Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Nerd Wedding

My oldest son, Geoff, and his love, Amber, were married on Saturday. Two unique personalities, totally in sync and so complementary to each other, I had a feeling she was the One when he first brought her home.

Photo shoot at the Carousel of Dreams
The wedding itself totally reflected them.The prelude music was a compilation of their favorite music from computer games, anime, horror films, and Dr. Who. The guys in top hats and bow ties. The readings from the Bible and a poem by Neil Gaiman, "The Day the Saucers Came". After traditional vows, they read their own vows. Even the hymns we sang had anime or a gaming reference, which I was totally unaware of! :)

Directly after the ceremony, a horse and carriage took them to the reception site at my oldest daughter's home.

My 4-year-old grandson and ring bearer, Knox

I think it took about an hour for the bride and groom to arrive at the reception, so the party was in full swing when they did get there. 

All My Children

My son-in-law, Matt, had the yard looking all gorgeous, including the now-working waterfall! Mystie, as the bossy oldest sister, is an amazing wedding coordinator. Together they can put on a wonderful reception in their yard and seemingly never skip a beat. After the dancing got going, they cut loose with their swing dancing.

Of course, the kids love to get out on the dance floor, and one of the stars of the show was my nephew Justin's little boy, Oscar!

I had to get in on this selfie with two of Geoff's best friends, Nick and Matt.

Now the celebrations are over and everyone's returned to their homes all over the Northwest. Slowly I'm putting the pieces back where they belong. As I do so, I can't help but remember and be grateful for so many who made the events run so smoothly and all who were so supportive of the newly married couple and so extremely happy for them!


Sharon said...

What a beautifully unique wedding! Congrats to the lovely couple. They sound like they are perfect together. Your family has gotten so big Von!

Barb said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful wedding. You have an amazing family. Best wishes to the newly married couple. Thanks for sharing these great photos!

Annette-California said...

Congratulations! Beautiful bride and groom. You have a wonderful family!
Loved all the photos!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a wonderful, personality packed wedding - beautiful.

viv said...

Sending my best wishes to the lovely couple. Such a joy to see the pics.

Julie said...

Wishing the happy couple many many years of happiness and good times together.
Very beautiful pictures, I've loved seeing them, thanks. x

Carol said...

What a special day for your entire family! Congratulations to your son and new daughter-in-law... You have been truly blessed with such a large, lovely family :)

Mylene said...

Beautiful wedding pictures!!

Melissa said...

What a lovely wedding! I have a feeling I would've enjoyed being a spectator being a little geeky myself. A poem by Neil Gaiman - how perfect!

Glad it all went off nicely and the hard work paid off. Your nephew's little guy sure is cute!

All the best to the new couple!

Brigitte said...

This must have been a wonderful wedding, and very special, too. May all the happiness be with the newly-weds.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous pictures. What a wonderful day you must have all had. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.

Did you take the selfie off? I don't see it.

Jennifer said...

Exactly what a wedding should be - a personal reflection of the couple getting married. So meaningful and special - what a wonderful way to get started on their marriage. Congratulations and best wishes for many happy years ahead to them!