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Saturday, August 29, 2015

A very intimate dinner in the barn!

Rings bought...check. Venue set....check. Invitations sent...check. Cake ordered...check. Ceremony planned....check. Honeymoon booked...check. Rehearsal done...check. All that's left for these two is to enjoy the rehearsal dinner and wake up tomorrow and get ready to get married!
Here they come! They are so happy!
Tomorrow they will be married!
The sun was just starting to set when they arrived, which was nice because everyone got to see the cute barn (click here to see complete barn decor photos). They all raved about it! We were so happy to do this for our kids.

We had set a budget after our first son got married and we took their wedding party to a restaurant that was near the church. When Cameron & Megan got married we discussed with them that we could take them to a fancy restaurant too with the same high budget (we always do things really fair between our kids), but if they preferred, we could do an intimate dinner on the property and cook the food ourselves for a fourth of the price and we would give them the difference in cash from the original budget that was set. They decided to do that and then Grayson & Rachelle decided the same thing. We ended up having our friends cater it, but it still was a fraction of the price of taking this big group to a restaurant and it was so much fun in the barn!
The atmosphere was so awesome. Everyone is happy about this union.
We really had a great time!
We had pulled pork sandwiches, potato-mac salad, baked beans, coleslaw and spinach-strawberry salad.
 For dessert we had cobbler and ice cream. It was delicious!
This is Bob and Teresa. They catered the food for the party and did such an excellent job! They are our old neighbors and good friends of ours. They catered Cameron and Megan's rehearsal dinner last year and did such a great job that we hired them again and, you won't believe this, but they are also catering the wedding tomorrow and preparing a lasagna dinner for 200 people! I don't know how they do it, but they sure do it well!
Grayson and Rachelle enjoyed the dinner.
Eric and I are so happy.
I wore my "Groom's Mom" pin!
Rachelle's mother, Terri, and her husband, Rick. It's so neat to know that Rachelle's parents love Grayson as much as we love her!
Rachelle's father, Tim, and his wife, Kim.
Cameron and Megan. They are saying how familiar all of this is to them! haha
Pastor Dave, Brittany and two of Rachelle's friends, Sam and Anna.
Hayden with Rachelle's brother, Austin and two of the bride's maids, Jill and Stephanie and a friend, Vivian.
It was so intimate and romantic. It turned out just as I had hoped.
Rachelle and her lovely mother. You can see where Rachelle gets her beauty!
We shared cute stories about Grayson and Rachelle and there was much laughter and love.
It was a perfect night. I loved it that eventually it got really dark out there and it was so romantic and fun. The crickets and frogs were singing and it was truly magical!
Love is in the air!
I love this girl and am so proud to call her daughter!
It always comes to an end too quickly.
Everyone's leaving. What a great evening and we all look forward to the big day tomorrow!!!
It was so magical and so memorable. I will always cherish this night.
One last kiss goodnight! They say to each other, "Sleep tight my love, for tomorrow we will be married!"

"Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." Genesis 2:18

Hugs, Sharon


Anonymous said...

Such happiness :)

jen said...

Amazing- so neat all the decorations!
What a beautiful night- thank you for sharing al of the lovely times- I am enjoying very much reading the posts!
So happy for your family!

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