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.
(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!