An addition to the family

My oldest got married a few weeks ago, so we have added another boy to the family. My other sons are very happy about that. They have been out-numbered for years. Now the count is six girls and three boys.

If you have not planned a wedding since the late 80’s like me, I will give you a little heads up weddings are not what they used to be. Of course, we didn’t have Pinterest to overload us with wedding ideas.   Weddings are ridiculously expensive. However, the Lord was faithful as always and provided what we needed. I am also so very thankful for friends and family who did so much to make this a special day.

Here are a few highlights from the day. A few pictures are from the professional photographer and others are those taken by friends and family.

The  bridal party and bride entered the church to this song. The bride entered 3:22.

 Preacher daddy married them, but his father is also a minister, so Poppa did the first part of the ceremony.

I don’t think this one needs a subtitle. :)

Friends from church catered the event. The food was fantastic and the ice sculpture made a great center piece.

Here is another picture from the reception. Preacher daddy had a video of the bride and groom’s growing up years, and story of how they met playing for the guests while we finished taking pictures after the ceremony.

Two very cute flower girls.

For decorations in the foyer as you entered the reception, we had the gift table as well as my wedding dress displayed along with some 1980’s Bride’s magazines.

My wonderful daughter did all her own decorations along with all the bouquets, boutineers and corsages. For the reception she stenciled burlap with white paint and used mason jars with candles and flowers. We had wonderful friends who volunteered to make cake pops to put on the tables. They looked fabulous and tasted amazing. .

We decided to set up a table for the bridal party. On it were pictures of each person in the bridal party. In front of each picture was a  card telling a little something about that person as well as a personal note from the bride and groom.

One of my favorite things about the reception was the cake. I am so blessed to have a wonderful friend who lives right around the corner from me that taught herself to make cakes like this. This girl has a gift. The cake not only looked unbelievable it tasted fantastic as well.

The groom wanted a Captain America cake and his aunt did a great job making it. 

For the reception we used all fifties music.  So, for the Bride and Groom dance they used Etta James song At Last.

Father Daughter dance…My Girl

Mother Son dance…..Unforgettable

 Leaving the church

Mr. & Mrs.

5 responses

  1. Kristen

    Loved it, I’m sorry I RSVP yet my health kept me in that day…..how beautiful can’t wait to see what God has planned next…..Aly has always been creative she should marker herself to brides as a reasonable wedding planner…..

    July 1, 2012 at 6:26 pm

  2. Absolutely a wonderful, worshipful and joyous event! All the details were beautiful. A wedding we will all remember. Congratulations (to all) on your new boy – an answer to years of prayers, I am sure. A celebratory day! (and those heels of yours!)

    July 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  3. Donna

    I thought everything was absolutely beautiful but nothing was as gorgeous as the bride!! Many memories were made that day! Looking forward to what God has in store as they begin their lives together.

    July 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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