Monday, April 23, 2012

The Big Wedding!!

Once again I am running a few months behind! 
I finally am blogging about our "Big" wedding last month.
The wedding was perfect in every way and absolutely beautiful.
We are so blessed to have Ashley officially in our family!
Here are the pictures from the big weekend.
Get ready there are tons!

Friday was the Bridesmaid's luncheon.  
The bride, Aunt Hashie with my girls.

Ashley and her mom, Nancy.

Ashley and her wedding party at her luncheon.

Friday night at the rehearsal dinner.
Isn't this barn beautiful??
After we practiced walking down the isle, they moved the tables 
that are on the side to the middle of the room.
And that is where we ate.

Drew and the Groomsmen doing what they do best. 

The little flower girl.  
Mary Richard had smartie candy in her basket instead of flowers.
Thanks to Papa, that is the only way we could get her to hold 
her basket and walk down the isle!

Look at this cute little man!
This is my cousin's little boy.. Reed.
Him and Mary Richard had a great time together.

Reece, Maelee, and Maddie
GA cousins
Enjoying the speeches of the night

 Saturday morning..
Wedding DAY

That Saturday morning we did a little gathering for her at the 
Pratt Place Inn.
This is where the parents and the bride and groom where staying. 
The Beautiful house is on the same property with the barn where the wedding was. 
 We got ready and ate lunch here and  also did a little lingerie gifts for the 
the big wedding night.

 Ash getting her hair did.
And trying to eat a salad!
Mouth full... she is going to kill me on this one.

My sweet little Mary Richard.
She was all ready but putting her dress on. 
Since her dress was white I decided to wait and 
put that on at the last  minute.
She really did great that day.  Better than I ever expected!!

Whose kid is this??
Oh my... it is mine.
Yes that is my Maddie.  She looks like she is 13 years old.
And she really liked looking older! 
Too bad she is only 7 years old and when she is 13 years old I will
have to lock her in her room forever!!!!

So the reason I posted this pic of the groom was because 
Maelee is making the same face in the next picture.
We have always said that she is him made over!
Besides for the face, doesn't he look handsome.

Look how beautiful my MaeMae looks.
So proud of all my sweet girls.
Someone brought Marshmallows?? Needless to say by the end of the day they were gone.
Mary Richard, Mital (Bridesmaid), and Maelee ate them all!!

Daddy and his little one right before we went down the isle.

I was so nervous that she was going to scream the whole way down.
But she didn't.  She did stop mid way down and I bent over (in 4 inch heels.. with flowers) 
picked her up and went on down the isle.
It all worked out better than expected!

One proud Daddy after the ceremony!
You don't see tears in this man's eyes very often but today he let them flow!

The beautiful Bride.
She looks perfect in every way!
Oh, and you see that tea she is drinking in the mason jar, that stuff 
was sinful!  Very Very good! Just a little strong.

The Gardner/Dreher families.
Yes I know I finally made a picture.

I think this is the best picture of the wedding!
Mary Richard wormed her way in between Ashley and Drew at the head table.
At this time Ashley caught her with a handle full of pecan pie cramming it in her mouth!!
Ashley was screaming for me to get her a wet-one so Mary Richard didn't get her
sticky pecan pie hands on her Wedding dress.

After all that pecan pie, Mary Richard decided to take a nap on the dance floor.
She had enough!
Thankfully Brittany caught her head 
And  then Reed decided to join her.

Maelee and Reece letting is loose.
That child danced all  night long!

Maelee and Papa.  
Two peas in a pod!

The twins!
My Mama and her twin sister

As you can tell we all had a great time!

My wonderful husband!
We don't have many pictures of us.
Just the two of us.. no kids...
the only problem with this one is his hat and glass in the pic.
Oh well... can't have it all perfect!

1 comment:

  1. wow! I'm from Dalhart and just stumbled across your blog! I moved away in 2005 after I graduated so I'm not really from there anymore...just grew up there! ha. I noticed you haven't blogged in a while so if you do, check out my blog and we can be new blogging buds!


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