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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Wedding!

It's over - the long-awaited wedding was this past weekend and it was beautiful. It was held at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas outside of Santa Fe, NM, and was untraditional yet very New Mexican. The ceremony was held in a meadow a short walk down a path from the open patio reception site. The entire wedding party as well as all the guests followed a small Mariachi band down to the ceremony. Dana (the bride, my daughter), the grandmothers, the groom's mother and I were driven down. We avoided the rain that threatened all weekend, but it was cold and very windy. The poor bridesmaids and flower girls who were dressed in spaghetti-strap sundresses were frozen!

Here are a few of the many, many photos we took. I can't wait to see the professional ones - the photographer told me she took more than 2,000! The very best part was being together with all our children and our families and friends. And then to think that we will have another one in about eight months!

the bouquets
Dana and I before she got dressed

zipping up the dress

getting some formal photos before the ceremony

the bridesmaids (minus one of the groom's sisters that I cut off on the right!)

my four girls

the guests assembling for the procession

my son on the left - doesn't he look like Secret Service?

maid of honor (Kelly), Dana and me behind the huge tree before the walk down the "aisle"
lining up for the walk down the aisle

(For some reason, Blogger won't let me add any more photos, so I will add them to another post.)

1 comment:

Autumn said...

So truly happy for you, Susan. Your family is beautiful and I am sure this was one of the proudest days of your life. Blessings,
Autumn Clark