From California, I flew to Pennsylvania. The Mothers and Others Event was spectacular! I love how those women reach out to their community with the love of Christ.
As soon as I returned from that trip, wedding bells were ringing! (photos) Family arrived and a million unexpected details showed up, too. You know how that goes! But, truly, it was an enchanting, inspiring wedding. Caroline was a beautiful bride and Clayton was a handsome, giddy groom!
Michael O'Brien, our precious friend, sang at the wedding and every woman there was wishing they wore waterproof mascara! My dad performed the ceremony and there was not a dry eye in the chapel.
Last thing...I mentioned Phil and I took dance lessons so we could boogie-woogie at the reception. Well, boogie-woogie we did not, but we did enjoy a few slow dances. The highlight for me, though, was dancing with Clayton to "What a Wonderful World." (Video)
I also told you last month I would show you pics of the rehearsal dinner. The centerpieces turned out so well. I was grateful to friends who set it all up for me while I was at the rehearsal. So, check out these pictures. Oh, I didn't use place cards. Instead, I told folks to sit where they recognized a picture. We had such a sweet time.
Okay, so that wasn't the last thing! The after-wedding brunch at my home was so special because all of our family attended - both Phil's and mine. We had Summer Vegetable Strata, Sausage Apple Strata,
French Toast Casserole and bacon-wrapped dates. Yum! The big hit was the Cappuccino Punch. Oh, sister, worth every calorie!
The more I write, the more I realize I am gushing! But, indulge one last thing please. Connor, our youngest son, who is 13, was the best man. Phil and I had no idea what he would say at the reception when called to do his toast. We knew he hadn't rehearsed or written notes. So, when he began, our jaws dropped...wanna see why? Adorable!
Well friend, thanks for hearing all my wedding chat.
Give these things a taste test:
1. Sit down with someone of a different generation or race and listen to their stories. You will be enriched and they will be blessed by your interest.
2. Cappucino Punch
3. Dance with someone you love.