It sure was a big week for little brothers while Chris and I were in the States! This time it was Chris' littlest brother, Brian's, turn. He went and got himself hitched to his sweetheart, Jessica.
Festivities began with a Cafe Rio-catered “rehearsal dinner” for the Hills and Madsens the night before the big day.
Many loving toasts and speeches were made.
Grandma and Grandpa
The next morning, Brian and Jessica were married in the Provo, Utah temple.
Presenting the new Mr. and Mrs. Hill!
The whole Hill Family
Brian and his ladies.
Brian and his bros.
As a gift for Brian and Jessica, I volunteered to make their wedding cake. They are both huge Legend of Zelda fans, so they requested their cake to be made in the shape of Hyrule Castle from The Ocarina of Time. It was a feat and a half to pull it off in only 3 days (especially with all of the other wedding festivities going on), but with lots of helping hands and a few late nights we pulled it off JUST in time to get it to the reception!
Despite the stress of trying to get such a large and unique cake done on time, I think it ended up being one of my favorite memories from the wedding. Chris' SIL, Elisangela, also makes cakes so she and her husband (Chris' brother, Michael) helped loads! They stayed up into the wee hours of the morning with me before the wedding to help finish details and make witching-hour runs to Walmart for more ingredients. Any friends that came over the next afternoon were put to work adding the finishing touches. Even some of the nieces and nephews helped out (in their own special way). It ended up being extra special because so many people put their time and love into it all for Brian and Jessica. Definitely a wedding cake to remember!
Elisangela also made her specialty brigadeiros (Brazillian sweets). So good!
And of course, since the bride and groom love Legend of Zelda so much, the decorations and colors were all loosly based on the game. I thought it was a fun secret twist and added a nice personal touch to the whole event.
The lovely mother of the groom.
Like father, like son.
After revealing the cake to the happy couple. I think they liked it :)
Some wedding lovin'
Julie caught the bouquet and guess what… she's now engaged to that Geoff guy! Funny how that happens…
Welcome to the family, Jessica!!