The real me is the woman in this window, manual typewriter in front of her but holding a pencil posed over paper. Deer nibble at shrubbery on snow-covered lawn, fodder both for her writing and for her life.
Or are they the same thing?
[Picture by illustrator Adrianne Blair in Faith Baldwin's Face Toward the Spring.]
Monday, September 4, 2017
Even though Nashville had steady rain for several days before
the outdoor wedding of Zack and Courtney,
and no electricity the day before--
rehearsal dinner by candlelight and lanterns--
Saturday dawned dry and sunny and gorgeous and
The Farmhouse was the scene of an enchanting celebration!
The wedding photographer's photos will come later on
but here are family pictures of the special evening
when Zack and Courtney became
husband and wife.
Amen and praise the Lord,
the creek didn't rise too high
and they're hitched!!!
And did we ever celebrate!
That's our daughter Christy on the left, husband Bryan behind,
talking to their daughter-in-law Melissa.
Our grandsons Alex and Drake catching up with each other.
Above is the ONLY photo you'll get a glimpse of now
of the ceremony site itself,
high on a hill of the 22 acre farm that was our family home
for 25 years and is now the home of the bride and groom.
That's our eldest grandson Luke above,
talking with our daughter-in-law Wallace.
The above photos were taken by our son Defee,
in case you wonder why they are so good
and the other ones here, marked Dewena's Window
are so pitiful. Good camera equipment does seem to matter.
Plus lots of experience.
There's our grandson Drake with his beautiful Emily--
they made me and RH great-grandparents last year!
Next are grandsons Caleb, Drake's brother,
and Alex with his wife Melissa, now Chicago residents,
and Luke, Alex's brother.
At the end is our son Defee and d-i-law Wallace.
Did you get all that straight?
And here is the couple that started that whole clan--
RH and Dewena!
But let's get on with the party!
We were all in no hurry; first there was the cocktail hour
where we socialized!
During this time lots of guests meandered over to the barn where there was
a beautiful setting for us to take more photos to remember the evening by, Courtney's vintage car parked close. It was an engagement gift from Zack.
Finally we were ready to eat a Southern dinner that was actually
the menu when Courtney and Zack had their first date....
Hot Chicken and Waffles with Tupelo Honey Drizzle
Espresso Rubbed Beef Brisket
Crispy Skillet Potato Hash
Buttermilk Biscuits with local jams and honey
During dinner we had music by a very
special bluegrass band that played in the picnic shelter.
And I'm so embarrassed because I can't remember their name.
When the bride and groom get back from their
honeymoon in Costa Rica I will find that out!
But they were good!
Tears here now--
The bride and groom!
What was the song? I know it was sweet and romantic--
let me text Wallace real quick....
she's drawing a blank too but says that it might have been Crazy Love
because that's what the bride walked down the aisle to.
All I know is that I had a lump in my throatwatching them.
Here's where I try to upload video.
Will that work? I guess I won't know until I hit publish.
There's a glimpse of the bride and groom-- center-- in the above video.
Well I'm just a bucket of mush right now looking at these pictures
and videos. Wish so much we had more video of the bride and groom but we were trying not to get in the way of the real photographers. I don't even have any photos of the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Is it okay if I do another post when we get the professional pics?
RH and I finally went home and let the young folks party on.
As your reward for scrolling through this long family post,