Saturday, March 31, 2012

I Do

April 1, 2012

In a quiet, beautiful little venue called A Secret Garden, my little sister got married. She and her husband Sean opted for a lovely and intimate setting, where they could take their vows among close friends and family. Like five years ago, when I got married at the same location, the weather the whole week leading up the the big day was beautiful and sunny, but as the day drew nearer, forecasters predicted a much stronger possibilityof rain. Even the morning of the event, much like the morning of my wedding, skies still shone favorably. Just before the music cued up for Lisa and I to lead the procession down the aisle, large droplets of rain began to fall, increasing in ferocity as the ceremony progressed. I have heard that weddings that blessed with rain are good luck, and if that's true, then Laura and Sean are lucky indeed. Thankfully, having known that the weather might be somewhat inclement, they had rented a tent and heaters, so the setting was even more intimate. And just as it had during my wedding, just after the ceremony the rain slowed, and then stopped, in time for the guests to wander the garden before jumping out onto the dance floor for the reception. Laura said she hadn't minded the rain at all--in fact, had enjoyed it. She loved the ceremony and everything about how it had turned out. She thought it was beautiful and perfect, including the rain. Having been there myself, in nearly the same circumstances just five years before, I know exactly how she felt--and I couldn't agree more.

The four siblings: Lisa, Scott, Laura, and me
The groom Sean and his mom Toni.

Cousins: Nicholas, Bailey, and Devin
Laura with the nieces
Singin' in the rain.

Me with my hot date.
More cousins: Taylor, Devin, and Bree

Three sisters, third time walking one down the aisle. He's getting pretty good at it!

Handsome brothers--Sean with his best man, Chad.
Bree and Nathan

Estelle, Grandma, and Aunt Margaret

Lisa, Laura, and me
My beautiful children, all dressed up.
Laura and Toni, getting ready for the big day.

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful pictures and a gorgeous couple they make. Congrats and best wishes to the bride and groom! I woke up to fog and drizzle on my wedding day back in 1982. Afterwards it became sunny and 78 degrees...on November 29th. It was the best and blessed marriage! It lasted 23 wonderful years before he passed. Is rain lucky on your wedding day? I'd say "You bet"!