Saturday, July 23, 2011


I've been out of touch lately...just got home, late last night, from our extended wedding/vacation trip to Oregon! 

On July 11th (7-11, such an important date, and number), we celebrated the marriage of our beautiful daughter, Allison, to this handsome (and sweet) man, Stephen!  Anyone familiar with the weather in the Willamette Valley will know that rain is almost always in the forecast, so when we woke up that morning to thick, looming clouds, we all sort of took a deep breath that this outdoor wedding would be dry!  Not only was it dry (until late into the evening when the party was in full TECHNO dance mode), but it was really, really BEAUTIFUL!  She was, of course, GORGEOUS...and they both were SMILING, all night long...that truly warm and fuzzy "love you" smile that makes the corners of the eyes light up!

The INCREDIBLE photography was done by Aaron Courter, who is not only professional and thorough, but quite sweet as well!  We also had the lovely and talented Ashley Forrette help with the photography, and she set up a photobooth for us, which was SO much fun!  Please take a look at both of their pages and book them for your next event in the Portland/Willamette Valley area!  You won't be disappointed! 

Thanks to everyone who helped make this day and evening so remarkably fun and memorable. 

My favorite moment...during the ceremony, when Stephen was so overcome with emotion after hearing Allison's vows that he leaned in to kiss her, and she said "Oh, no! You can't kiss me, yet!" 

For forever and a day.  I love you both.  Mom

1 comment:

  1. I cried through this post! You are such a wonderful mom! :) And I think I am in love with "Forever and a day" really neat.