Well, not so much bells as tornado sirens… But still it was a lovely wedding!
We were worried all week it would rain out our vineyard venue (it did, with torrential rains the night before the wedding), and our out-of-town guests learned what it was like to get up in the middle of the night and put on shoes and socks and gather in the middle of the house as tornado sirens blared.
But no tornadoes touched down, and the weather cleared up by morning and left us with a gorgeous day to get married in. The vineyard was too soggy, so we did the ceremony and reception in our backyard. It was quite a party. Here are a few of the pictures people have posted so far…
My nephew Mason with a sign that says “Here comes the bride!”
Ring bearers, my nephews Jack and Jake
Sweet flower girl Iphy (my Matron of Honor Holly’s little girl)
Down the aisle
Our lovely officiant Emily
“Yeah, yeah, marriage, whatever, where’s the cake?”
Bridesmaids and blue skies
I now pronounce you husband and wife…
Waving to the assembled crowds
“That’s all, folks. Time to drink!”
My husband horsing around with my nephew 🙂
A few of the 150 or so guests
The live entertainment (before a carefully-selected iTunes playlist took over!)
Vanquishing the cake… with a sword. My nephew Jake is obviously impressed!
Wiping away the blood of my enemy… I mean the frosting of my wedding cake
Husband and mother of the bride
With my grandmother
Into the sunset
Back in civilian clothes, whew!