Monday, December 31, 2007

The Perfect Wedding....

They are married!! And what a day! It was perfect! In fact, Steve had once told M that there was no such thing as a 'perfect wedding', but after Saturday, he had to take it back and admit that everything had been 'perfect'!

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and well wishes for the day! They meant alot. I now have some pictures to share with you. Honestly, I don't even know where to begin.

I'll start with the rehearsal Friday night. While the wedding party was in the sanctuary, my mom was out in the lobby doing some last minute hemming of the pants for the Father of the Bride! The iron you see there in the picture was 'hot' in more ways than one, having been smuggled out of the hotel room! (Of course it was returned later!!)

The groomsmen patiently awaiting more instructions. What a neat group of guys! R & M have been blessed with an incredible circle of friends!

R & K have one last dance before he's married. She knows that she is not losing a brother, but gaining a sister, and couldn't be happier!

We woke up Saturday morning to blue skies. The morning was spent decorating the reception hall and getting hair done before the pictures. And then over to the church to get ready and have a few pictures taken before the ceremony. (The majority were taken after the ceremony as they did not see each other before the wedding!) Here are the girls throwing some of the feathers that will be dropped by the flower girl.

My three guys!! Boy they clean up good!

The ceremony was beautiful! There were few dry eyes in the place as the doors opened and R saw his beautiful bride for the first time. He wept with joy.

Instead of a 'Unity Candle', they did something I hadn't seen before, 'Unity Sand'. They had black and white sand that they poured into a container, mixing the two. It is beautiful!

Then it was off to the reception. What a beautiful place for a reception! It is a hall that is set up exclusively for receptions and catered by an amazing local BBQ restaurant. Mmm, the food was amazing!

After the pictures, the wedding party arrived at the reception.

Each pair was introduced as they entered the hall. And then the DJ introduced the bride and groom!! Do they look happy or what??

After everyone finished eating and toasts were given (the wedding party did an amazing job with their toasts!!) the cake was cut!

And then the dancing begun!!! R & M danced the first dance to a beautiful song - "Marry Me" by Ed Cash.

The Father/ Daughter dance was next and was beautiful!

Then R and I danced the Mother/Son dance. We danced to one of our favorite groups, Nickel Creek. It was hard to believe I was looking into the eyes of a married man!

Then the dance floor filled and never emptied again until late into the night.

K & A danced a few dances together. As you can see from his pocket, our son A caught the garter when it was tossed. Hmmm, will there be another wedding in our family soon??

The dollar dance was fun.

Steve kicked up his hills doing the 'Can Can' with a group of guys. Fortunately he didn't hurt himself!!

I don't know, do you think we had a good time?


Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

I know that YOU had a great time, and we did too! So happy for all of you. It was a beautiful time!

danielle said...

hmm... i don't think my first post went through....

but it sounds like you had a beautiful day and i LOVE the unity sand idea-- i'd never heard of that before either! congratulations!

Marianne said...

I'm glad that everything went so well with the wedding. That is awesome! Yes, I've heard of unity sand. It is really a cool thing, because they will always have the momento from their wedding. :-) Congratulations to you all on everything's coming off so well. I wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness together!!!

BTW, they picked a great date to get married. It was the day before my 35th wedding anniversary. :-)

I wish all of you a very Happy, Healthy, Safe, and Blessed New Year, 2008!

Robin said...

I think you all had a great time. I thought of you yesterday. I thought Janice has a daughter in law. They look so happy together. I loved her cape. It reminded me of Belle from The Beauty and the Beast.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful day :-)

Mazel Tov!!!!

hakucho said...

Great reporting about the wedding...feels almost like I was there. Perfect wedding...I know they will be very happy together. I'm so happy everything went off so well :)

Now you have to get back to your knitting...lots of happy knitting in 2008 :)

Mitchypoo said...

Oh, it looks lovely! What fun! And heartfelt.

SwissKnits! said...

Oh, it looked like a wonderful day!!!
I actually caught my breath when I saw the *beautiful* cloak that the bride wore... she looked beautiful!!!!

Congratulations to you all!!!!


rohanknitter said...

It all looks so wonderful and I'm so glad you didn't have trouble with the weather. The bride and groom look so happy and her dress is beautiful - I LOVE it! (not to mention the cloak.) It all looks like a fairy tale come to life. : )

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great wedding! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.....Congrats to all of you!

Happy New Year to You and Your Family.

Blogless Diane

Marianne said...

I forgot to mention how beautiful the bride was in her gorgeous cloak and wedding dress! I am so happy for you all that the wedding went off so well for all involved, and that you all had such a great time!

Enjoy lots of knitting and family time in 2008, and have a Blessed, Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year 2008!!!

Jolynn said...

Aw! They look so happy together!

Jknits said...

What a beautiful wedding! It looks like you had a great time. My best to the young couple - what a fun place in life to be with so much ahead of them.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous day! I love M's cloak.
Congratulations all around.

L-B said...

Oh,what a fairy-tale wedding! Beauty all around!
Thank you for sharing such special moments!