Thursday, October 21, 2010

For the first time, Mr. and Mrs. . . .

The rule is simple: if you don’t write it down, it never happened.

Okay, so whatever that is . . . an overstatement or just a disclaimer, I am going to post . . . hopefully over the next couple of days . . . some less than current photos still waiting to be downloaded or uploaded from my camera’s appropriately called memory card.

I was thinking of these lines from the movie Princess Bride? Remember? I think of them too often when I think about weddings. The lines always make me chuckle.

Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...
And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva...
So tweasure your wuv.

Prince Humperdinck:
Skip to the end.

Have you the wing?...and do you, Pwincess Buwwercup...

Prince Humperdinck:
Man and wife. Say man and wife.

Clergyman: Man an' wife.

We were privileged to attend two beautiful weddings this fall.

Catherine and Brandon were married in Huntsville, Alabama.

. . . well known for NASA and the space exploration.

A highlight of Catherine and Brandon’s wedding was when the bride’s father sang The Lord’s Prayer at the wedding. It was also fun to watch the daddy/daughter heartfelt dance. Daddy Mike could not help but enthusiastically join in singing the song, My Gal.

While in Huntsville, Hubby and I enjoyed a delightful personal tour of the Botanical Gardens.

The girl scouts had decorated scarecrows like cartoon characters.

There were also hay bale creations all around the gardens.

Watching the turtles made me think of Blogger friend, Wanda.

This particular turtle had a lot of determination and finally made it onto the log after flipping over backwards at least five times while trying.

We each drank a most delicious glass of ice tea while looking out at the beautiful gardens.

Katie & Rich were married in Rockford, IL.

They are a sweet and sincere couple. I loved that Rich cried while Katie walked down the aisle and both struggled with tears during the vows. Something unusual about their wedding was that they incorporated Rich’s hobby/interest of ninjas into the program and the wedding favors.

The reception was at the beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens.

It was fun to spend a few hours walking around and enjoying a beautiful fall day with friends.

Here are a few of us with Susan, the mother of the bride, in the blue coat. It was a little chilly outside. We are about finished marrying off our children. It is scary to think that it won't be too many years when we will go through another wedding cycle but then it will be grandchildren!


Rebecca said...

I liked that nod to the "memory card" ... AND the picture of the two of you! It's a really good picture. The wedding settings sound interesting and unique. Times,they have changed!

Bernie said...

What a lovely post, love the photo of you and your husband. I had tears when reading of the grooms tears and I thought of Wanda as soon as I saw the turtles. Really enjoyed this post Brenda, God Bless......:-)Hugs

Wanda..... said...

Beautiul photo of you and your husband, Donna!

Good wishes to both newly married couples!

Brenda said...

Hi Brenda,

Looks like a fun and busy fall for you.

ot - the 'goggle bra' was in reference to picture #7 on my post.

God bless!