Sunday, June 16, 2013

Another family wedding

My very first nephew got married this last Friday night.  He and his new wife picked a special day for their wedding.  It is Ellen's grandparents anniversary and Jarrod's grandparents anniversary so why not make it their anniversary.  Something kinda special is the grandparents were married on the same day the same year.  A special bond that started 61 years ago - June 14th

The wedding was in St Louis so once again I traveled down south to the hot, hot weather (oh poor me it was a tough job soaking in all that sunshine and heat).  This time I traveled with Lynn, Ellyn, Mallory, Maxwell, Gayle, Dad and Joanne.  The trip started out with storm chasing, we were driving right into them.  Rain, winds, lightning, darkness.... We kept texting people we knew in the path and they kept telling us how bad it was.  So we pulled into a wayside and sat it out for 20 minutes, we got back on the road again and watched the radar as we traveled as far as we could.  We stopped in the heart of the storm for the night and finished the night out in the pool with pizza delivery.  

The next day was sunshiny and much better travel weather.  We got to St Louis and out prayers were answered...... outdoor pool and 90+ degrees.  We finally got summer, too bad we had to travel for it.  

The wedding was Friday night so we spent Friday morning and afternoon with family and shopping the streets of St Louis in the "junkin" area.  So much fun.  

The wedding was at a beautiful church.  Here Elly, Max and Mally stopped for picture.  They all looked so cute and were so excited for the wedding.  They really have been good travelers.

The inside of the church was just as beautiful as the outside.  Here is Jarrod and his new wife with their attendants.  Jarrod had all his brothers as groomsmen, it was pretty special to see them all standing up there.  Sharon had to be pretty proud of her boys.  

Mr and Mrs Jarrod Wells

A special moment between them.  Love their look

I didn't take many pictures at the wedding, it felt wonderful to be camera free.

The reception started with men in tuxes serving Italian bites of wonderfullness, and champaign glasses on black trays.  They paraded around to serve you.  Then as we were seated they paraded by with each course of the meal and came out in rows like you see on TV.  Lynn and I were in heaven with all the Italian food, it was just what we needed.  Our camera phones were going crazy letting the guys know what they missed.  

During the Father/Daughter dance they invited all fathers and daughter to join them.  I snatched up my dad.  During the Son/Mother dance they invited sons and mothers to join them.... This little man snatched up his mommy for a dance.

What a special wedding and a great time spent with family.  St Louis is beautiful and my southern family is amazing.  Miss you all already.

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