I love weddings. I mean, I looooove weddings. I know that’s probably an obvious statement, but I really really really do! They just never get old to me…the anticipation, the recognition that this is a moment to absorb and remember, the utter joy and sense that all is right in the world. Melanie and Charles’s was no exception! I loved watching how Melanie and her mom interacted- they clearly have a special relationship! And her bridesmaids were HILARIOUS! The guys followed suit…ribbing Charles and staying laid back throughout the chaotic pre-ceremony hours! I won’t keep babbling on…check it out for yourself!!
The guys kicking back…I maintain that one of life’s great injustices is the ease with which men get ready for their wedding versus the all day prep that the girls require!
Melanie’s Dad spent the time before the ceremony putting the final touches on his welcome speech for the reception…his hard work paid off later that night!
Meanwhile, back at the farm…
…the girls were getting their primp on!
Seriously! HOW darn cute is the flower girl?!?!?!
Melanie’s mom, Elsie, was just stunning! I just loved watching the two of them together!!
All those perfect little buttons!!
The cadre of bridesmaids taking it all in!
The atmosphere was so laid back! Everyone goofing off…it was awesome!
I just loved this one!
Let the festivities begin!! How incredibly dapper do Charles & Melanie’s parents look?!?!?! Charles’s mom had the most fantastic smile!!
I love love love the look on Melanie’s dad’s face! He’s so proud!
The kiss!! I LOVE the kiss!!
Hugs for everyone!!! The joy!! How I love the joy!!
That awesome smile again! (And how incredible is the way that Charles’s dad is looking at his mom?!)
The reception is next…it may be a couple of days as I am MOVING TO MAINE!!! I promise to get back at it as soon as I have a desk to put my computer on and some internet access! Bear with me through this transition…I promise it will be worth it!!!