One of life's most memorable moments is a wedding day.
Andrea Leigh Parry is my precious niece, and her wedding was yesterday, November 17, 2013. How quickly it flew by, after months of preparation! But there are sweet bits to savor for a lifetime, and savor them, we will.
The night before the wedding, Andrea and her seven maids stayed in the Grand Suite at Das Dutch Haus and had the last blast party of their lives.
Getting ready for the wedding looked fun:
And they loved the jewelry designed by the bride from components at B'sue Boutiques Aunt Brenda engraved the "Maid of Honor" heart and assembled most of them:
Finally....a beautiful bride:
Ethan and Andrea opted to have their formal photos made at the hotel, before the ceremony. More photo moments:
Four little maids in lavender....and their cousin, Lindsey, who was a bridesmaid.
Andrea and her brother, Rob, before leaving for the wedding venue:
The venue was the Georgetown in Boardman, Ohio, since there were too many guests to fit comfortably in the Kingdom Hall:
Table centerpieces and wedding flowers were done by Donna Parry, the bride's mother:
Ethan waiting for his bride to come down the aisle:
That's Ethan's Grandpa at the podium. He conducted the wedding ceremony. I asked him at the rehearsal dinner, how many weddings had he performed? He couldn't remember!
During the vows:
The complete wedding party:
My son, and the bride's brother, Rob, are in the back row on the left...my daughter-in-law, Lauren, is on the right. Here she is again!
They got married almost 7 years ago:
Lots of great memories, there, too! Andrea and Ethan are just beginning their "Sentimental Journey"....
Adjusting the train for the wedding dance:
Two happy moms:
The bridal dance:
The Song: Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
Yes, it all came and went too fast.....months and months of planning, but just the beginning of a lifetime of precious memories.
Aunt Brenda went home that night, tired but very, very happy.