|Candy Bar at the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner|
First off, this couple has been together for a couple of years. Grandson proposed, including the ring, while they were on a camping trip. He was the one who wanted a big wedding.
The rehearsal dinner was at his mom's (my youngest daughter's) house. A granddaughter and her kids did the decorating for the dinner which was a Mexican theme complete with the most delicious food from the groom-to-be's favorite restaurant. Great grandkids helped with plans and insisted there be a candy bar--see above.
This was quite a party, complete with margarita machines: one with regular margaritas and the other with virgin strawberry margaritas. And everything else you could imagine to drink.
The person who came the farthest for this shindig and the wedding was from Amsterdam. (Well, now she and the groom's cousin live in New York--which still made them both the ones who came the farthest.)
Another thing that was quite different, at least I thought it was--they took many of the photos of the bride and groom before the wedding.
|Part of our family that attended (only a small part) and in front two great grandkids who served as flower girl and ringbearer.|
The wedding was outside at a golf course--beautiful setting and gorgeous weather.
|Granddaughter Alyssa (youngest sister of the groom) and one of the groomsmen.|
|Bride's sister and Groom's brother (my grandson)|
The bride came down the aisle to "You are my Sunshine."
The wedding ceremony itself was lovely and quite traditional. And here is a picture of the bride and groom after the kiss.
|Ally and Robert|
The reception was fun--cameras on every table--and the kids took most of the photos. Lots of good food. A wonderful slide show of the bride and groom growing up. A very loud band--one the groom played with years ago--dancing and everything that everyone expects at a wedding.
Something else that I found different. The next day many of us, including the bride and groom, joined together for brunch at the hotel where most of the wedding party stayed.
A fun but busy weekend. And his proud grandma had to share.