Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Wedding

We haven't had a wedding in our family for 7 years. My brother was the last of our generation to get married.....that is until last weekend.

On July 4th my cousin Christina (known to all of us, and referred to in the rest of this post as, Pudd) got married. It was a big deal and a lot of fun for all of us.

All the "girls" worked all day on Friday to decorate the reception area and make all of the food. It was fun to spend an entire day together....even if it was a lot of work. It was also fun to spend a few days at Mom and Dad's house with my brother and his family, who we haven't seen since December.

Saturday started out with torrential (or at least pretty steady) downpours, but ended a beautiful day. I met some of the girls early on Saturday to do their hair. (Including the about pressure!) Fortunately all of the "do's" held up despite the weather.

We went to the church early for pictures, then enjoyed the wedding (no problems) and then I rushed to the reception to start cutting the cheesecakes I had made the day before. I don't know how many people were actually at the reception but they ate EVERY piece of cake and 5 1/2 Chocolate Truffle Cheesecakes not to mention lots of fresh fruit and I don't know how many quarts of chocolate from the chocolate fountain.

I think everybody went away full! We went away with enough marshmallows to make us all 10 s'mores each every night of our upcoming camping trip, a gallon of Blue Hawaiian Punch for Cainan's birthday party, some pie filling, a giant can of baking cocoa and a can of pineapple juice. A pretty good haul, I'd say.

Here are some pics of the big day.

Ryker hanging out before the wedding. Isn't he dashing in that tux?

Kinley chatting with cousin Brooklyn.

My nephew Eli wishing he could dump that basket of flower petals.

Jacob and the girls. (Everybody in this picture is my cousin (or niece) except the girl on each end...and Jacob,of course.)

Jacob and Pudd running the gauntlet of rice and "poppers" (fireworks).

Blue punch. White dress. Bad idea. Amazingly my niece, Kira's dress came through with just a touch of chocolate from the fountain.

Pudd visiting with Grandma.

Cainan feeling very important after completing his job as "Rice Hander Outer".

Brian snacking on a blueberry.

A disclaimer: Anyone who has ever read this blog before has probably already realized that these pictures were not taken by me. You've likely never seen photos this good on here. These pics were all taken by Travis, my cousin in law. I envy his skill.....and his camera. Thanks for sharing the pics.



Anonymous said...

Great post! I can't remember the last time I was so happy for 2 people! Tia

Deena said...

Gorgeous!! I didn't realize Pudd was getting married. So happy for her, and the family. Great that Naomi got to come. Sounds like it was a very good day.

Kathy said...

The bride is beautiful, your children are beautiful, and so is the cake. Did you make it???? You didn't mention it in your blog.

Crystal said...

No, I did not make the cake. I made the 6 Chocolate Truffle Cheesecakes for the "groom's cake". I don't have any pictures of them.

Kari said...

It was a wonderful time! We loved visiting with you all too! Oh, I have to tell you...Thursday we went to chick-fil-a...twice! We went because we got free food both times, anything we wanted, it made me think of you. Over $30 of free food;o) The only thing we had to do was dress up like cows.;o)-hehe Fun times!

Jill said...

Gracie said about the one with Cainan in the suit, "Cainan looks so cute, doesn't he?"

I agree. Love the one of Brooklyn and Kinley, too.