Here we are at the end of October, the end of cross country season, and the end of Melanie's wedding story. What a month it's been - a wonderful, wild roller coaster of a month!
The biggest event of the month, the wedding, was everything Melanie wanted, and my worst fear realized, as a rainstorm hit just as the ceremony was starting. All day Saturday my gut was twisted as the weather report for Sunday (10-10-10!) deteriorated. My mind went to Plan B, Melanie was determined to have the ceremony in her glen - regardless of the rain.
As guests began to arrive Sunday afternoon, most came prepared with raincoats and umbrellas, and God began to calm my fears. After all, it was just a little rain! The temperature was perfect and there was no wind.
The bride and groom were so happy that it spread to everyone. It was one grand, joyous celebration!
The caterer, inside the small lodge, was ready with warm food and beverages directly after the ceremony so we could all dry off a bit. We set up a few tables in the lodge and also had more tables outside under two canopies.
The food and the cake were so delicious! I was ecstatic with the baker and the caterer!! They made my day so much easier, as did my oldest daughter, Mystie, who graciously accepted the task of wedding day coordinator, keeping everything running smoothly so that I could spend more time with our guests.
The rain clouds drifted off to the east just before it was time for dancing.
I gotta say that we've been blessed with the best friends and family that embraced the rain as a grand adventure, wholeheartedly and with great joy celebrating Melanie and Daniel's new marriage! You're all amazing!
More on those other endings to come soon. :)