Monday, June 4, 2012


My baby sister went and got hitched last month.  I didn't have time to write about it because my other little sister needed me to drive with her to Texas from Alaska and our motel stays were kept busy with sleeping and facebooking!

Because her now-husband is from Bethel, they chose to get married in Anchorage, half way mark between Kotzebue (where we live) and Bethel (where they live). 

A few days of getting things ready and a small bridal shower with the bridesmaids (our cousins) set the stage for an awesome day.

Here is the day how I remember it...

Saima told us to get our hair done in the morning at a salon.  (which for me, is totally funny, cause I don't even get my hair cut at a salon!)

So we did.

Then we had to get our makeup done by our other cousin Keegan, so we were running a little teeny tiny bit late (half an hour).  


We wore our skintight black dresses and 3 inch heels (none of us wear heels, but NO ONE fell!) and got on with the party.

Coltrane walked up the aisle with his camo pillow (I made) and Clara walked up with her uncle Vernon.

Saima and John said their vows, and made us all cry.  


We took lots and lots and lots of photos.

I wore red lipstick and had big hair.

My dad looked very dapper in his cool Finnish/Eskimo shirt I made him.


My sister looked like a princess.

My aana was there, for her first visit away from the Nursing Home she has been living in for the past year.  (Aside from her thrice weekly appointments) 


We totally had fun doing "Thriller" at the reception.

My feet hurt like hell.

I went out with my friends afterward.

I don't remember the rest...


It was grand.  I cried like a baby.  My baby sister is married.  I still cry like a baby.  


Anonymous said...

LOVE your dress! You all look beautiful!

Sabrina said...

That is one big wedding party! Did I count 22 people? Is everyone family, or are there friends standing up? I'm jealous...I had 4 standing up for me, and 1 was a stand in because another got sick at the last minute. Congrats to Saima and John, and many happy years ahead!

wendywoo said...

What a beautiful, huge, wedding! I love your blog.

My daughter was pen pals with a young girl from Kotzebue in the late 1980's. Her name was Shannon Kramer. I guess that was before your time. She was a very sweet girl. We couldn't imagine going to school in the dark! We are from New York.

Loved the face painting you did on those beautiful children, you are very talented.