Marry Me

2 Jun

In the middle of planning our escape to Mexico, my daughter was planning a wedding…..and what a beautiful wedding it turned out to be. I arrived last Monday to northern California wine country to assist with the decorating, staging, hand-holding and oooing and aaahing. There was much hugging, kissing and eating, LOTS of eating. I had nails painted, hair fluffed and makeup applied. I also squeezed into underwear two sizes too small that I was too cheap to replace.

The weekend was the coming together of a large, diverse family, four moms, three dads, nine siblings and their spouses, assorted cousins and children. We got to know each other and fell in love with our beauty, willingness to work together and our mutual love for these children who love each other.

The toast I shared at the rehearsal dinner:

Felice and Doug – May 31, 2013
November 18th, we got the call
He went down on one knee! 

She said “yes”, next came the text,

Of a ring selected perfectly.
Now when’s the date?
We can’t wait till summer,

The sooner the better,

No one’s getting any younger.
May 31st it is,

Not that far away,
Save the dates, invitations, wedding showers & a gown without delay.
Families and friends said yes,

As the wedsite counted down,

OMG is this fun?
The flowers, the cake, the lights and the rings,

The dancing and rituals, “I hope no one sings!”
Doug and Felice – a toast to your day,

Before the honeymoon provides a much needed get-away.
The start of a new family,
No one could be prouder than we your parentals,

Tricia & Jerry, Steve & Terry, Max and Lisa and most of all me.

Escorting my daughter on her wedding day.

Escorting my Daughter on her wedding day.

2013 wedding lineup

Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy

2013 Engagement

8 Responses to “Marry Me”

  1. Nancy June 3, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Best Wishes to the Bride!
    What a lovely couple. May is the best month to get married in! I know! 🙂


    • afish25 June 3, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks Nancy, it truly was lovely, three days of pachanga!!


  2. Pam Kane June 3, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    Beautiful wedding, wonderful pics, and a precious poem for the bride and groom. So glad all went perfectly for Felice and Doug! Congratulations to the happy couple!
    Love, Pam


    • afish25 June 3, 2013 at 8:48 am #

      Thanks darlin. You understand what this was like! what an experience. Now for the grandbabies.


  3. Terry June 3, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    A beautiful wedding it was …..exhausted are we!!!!!


    • afish25 June 3, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      Wouldn’t have been the same w/out you Terry. I really enjoyed spending time with you and Steven.


  4. Terry June 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    You looked beautiful Alex, just like your daughter – both of you…stunning. Loved your toast, it was so sweet, and what spectacular day, the weather was perfect! Congratulations to the newlyweds, may their lives be full of passion and adventures!


    • afish25 June 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

      Thanks Darlin, it was a big love-in as they said in the 60’s in San Fran, elegant, and so much fun.


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