Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And the pictures keep coming!

One of my mother-in-law's best friends sent her some pictures from both our rehearsal dinner and the wedding day. These were my favorites from the ones she sent to me. I love this picture of my husband and his family at the rehearsal dinner. Some of the most meaningful things I heard all weekend, and even now, are the times when my family commented on how much love was demonstrated in his family. Individuals from my side came to me at different times during that weekend to tell me how encouraged they were and how awesome it was to see the obvious warmth and love between him and his parents. They also commented on how welcoming they were of me into their family, and I could not agree more. It was one thing to be around them while we were dating, but I truly could not ask for more in the amazing family of which I am now a member.
This was one of my favorite elements at our rehearsal dinner, and one that I adopted from an idea I saw at our best man and his wife's wedding a few years ago. I had one of our engagement pictures framed with a matte, and had the matte displayed outside of its frame on a table at the rehearsal dinner. People were then invited to sign their name or leave little encouraging notes to us. I am glad we chose to do this at the rehearsal dinner instead of at the reception. Those at the dinner truly represented those who know us best and have walked alongside us through all of the years leading up to our wedding celebration.

Panda Pop and Panda Girl ~ my former youth minister who officiated at the wedding, and his daughter who happened to be the most precious flowergirl I have ever seen! I absolutely adore this picture of them, and it really makes me reflect back on the years that this family has played such an instrumental role in my life.

And last, but not least, I will let this mouth-watering picture speak for itself!


Panda-Mom said...

These are great, but that whole "sign the matte" thing is "GREEK" to me. ; )

Stephanie Robertson said...

I wish I could have tried that wedding cake! Looks good :-)

Colorado Dreamin' said...

I love the matte idea! Maybe when Sami gets married we can do that! I sure wish we could have stayed for the cake! They looked so good! Jenni was really upset with me b/c we didn't get to. I am so happy that you are so blessed with your new family!