Monday, September 24, 2012

From This Day Forward

On Saturday, my oldest granddaughter (step) married her soul mate.  I know you hear this all the time, but in case it's really true.  These two have been together for what seem's like forever and have survived so many bumps in the road.  Mandy was friends with my twins in middle and high school, and for many years was almost like another daughter.  So when daughter Kristin married George, I was blessed to inherit Mandy as a granddaughter.  I don't know Brian very well, but I hope that will change.  He adores Izzy and Jake, and that makes him great in my book.  These two are so good together, and we wish them all the good things that life has to offer.

It was a different kind of wedding.  Although Mandy and Brian don't hold to all our religious beliefs, they are so kind and loving that you just don't care.  They perform in rock and roll bands.  You respect their lifestyle, and all that comes with it.  Mandy wore a black dress, and red sneakers.  Brian wore a black coat reminiscent of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album cover along with red sneakers.  The bridesmaids wore red jeans, white tank tops, black blazers and black sneakers.  The groomsmen wore jeans, black shirts, white ties, and black sneakers.  Izzy was partnered with her big brother Drew.  The favors were champagne flutes engraved with "All You Need Is Love".  The food was simple, and absolutely delicious.  Trays of gourmet filled cupcakes, in flavors of chocolate oreo, white oreo, and creme brulee were on each table.  Kristin's MIL made the cupcakes and they were awesome.  And to top off the evening, music was provided by a Beatles cover band.  It was an evening that made any child of the 60's very happy.  It was probably the most relaxed wedding reception that I've ever attended.  And it was so much fun.  Kudos to the happy couple for doing things "their way".

Congratulations, you two.  Stay as much in love as you are today.

1 comment:

Pat said...

My hat is off to them for making their day truly THEIR day! Sounds like it was a really special time for all.