The reception - the stress of the "big show" is over and it's time to simply relax and enjoy each other and loved ones who have gathered. This we did.
|Rebecca (Michael's sister) and Michael catch up|
|Glad Mom G was up here to attend!|
|Prof/Pastor Brooks and CoRielle|
|Donna, Bre and Gpa Paul|
|Pastor John and Francie|
|Nadine, Sherri and Will|
|Table of Gherkins and friends|
Arielle and Cory with Grandma Mary
|Arielle and Lorri (my cousin)|
|Bella is tuckered out|
Mom and Lorri manned the cookie tables and hot chocolate bar
|Arielle and Grandma Jan|
|Grandpa Paul, Arielle, Grandma Jan|
|LOVED seeing these three together again|
Which shoes did you decide on? "Um, I may have gone barefoot."
Three generations of comfort-loving women
|Gma Jan, Arielle, Me|
Ah - our newest couples! Thrilled to see how God brought Cory and Larissa to us!
|Jared, Cory, Arielle, Larissa|
First, Michael needed to introduce Mr. and Mrs. S to the crowd - a point that was skipped when they leapt from the platform after the kiss. ::snort::
They're off - at 3:25 p.m.! Yep - from start to driving off less than 1 1/2 hours - we did it. A sweet, simple, elegant and non-stressful marriage celebration. Praying God's richest blessings as this newly minted "family" begins its story!
The rest of us stayed and visited for a bit - then we cleaned up, deposited decorations, gifts and cards at CoRielle's apartment and marveled that we still had an evening ahead of us.
|Love these two families!|