Wednesday, June 25, 2014

One more wedding photo and some butterflies

One more wedding photo. This was taken just before the ceremony, where the girls were waiting in the bride's room while Paul and I dashed home to find the ribbon sash for Trystan's gown that had been misplaced. She looks pretty calm and confident, doesn't she? And, as a friend of hers said, she looks like a painting....Rachel took this using our digital camera.

We have had lots of tiger swallowtails butterflies the past few summers. They have been attracted to the day lilies here.....

...and the pansies here. I also often see them flitting around down on Main Street when I'm working at Grand Valley Books. There are lots of flowers in the planters downtown.

Trystan and Matt, married at last....

We celebrated the wedding June 7th, at Covenant Presbyterian Church here in town. Matt's mother is a Presbyterian minister and performed the ceremony for them, which made a special occasion even more special.
Here is Trystan's garter, complete with her favorite animal, a bat.
The wedding party included (L to R) Rachel, Evelyn the flower girl, Michaela, Trystan, Matt, Zack the ring bearer (or as he kept saying, the ring burier; we didn't let him near a shovel), Matt's brother Denis, Corbin, and Trystan and Matt's college friend, Graham.
The girls wore red shoes, each in her own style.
The guys in their cool "snapping" photo.
Paul and I in our wedding finery. The church was decorated for Pentecost, so much of the red d├ęcor wasn't done by us, and we didn't plan it that way; just a lucky coincidence.
The happy couple at the reception. I guess that arm you see on the right is Rachel, demonstrating that Trystan's wedding gown has pockets....
One of the things I made for the wedding that I was most pleased with was Trystan's fan bouquet. I made the fan out of a doily that my mother had crocheted years ago by adhering it to a fan frame I got at Hobby Lobby. The flowers were all silk, which was nice as they were purchased at Christmas time and I worked on them when I had time from then through June. I finished Trystan's bouquet after she came home for the wedding, so she could have more input on the details. Here it is modeled by Zack.