These pictures were all taken before the ceremony...Abby Grace was so excited about being the flower girl!
A few shots from the wedding ceremony...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The rehearsal seemed to go pretty smoothly as the kids thoroughly enjoyed running around in the grass! After the practice, Brian and I took the kids back to my parents' house so that they could stay with them while we went to the dinner at The Club. We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed a great slideshow of Clay and Jennifer, followed by many toasts for the bride and groom. After the dinner, we weren't done yet, because we had an "After the Party, Party" to go to at the Isaminger's. We had a great time at all and managed to get home a little after midnight to get just enough rest for the next day!
The big day finally came and quickly went, but we had such a great time celebrating it! To begin the festivities, Abby Grace and I attended the Bridesmaids' Luncheon in Trace Crossings that Friday morning. Abby Grace had a great time being with the girls and especially liked her presents from Jennifer. She got a beautiful pearl bracelet, personalized lunchbox, and fun black shoes for the reception. She was also thrilled that Gracie (Abby Grace's American Girl Doll) also got a present--a flower girl dress! After the luncheon, we all headed to Aveda to have a "relaxing" afternoon of pedicures and manicures... Okay, so it wasn't that relaxing! The appointment time was messed up, and no one working that day knew what they were doing (especially if you wanted anything French!). I mean, come on, Abby Grace even knows you need to take off the old polish before putting on new! Poor Jennifer; it was all a little stressful, but it all worked out in the end. Then, it was race home, change clothes, and back out again for the rehearsal at the Sonnet House.