Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Little Country Wedding

My son and his beautiful bride were married during the middle week of June in Boulder, Utah.
It was the best wedding ever.
My son, the groom, was teary-eyed throughout it all.
The bride could not stop smiling.
The sheer joy emitted from these two will not soon be forgotten by any in attendance.

Ryan and Sheridan
A disclaimer is in order.
Photographer/participant do not go well together.
I wanted to take my own personal photos,
but mostly, I wanted to just enjoy the moment.
Also, I took so many photos, that I just might crash this blog by sharing them all.
Not only that, I just could not begin to capture the scope of this wedding.
It was in the country.
It was not "little."
No detail was missed to make this wedding perfect.
Some said it was like a Martha Stewart Wedding.
That is not correct.
A Martha Stewart Wedding would not have been as relaxed, joy filled, fun, and beautiful
as this wedding was.
Going to this wedding was like going to a great family reunion.
It wasn't just a wedding.
It was the event of the year for our family.


There was:
family,
love,
laughter,
tears,
hiking,
fishing, 
volleyball,
soccer,
football,
croquet,
bonfires,
smores,
dress up clothes for
polaroid camera photos,
flowers,
candles,
dancing,
music,
daily agendas,
food,
drink,
friends,
fancy restaurant meals
barbecues,
cowboy boots,
cowboy hats,
fancy dresses,
a gourmet wedding supper
prepared by chefs written up in the New York Times,
Sunset Magazine, Fodors,
homemade ice cream
outstanding scenery,
a full moon, 
the coming together 
of two families,
and
much
celebratory
JOY!
The bride accompanied by her two sons

My son awaits his bride.
My son and his children.
Parker, Ryan, Bridger, Regan

There is more to come.  I just wanted to give you a small snapshot into it all before I fill you in on all the details.  Stay tuned...



21 comments:

John Paul McKinney said...

A beautiful couple in a beautiful setting surrounded by their families and love. What could be better. Thanks for sharing this event.

#1Nana said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more. Congratulations to the family.

Linda Myers said...

Wonderful! Sounds like a fabulous time. Congratulations,Sally.

troutbirder said...

Congratulations to all. A special event indeed.....:)

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats to the new family. What a handsome group with dad, boys and lovely daughter. Such a beautiful bride. You are right, nothing and no one was forgotten in your list.
Loved the reverse of roles with the tears vs smiles.
May they always be this happy.

dkzody said...

Looks beautiful and fun, just what a wedding should be.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Very beautiful and your lovely descriptive words reflect what a memorable day it must have been. Can't wait to hear more....such beautiful children!
So happy for you, Sally!

Marty Damon said...

What a handsome couple! And the whole event sounds magical.
(And that's probably one of the loveliest wedding gowns I've ever seen!)

Olga Hebert said...

The bride looks radiant. It is always so touching to see the potential for the future that seems to shine through in such celebrations--quite the major event.

DJan said...

Well, my computer didn't crash as I gazed at the wonderful event, the wedding! But then again, you were very circumspect about the number of pictures you shared. Congratulations to the couple and to the families! :-)

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Post those pictures. Sounds like an incredible event. Best wishes to that lovely family.

A Quiet Corner said...

I too learned that lesson...being a participant and photographer long ago. These are wonder warm photos and it is because the love shows!...:)JP

Terri Tiffany said...

already what you showed us looks so lovely!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

May they have much happiness. Thanks for sharing such a good news and sweet story.

Isabelle said...

That sounds lovely. But slightly complicated!

Jeanie said...

I cannot wait to see more photos. They are a handsome couple and I love the blended family. Knowing some of the back story, I realize these two were brought together by an angel and meant to be. Much happiness to them -- and to you.

LC said...

Those few photos did indeed capture the sense of stress-free joy that you described.

Barb said...

Congratulations to Ryan and Sheridan! I love that area near Boulder. The bride looks lovely and the groom handsome. Hope you're feeling well and having a good summer, Sally.

Perpetua said...

What joy after your recent sad anniversary, Sally. How wonderfully happy they all look.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

You are so good at describing these events. One can feel the moment. Glad I got to share this too

Classes n Camps said...

Nice Post & Nice Pictures.