The bride was beautiful (as was her mother) and so was the rest of the wedding party in a somewhat casual camouflage theme. The granddaughters, aged 4 and 6, did great for their part in the ceremony. Our minister had a wonderful message and ceremony. The caterer was excellent. The cake, made by a family friend who does that professionally, looked and tasted great. The photographer and the DJ, also both family friends, were amazing. Spending the afternoon and evening with friends and family members, old and new, capped off the day.
The weather was crisp and clear all day long. After the bride and groom left we had so many family and friends helping with cleaning and gathering and packing it was done in about 45 minutes. A small caravan of friends got everything back at our house in time for a few moments of quiet before bedtime.
The new Mr. and Mrs. spent the night in a local, somewhat upscale inn. They came back to our place for lunch and to open presents, then packed everything up, shared hugs and kisses all around, and were off to start their new life together.
It was a wonderful day. We have a wonderful new son who loves our daughter with all his heart, and wonderful new extended family that comes with him. Once again we were reminded of how wonderful it is to have such a close family.
D & K - God bless you in your new life. Know that 'Daddy' will be praying for you.
We are sooo blessed!
|Melissa, professional photographer and family friend, was once a baby-sitter for our kids. She gave us permission to post this pic of the bride and groom.|