Wednesday, September 16, 2015

more on the wedding!

I am very sorry, blog readers. Life's been sticky lately and I'm having a time getting to the blog. Blah! But I promised more about David and Chelsea's July wedding so here goes.

The exciting and also a little nerve-wracking fact of having our five oldest grandchildren, ages 2 - 5 serve in the bridal party became real on the morning of July 18. Keeping 7 little children (including the two newborns) fed and rested was accomplished by many helping hands: parents, aunts and uncles, and two sets of grandparents. The little ones also had to be washed, combed, dressed, ferried, and photographed. A big undertaking but also a labor of love for our David and Chelsea.

          Here are the girls, ages 5, 4 and 3 all ready for photos. They held together pretty well!

A little wilted before the ceremony. Golly it was hot for us non-Floridians.

Here we have the little ring-bearers, beating the heat at the
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club (wedding venue) after torrential rain the day before.
 Whatcha gonna do? Boys will be boys.
One bolted during the ceremony, but
all things considered they held it together.

Makin' it work: pre-ceremony snacks and video in the van.
"Wake me up for the reception."
Still sleeping .... Jordan with Jenny.
Wow! Chelsea's mom and aunt made all these cookies, which were
waaaaay better than any wedding cake. Little take-home bags
were provided, too!

Lily with Bill and me.

Mark with his middle, Ethan.
Have you ever played shuffleboard at a wedding?
Everyone loved it!
Jenny, Jill and Katie: three of "my" girls!
Notice the bride and groom in the background?
Cattle call for the photographer!

Of course, these two were who it was all about!
Chelsea and David planned a unique, fun and God-honoring wedding.
They had a short getaway in Florida and are planning
a fabulous official honeymoon for November!
This time a year ago, David and Chelsea had only known each
other a few months. For years I've prayed for my kids and their spouses, even before we KNEW their spouses. I thank the Lord for answered prayers!

(Special thanks to Jenny's mom, Shelley DeGeyter, for
some of these photos.)


1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Wow! That was a brave thing to do, having the kids in the wedding, as young as some of them are. Nice pictures and congratulations to all! Looks like fun.