Thursday, April 11, 2013

An Easter Wedding....

The thing about our family is this.....if you become friends with one of us, you might as well bring your birth certificate because you're most likely becoming a member of the family.  We take prisoners!  

Over time, many friends have indeed become so much like our family that we attend the very special moments of their lives and celebrate or grieve with them as the case may be.

Easter weekend, half of the siblings attended the wedding of a friend.  It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful union of two precious lives.

I'm just going to tell this story in here goes!

The parents of the bride are long time friends of my sister and BIL's and their family included my sis and BIL in the family pictures and they sat with the sweet is that????  

Here they are before they left to have family pictures sister Cathy and BIL Dick

Those of us who were leaving a little later were not to be denied having our "all dressed up" pictures...

My sister, Debbie and BIL Mike

Of course, since they just had to get married during tax season, I went here I am with my sister.

Two of my sister's grands....Maggie and Evan.....cousins.  Those two are f.u.n.  Evan was my dance partner.

Cathy's daughter Amy with sons, Daniel and Evan

Here comes the bride!  This is the moment in EVERY wedding where I start to cry.

Waiting at the end of the dock was her husband to be with his groomsman, the officiant and the bride's sister and maid of honor

As Veronica approached she shared a very special look with her sister, Samantha who was her radiant bridesmaid

Samantha......that smile never left her face during the entire wedding and reception. 

Vows said.......let the party begin!
Bride and groom's first dance as husband and wife

Parents of groom on left, bride's parents in the middle and bride and groom on the right

Proud and happy parents of the bride, Cliff and Freida

I'm not sure you can tell but Veronica (forever Roni to some of us) was having a good time dancing with her new husband

My nephew and wife, Dickie and Joneida took a moment to dance.  Joneida and a friend did all the decorations and made the bouquets.  She is quite the talented woman!

This was while they were playing Girls Just Want to Have Fun.....a sweet moment between sisters.

The wedding cake

The very unique groom's cake.  He likes donuts!

Maggie at our table.....are those decorations beautiful?  

Cathy dancing with her son.  They got a little wild!

Samantha and her long time friend Thomas.

Ladies and Gentlmen, Mr. & Mrs.! 

A very joyous day draws to an end and a new life is just beginning.  My prayer is that God will richly bless you Wes and Roni in your life together.

With much, much love.....


Cathy said...

Thank you for that blog...and yes, I am crying again!! I do love this family as if they were my own!! I am so happy that ya'll were able to be there!!

Katie and Beau said...

Thank you for posting these! I was so, so sad to miss it and I'm glad I got to see the pictures. She looks beautiful and so do Freida and Sam. Oh, and you, Debbie, and Cathy too. xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

I just have to say you sound like a great gal with lots of friends - and the wedding was lovely. sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Now that looks like a fun time! I love family weddings. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures, thanks for sharing them.

Auntie Bliss said...

Love her color choice!
Love the water behind them, too :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I love a wedding!!!

Krispy kreme... LOVE IT!!!!

So cool seeing the bride & her sister just enjoying the day together.

You look beautiful in that color dress!

Nonnie said...

That wedding was just FUN!! Had to read the details and look at the pics twice. I love weddings and this one just looks filled with love all over the place. You look lovely in your pretty green dress, too.

Juli said...

Okay... loved all the pics. And those centerpieces... OMG fantastic!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh what a beautiful wedding ... thanks for sharing that wonderful celebration with the rest of us. You look LOVELY in that shade of green.

Justabeachkat said...

I'm a sucker for weddings. This looked like a fun one. Beautiful bride. (Love your dress too.)

Big hugs,