Thursday, June 17, 2010

Practice Time! (the Rehearsal)

We held our rehearsal at 5pm on the night before the wedding. The evening started out with rain and storms, but cleared up by the time of the rehearsal dinner. Family and friends traveled from near (Atlanta) and far (Alabama) to help us practice for our big day.

Me and Cary

Don't we look super excited? Almost giddy. I loved my bouquet of ribbons and bows from the showers. Jill, one of my maids of honor, did a great job. Speaking of maids, here they all are, looking beautiful as ever:

L-R: Jill, Sandy, me, Courtney, and Kelly

I made tissue paper bouquets for the girls and Jill finished them off with purple ribbon from all the many Bed, Bath, and Beyond gifts.

Rev. Ron is whispering instructions to Cary. We greatly enjoyed having him officiate the wedding. He gave a wonderful, thoughtful homily on the big day that had everyone laughing.

Going over all of the details!

You know how they say that your wedding day flies by (and it's true, it does!), but I felt like the rehearsal flew by as well. Our coordinator, Laurie, had everything down to a "T"! Everyone knew where to go and what to do! She was very organized, and we made it to our rehearsal dinner on time.

All lined up

I love how the guys got the blue memo and all wore blue shirts. And a big thanks to Hank, third from the left, who stood in for one of our groomsmen that night. He and his wife, Sarah, friends from PT school, drove all the way from Charleston to help us celebrate our big day!

If you remember from a previous post, Cary and I made gifts for our flower girl and ring bearer from Build-a-Bear Workshop. We gave them the gifts at the rehearsal (since the dinner was past their bedtime). Julia said so clearly, "my teddy bear" and gave it a big hug and smile. They are so smart and full of personality! And just a few months over 2 years old, can you believe it? I love all of the reactions in the background of the picture above!

Weston...still holding onto that pillow!

Julia...I think she kinda liked her bear!

1 comment:

  1. I would love a picture of Julia and Weston with their bears to put in the scrap book!!! Mom