Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kellie's Wedding, At Last!

Yes, as Pam rightly guessed, Kellie's wedding was Saturday.  Early May in East Tennessee equals perfect weather, right?

No. Not even close.

So, we flew in Friday with Shannon and family - Grandpa held Nora when she wasn't eating while we were going up.  She's up to 5 pounds, 9 ounces: That's 2 full pounds gained!

And the rain came down in buckets.  Big honkin' buckets.  Dan rented me a Suburban, and I didn't even get to really try it out, the weather was so bad.  Except when the rain let up on the Parkway at one point, where I might have opened up the throttle just a bit....nevermind.

The rehearsal was supposed to be outside, but we held it under a tent.  I had a pretty dress, and sparkly shoes, and d***near froze to death.  Wet feet does not a happy Marjie make.  And it was in the 40s even in the afternoon, and this dope insisted on wearing her open toed, sparkly shoes.  Good move.  No pictures.  (I realized when we were taking off that I forgot my real camera anyway; good thing the kids browbeat me into getting one of those fancy cell phones; that's why I have even these pictures).

For the record, rehearsal dinner was great; Larry, I can recommend Sullivan's downtown.  Their beef is quite good, and the atmosphere is very nice.  Parking isn't good, but that's downtown for you.

Saturday dawned clear and cold: 40 and sunny.  But then it clouded up, and drizzled.  Poor Kellie was not happy.  The wedding was set for 5:30, with pictures starting at 3:45.  Bride and groom pictures in the drizzle.  Not really ideal.  Then, at 5, the drizzle stopped, and at 5:25, the sun came out.  It was still cold, but we had sun!

Now I'll shut up; here are some pictures.

(click on it; she looks absolutely radiant.)

(And, if you ever host an outdoor wedding where it's 46 degrees, do what I did: send someone to get a space heater and extension cord, and get the heater put under your table.  Let everyone else be cold; you can be warm and cheerful.)

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


Lapdog Creations said...

Beautiful photos! Congrats to the happy couple!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Gosh everyone looks gorgeous and handsome. So happy the weather cleared up
Lily & Edward

Faye Lewis said...

Boy oh boy did she look good in that dress!

Faye Lewis said...

Boy oh boy did she look good in that dress!

Diane said...

So sorry about the weather. Our wedding was much colder than expected but at least there was no rain.
Kellie looked beautiful and radiant, I love the last photo, perfect. Fabulous dress also.
Glad to hear Nora is putting on weight, very good news.
Hope all is well, take care Diane

Big Dude said...

Looks like a fine event in spite of the weather. We frequently hear good things about Sullivan's but haven't been there in a few years.

grace said...

absolutely gorgeous bride! actually, everything's gorgeous, despite the weather! congrats to all. :)

Pam said...

STUNNING! That dress!!!!! Your daughters have chosen such lovely wedding dresses. I am sorry the weather was cold but I am so glad you got sunshine right before the wedding. You looked beautiful - the color of your dress is so pretty. Nora looks big, healthy, and adorable. I loved the shot of your beloved holding her on the plane.

pam said...

I'm so glad the sun came out for you!! This has been a crazy May in Tennessee. We had to turn the heat back on!

Sue said...

Kellie looked beautiful but I'll bet she had some competition from that tiny baby. How is Miss Nora doing?