|At lunch with the Team Bride on Friday|
I just got home, have a fresh pot of coffee, and I'm enjoying the pics I took leading up to the wedding. I only have one from the ceremony - I didn't take my camera in with me.
But I have lots of memories.
I went over on Thursday and spent the night with Ashley, Darrin and the kitties. The house was full of boxes, presents, wrappings, lists - I just listened, petted, and helped when I could.
I must say the kitties have really gotten into the spirit of gifting. They think the boxes are arriving for their pleasure...
Friday afternoon, Ashley and I headed to the hotel with all the event items and her things, and got settled into our suites. A quick rehearsal with the wedding party Friday night, followed by great drinks and bocas at Shoeless Joe's. What a nice bunch of friends they have.
Saturday morning...I slipped into Ashley's room.
With nothing planned until 2 o'clock, we went shopping! I needed some things from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and she really needed Starbucks. It was perfect. When we got back, I remembered to take her gown out of the bag so it could 'relax', and her photographer arrived for their last run-through.
A text from my son, he had arrived, so a hug and I went off to meet him for lunch...
By the time I returned to the Bridal Suite, things were in full gear. Wow. Hair, Makeup. She and Team Bride had a practice session on all this a couple weeks ago, so they were fully on top of everything. I just praised and watched!
Last snap before I left to get dressed.
My son came for me a little before 6 o'clock. And he took this pic just before the procession.
My beautiful daughter. I could not be happier for her. The light in her face reflects all the joy in her heart. She and Darrin are so in love with one another and so happy to be married. He chose the final song for their reception - 'At Last' by Etta James.