The Luckiest is the song (by Ben Folds) that Chris sang to Sarah at their wedding on Sept 6th (and has been stuck in my head since). It was so sweet...except for that darn train that kept passing by blowing its horn. SHEESH. It happened twice in the ceremony. But it did not take away from the beautiful day and ceremony. Chris sounded SO GOOD singing that song. I was so impressed. The wedding was outside in the front yard of an old plantation home/mansion in Marietta, GA. They both looked GREAT, so happy and in love. For those of us who have walked that aisle before...it seems to be a good reminder of the puppy love days. And that if we stop to think about them for a second...those feelings are still there. :) Sarah looked amazing. So calm and sure of herself. Daisy said Aunt Sarah looked like a real Princess. :) And she did. Daisy was a flower girl. And get this...Chris has a niece whose name is Daisy too! They were flower girls together. Jon David and Luke were the ringbearers. All 4 did an amazing job.
The reception was so great! It was walking distance from the wedding. In fact the whole crowd just followed the bride and groom to the church for the reception. The food was SO GOOD. The cakes were so yummy and beautiful (way to go Eryn!). It was a true celebration of the new marriage! As the newlyweds left...the street was lined with sparklers. But the getaway car would not start....bummer! Not sure how that all panned out. But I am sure they worked something out. :) Sarah and Chris are honeymooning in the Dominican Republic...not sure how that went with IKE passing thru. I am sure I will hear soon. Here are some pics that I took from the festivities. A friend from Buddy and Maurine's church, Sarah Randolf, was taking Sarah's pics at the wedding. I am kinda waiting to see and get those pics. Mine were not the best.
the 2 Daisies... :) (age 4...almost 5 and my Daisy age 3 1/2)
our only family pic
laughing at her Daddy while the photographers took pics.
Sarah and Luke before the wedding.
The Wedding Party
Grandma and Isaac.
MOB and FOB.
Good times. :)
Don having a blast at the reception. (You don't mind if this silly pic of you is on the blog, do you Don? Since you don't read it anyway...right?)
We had a great time with family. It was a sad reminder that I really like all my in-laws and hate that we all are so spread out across the US. When we don't see them a lot I get used to it and don't realize as much how much I am missing out on their lives! But seeing them makes all that crystal clear...and kinda sad. :( But as Anna said, we will all just do better about keeping in touch. :)
We spent about a week in Columbus and Atlanta before the wedding. We had so much fun with the Caulleys, Dave and Eryn, Buddy and Maurine and Chris and Sarah. I will have to blog more about that in a later post. Stay tuned.