Monday, June 24, 2013

Harry and Sandy's Wedding

Harry and Sandy got married this weekend.  Harry is my husband's brother.  He and Sandy have lived happily together for twenty-plus years, and are grandparents.  We were all surprised when they announced they were getting married... finally!

The wedding site was "up north" in Michigan, near Traverse City.  It was a small town wedding, with close family and good friends.  It was a charming, low-key kind of wedding.

Their grandson was the ring bearer.  My husband took this photo outside the church before the wedding.  I love his expression.  I don't think he liked posing.

A tiny church in a tiny town.

Unofficial bridesmaids.

The groom's son was best man.  The groom's grandson was ring bearer.

The bride in the choir loft, checking out the scene below.

The groom and the best man watching the bride coming down the aisle.

The bride's cousin was scheduled to perform the ceremony, but there was a family emergency and a substitute minister was called in.  Here he greets the bride.  The matron of honor in the background, is their daughter-in-law, wife of the best man and mother of the ring bearer.

Exchanging vows.

The ring bearer, taking it all in.

The newly wedded couple, receiving a standing ovation and a hearty round of applause.

Emerging from the church, to a shower of bubbles.

One more kiss!

Time to take some photos...

Jackson is very cool.  He lives in California.

More of the wedding weekend fun:

A cottage on a lake...

Guests changed into casual clothes...

Toasts were made and speeches given.

You probably can't see this last photo because it was getting dark.  Women were doing a high kicking dance to "New York New York".  Soon after this, we said our good nights and headed back to our hotel.  It certainly was a fun wedding!


Pam said...

Lovely photos Judy - looks like fun and a very touching and meaningful occasion for everyone, with deep bonds forged through time.
Congratulations to the happy bride and groom!

the veg artist said...

I love 'informal' weddings like this. Much more fun. When I go to some where lots of money has been spent in trying to impress, I just think of what else (useful) they could have spent the money on!

judy in ky said...

Thank you, Pam. It was indeed fun and meaningful.

Artist, I agree. Everyone knew everyone, it was small and relaxed. Much more fun that way!

rachel said...

That looks like a very fine wedding, and lots of fun! The ring bearer is such a cutie!