Our friends Erik and Susanna are married! They may now happily refer to each other as “my husband” and “my wife”. They are one spirit, and whatever life has in store for them they will meet it together.
Months ago Jude was asked to be in the wedding. After some consideration and convincing on the part of his parents, he agreed to walk down the aisle with the flower girls. As the wedding date grew closer he grew more and more apprehensive. To the point were he steadfastly refused to walk down the aisle. Susanna understood that Jude was a flight risk. She would smile, shrug here shoulders and say, “Whatever happens it’s sure to be memorable!”.
But the day of the wedding he rallied his courage, shook off the nerves and did exactly what he was supposed to do
Susanna picked out the most handsome outfit for him! Complete with a spiffy bow tie! Can you say best looking kid EVER?
I picked out a pair of grey Converse to go with the suit. I liked the whimsical, boyish touch… Erik and Susanna agreed!
Everything was beautiful. All the little details. It was all so very “Susanna” Beautiful, lighthearted, fresh, fun, whimsical… the whole evening was enchanting.
The wedding was down by a small river, on a grassy bank, surrounded by towering oak trees.
Vintage table clothes, milk glass vases, and bright summery flowers graced each table.
.:The breathtaking bride with the children:.
Erik taking a moment to help calm Jude with a fist bump of solidarity
Hey, look at these handsome guys!
Dad W. was the minister who officiated the ceremony. Jude hung close to Grandpa while we waited for the wedding to begin.
After the bridal party was finished taking pictures they headed up to the house while we waited for the guests to begin arriving.
It was a long wait for Jude. He was ready to have his part in the wedding done with
Susanna’s grandma Leola, smiling as the bridal party arrived for the ceremony. Isn’t she lovely?
We all stood outside the fence waiting for everyone to be seated so that the ceremony could start.
Susanna’s brother Luke taking the time for one last embrace before the walk down the aisle.
Did I say she was breathtaking? She was…
The bride’s maids filed out.
Jude patiently waited his turn. He was carrying the flag that announced the arrival of the bride.
He did so great!
I was a little embarrassed when I realized I had taken very few pictures of the bride and groom together. Erik looked very handsome in his vest and bow tie!
After the ceremony we moved over to the other side of the grass and found seats at the tables.
~The Bridal Table~
There were so many fun touches. Italian Sodas with old fashioned straws for refreshments.
Everything was vintage inspired. Even her dress was a gorgeous lace vintage wedding dress.
Me, with two of my oldest and dearest friends~ Stephanie and Beth
We all got small jars of homemade jam to take home with us!
(L to R)My sister-in-law Jessica, her husband Jared, Jude’s 1st grade teacher Allison, and her husband Neil
The food was delicious! A Blue Grass band played while we ate and visited. The music would fade and the voices of the bullfrogs and crickets rose up to fill the sudden silence. People mingled and laughed.
As the sun went down the tables became islands of light in a sea of darkness.
We ended the evening with homemade pie and ice cream. We waved and shouted as the newlyweds hopped into an old Mustang, leaving a cloud of dust as they raced down the lane.
We loaded tired and happy boys into the van and turned towards home.
Congratulations Erik and Susanna! We love you! The best is yet to come…