Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Wedding





The wedding of our year has come and gone. It's still hard for me to grasp that my oldest daughter is married, our first to "fly the coop". I'm very glad she and her new husband (how weird was that to type?) live right down the street from us, otherwise our house would probably be in a state of mourning. Her siblings already miss her and yeah, me too. But I have a feeling we'll be seeing and hearing from her quite often. And I'm good with that!

I can't wait to see the professional photos, and I'm hoping there's one I don't absolutely hate where I can show off my "fluffy dress", but in the meantime here are a few snapshots taken by friends.



This photo cracks me up. I love the crazy face. Keep laughing, it'll go a long way toward a strong marriage! A couple of people commented that they'd never been to a reception with so much laughter. It's good medicine.





My youngest was the ring bearer (the flower girl is the daughter of good friends) and he took his job quite seriously. The pillow was made from sections of my wedding dress (Thank you, Crystal, for making it!).





The reception was beautiful. We found everything we needed at Christmas Tree Shops and ordered flowers through the Stop &Shop florist. You would never have known.





The theme was celebrities of the 40's and 50's. You can't tell in these photos, but the red bottle holds a red rose.








The cake was made by another friend from church. It was gorgeous! Unfortunately, I was too busy dancing like a crazy fool and never got to taste it. But I heard it was also delicious!





The Father Daughter Dance. She chose the song Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman. Her typically stoic father had to swap to sunglasses mid song, so no one would see the tears. Loved it!





Another favorite photo.




This one's a pretty cool photo, as it captures the bride and groom and the bride's parents (yeah, that'd be my giant arm there) on the dance floor. Aw, so sweet. I pray he is as good to her as my groom has been to me for the last twenty-one plus years.

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