In fact, our wedding did not have much planning. I only gave my mom about three weeks notice. Once Toby and I decided to get married, we just wanted to do it with out all of the hoopla - maybe wear jeans and go to the JP. My mother had other ideas - bless her heart. She wanted to make my wedding memorable. She picked out a dress for me in Wichita Falls and brought it to me in Red River. It was perfect. Mom took over the plans - picking out flowers, the cake, etc, making me choose a color (peach) and doing the wedding right. I had called my cousin, Patti, to be my maid of honor. I told her to make a dress - any dress. My mom made me call Patti back and tell her to make the dress peach color. Patti, balked saying she did not like peach - she wanted to make a blue dress. I remember telling her to just do it! Notice in the photo from Thursday, that Patti made a peach color dress. Notice too, that the dress looks like it was purposefully chosen to match my dress - that was a coincidence, and a very nice coincidence. Since very few men wear suits in RR, Toby had his mom bring his corduroy suit when she came for the wedding. My brother, Craig, already had his suit because he was on the debate team at Texas Tech and suits were required - I am glad it was not rumpled. I am glad Craig showed up wearing clothes at all. Three of my ushers had corduroy jackets to wear with their jeans (some things never change). Those ushers were Steve Gorsich, Brad Seymore, and Rudi Woerndle. One of my ushers, Steve Smith, asked his mom to send his corduroy suit to RR for the wedding, but instead she sent his white Sunday suit. He was mortified, but wore it anyway - looking much more like the groom than Toby did. Isn't it funny that his white suit still holds special memories for me. As I mentioned the other day, John the Baptist rented a tux - white - with a top hat and tails. All of these little things made my wedding unique and memorable. Thanks Mom, for insisting that we do it right.
In the photo from left: Gorsich, Smith (white suit), Pete (my little brother),Dad, Mom, Kathy (my little sister), Patti, John the Baptist, Me, Toby, Toby's Dad, Craig (my older brother) Brad Seymore (in the back with the corduroy jacket) Toby's mom, his nephew (the father of Toby's great niece who graduated this year), and his sister, Jan.
P.S. If you did not read my brother's comments on Thursday's blog, go back and read them. He is such a name dropper :)