It’s already Wednesday and I’m just now sitting down to the computer for the first time since the wedding – unless you count the 10 minutes it took me to write yesterday’s pregnancy update. I don’t count that, because I plan to spend much, much longer telling you about the wedding.
For today, I’ll just pull some of the cellphone photos that have been shared on Facebook. The “real” ones are in editing, but I don’t know when they’ll be ready.
The happy bride and groom, after the ceremony. I love this pic so much, can you blame me for beginning with the end?
Dad with Bethany, all ready for her second-ever performance as flower girl. She was so excited, and not a bit nervous!
Do they? They do!
The big smooch. I think we were all counting the seconds until somebody came up for breath. Ewwwww!
Taking family photos after the ceremony. Please ignore most of the bare feet. While there was some planned barefootedness in the wedding party, most of the bare feet you see here happened after the ceremony, when all my redneck children shucked their shoes.
The wedding party. Perry’s youngest sister was Deanna’s maid of honor – Abigail is just Deanna’s age, and the two of them cut a deal when they were little kids together, promising to be each other’s maid of honor. Abigail is also a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, which is totally unrelated but too cool not to mention. Tyler’s brother Caleb was his best man. Deanna is making her bossy face, and PerryBoy is making his Calvin face.
A few details: This was a simple country wedding in an old stone chapel, so pew decorations were simple: a red carnation and some baby’s breath, tied with tulle and hung with ribbon.
At the reception afterwards, we all enjoyed a good meal and lots of dancing. I heard from several people that it was a perfect balance of fun and formal – much nicer than a simple fellowship meal, but not at all stuffy or boring. I hope to have more photos of the reception soon. The cake table was done by Tyler’s aunt with lots of help from his mom, and it was gorgeous!
In addition to regular seating, we also had 5 smaller tables for the young children. They were covered with paper and supplied with crayons, colorful pipe cleaners, and big bowls of chocolate animal crackers. I think it was a great hit!
For now, the photo below is all I could find of the reception. Parker danced with his favorite partner, little Jael. They danced together at a wedding last December too.
Next: Wedding Q&A. The post is ready, but I hope to add some photos, so look for it Friday.