My oldest son got married last Saturday! Wasn't she the most beautiful bride ever!!! It was such a lovely day and ceremony! Rick and I are so proud and happy for the newlyweds. We're still floating on air from the joy and happiness of the day! Congratulations Philip and Catherine!
[A bit of a disclaimer on the photos -- I was trying to stay out of the photographer's way and had a new camera -- I'm sure there are many better photos to come!]
Let me back up just a bit. The rehearsal was Friday afternoon and went well, though the priest seemed just a bit mixed up at times. He had another wedding starting soon after the rehearsal and was, perhaps, getting a bit anxious to finish the rehearsal. The little kids (6 in all) seemed to understand their assignments . . . time would tell. Anyway, after the rehearsal, we had the rehearsal dinner at a local restaurant in their sunroom. Can I take all the credit for it (since I did plan and arrange it) and say that it was simply perfect!! It was a lovely day and the sun was streaming in, there was yummy food and drink and loads of relatives and friends -- just so much fun!
The day of the wedding started bright and early for Maddy and me as we headed off to hair appts at 8 am. Maddy wanted her hair to look like Gabriella's (High School Musical), and the hairdresser used lots of products and hairspray and gave her lots of curls! Bonus -- the hairdresser did a great job on my unruly hair too -- I Loved It!! It was so fun and time passed quickly for us to get back and get ready and get to the church by 10 am.
The wedding was so lovely, personal and just perfect for Philip and Catherine. Likewise, the reception was fun, the food was great and the gathering showed their love of family and friends. Lots of dancing went on and Maddy and Simon (one of her new best friends) could really move!
And since you have all shared in my last few months of prep work for the wedding, here's a quick photo of me and Maddy at the end of the evening --it was such a wonderful day!! And now the newlyweds are off to Rome tomorrow for a 10-day honeymoon. Have fun!!