Meet Uncle Daniel and the future Aunt Torrey.....these 2 sweethearts got engaged recently! We had all been praying and hoping for a LONG time it would come to pass. The girls kept asking, NOW can she be Aunt Torrey? YES! :)
We were so honored when they decided to do the wedding while we were still living in Florida. That meant like 3 weeks to plan! They were so chill, no problemo!
The wedding was to be held at Dad and Drea's country property we live on, with food in the barn and a dance floor under the open shed roof. It was to be an "I Do BBQ" and super laid back and fun!
They asked the kids to bake and decorate the cake they would cut. Boy were they excited! (Mommy was nervous, but okay, we can do it!)
The days leading up to the wedding, also happened to be our final week in Florida, so we had a business training dinner, a community class, lots of wedding prep to get done AND pack up to leave! (its amazing how spread out we get after 4 months of parking)
I bought some white and gold sugar crystals to help hide all of our decorating problems, and read some articles about a crumb layer of frosting, so little red flecks of cake didn't get in our pretty creamy icing the next day. Once it was frosted, we went outside and threw sugar ALL OVER IT! Super fun! Probably the boys' favorite part ;)
Finishing touches. Now, to keep it safe until wedding time!
The open shed was decorated SO beautifully!!!! People would sit here for both the wedding and reception after.....
Showtime! The beautiful bride (and Flokie) ready for the FIRST LOOK:
I was busy running around trying to keep everyone on schedule, so I didn't get many photos. SHAME ON ME!!!
I am thankful Drea shared hers to facebook while we wait for the photographer to share hers!
Ty got to drive the bride up to the barn! :) And Destiny sang her down the aisle....
After a brief ceremony, we ate southern BBQ, which was tucked away in that cute barn we celebrate Christmas in, listened to some amazing toasts, and then danced the night away.
There was even a s'mores station out back on the patio. Everyone had a great time! The bride and group left surrounded by sparklers.....
Here is a slideshow of my remaining cell pics:
The red velvet cake was a bit dry, shhh don't tell my precious cake bakers, but the frosting was divine and the cake was BEAUTIFUL! So proud of them!
Eating a big slice of it was the perfect ending to a perfect night.....Congratulations Daniel and Torrey! We are SO excited for you all and the amazing life together to come.
One last service at our AMAZING Florida church, a quick breakfast with Uncle Chad and his crew, and then it was back on the road again. We needed to move some things and get ready for the builder at our home sweet hub before April 1st!
I'll be honest, we are missing Florida ALREADY! It just kept getting colder and colder and colder as we drove further north and west.
A highlight of the trip home, was that our Nana got to ride home with us! 2 - 12 hour days later, she still loves us (haha) and we all had a great time reading, playing games, watching movies and hanging out on the LONG drive back. She was also a FANTASTIC school helper!
'Bout broke my finger off, thankfully the ring gave before my bone did. OUCH! Who knew the hardware on a kitchen cupboard could do so much damage?! One more thing on the "TO DO" list when we get home, fix my band! Waaaah!
My finger is black and blue! OUCH.
We were so glad to get home and see for ourselves that our shed was still standing, despite the fires! More to come on that later......