banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)
Old 12-02-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
Auburn Annie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,113
Default We made it - she's married!!

I'm not going to say life will be getting back to normal just yet - we still have company and she still has 3 weeks of classes and exams before moving to South Carolina - but our daughter Rachel's wedding to US Navy Machinist Mate E-4 Robert John William Lewis aka RJ went off with barely a hitch on Saturday. There was NO snow, just a breezy chill in the air which most of the wedding party ignored (ah to be young again) during a brief outdoor photography session between the wedding and the reception.

The venue for the reception was late in opening for our setting up place cards but the girls' hair was done on time, the flowers arrived as planned, the photographer was 3 minutes early, the limo driver arrived complete with champagne (for AFTER the wedding), and the ring bearer waited until he was close to the altar before dropping the rings (quickly scooped up by my son the groomsman and handed off to the best man.) Gotta say our ring bearer Jonathan - it was his 11th birthday that day - looked spiffy in top hat and cane. He's autistic, so we weren't sure how well he'd do with a crowd, but he and little Mary, the flower girl, were troupers.

The food was great, and DJ Hump had the joint jumpin' after the buffet luncheon. It was a very happy and relaxed affair with only one small fly in the ointment, one of my siblings who put up a stink about having her picture taken, at all. She made the photographer delete one photo and left before we got a group family picture. We've decided to photoshop an old picture of her (or Disney's Grumpy) into the shot. After the regular reception the groom's father hosted any and all comers at the local vets' post. That ran until 9 or so when the happy couple staggered out the door for the night.

Now I'm taking the leftover kissing bells (2" silver bells that doubled as place card holders) and tying red and green ribbons on them so I can hang them on the Christmas tree this year. Waste not, want not. I'm happy, they did well with the gifts (they have very generous relatives and friends) and I'm hoping the market will continue to chug upwards so I can rebuild the family finances. Once Rich returns from driving the new Mrs Lewis to Charleston over the Christmas holidays we can look forward to 2010 with an almost empty nest - still have the dog, of course.
Auburn Annie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
charlene
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 15,555
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

Happy to hear that all went so well..sounds like a wonderful time - the cold weather and all.
I'm voting for photoshopping Grumpy into the family shot.. for real!
charlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
formerlylavender
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 739
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

Congratulations to the happy couple!
formerlylavender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 01:07 PM   #4
brink-
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,192
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

I vote for Grumpy too. What a hag to do that at a wedding. Oh well, Grumpy is sexy.
Very happy for you to have it all over, I bet you just melted for a couple days. It is quite an ordeal to plan and execute a wedding. Sounds like it was a good time and all went well. I can not believe the little girl I met at Massey is married. Give hubby a hug from me, he is such a nice guy. Relax! Congrats on a great job!
brink- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
Auburn Annie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,113
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

Thank you all. The last of our guests leave in a few hours (Rich's brother and girlfriend from the Soo.) Their sister left yesterday to visit friends in Toronto before heading home to Winnipeg. The bride is home from school with a nasty head cold - asleep on the couch as I type - and RJ (the groom) drove 19 hours straight back to base in South Carolina with a truckload of dishes and small appliances to set up house.

The marriage certificate arrived today so now she can go around making name changes for bank accounts, credit cards etc. She leaves in 2 weeks for Charleston which means we still have 2 weeks of nuttiness gathering and sorting her clothes etc. to fit into the Jimmy (which her father is gifting to her - more paperwork) for the drive down.

She's got thank-yous to write, finals to study for, cleaning, packing, records to gather etc. so it's a good thing she decided NOT to roll straight into school again for spring semester but is waiting for either summer classes or fall semester. RJ's last training session which runs 6 months is not scheduled to begin until May, instead of January as originally planned, so he may be teaching at the base until his own hands-on course begins. After that he waits for deployment at sea for 6 months. Fortunately Rachel has an aunt who lives about 4 hours away in Atlanta, who would LOVE the company, so if she gets lonely she can go for a visit. This is the same aunt who lent the bride her own princess-cut diamond earrings and told her to keep them a while (days, weeks, months, whatever!)
Auburn Annie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 05:22 PM   #6
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,550
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

Congratulations!

Bill
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 11:19 AM   #7
jj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ontario, canada
Posts: 5,272
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

congratulations! ok, i was (am still) wondering what the song choices were
jj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
Auburn Annie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,113
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

jj - I couldn't tell you. I was so busy hostessing I never heard a thing. I know she had a country song picked out for the father/daughter dance but honestly, other than Wild Cherry's Play That Funky Music near the end of the night I don't remember a thing. No Lightfoot, alas, though DJ Hump (Greg Humphrey, fab DJ and all around nice guy) would play it if I'd thought to ask in advance - I suspect Gord's not on his usual playlist.

One of Rachel's friends, Mark, is an absolute lunatic dancer. If I had that kind of energy I'd bottle it and make a fortune. He danced frenetically non-stop for almost 3 hours. Somewhere I've got a shot I call "Boogie Bride" that shows Rachel and Mark tearing up the dance floor.
Auburn Annie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 06:43 PM   #9
Auburn Annie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,113
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

Trying my first jpg upload here - that's Rachel and crazy Mark on the left, Rachel and RJ on the right (go Navy!)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Boogie Bride.jpg
Views:	233
Size:	238.2 KB
ID:	3158   Click image for larger version

Name:	The End.jpg
Views:	237
Size:	95.9 KB
ID:	3160  
Auburn Annie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 10:05 PM   #10
brink-
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,192
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

Great dress!! The pictures look great.
brink- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 12:09 PM   #11
Auburn Annie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,113
Default Re: We made it - she's married!!

The dress is from David's Bridal. It's got apple red embroidery on the bodice. She carried a bouquet of red silk amaryllis and her attendants, in apple red dresses, carried (real) white lilies in a bouquet. The men, except RJ who wore his dress blues, wore black tuxes with red vests and ties. The flower girl had a long white dress with red and white flowers and the ring bearer (RJ's nephew) wore a small tux with - get this - top hat and cane! What a sight! And it was his 11th birthday, too.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Jonathan.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	329.6 KB
ID:	3161  
Auburn Annie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Four married guys go fishing: Jesse Joe Testforum 1 10-16-2007 03:24 PM
She's 37,sings like a nightengale and it's her birthday! Borderstone Small Talk 2 03-28-2007 06:44 PM
Married for a night Akulinas Testforum 0 02-08-2007 07:53 AM
gettin married in toronto misstori1958 General Discussion 11 09-28-2004 03:43 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright