The flower girl basket...
...hand-painted and embellished with lace!
The ring box...
...which came in really handy when I discovered that they needed signs for the guest book and gift tables, and I just happened to have picture frames, ivory paper, and calligraphy pens.
The bride's father, grandfather (my dad), and three brothers at the rehearsal, looking mighty dapper.
My seventh (and youngest daughter), looking so grown up!
One of my four grandsons, the ring bearer, who is just turning three.
...rehearsing with little sister, the flower girl.
The rehearsal dinner, under the oak trees on the church lawn...
...twinkly lights, and my oldest daughter and fifth daughter.
The next morning, day of the wedding, is also my oldest son's 20th birthday! We celebrate at Dunkin Donuts. I love his hugs!
Off with my third daughter to Target to buy last minute supplies for making boutonnieres and corsages. I threaten to buy a Cinco de Mayo wreath for my hair.
Sitting on the floor at the salon where the bride and her bridesmaids (and this mama) are getting all dolled up - and making boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. I have never seen flowers like these yellow balls before.
The maid of honor...
...and the mama. That's me.
Mom of the bride and mom of the groom, both very blessed by this wedding of our beloved children. She's an amazing lady.
My fifth daughter, one of the bridesmaids.
And here's the bride, ready to go! Isn't she gorgeous?
Stay tuned for photos of the wedding and reception!