The girls had been looking forward to it for weeks and weeks. They got over their initial disappointment of not actually being in the wedding rather quickly. Eventually, they had to agree with my iron-clad logic that they personally didn't know the bride and groom which would make their inclusion rather odd.
The next hurdle was their attire. Eion was more than happy to don his seersucker suit. The girls, on the other hand, bemoaned having to wear dresses they had worn "a least three times" when "everyone else would have new dresses." I assured them I would not have a new dress and offered up the idea they could buy the new dresses. The idea lost favor quickly after that.
The ceremony and reception were at The Kyle House in Fincastle (seriously, more than all the way across town) which, in spite of it not being in the bubble, was quite lovely. It was a small, intimate affair. To my surprise and delight, the kids were well within tolerances. Certainly, they were a bit, ummm, enthusiastic, after a few sugar sodas but I give them high marks overall.
Eion saw the bride before the wedding and was smitten. He told Tim, "I want to kiss the girl in the bride dress." And later, he made sure he did.
He also was a fixture on the dance floor and tried to dance with the bride as much as he could. Crystal was a more than a good sport and danced with him a couple of times.
The girls were all about dancing too, though in Morrigan's case, it trended interpretive.
And they got to participate in their first bouquet throw, which they found very exciting.
While we were just about the last people there (Team McK being last out - who knew!) the kids had to be dragged out. All the merriment certainly took a toll with all three falling asleep on the way home.
The fun the kids had (while hopefully adding to the fun) made me [almost] feel a little bad about my adults-only reception 15 years ago. Almost.