It was a lovely ceremony, short and sweet. The music didn't quite work as planned but Rachel's aunt sang "Here Comes the Bride" which took the pressure out of a tense situation; she ended with
I don't know this part . . . it must be time to start
and had everyone laughing.
Brandon and Jessie were so cute as "ring barrel" and flower girl.
|Husband and wife!|
|And then they spent hours posing for pictures.|
|We blew bubbles at the happy couple.|
|Chris's side of the family--I poached the professional photographer's position but obviously not her equipment.|
|Brandon did a great job and handed off the ring without a hitch.|
|Lynn, Jenn, and Jessie--Jessie was such a cute flower girl!|
|Mary and I both enjoyed the wedding.|
|My dad and Uncle Bob shared a joke--maybe about Kenny Rogers?|
|I love to see my parents laugh!|
|These two cute girls made their own fun.|
|I'm sure Jessie took a gone one of Brandon.|
|The peeps at our table.|
|Lynn and Chris shared a very sweet mother-son dance.|
|Chris came over to talk to Grandma, and I must say that this is one of my favorite shots of the whole night.|
|My beautiful 95-year-old grandma (and me).|
|Chris and Rachel cut the cake.|
Jenn later said that Brandon caught the garter and was horrified to learn that this meant he was next in line to get married! He gave it back to Chris, who wore it around his arm the rest of the night.
I am really happy for my cousin and his new wife! I am so glad we could come to celebrate their marriage.
It was wonderful to see everyone--I hope someday all six of us can make it out there. I am so blessed to have a wonderful extended family whom I not only love . . . but I like.
Thank you, my Colorado family, for hosting us! We love you!