One more gratuitous wedding photo so that Amazing Husband's family has tangible proof that he was at the wedding. More are available here. I'll continue to add photos as we get them.
Now that the whole thing is said and done I must say that I have new respect for florists, wedding planners, photographers, caterers, maintenance people, and friends who work like dogs for nothing but "thank you". Seriously, these people work darn hard at what they do. Trying to save money by doing everything yourself is an effective eye opener of appreciation. A million thank yous to everyone who helped out. I could not have done it without you.
Yesterday we arrive at the reception venue to discover that the elevator is not working. Considering that we have 100 chairs, and endless amounts of wedding STUFF to move out of the lower level this is something of a catastrophe. AH, Trina and I head for the stairs, walk to the lower level and discover we are now locked in the stairwell. Security technology hard at work. Luckily, one of the security men saw us go into the stairwell and rescues us quickly. By some miracle they get the elevator to work for one trip of about half the chairs, but from then on everything had to be carried up the steps. Thank goodness the bride and groom have young knees. An hour and a half later we have returned the room to it's original state and packed three cars to overflowing. Another HUGE thank you to lovely people at Whitehead Realtors for allowing us to use the room free of charge. Blessings on you all.
So now I have a garage full of wedding, the kids have safely landed at their honeymoon destination, and all is well with the world. I have been blessed with a new son-in-law and managed to pull off a picture perfect wedding. I am super mother. I am.....really tired. I am going to take a nap. ta ta