Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wedding Bells!

We had a very special treat this past weekend.  A sweet friend got married and we were able to spend a day celebrating with church family and friends!   I walked off without my camera but thanks to my friend Faith, I'll share some pictures with you - she always takes wonderful pictures!

The theme of the day...

Color Theme!

The wedding took place in a Catholic church.  This left Elijah with a TON of questions.  What a blessing to have some great teachable moments with the boys! It was very interesting and the Priest had a wonderful message about communication and forgiveness being key to married life.  The bridesmaids and matron of honor were beautiful and the groomsmen looked dashing!

We blew bubbles instead of throwing rice as the couple left the church. Then we headed to the reception.  It was held at an historic hotel in Greeneville.  Very posh!

The General Morgan Inn!

Hors d'oeuvres were served while we waited for the bridal party.  Yuuummmm....warm bread with spinach and artichoke heart dip and fresh bruschetta!  Plenty of southern sweet tea too!

As we settled into the elegant room, we began to relax and enjoy being pampered and waited on!  After the bridal party arrived, the luncheon was served.

Buffet!

There was a wonderful salad bar, steak, chicken breasts stuffed with boursin cheese and spinach, a multitude of vegetable dishes, pasta primavera and more!  What a treat!

The ambiance was delightful!

Candlelight!

We were in a large room filled with church family and friends.  We met relatives of good friends and I got to hold Baby James on my lap and enjoy the memories of those times in my life with my own babies!  Speaking of them...don't they look nice?

Mischief afoot!

Elijah is up to something....just not sure what!

Jeremiah looks so grown up - what a wonderful young man!

Jeremy

Even he has a sparkle in his eye....are they plotting something?

You bet!  After the meal and the normal bridal party dances - the men had a surprise in store!

Taking turns!

These guys lined up and each took a turn stepping out for a moment - what great fun! I think they planned the ending...

Too cool!

My three lovely boys are on the end...they look a bit lost to me :)

Then the real fun began!  The young people at this wedding have been learning the dances from the civil war era.  Although the music was from the 70s and 80s they decided to see if they could dance the Virgina Reel, The Snowball Reel and the Patty Cake Polka to the music.

It wasn't easy, but it was still a lot of fun.  We all prefer the music of the era but we worked with what we had - I think we all did a great job and had a lot of fun!

The Snowball Reel!

If you look carefully, you can find my boys out there!

We spent most of the afternoon nibbling on wonderful food, fellowshipping, sipping tea between dances and thoroughly enjoying ourselves while being waited on hand and foot!  It was one of the most delightful days we can remember!

I'm so thankful when our Father allows us these little blessings - time off to just enjoy each other and our wonderful church family!  Truly we felt spoiled that day!

The men saying farewell!

Here the men are saying farewell - such a cute march around the roof top terrace of this grand old hotel!

Feeling blessed!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you guys were there and had a good time!

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