Greetings, fellow bloggers! I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day weekend, filled with great food, fireworks, friends and fun. Now that I've recovered, I believe ours was all that, but it was certainly busy, at least on Saturday.
Thor was not invited to this wedding. Indeed, the groom's father's dog was not invited, despite the fact that the groom's father owns the wedding site, so Thor's lack of invitation was not surprising. So we set him up to stay home alone, but, truthfully, since he's so old, we worried about him all day. I drove to Connecticut and back on Saturday, a total of 378.2 miles. It wasn't that bad (we only rolled through 2 speed traps on the entire trip, and I was a good girl - I rarely exceeded the posted traffic control signs by more than 7MPH - I promise). Best of all, our Datemobile got 20 MPG. Hmph. I guess that's what happens when you keep the speed below 75. But I digress.
I told you Mark wanted to wear a suit. He was very happy when he realized that he matched his big brother Jeffrey. This is not a low doorway; Jeff is that tall, and he wasn't even wearing his shoes yet.
And both of my little boys looked wonderful!
Here's your first glance at my new dress. I was standing on a rock, so I was a couple of inches taller relative to Jeff than I am in real life. Not to worry, I beat the tarnation out of him regularly.
That trailer in the background was the porta-pots. I have to compliment the groom, he found a nice portable facility. It even had a hand washing station. Trust me, I was very relieved.
The groom's brother had no trouble finding 2 of the prettiest girls at the event - my daughters.
The ceremony was held at the end of the family's dock. Now, you all should know that this lake is only 1/2 mile or so across, so the dock is really not that big. Still, motor boats were circling the area, and applauding for the bride and groom. It was very nice for them.
The groom's cousin's husband (is that enough relatives for you?) drove them in the boat, with the photographer, out to the granite rock in the middle of the lake for more photos. This picture was taken safely from the shore, with all the telephoto my camera could muster, then cropped, so you could get a glimpse of the fun.
During the group photos of the bride and groom with family, the groom made a big point of calling us for the photographer to take their picture with my family. That made me feel good (I handed the groom's Uncle Bob my camera so I could have a picture, too). And now you get a better look at my dress!
And here's me and my beloved, cropped out of that photo, so you get a little better glimpse of my dress.
The bride and the groom's brother cooked all of the food, with some help from the rest of the wedding party. They had 100 people there! That's a lot of food! The bride also made her wedding cake. They had tents set up in case of rain, but it was sunny. A cold wind was blowing, I'm not sure the temperature ever hit 70, but the sky was beautiful. It was a nice day!