What a weekend!!!!

Michael and I are relaxing in our recliners, watching TV and reminiscing about how perfect our Daughter’s wedding weekend was!!!

The festivities got started on Friday with the Bridal Luncheon.  One of Jenny’s bridesmaids offered to organize the invitations and handle the decorations…..IMG_4479.JPGJenny was gorgeous …..

img_4499.jpg….it was a fun and relaxing way to kick things off and the cupcakes were to die for…..

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In the afternoon there were lights to be hung….

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….and new friends to meet…..

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The rehearsal went without a hitch…..img_8024.jpg

…and Michael managed to entertain Jenny as they practiced walking down the rather steep aisle!!img_8009.jpg

After a few photos…..img_8152.jpg

IMG_8147…we headed a few blocks over for the Rehearsal Dinner.   As usual for these dinners, the speeches were the highlight…..img_8184.jpg

Saturday morning started early for the girls with hair and makeup while the guys enjoyed breakfast out and just chilling around the hotel.  And before we knew it, it was time to get ready…..

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The final touch was the veil and she was out the door…..

56285214_10109762163537860_7773843071493472256_n-e1554079410400.jpgJenny and Kevin chose to do a “First Glance” and see each other before the ceremony.  That also meant that all of the photos could be done prior to the event and that they could get to the reception much faster.   It proved to be a really great idea….55935602_10109762163298340_237370112166854656_n.jpg

This photo was taken by Jenny’s Matron of Honor…..can you tell that she is a photographer!!!  All of the photos that follow were taken by Amber, my Daugher-In-Law.  I am so thankful that she did this as I got to the end of the night and realized that I hadn’t taken any at all!!!

The chapel is on the University of Georgia campus and is a gorgeous venue. And, because the weather was MAGNIFICENT, they decided to do many of the photos on the front steps…..

IMG_2991.jpgBecause of it’s beauty, Jenny decided to keep the decorations simple…..

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The ceremony was flawless…..img_3004.jpg

…and we were soon on our way to party…..

IMG_3005.jpgThe reception was at a local music venue with amazing decorations……IMG_3012.jpg

The Father-Daugher dance was one of my favorite moments of the evening…..img_3063-1.jpg

 

….followed by Kevin and Jenny’s first dance…..

img_3075-1.jpgAt this point, all of the “work” part of the day was over and we could just enjoy spending time with family and friends!! ….

IMG_3087.jpg Michael and I even spent a few minutes watching Texas Tech make their way into the Final Four!!  One of my friends chided me about watching a basketball game at my daughter’s wedding and I reminded her that Jenny would be here with us if she wasn’t busy!!!

We love this photo of all four of our kids!!!!

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It was a fun and magical day and we are so thankful to have Kevin be a part of the Arnold family now, even though Michael did warn him several years ago to “run away” from this crazy family.

This final photo sums up the day……

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ripley!!!

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12 thoughts on “What a weekend!!!!

  1. It was fun to see the results after hearing “teasers” on the preparations. My husband and I saw each other before our wedding and took all the pictures, etc. I think it helped keep our nerves under control. We’ve been married 38 years, so I think it worked out ok. 🙂

  2. What an exciting time. I am so pleased it all went well.
    The photos are a delight and you all look great. Beautiful venues for each part of the day. And the weather looks a treat.
    Your daughter looks gorgeous in her beautiful dress.
    Congratulations all round.

    1. Thanks Karen. It was a really fun weekend and we are all SOOO glad that it is over with!!!! Now I just have to make it thru 10 more days of tax season and then I can have some fun!!!

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