Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wedding Bell Memories

More memories of our special day. We had the best time. The building we were married in is adjacent to the community college. Behind it stands the Institute Building, which has a large lawn next to it with a huge, gnarled old oak tree. My mother, who was the Institute secretary, and I thought that would be a perfect spot for photos. They came out great!

We had family members come from South Carolina, Utah and and all over the state of California. We were blessed to have had Stan's Grandma Helen with us as well. I adore this picture of all our family that came gathered together at the base of the oak tree. Even though it was May, it was hotter than the hinges of Hades that day, and everyone was so great to stand there and pose for us! It's fun to see the babies that are now grown, and the think about the ones that have been born since this day, and to remember all those we've lost since this was taken.

Our wedding party was composed of our dearest friends and siblings.
Standing are: Stan Eriksen, Owen Chiu (who introduced us), my nephew Neal, Brian Duke, Stan and I, my sister Cheryl, her other son Eric, her husband Bruce, Beth's husband Ken, and Stan's brother-in-law Al.
Sitting are: Ilene Hahn, Merodie Mullis, Beth Myers, and Susan Applegarth.

For the wedding my nephews, aged 5 and 3, also wore tuxedos. However, Eric, the three-year-old, absolutely REFUSED to wear the vest and tie. As a result he looked like a little lounge singer in his tux and open collar shirt. So cute, I wish I could go back in time and give him a squeeze. Neal kept thinking we were calling them Ring Bears, so we got them little t-shirts to wear at the reception. I think it's cute that Eric, who refused to wear a tie, somehow found a flower to wear on his t-shirt and thought that was okay. I so love these boys, who are now grown. Neal is serving in the Peace Corps in Jordan, and Eric is a preparing for his own wedding this September!


Tara said...

Wow! What memories! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Rach said...

I love these pictures you are posting. You're right, that is quite the tree, and a beautiful backdrop for your pictures.