On Friday we had the Bride's Maid lunch at La Madeline. We (Susan, Neil, Ali, Sarah, and I) went to get our nails done. Ali and Sarah are my 8 and 9 year old cousins. They are adorable and were so excited about everything at the wedding including getting there nails done. It was causal and nice. Then the rehearsal dinner was at Shady Oak barbeque. The whole family and a lot of college friends were there. It was really great to get to catch up with everyone. They did a little slide show of Amanda and Josh growing up. Justin was in a lot of the pictures and I admit was a very cute kid!
On Saturday we met up at the church around 1:00 and did hair and makeup. It was a mad scramble to the finish but everyone made it in time for pictures. The wedding was great! Beautiful flowers, a tear evoking walk down the isle, lovely music, and of course a wonderful bride and groom. After the wedding, we headed over to the Wyndham hotel for the reception. The reception was fun and I got a chance to catch up with some old friends we don't see enough as well as witness everyone in Justin's family dance!
Amanda and Josh are now on their honeymoon and will be moving to Connecticut as soon as they get back. We hope to get to visit them soon but we won't get to see them for Christmas. Josh is on duty until 12:00 am on Christmas morning.
One of the sweetest parts of the wedding was that Sarah (8) started crying during the ceremony. Then by the time she walked out she was crying pretty hard. When her mom asked her why, she said b/c Amanda was moving and she wouldn't ever get to see her. It is sad to see family move away. Maybe we can get Amanda to join the blogging community to keep in touch. Please enjoy the few pictures below. I will put the website up once the photographer (our Uncle Billy) has it up and running.
The beautiful bride and me in my fancy gloves.
My father-in-law. Enough said.