Thursday, August 21, 2014

three days of love

The end point of our journey west was the beautiful wedding of my dear cousin, Jessica to her honey, Ben. Weddings do such a nice job of bringing people you love to one spot, and we spent every minute of this one enjoying the community they've made for themselves in the world.  

My uncle and my grandfather - can you see the resemblance?

Great Grampa, Grampa, and new grandson
(those are lovely pictures, but where's the bride?)
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(really, where is the bride?)

(there she is!!)

(I feel that these last two photos might require some explanation...The groom's brother flew in early Friday morning from the UK and his gift was the installation of two gigantic beeswax candles which he spent all day Friday and part of Saturday constructing, much to our amusement.  It smelled so good...)

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my cousin C with beauiful Ani
Eliza and Cousin Lucy

The groom's family, trading songs around the salmon
the beautiful couple enduring a hilarious brotherly toast

Sigh.  It was everything a wedding should be.  Joyful, sincere, silly, radiant, hopeful.  My 96-year-old grampa made the trip out with his 94-year-old sister, and they both danced to my uncle's swing band and the looks on their faces will thrill me for a long long time...


merry said...

Ahhh, these pictures so easily take me back to that lovely weekend. They so perfectly capture the relative calm, love and joy that filled each moment. How blessed we all were to be there to witness the coming together of two exceptional young people. Our family has once again grown!

Kerry said...

What a fairy tale wedding that was. You got some wonderful pictures! I just realized that I never laid eyes on the appetizers...gee, they were really pretty.
Having Marzo and Jean there made it so very special, and thank you Debbie, for being there with your whole fam, and for reading one of my favorite poems ever.

Anonymous said...

Debbie! Debbie Debbie. Thank you for this! I have so much love with your name on it. I love your photos-- and as my mom noted, I didn't recognize that food! Was that really there? We missed the appetizers, alas...

What a wonderful wedding.

What a wonderful you.


merry said...

Guess I wasn't the only one who looked longingly at the picture of the appetizers! How could we all have missed them? They were gorgeous! Everything was gorgeous!!