Steve (Duck) has several homes. This is the main one......on a farm. Although he grew up on a farm, this isn't a working farm. He leases the land and the home is in the middle of corn fields. The vows were exchanged on the back porch as you see here. So many of my pictures were blurry. Her two daughters stood up with them.
This one is really blurry but such a cute picture. The vows were finished and I don't think they had planned on what to do next. The bride said I guess we will just go on in and eat.
This very pregnant cat would not leave the back porch. During the ceremony she drank from the fountain just behind the couple. Cat wanted a cat. She said this one was Jo's wild cat that she feed for several years. But Cat said.....this one is full of kittens.
This is my cousin Dan and his wife. (Jo's brother) This is Harley his first grandchild. We sat on these bales of hay. The rocking chairs were for the brides parents and another couple. The fountain was in front of the chairs. I must say the hay was not too comfortable and it stuck on all our clothes. I would suggest using white sheets over them.
They have a huge barn that they used for the reception. These were table decorations. There were vases of fancy sparklers with a verse written by her daughters.
The sun started to set and they opened up that end of the barn......it was beautiful. Lots of pictures of the family were taken outside. My pictures don't do it justice. You can't see Steve's shoes. They were khaki saddle shoes. He looked so cute and the bride was beautiful. She carried that gown all night like that.
The porch after dark.......those curtains on the door were a little wacky when the picture was taken.
They hung all the strands of little lights and some chandies. They had dinner catered. The grooms sister makes cakes and she had a red velvet wedding cake. Also lots of other sweet treats. There was a DJ but while we were there no one was dancing. It was a pretty quiet reception. Lots of visiting. I hadn't seen Steve's family since Jo's service and since we were all together in Florida saying good bye. We all got pretty close during that sad time.
Our table consisted of Dan, his wife, one of his sons and his wife and Harley, Jo's best friend and husband and Mr. Cozy and I. ( Some of our family members felt it was too soon for them to marry and they were not present.) During the wedding we all sat together. There were some sniffles and we were afraid to look at each other. Just little things made me a little sad. Her flowers that she had planted, walking into her home, the car, Steve's family......but it was good seeing him so happy. He had a bit of saddness as well. Those of us that knew him could tell. His wife just patted him on the back. She is so understanding. I am hoping they have many happy years ahead.