Last night was the rehearsal and dinner for the wedding. It was held at the Limestone City Grill & Lounge. I wish I had been able to get better night pictures, these aren't the best...plus, I was using my cell phone camera as I was carrying a teensie weensie little dress purse. Look at the vintage Buick we found in the parking lot. What a nice ride this must be.
You can barely make anything out in this picture taken in the garden, the name of the restaurant is in the background. I had this smile plastered on my face all night long, it was so much fun.
As the grooms parents, we hosted 45 people to dinner and drinks. It was a great crowd and everyone mingled and enjoyed themselves. The food was excellent. My part in the wedding is very minimal...I walk up the aisle escorted by The Husband or Papa and at some point I light a candle, I'll figure it out.
Preparations continued all week long. Here is Kevin trying to figure out the seating for our side of the family. It was a good method...each sheet of paper representing a table of ten. The post it's are the couples.
But of course, everyone got in on it and it started to turn into chaos. But we got it done.
Emily has been working her little bum off. The reception is being held outside under tents so signs were needed to direct guests to the restrooms in the building and where the bar and dancing, etc., will be at. She painted, stenciled and distressed like a pro.
Our house has looked like Wedding Central.
Emily and a friend also made no~sew pillows for the haystack couches that are going to be assembled tonight. Remember, this is a farmhouse theme. The crates will be used as little side tables.
Here is The Husband arriving home with the first truckload of hay. A feed store was found way out in the country, but he would have driven to Idaho just for the chance to use his nifty new truck.
So that is where we are. 24 hours from now the bride and groom will be reciting their vows. A trolley that is going to be stocked with champagne and sandwiches, will be waiting to take the bridal party to a country club where pictures will be taken.
So I am just getting the house organized as it will be just crazy here with all of us getting ready. We have to get up at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow to get our hair and make up done. I have decided on my Adele hairstyle but I'm not going to have it tied back in a ponytail, just long in the back. And I'll be fluttering around in my fake eyelashes, of course. I'll be back next week to give you a full report and hopefully some pictures...that is going to be a little difficult to do while I am hob nobbing with the friends and relatives. But I'll try. Pinky promise! :-)