Love is All Around
well friends i am happy to say that the wedding was a complete delight.
it was also bella's birthday.
7 years old and a flower girl for her nana...a special day indeed.
mom and jack were relaxed and happy; my siblings were all around and everyone lovingly contributed.
we were just missing mikie, who is insanely busy acting in L.A. but we felt his energetic spirit anyway.
they got married at the little park by the river in Sutter Creek which is the cutest little old-fashioned gold rush town. we had wildflowers and folk songs and homemade cake.
and for their ceremony, the sun came out!
matt was photographer extraordinaire, taking beautiful digital shots... polaroids ... and holga pics too!
darin (looking dashing i might add) took some photos too, and hung out with the boys.
i loved how the girls wore vintagey floral dresses in an array of color.
marmy made her own cake and it was scrumptious, a carrot cake with coconut and orange zest in the cream cheese frosting.
addie did the ceremony. it was lovely and sweet and mom was crying the entire time...
especially when joey and em performed Neil Young's "silver and gold" with the most haunting of harmonies.
ringbearer jarom did awesome.
and happiness and love abounded at the little celebratory picnic!
even when em and i toasted over jarom's head and spilled all over him! he was so chill about it, just quietly wiped himself off and then acted like nothing happened. what a kid! and he smelled so good after :)
blushing bride showing off her gown...she was so proud of her "hippie" wedding.
it started pouring right as we headed back to the Sutter Creek Inn to gather in mom and Jack's little cabin for some gift opening. we had to run through the rain; it was quite dramatic. minutes later the sun was back out and the sky was crystal clear and blue ?!!
their little room was called "The Tool Shed" and was so cozy and bright and romantic.
the bed was hanging from the rafter like a big wide swing!
a few more photo ops and good-byes on the terrace.
the whole happy group.
jack waved good-bye with a hankie (which of course my mom thought was the cutest thing ever).
and we were off, leaving the joyous couple to their own little love nest.
thanks for sharing in the happy day!