Since I was a bridesmaid and got to stand up with Devon & Adri as they said their "I Do"s, I wasn't able to take pictures during the ceremony. Thus, all photos in this post were borrowed from family members :)
To say that I was honored to be a part of this day would be a dire understatement. I was a veritable fountain of emotion that day and the days preceding it, a detail confirmed over and over and over by comments from family and friends.
The ceremony site was beautiful, set on the grass overlooking a little pond inside the former race track. We walked down the aisle and set up in our places, watched the adorable ring bearers and flower girls, and then it was Adri's turn.
I tried my absolute hardest to keep from sobbing during the ceremony (tears of joy, of course), but I was unable to keep it in. I was a chin-quivering, snot-running, waterfall-of-tears ball of joy the whole time, starting from the moment I began walking down the aisle and didn't really reliably stop until I went to bed that night. Standing up in front of everyone didn't really help either; it was either look at the family who was in the same shape as I was, or look at the bride and groom, who were the reason I was in such a condition in the first place. Gaaaaaaaah I love those kids.
|Jen's photo; my parents watching their baby boy get married|
After exchanging vows, rings, taking communion, Devon & Adri kissed and were pronounced the new Mr & Mrs!
|Jen's photo; How these two still look fabulous even after all of their tears is beyond me|
The gazebo and lawn area surrounding it was laid out with lawn games to play while the bridal party took pictures, and it turned into one giant reunion to catch up with people we'd not seen in awhile. I'll admit I was a little busy schlepping decorations between ceremony site and reception barn, but it looked fun!!
|Lorna's Photo; Tim and my Metzmama, Armenian for Grandmother|
|Lorna's photo; Mama and her three siblings. Jenny, Mama, David, Lorna|