First of all... thank you for all the prayers for NO RAIN! It worked. It was a cool, over case day and we had to deal with a rain in the morning.. but SO thankful it stopped for the ceremony and reception! Kate had gotten the girls monogrammed wellies to match their dresses, and with the cool weather and wet grasses, they decided to wear them instead of heels..... and it was really cute!
( you can click on the photo below to see it larger) You might notice.. one of Kates attendants is Andrew.. a good friend of Jarad, Kate and Wes. (We called me a "Brides Dude") he was such a great sport!
Signs along the way.
As my boy seated me
Kates Dad walking her down the isle.
( the canning jars with the wire, sand and tea lights I made are hanging on the Sheppard's hooks down the isle.
Nathaniel ( our nephew) playing guitar
Sealed with the kiss.
I love this photo! (Thank you who ever had my camera at this moment. I think Nathaniel)
My family. Dan, I, Kate, Jarad and Weston
I love these boys!!
Isn't this photo sweet?
And from the beginning to the end... no rain!
So we headed down to the reception where some outdoor heaters had been set up, that really helped warm things up a bit. The reception was so nice and a lot of fun. The band was fantastic! I'll share some photos soon, so you can see the S'mores banner, frames, jars, and other things I showed you as I was working on them, once they were all in place.
If there is one thing that comes to mind after all this, which I know Jarad and Kate would say the same, it's what amazing family and friends we have. Everyone just came together to make it happen... jumped in when they were needed, without thinking twice... and just did what needed to be done. HUGE thanks to everyone!
We are Blessed!!!