This is her husband Rodney. He cried during the ceremony. The sweet boy is Ally's. He is one and a half. Rodney has been in her life for 8 years and they are very young. Ally had broken up with the little guy's father before she knew she was pregnant. Rodney was there for her since day one. So her son has only known Rodney as his father. They love each other, it is so obvious.
Now you are wondering who this sweet little girl is. She is Ally's best friend's daughter. But her best friend wants nothing to do with her own baby. Ally and her now husband have been taking care of her for several months now. The girlfriend was in the wedding. I watched her at the reception and she never once looked at this baby. The babies are almost the same age. I noted this sweet little girl eyeing one of the food tables, so I fixed her a plate and sat her down to eat. I was already watching the lady that Ally's mom cares for. It just breaks my heart about this little girl. Ally wants to keep her. I don't know what will happen. I am guessing that someone will have their heart broken eventually. Anyway during the congratulation line, sweet baby walked up to "the" daddy and held her hands up. He never hesitated in picking her up. What a special guy he is.
This is Meghann, and my God daughter. She is 15. Such a sweet pretty girl.
This is me. It's kinda like, What I wore today. I have this crazy put this together with that kinda way to dress. Dresses are impossible for me. I hate to shop. I have a couple long skirts with subtle ruffles on them. I add different tops to them for a dressier look. I had gotten this top to wear on the cruise and didn't. It may have been supposed to be a very short dress. It has a little polka dot ruffle on the neck. I wouldn't go sleeveless so I added this blue long sleeve top. I wanted to wear my Origami locket with the owl and blue stones. My husband looked surprised and said I looked nice. I don't dress up much......not in my line of work.
Okay enough of that.....back to the wedding. The bride's mom did all the decorating and cooking....with help from family members. She didn't do the wedding cake. Something happened to the cake. I over heard it looked awful and wasn't at all what it was supposed to be. I loved how they put this Willow Tree bride and groom on the little cake. It went well with the nature look. There were two other cakes on stands as well and pies, oh my. I had to leave before desserts, and that was probably a good thing. Also they had made a tree from gold wire. It had hearts, keys and crystals on it. Guess where they ended up getting the cakes.....Walmart.
This is a money tree that was placed by the box for the cards. It also had keys on it. Lots of money......all different dollar bills......I don't know who it was from but I loved the idea.
Here is another view of the desserts.
And here is Sherry, Ally's mom. She was our respite person for our youngest son when we needed help the most. I can't believe how we ever made it before her help. She was and still is a wonderful giving person. We got to be very good friends and we still are.
These were on all the tables. A slice of wood, canning jars with flowers and chocolate pretzels. The lanterns were nice but they kept scaring very one with the flames.She was so exhausted right after the wedding that she sat down. She doesn't sit for long.
Ally is so much like her mother. She now cares for brain damaged adults. She was always such a big help to her mother when she was younger. You knew she would be an amazing mother and care giver as well. Good job Sherry. Sherry was and is a single mom.
I hope you didn't fall asleep and enjoyed the wedding as much as I did.