Thursday, July 2, 2009
Pictures of Brandon and Nicole's Wedding June 27th 2009!
Good morning all! I'm here today to share the wonderful wedding that took place on June 27th. My son, and his beautiful fiance ,have made their commitment permanent and have begun their lives together as man and wife! The wedding ceremony , as you will see , was magical and the most beautiful event that I have ever witnessed! Nicole's mother is a florist in Canada and does beautiful work! As you'll see the color theme was white, lavendar, latte brown, black, and sage! The bridesmaids wore latte colored dresses that were silky in texture....almost like an actual silk. The bride wore a white lace dress with a shimmering diamond type brooch adorning her middle. It had a 1940's appeal to it with the head apparel that was a netting and feather as its accent! All the gals looked so beautiful and amazing! All the gals have very shapely figures and really made their outfits work for them. The following are the pictures of the bridesmaids and the bride. The bridesmaids included both of Nicole's sisters and a long time friend of Nicole's!
The ushers were some of Brandon's best friends during college and a few were in bands with Brandon. This is a great group of guys and as you can see....they all were very close to stand by Brandon on this very important day! The men wore black pants and coats with a tan vest and multicolored ties. The cutest part were their shiny shoes! They were so proud of those!
Here are pictures of Mary's work as a florist! I've never seen more beautiful flowers in all my life! The arrangement included purple roses, orchids, hydrangea and greenery. I apologize for I'm not very knowledgeable about flowers but know that the flowers came from many different countries. Her mother located some of the most "eye catching flowers" and put them in the most beautiful vases! These vases later were made as centerpieces for each table as we ate.
The dinner was so luscious and provided anyone with any taste with a meal that best suited them. We had a choice of chicken with a cheese sauce, beef with a wine sauce or a veggie meal. This included a salad, rolls and a rich chocolate desert at the end! Sorry to say I didn't get any pictures of my plate of food...but believe me it was out of this world!
In the beginning of the ceremony Brandon presented Nicole with a song that he wrote just for her! Brandon is very much into music and this addition truly made this special event his own!
Then came the cake that was cut and then presented with the pizza much later in the evening after the dancing had begun! It was a superb idea to have the cake's look take after the common theme thoughout the entire event. The invitations, website they had for the U.S. citizens that were to attend the wedding all had this idea running though it! What a great idea and really made everything flow from the invitations on......
My mom and dad...Brandon's grandma and pappa... were alittle unsure about the trip but always have stood by Brandon's side. We had gone all back roads to make this possible for them...but it wouldn't have been the same without them there!
My sister and her husband had gone to Maine to celebrate their 28th year anniversary and came all the way from Maine to Canada to attend as well and we certainly were glad that they made the time to take part. No picures of this couple but I'll be adding it once I get a hold of more pictures! Sorry Amy and Gary!
Then as the evening began Nicole and Brandon had the first dance! Their love is certainly something from a storybook and this day will be etched into my mind forever! This young couple put off their desires to begin a life until the time was right and now will be reaping the benefits of it! May their love grow and their futures be everything they want them to be! Nicole will be teaching at Indiana University of Pa for the nutrition department fulltime and Brandon will continue teaching for the Intermediate Unit, based out of Altoona and my worries about making that turn is now over! I couldn't be more happy for them and all they have accomplished and know that good things will be coming their way! Again, dad and I love you both and can't wait to hear about your honeymoon and everything else that happened when we left Canada!
A thank you goes to Mary and Russ....Margret and Carl, Nicole's mom and dad/ grandma and grandfather, for the most wonderful time being with them! You each are so special and couldn't have asked for more than the kindness you have shown us during our visit! To my mom and dad for standing firm to be there regardless of any insecurities you felt about the trip and Amy and Gary, my sister and her husband, for going out of their way to attend! Sally, my husband's mom, was a dream to take care of my 3 cats when we left and left with no worries of them having the best of treatment while we were gone! You all mean the world to us! Thank you!