautiful wedding! Also, I love the scarf you are wearing in the earlier pictures-- gorgeous!

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

aww, i adore all these photos :) your sister was such a glowing bride! stunning dress and stunning wedding. and how sweet that she wore your veil!! love that little touch.

have a great day lovey! XO

Nicole said...

Love the pictures, everything looks so beautiful!

Fashion Meets Food said...

These pictures are unreal. Looks like such an amazing trip. I think I need to start planning a trip now haha. xo

Shannon Marie said...

What a lovely trip & beautiful wedding! I must say, Miss Dixie, you have the BEST outfits all the time! Teach me your way :) XO

Kara said...

Gorgeous photos!! Looks like you had a great time.
I just stumbled across your blog and I really enjoy it.
I'm actually living in Spain for 3 months this fall! Can't wait!

-Kara
http://viricordate.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Pancakes said...

What an awesome trip...beautiful sites and the wedding looks great!

Miss Southern Prep said...

What a gorgeous wedding! I love her borrowed veil! It looks like an amazing trip!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Just catching up on your last few posts. This looks like such an amazing time!