Wedding Blessings

It was a magical wedding on August 18th in a bucolic New Hampshire countryside. Although the weather was drizzly and cloudy in the morning, at the wedding time it cleared up enough for all to enjoy the event.

My first son Dylan James took his longtime girlfriend Alexis  Hite in marriage. Here he is proudly watching his bride approach him, with love and awe. She walked down a trail in the field holding on to her dad Jerry. Her look of extreme love and deep emotion shows on her face and is endearing. My dad and stepmom Corinne are in the background watching proudly. ( my dad is on the far right and Corinne beside him snapping a video.)

Wedding guests stood, sat in chairs or hay bales as the ceremony started. Their close friend Gary spoke inspirational and loving words. Lexy’s mother Arlene orchestrated the ceremony and married the two, being a Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire. How special that must have been marrying her only daughter!

 

Dylan and Lexy wrote their own personal vows and as we all listened, I was impressed and proud  with my son’s choice of words. He said that when he was with her he felt like David Ortiz knocking the winning homer in the ALS series, one of the greatest comebacks of all time. This was in line with Dylan’s 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞lifelong interest, baseball.  The crowd chuckled as probably most are Boston Red Sox fans as well. It’s a New England thing!

Dylan vowed to fix things Lexy didn’t mean to break. More laughter ensued. He vowed to protect her and keep her from harm.

Alexis promised to support him even when that meant having a deer hanging in their garage. These are powerful words coming from a vegan! Her vows were poetic as she  promised to love him with every beat of her heart.

 

The proud newly married couple danced their first dance to ” My Best Friend” from Tim McGraw. What a lovely moment for them.

My mother son dance, a special dance for me

 

 

My favorite photo of Tom and I. Proud groom’s parents
Another favorite of us
My niece Michele and I. We had loads of fun dancing at the reception.
Tom, our brother-in-law Chris, Tom’s sister Bev and I
Family photo of us, my husband and I, son’s and new daughter-in-law
Tom and I dancing
Tom’s sister Pam and my son Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a special day of celebrating love with family and friends together. There was barbecued food and vegan choices, and a lovely birch looking cake with sunflower cupcakes. Wedding guests had a red neck apple pie moonshine toast with wedding party speeches preceding it. Dancing and twinkly lights filled the tent. Towards the end of the evening the bride and groom and their friends danced to their music choice as we started cleaning up.

 

Tom’s mom Theo and her grandson, the groom

 

 

My niece Ella Kate, Emma Jo Anderson, my son’s girlfriend and my son Branden

 

 

All in all the wedding was a success with much fun and celebration. It was a day to remember and our photos will be mementos of the happy occasion.

Thanks to all who took pictures that I have shared, Tiana Sparks, Jojo Anderson, Glenn Castro, Wendy Wells, Barbara Payer and anyone else I may have forgotten. 

I hope you all had a magical month of August. Now my husband and I enter fall with an empty house. We brought our son to college in Cambridge yesterday where he is sharing a cute apartment with his girlfriend. We are extremely happy for them and look forward to having time together this fall.

All My Best,

Heart and Soul 💕

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “Wedding Blessings

  1. Awww it has happened! Many congratulations and best wishes to your son and new daughter in law. Weddings are always such a special time for the family and it looks like your son’s happy moments were fulfilled. Now for the countdown for our daughter’s in NYC the second weekend in October.

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  2. Oh Mary!! This is the post I’ve been waiting for! So many great family pictures– and you look great in your blue and white dress! My favorite photo is the one of Dylan and Lexy walking away together. It just looks like a wonderful day all around! thanks for the photos Mary!! I’m hoping you were able to enjoy it all even in all the middle of all the details!! Love you friend, xo

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      1. It looked like a warm wonderful day fo the family together Mary– It’s not often you get all the people you love together in one place like that. We’re fine– been with the kids in SF for 3 weeks and we’re driving home tomorrow. I plan to sleep the entire 8 hours home! The baby is adorable– just needs to learn to sleep a little more at night! hugs!

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