Sherrill had alerted me to the fact that the temperatures during the ceremony would be 104 degrees about a week ahead of time so while I was looking forward to the wedding, I certainly wasn't looking forward to melting in that heat. But the wedding was beautiful and wonderful. As Bill says--"it is the best wedding I have ever attended". And I have to agree that it was truly wonderful and so much fun.
Maddy did a lot of searching on Pinterest to get decoration ideas for the wedding.
The wedding party table all had bows on the back of their chairs.
And there were some cute signs around the venue.
Slight error on this sign--the first "I love you" was actually 6-6-2009.
These windows with photos turned out so great!
Mr. and Mrs. signs above their heads at the table.
And Maddy made the cork bar sign and Pete made the wood slices. I didn't get the centerpiece photos come to think of it but there were wood slices at each table which the flower arrangements were placed on top of.
Marian and me before the wedding.
Tom and his attendants before the wedding. Almost showtime. Avery, Zach, Tom and Chris.
Anna helped Pete with his boutineer.
Chris took Anika and Rose up the aisle during the processional.
Pete and Maddy danced up the aisle to "Good Day for Marrying You".
Tom's attendants--Zach, Chris and Avery.
Bridesmaids-Allie, Tristen, Anika, Rose and Anna. The flowergirls are Tristen's daughers.
The poor flowergirls did not want their pictures taken. It was too hot and they were too tired.
Tristen, Chris, Allie, Anna, Tom, Maddy, Rose, Anika, Zach and Avery.
Let's show off those boots!
Those boots were made for walking.
The wild card Zach gives Tom a kiss much to our surprise.
Chris, Tom, Maddy, Zach and Avery.
The Speer-Osborne Family--Anna, Marian, Tom, Maddy and Pete.
Our family-Bill, Shannon, Tom, Maddy and Chris.
Tom and Chris with Aunt Suzanne and Uncle Chuck.
All the Rollers at the wedding.
Jeff and Jeff both had cowboy Hawaiian shirts on. I had to get a picture of that.
So happy she was able to come.
Tom sharing a moment with his mother-in-law, Marian.
Dad and Tom.
Me with my sissy, Sherrill.
Tom says "Ahh!" and Maddy says, "Am I going to get this in the face or my mouth?"
The cake was made at the Mazama Store and it was so yummy!
A side note--Maddy actually wore her Great Grandmother Madeline's cowboy boots for the wedding. How cool is that?
Link to the Father-Daughter dance.
I love the look between them in this picture.
As a surprise to Tom (we didn't dare surprise the bride), Pete and Bill did a Blues Fathers routine and sang "Sweet Home Chicago". Bill has his Blues Brothers schtick that he does with Jim West on occasion for fundraising type events. Bill got this call several months before the wedding from Pete and Marian that they wanted to do this for the wedding. So once they got Maddy's blessing--they moved forward on it. And it was a fun addition to the wedding dance. Link to a little bit of Blues Father's Video.
Pete and Marian.
Tom asked his mother-in-law to dance.
Maddy dancing with father-in-law, Bill.
Chris, Tom, Maddy and Anika cutting it up on the dance floor.
Not quite sure what these girls were dancing to but it is such a cool picture.
Suzi and Terry out on the dance floor.
Tom dancing with a flower girl.
Time for the garter toss. All the single guys lining up to catch it.
Chris dove for it and came up with it.
Sister Anna came up with it.
As the sun was setting on the evening's festivities.
We had such a good time. It was a beautiful wedding and so much fun. Tom and Maddy are now off on their honeymoon and our wish it that they are having a fantastic time and that they have many happy years together.