Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Here Comes the Bride (and Groom)

My son Colin is getting married on Saturday. We are in full wedding mode around here. Thursday we'll host a block party barbecue for all our neighbors and friends. Friday, Carla and her wonderful helpers will pick up the flowers for the church and the reception. When I say pick up the flowers, I don't mean pick up the flower arrangements, oh no, team Carla will be making all the church flower arrangements and all the table decorations for the reception and all the bridesmaids flowers. Friday evening is the rehearsal followed by the rehearsal dinner. This should be fun! Since both the bride's family and the groom's family claim Ireland as the old ancestral home, it's fitting to have the party in an Irish pub, well as Irish as a pub in California can be. Music will be provided by my new daughter-in-law Kerry's dad and his Irish band. Saturday is the wedding day. A 5:00 pm ceremony in the lovely little church Kerry attended growing up followed by a big party with Irish music and Mexican food. It's California, what can I say? Sunday, everybody will be back to our house for brunch and we'll all get to watch the newlyweds open some gifts. Sunday night we collapse from joyful exhaustion! We are so lucky to be getting a new extended family who we really like and a new daughter who we really love. Updates after the wedding.



Hetty said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!
And for the happy couple: all good wishes I can think of. May you have along and rich life together.
Looking forward to see the pictures!!

Have a great wedding,
Hetty from The Netherlands

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations to your son and his wife-to-be. Hope the day is a beautiful one!