So the wedding happened on Saturday evening, everything was perfect and of course, Shawna looked beautiful! We cried tears of joy and laughed a lot as well. Lots of people were there, not sure of the exact number, I was a little busy doing other things. Like finding everything the boys lost or just couldn’t find. I will have to say Caleb was organized and had his stuff under control.
We literally live 2 minutes from our church and I can’t tell you how many trips we made back and forth but we finally found everything we needed and got it together and pictures went off like they needed to.
One thing, I don’t know who forgot to tell Mother Nature it was the end of September and is not 90 degrees. Looking back at other years this day, we were talking about wearing sweat shirts and being cold, that was not the case this year for sure!
When Shawna walked down the aisle, I snuck a peak at Caleb’s face and the look on his face is one I hope stays there forever when he looks at her. I have never seen anyone look at her with so much love in their eyes except her father and me.
They wrote their own vows and read them to each other, with tears in their eyes and voices. She walked down the aisle to “One Thousand Years” and their unity sand ceremony had “Die a Happy Man”, then after they were pronounced man and wife, they walked out to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. Such a variety of music but that is them, they like all music.
So the veil, if you all follow on facebook, I talked about the story behind the veil, so here it is for you all to have a laugh. Many of you that know me, know I hate to shop at all. Shawna kind of knew what she wanted in a veil and we talked about it, she showed me pictures on line and one day conned me into going into David’s Bridal. Nothing against them but there were way too many women in one place for me to feel comfortable, all these girls trying on dresses and such, squealing and giggling, talking, being obnoxious in general. So we find the veils and of course the one she wants to look at, we can’t reach (short girl problems, I know). We finally get someone to help us get it down and try to find a place to try it on and lay it out. She really had her heart set on this veil, UNTIL she saw the price tag. It was $250.00, and if any of you know Shawna, that wasn’t going to happen, let’s just say, she is very frugal with her money. So we go home without the veil but she is on a mission to find one reasonably priced (according to her). We find a couple and they are around $50-75 dollars, too expensive for her still, after all it is just tulle and lace right? So she finally finds this one for $26.00
Granted, this is the same veil from David’s Bridal that she looked at so she is super excited and has tried this thing on I can’t tell you how many times. Now if you look at her reception dress that a friend made her, the lace matches exactly the lace on the veil, we didn’t realize it until the dress was cut out. That was strictly luck (or divine intervention) because we didn’t have the veil with us when we bought the lace for the dress.
The dress was a vision in her head and a picture she found with some modifications. She went to our very dear friend Debbie and explained it to her. Debbie said this is the first dress she made without a pattern and she did a beautiful job and was just perfect, exactly as Shawna had imagined it to be. Her wedding dress was from her Grandma Moore who wore the dress on her 50th anniversary. Look at the smile on her face, it was there all night!
Everyone said the food was great (thanks, we started working on it about a month ago and did it all ourselves), everyone loved the pumpkin and apple butter that Tara’s company Fruit of the Spirit (check out her facebook page!) made and we had so many people take it home with them to enjoy. Remember she has 2 events coming up in October, Hatton Craft Day on October 1st and an event in Centralia MO on October 15th.
We all had a wonderful time, my parents won the anniversary dance by being married the longest, 56 years! Congrats Mom and Dad. You all are amazing examples.
Bet you all would like to see a picture of the groom as well, right? Well, not to disappoint, here he is as well.
Jimmy and I are happy to have two sons now that love our daughters very much. To Caleb and Shawna and Greg and Tara may you enjoy many years of happily ever after!
If you have pictures of the wedding, please post them and tag them #CSGetHitched.