The granddaughter of my lifelong friend, was married Sunday and we attended. You might say this is not such a big deal, outdoor weddings happen all of the time. My reply to you would be this was a very special one for us and for her parents and for her grandmother in Heaven. We were attending as "honorary grandparents." Wow! That was so very nice.
photo by Seneca Lewis
You see, we go way back. My firstborn daughter and my girlfriend's firstborn son came into this world sixty years ago. He was at the wedding with his family and is the bride's uncle. His sister is the bride's mother. We have all known each other for a very long time and thankfully, are close neighbors.
The wedding was held at a beautiful farm that has been made into a venue for gatherings such as this. This was the first wedding The Farm has had and was chosen because the owners were good friends of the groom and this was their dream. All in all it is a wonderful and successful endeavor.
The day was hot and the walk through the field to be seated before the decorative wedding arch took its toll but we wouldn't have missed it for anything. After the ceremony, there was a walk back from the field to a small white catering/cocktail barn. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were available and one of the bride's grandmother's quilts was casually hung in this room, along with a table with many family photographs. A covered outdoor patio attached to this building was set up for silly pictures to be taken of guests with humor. Here are examples:
Now, don't laugh! We were impressed with the very fancy luxury restroom trailer with 6 stations for both ladies and gents that was nearby and it was nothing like we had ever experienced.
Directly across from the small barn, a very large barn was renovated to accommodate a catered buffet meal, dancing and all customary wedding reception activities. The huge open interior was decorated in an earthy and nature oriented theme, beautiful and in great taste. We are anxiously awaiting photos as I purposely didn't take my camera. There were several photographers and video photographers documenting it all. The bride's cousin even manned a drone! In the meantime, the ones here may give an idea of what I'm talking about but will never fully project the beautiful and well planned wedding of Sarah and Chad.
photo by Seneca Lewis
Can't you just feel their joy?