The pavilion, all ready for guests to arrive...
Here's the lookout point where the ceremony was to take place. It was drizzling all morning and we all had our fingers crossed about the weather. It takes a lot of nerve to plan an outdoor wedding in upstate New York, but thankfully, the weather held up!
The groom and his friends blowing off some steam before the bride arrived...
Beautiful Ketti makes the scene with her dad...
My brother-in-law Russ performed the ceremony. Short, sweet, and touching.
Who's that little one in the background? Why, it's the most serious baby on earth. How freakin' adorable is she? Courtney made her flower head dress.
The rings make it official!
I admit, I am one of those mothers who thinks their son is the most amazing person who ever walked the earth. There is nothing that could make me happier than knowing he will walk through life with this woman.
Here's Courtney, Ketti, Chris, and Ketti's brother, Jessie.
Is it me, or does it look like Chris and Ketti essentially married their own siblings? Huh???
Here are two happy couples. Okay, yes, I did wear black to my son's wedding (what the hell?). It was my back-up dress. I looked too fat in the first one, and you know black is slenderizing. Oh, shut up!
Don't Mike and I look like little shorties next to them? (Chris is about 6'4" and Ketti's almost 5'11".)
Want to see a pic of my first ex? Here you go!
He's a great guy. And days like this are an excellent reason to make sure you always maintain a pleasant relationship with your ex. Your children will appreciate it. Truly.
Look how big Connor is getting! Damn.
Time for dinner...
At night the die-hards went back to Chris and Ketti's house for some home-grown music on the deck.
It was a thrilling day. Seriously, I thought I would burst from happiness. At the end of the night, Christopher said, "I just wish my granny could be here," and her presence was the only thing missing. Mom couldn't travel because of her recent blood pressure scare, and we sure missed her.
I am so very grateful. I know you join me in wishing Chris and Ketti all the best!