Just when you thought I was done with wedding photos I’m heading back to the day before the wedding and I’m joining in with Cuisine Kathleen’s new weekly party called Let’s Dish! Let’s Dish starts at 7pm every Wednesday so I’m a little early.
We decided to rent the clubhouse in the community that our DIL’s grandmother lives for the “rehearsal dinner”. We invited all our out of town guests and family and extended family to join us for any part of the day with the official dinner being served at 5:00. We had many snacks and goodies available from 10:00 am on…
We decided to go with a Red, White and Blue Patriotic theme for the day at the Clubhouse since it was the wedding of a Marine.
Cold cuts, veggies, fruit, dips, antipasto, pita bread, croissants, cheese, pico de gallo, and chips.
We had Red, White and Blue centerpieces on each of the tables with tablecloths in the same color scheme.
For early birds we had doughnuts from our favorite shop Frost!
The Guests of Honor
Desserts for everyone. Lemon cake, spice cake, brownies, Rolo pretzel pecan candies, Rice Krispie Peanut Butter bars regular and Gluten Free.
Cousins from the older to the youngest!
Most of the Wedding Party
Our three kids!
We had my dad say grace for the evening meal and he also shared from his heart about how thankful he is to God for everything God has done for our family and friends. He is a grateful man and always speaks from his heart and doesn’t let this kind of opportunity go by without sharing his love for God and giving thanks to Jesus for what he has done for us.
My parents turn 89 this Spring.
Cousins and Uncles
Dear’s side of our family. Our nieces Jenna and Annie with their guys and our youngest grand niece Skylar with Josh and Laura.
Skylar with her Auntie Annie. Our youngest guests got into our flag theme, too!
Do you see the handful of flags Avery is hanging onto along with her Rice Krispie Treat and stuffed animal?
You can’t pull off feeding 50+ people all day long without some really good helpers in the kitchen! I’m so grateful for my helpers, my BIL Nick, my sister Vera, my son Josh, my sister Lana, my cousin John who isn’t in the photo and Dear. I was so wiped out by the time we served dinner that I didn’t think to take photos of the pulled pork, Brisket, coleslaw, and baked beans. We wrapped everything up at about 8PM and hauled all our stuff back to our house and just dumped it into the garage thinking we’d get around to putting everything away after the wedding. We fell into bed exhausted but satisfied…