After all the lovely bridal showers last weekend, I headed back to Red Bay to join Mark. By Tuesday afternoon, all the work had been done on the motor home and we were ready to check out. Wednesday morning, we were on our way to Birmingham. We settled into the Hoover RV Park. It was a great location and close to where all the pre wedding and wedding activities would take place.
We arrived at
Dan and Conlee's to find that the decorating had already begun and a few of the out of town guest were starting to arrive.
Sarah and Jason arrived later in the evening. After settling in themselves, we spent time going over some of the last minute details and opening
Thursday, more guests arrived and
more plans were finalized before the
girls headed out for an all girl's party and sleepover. Well, that was, all but, Danielle, and she was pretty bummed that they were leaving her behind. So, she had her own special sleepover with Uncle Mark and I at the motor home.
Then on Friday morning, we took her for a special
breakfast before school.
Then it was on to the house were everyone seemed to have a plan for the day. The girls got
pedicures, while Lori organized and
sorted all the flowers in the garage.
Others were busy upstairs getting the
patio ready for the
pre-wedding party. It was a great evening visiting with family and friends.
Throughout the evening, Lori continued working on the
flowers, while we snapped pictures and partied the night away.
Again, there were
more cards and gifts to open.
Jason's parents joined the fun after driving in from Tennessee.
Wow, I am not sure what happened to the week, but yesterday dawned and it was wedding day.
Lori headed to the club early, so she could finish
the large flower arrangements. The
tulips were looking good and the
flowers for the bridal party were complete.
patio was getting some finishing touches, the
cake was ready to assemble, and the
chocolate fountain was in place.
Meanwhile, in the bridal room, the
dress was ready and the
hairstylist was busy.
Sarah took time for
lunch and a visit with
By late afternoon, all the final touches had been made
throughout the club.
And, while the final touches were being made
by mom and sisters with Sarah in the Bridal Suite,
the guests were arriving and enjoying the beautiful music on the terrace. And, soon, it was time for the ceremony to begin...
Jason seated his
Conlee to their places.
was patiently waiting
to drop her rose petals along the aisle.
also waited as
Dan walked Sarah down the aisle.
Family and a few close friends witnessed a
beautiful ceremony, vows, and
Of, course, let's not forget
"now, you may kiss your bride"...and may, I now introduce to you...
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hammontree.
After all the
family pictures, and a special one just for
Danielle, Sarah and Jason were off for a
few fun photos.
By the time they returned, lots of friends had arrived for the reception and it was time
to once again introduce the happy couple and for the party to begin.
Jason and Sarah enjoyed
their first dance, and then
Sarah danced with her Dad.
Everyone enjoyed a lot of delicious
food along with the fruit and goodies at the
And, then, there was the
beautiful wedding cake.
After Sarah and Jason
cut the cake, it was time to get down to some real
visiting, and enjoying Jason and Sarah's evening.
Sarah even took a moment to wish
Zachary a Happy Birthday. And, I shared a
birthday dance with my grandson.
And, when the afternoon had turned to evening, and the evening turned to night, the party came to an end, and it was time to send the
happy couple off in style and tradition.
Jason and Sarah...
What a beautiful day...love each other everyday, be each other's best friend, and may God richly bless your life together!