Wednesday, July 3, 2013

the WEDDING!!

Chelsea married her long time love this weekend....she and Whitney got married at St. Andrew's State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida. It was a day that we thought might be rainy but was blessed with good weather instead.  This post is mostly pics of the event....
Megan, Whitney's mother and I packing to go.  Bryden took this photo...lol

Perfect beach weather...









A great $5 toy!!

Waking up in paradise!!

Megan, Bryden and I made guest gift buckets...

Whitney's brother Alex and girlfriend Emily with Bryden

Step-mom Brenda with new grandson Tuff

Whitney's dad master barbecue-er Ben


the couple with all the moms...





Rehearsal dinner with Whitney's family and special "guest" Pastor Mitchell 

other end of table with our family

Whitney's step brothers Cam and Kit with their significant others
 Jordan & Amber.

with Grandma Effie in the middle of her sisters, Bertha and Wanda.  These
ladies are just TOO much fun when they get together!!!
Dear friends Megan and Aaron with C,W & B.

Wedding day....we all woke to find that the younger crowd had stayed up
 late to write this in seaweed.  Chelsea was blown away!!

Bryden running into Whitney's arms...

He didn't like " wearing a flower" so Whitney
told him he was wearing one too!

the setting...



I made the ring pillow....

I went up to check on Chels right before things were beginning.  She
said, "go back down...I just want to start and get married!" 

Who gives this woman?...


Whitney's dad reading Bible passages...

Pastor Mitchell with the rings that ring bearer Bryden brought up.

Married!!






















the cake...

reception


cutting of the cake...


Whitney surprised Chelsea with a song...and they lived Happily Ever After!

12 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

Married in bare feet; what could be better!!!!

My congratulations to the happy couple.

Becky Jerdee said...

Wow, this was a gorgeous wedding and I am so thrilled to be able to see the pictures. Thanks, Donna! My congrats to Chelsea and Whitney and Bryden!

yaya said...

What wonderful photos! They look so happy and like the most beautiful couple ever! Chelsea looks so lovely and I love her hair! Of course Whitney is handsome and all the shots with Bryden are adorable. Looks like a great place for a wedding..except if it were our family rain would be involved! I love the shot of the beach with all the umbrellas...classic! You look great! Have a happy 4th!

Molly Golver said...

Lots of congratulations to the happy couple. Young Bryden is making a very promising photographer - lovely photo of you, Donna. You're looking great too so hope your health is on the up and up again. Lots of thoughts and prayers for you.

Julia said...

Wow, i'm so glad that the weather was nice for the wedding at the beach. Everything is so beautiful and carefree.What a lovely couple they make and a lovely family as well. I hope that they have a bright and wonderful future together.

Donna, you look marvellous. I hope that you feel as good as you look.
Hugs,
JB

Stacy Crawford said...

What a memorable day!

Sue said...

Beautiful couple.
Beautiful wedding day!

=)

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What an amazing setting for a wedding--you all must have some wonderful memories of that weekend!

Rick Watson said...

Lovely couple Donna. The rain must be a little to the west of there, because it's been raining here for days and it's coming from the gulf.

karen said...

What a beautiful and memorable day for all of you! Gorgeous couple, and happiness was everywhere! Congratulations to all.

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Michael Manning said...

What a beautiful setting for a wedding! My best to the Bride and Groom. How exciting!!! :)