Right off the bat, I know weddings full of people you don't know are really not much in the attention grabbing department, but I'm making an exception here because of two reasons - 1) I really love a bunch of people who made this extravaganza happen and 2) it was way big fun and that was WITHOUT the three day open bar. Ok, maybe some of that was about the bar...
|Making the pulled pork tacos for lunch on day 2|
(it all sort of runs together a bit,
there was major food and drink from the get go)
|Elijah testing that the swing could not run into the hanging lights|
That's his story and I'm sticking to it
|Some cool homemade wind decor|
|While back in the bar...|
There were a LOT of happy tears and hugging going on
|Bride and sister in law(s)|
|Oh good, the kissing part!|
|Elijah in his best man suit, O in her flower girl dress|
|All the handsome lads GQing it|
|Walking carefully in 'the dress'|
|Showing off the newly be-ringed finger|
|La familia (there's lots more but rounding up cats is HARD!)|
|One of the kids' tables|
No one had a chance to be bored at this wedding
|Marley and Pat (oops, sorry, Marley, didn't mean to get the mouth full thing)|
|Elijah giving his best man speech|
Yes, more tears
|Ryan's 3 sisters, three very awesome young women|
There is a fourth sister who had to grind the books and couldn't make it. Damn.
|Happy guests everywhere|
|These are SOOOO out of order but...|
This is prior to the wedding
The theme was Art and there was art everywhere!
|Elijah stringing the lights|
|Did I mention there was a lot of food?|
All the time?
|The bar. This was a very kid friendly affair, but I'm still not sure why|
Iko actually seemed to claim a particular bar stool every day.
|The guy with the beard might be one of the funniest people I ever met.|
He has about six names, I just called him hilarious.
|All day the smoke wafted around the place, tempting us.|
It was well worth the wait.
|Carol and her daughter Cassidy drove in from NC. It was sooooo|
good to see them again, after many, many years!
|Writing yet more lists.|
|Vrai (the bride's youngest son) made some outstanding salsa|
|This was 'the tree' for Nesta to hang out and us too|
|Games and painting and and and|
|There was a puppy that got more attention than any puppy ever|
|Iris and Marley, pre-wedding|
|Allie and Iko. That dress lasted on her about 5 minutes, |
this is the only shot I got of her in it
|The tears started now|
|Funniest officiant I've ever heard at a wedding.|
He said earlier something along the lines of
'They wanted a serious smart ass, I guess that's me'
|This is supposed to be a video. It would have been had my camera battery not died.|
Right then. GEEZE!
|It was all about the hat|
|Morning after recoup on the verandah|
|Oh! A tiny baby!|
|Tiny baby draws a crowd.|
|Iris and Iko in the zone|
|These kids were all great, keeping an eye on each other and having fun.|
|While back in the bar...|
|Dave and Papa take Iko to the cherry tree|
The order is a mess but the days were a little more orderly. Pretty much! A beautiful setting, awesome people from all over the country, new friends, old friends celebrating the public joining of heart friends. That works for me!
Have a traveling toward touching-hearts Tuesday. Do something tenderly.
And welcome home, Jake and Randi!