I know I've been absent again, but in the time I was we had a Big Event! My daughter, our only child, got married. The couple was only engaged about 6 months, but in that time, they planned a really wonderful wedding.
The big night was Friday, March 11, at the Indiana Children's Museum and what an event it was. So many people said it was the most fun wedding they had ever attended--and I agreed.
I began the festivities with my daughter in the morning, going to the hair salon with her and the bridesmaids.
These are pictures of her getting her hair done. Everyone kept remarking on all the hair!
The final result
After the hair was done, we went to lunch, where we all had pizza, except the bride, who had salad.
Then we headed to the museum.
I may have mentioned that the wedding would have a bit of a dinosaur theme... The reception would be inside the Dinosphere. Anyway, just as I snapped this picture outside, my phone battery went in the red!!! I had no charger along with me.
The bride and we ladies would be changing in the Manor--a Victorian mansion adjacent to the museum.
This is the room we were given--the picture is from their website--that isn't my daughter's dress!
Anyway, once we carried everything in, I sat in my daughter's car so as to charge my phone, until one of the bridemaids told me she had a wall charger along--then we all took turns plugging in to it.
In the end, it really didn't matter, since I never got a chance to take many pictures. Have you had a daughter get married before? It was all such a whirlwind of emotions, and seemed to flash by in seconds.
We all were ready by 5 when pictures started. Jessica hired a really wonderful photographer, and she kept them busy taking lots of fun photos all over the museum right until the ceremony began at 7.
My mom took this picture. It still makes me cry a bit--she is so beautiful!
Here is my husband walking her down the aisle.
Cutting the cake in the Dinosphere
After we had eaten and the cake was cut, we went back to the atrium for dancing.
Their first dance.
The Father and Bride dance. More tears!!!
My husband and I
The festivities wrapped up by ten, and then we had until 11 to get cleaned up.
I did get this picture of the bride getting ready to leave. I loved her flowers!
I loaded up my daughter's car and drove it back to the hotel--she had left with her new husband, of course!
It seemed like it was over so quickly. Other than the festivities, I loved having so much family come. My older sister and her husband flew in from southern California, and one of their sons and his girlfriend came from Colorado. My mother-in-law flew in from North Dakota. It seemed like I didn't get enough of a chance to visit with all of them, though.
I think I'll write another blog post later about all of the "crafting" and hard work that my daughter did to make her special day. Here's a hint: not only was she the bride, but she made the wedding cake, too, with the help of some friends!
Have a great day!