What a perfect place for a wedding! The guncles have been together for a long time and had a commitment ceremony 17 years ago, but now that they can be legally married, we gathered in NH to celebrate with them.
We had a rehearsal dinner the night before the event at Ipswich Country Club. And oh my! It was something!
Wonderful company. (this is just some of us, I don't have a group shot)
And a serenade from Carol Swarbrick Dries (Aunt Carol). She sang a song that had tears in all of our eyes. We begged for an encore the next day at the wedding.
The air was crisp, the leaves were colorful, and the site for the wedding luncheon and ceremony was ideal for the occasion.
And did I mention that there was carrot cake? My fave! And so pretty with the fall colors. There wasn't a cake stand, but I slipped a couple of box lids from our centerpieces under it and that made a quick but cute, make shift stand.
I was so pleased that the boxes we worked on together to make centerpieces looked so festive in the room.
We also glittered and sponge painted some packages of tissue paper leaves from the dollar bin at Target to sprinkle around the table. And Randy framed a picture of each guest to create name cards for the seating.
17 years ago, we had to take apart two bride and groom cake toppers to get two grooms. Now, the guncles had plenty of toppers to choose from with two grooms. All this one needed was some highlights in one groom's hair and it was ready to adorn the carrot cake.
I was honored to be in the ceremony. The whole time I was up there, I watched Kevin's face and was moved by the emotions he showed.
That man is a treasure and we are lucky to have him in our family, and seeing the love and happiness in his eyes that day, moved me to my core.
I spent the entire day with red, weepy eyes, but a huge grin on my face at the same time.