Monday, October 31, 2011

The Wedding - An EPIC success!

First off - I don't have the best quality pictures yet.  Waiting for the REAL ones from the photographer but for now, these will have to suffice.

The morning started off beautiful (for it being fall and all) and after toodling around in the pool and chatting it up with Lisa, I hit the ground running.

Ironing my men's shirts.....

There were last minute errands, and then getting stuff ready and at the church.
The next several photos are from mostly from a cell phone, so quality....less than stellar - but I think they capture the moments nicely.  Thanks Mitzi!

My boy is lookin GOOOOOOOD!!

Meanwhile, the bride was primping herself

One last hug from Momma

BFF Mitzi with each of them

and then it's off to the church!!

More photos before the ceremony

And then it was time for the ceremony

 Ladies and Gentlemen.........
Mr and Mrs Preston Catmull

After several more photos that I hope to get from the professional soon, there was a small catastrophe.  Chloee was playing with all her new family friends and a chair collapsed on her hand.  Her fingers had to be pried out and then off to the Instacare she went with her Mommy and Daddy.  Took some xrays, verified no break, bandaged up and then met us at the luncheon.

Sadly, I don't have any pictures from the luncheon yet.  I guess the wedding will span over several posts.   Splenda Daddy made a beautiful video that even though I have watched several times, still makes me cry.  A lot.  It deserves it's own post.  Will be forthcoming.

After the luncheon at Buca di Beppo's (highly recommended BTW), it was back to the church for the reception,

Now to understand the next three pictures, you have to understand the beginnings of their relationship.  Two years ago, there began a summer chalking war.  The girls would chalk my driveway with notes to me and Tuffy.   Tuffy would retaliate.  That is how their flirting began.  With sidewalk chalk.  The school year started, and the Homecoming dance.....they have been together ever since.

Her colors were purple ( a couple of different shades) and silver.  So gorgeous.  The decorator lady did a great job in changing the cultural hall to something magical.  The lights added the night before and the disco ball the DJ's brought gave it the final touches.

Cake lady adding the live flowers

Candy table for guests to create their own bags of candy

So tempting

The food table which really consisted of treat after treat after treat!  So yummy!

The table centerpieces were framed photos of the kids and a floating flower.  Simple yet very pretty

Did I mention a lot of treats?

The final product of the cake was stunning!

Outside in the foyer, the decorator added some beautiful tables, a large easel for their pictures and then we had a large screen playing the video for guests to watch as they waited in line

Their first dance

Time to cut the cake - the two were unsure how to go about it at first.

Montana's aunt and uncle are amazing singers/musicians - Emme sang first, then the two of them together.  It was absolutely beautiful!

Time for the garter (no pics of the bouquet toss - prolly cause Mitzi was elbowing it out for it!  : )

Apparently, the DJ informed us of a tradition that whomever catches the bouquet and whomever catches the garter have to dance together.  Since Montana's youngest sister Alexis (14) and then a friend from her work (20something) it wasn'

And then it was time to party (thanks for the additional pics Tib)

This next picture?  Honeymoon.  We booked the Treasure Island room for them at the Anniversary Inn.  So glad that this is the only picture they sent us!

and this very last picture is my most favorite of all so far

All my lil chickens.  Under the gazebo together!

Can't wait to get more official photos!  I'll warn you so you can just click mark as read......unless you are my Mom and then you have to look at EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!

Great job Dana on the whole shebang!  You did a beautiful wedding!

Congrats kids - I love ya like a fat kid loves cake!


Just SO said...

I love that it all started with sidewalk chalk!! Looks like a beautiful night :)

Mae Rae said...

warn me when the video is being posted. I just cried through this one.

Plain Jame said...

I seriously remember the picture of them going to Homecoming and the chalk wars. I guess you blog in a memorable way!! So glad it went so well and that you have a new family member. xoxo

tammy said...

I was thinking about you all day on Friday. Glad it went well. Love the purple and silver. Cute that it started with sidewalk chalk. Love the picture of all your kiddos together.

Cherie said...

So glad that it went off so nicely!! They look really happy (and they are good face makers - ha ha).
That last picture should be framed - it is fantastic!!!

Vanessa said...

Looks like a fab night!!!! They are cute together!

Garden of Egan said...

Oh my hell! You didn't cover those toes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, I'm better now.

Can I just say that was just beautiful.

She is beautiful and they look so happy.
Love the picture with all your kiddos under the gazebo. Absolutely gorgeous.

You are beautiful. I love your dress.

Suz said...


Mrs. Organic said...

Sniff. I love weddings and that last picture is just beautiful.

" Hit It......." said...

Congratulations! You made it through this. Have a Diet Coke and relax.

Connie said...

What a beautiful wedding! Great pictures, even if they're not from the professional photographer!

Too bad about Chloee's hand. Glad she's OK.

Pedaling said...

thanks for the sneak peak into the night & not making us wait.
looks like everything- minus the little accident(poor cloee)- went spectacular-ly!

CountessLaurie said...

Oh so beautiful... purple and silver, what great colors! You look great!!! I love the last pic too! So sweet!! Chloee looks great!!

One Fantastic Housewife! said...

Congrats to the cute couple! Beautiful wedding...I love all the purple!

gigi said...

What a gorgeous bride and groom! The pictures were so fun to look at and felt like I was there. You are a beautiful Mother of the Groom. So sorry about your baby's fingers :( So glad nothing was broken. Look forward to more pictures.

Shell said...

Such a sweet couple!

Btw, I'm totally laughing at your "you can either get on board my happy bus..." saying at the bottom of your blog!

Erin said...

What a lovely wedding and all of the other fun festivities! What a beautiful couple too.

Sue said...

Love all the pictures. What a beautiful bride.

And those kids of your yours.. are Darling!!

So happy everything turned out so wonderful for your family.