Wedding Countdown!

Today is the day!

The CE has spent months taming every blade of grass into submission for the big moment this afternoon when Alexandra and Andy walk down the aisle – in our garden! What a special day!

Friends and family of the bride and groom have flown in from as far as Florida, New York, Paris, France and Seoul, South Korea. Teams of volunteers have attended to every detail. Everyone is so excited for these two dear young people to begin their lives together.

Soho and Chloe have been freshly bathed and will hopefully stay out of the compost pile until after the ceremony. Taylor and Daniel and Chris flew in very late last night and enjoyed a post-midnight spaghetti dinner. We are so happy to have them home for the big occasion! And hopefully the fog will lift in time for this afternoon’s ceremony. Think sunny thoughts for us, please!

The pre-wedding festivities began with a picnic on Thursday evening. As it turns out, the bride’s mother and the groom’s mother share the same July birthday, so we all gathered to celebrate.

Pamela and Kirk greet guests at the picnic

Pamela and Kirk greet guests at the picnic

Keith and Kirk

Keith and Kirk

French cousins Henri and Delphine pose with Kirk and Pamela

French cousins Henri and Delphine pose with Kirk and Pamela

Elizabeth, Dave, Laura and Karen

Elizabeth, Dave, Laura and Karen

Elizabeth created the lovely centerpieces

Elizabeth created the lovely centerpieces

Canine companions were invited, including Elizabeth and John's handsome boy, Rex.

Canine companions were invited, including Elizabeth and John’s handsome boy, Rex.

Gilbert trio: Kirk, Kirby and Ken

Gilbert trio: Kirk, Kirby and Ken

The Mumms

The Mumms

NY cousins Caitlin and Elizabeth with Laura

NY cousins Caitlin and Elizabeth with Laura

Karen and Dave with Soho

Karen and Dave with Soho

Alexandra and junior bridesmaid, Claire

Alexandra and junior bridesmaid, Claire

The groom! And he's smiling!

The groom! And he’s smiling!

Lots of good-looking Kronens

Lots of good-looking Kronens

Picknickers

Picknickers

Happy birthday MOB and MOG!

Happy birthday MOB and MOG!

Yesterday morning lots of folks pitched in to set up for the big day:

The CE and Kirk get to work

The CE and Kirk get to work

Pamela recruited nieces Emilie and Katri to help.

Pamela recruited nieces Emilie and Katri to help.

Dave always volunteers to help

Dave always volunteers to help

The younger cousins helped clean up the chicken coop. Thanks, guys!

The younger cousins helped clean up the chicken coop. Thanks, guys!

They heard that chicken will be on the menu. Looking a bit worried.

They heard that chicken will be on the menu. Looking a bit worried.

Then there was the rehearsal:

This is starting to seem real!

This is starting to seem real!

Tammy and Claire at the rehearsal

Tammy and Claire at the rehearsal

The bride!

The bride!

Pamela, Alexandra and Kirk practice for the big moment.

Pamela, Alexandra and Kirk practice for the big moment.

The bride and groom head to the rehearsal dinner

The bride and groom head to the rehearsal dinner

And the dinner:

Casey and Kirk at the rehearsal dinner

Casey and Kirk at the rehearsal dinner

The bride and her matron of honor

The bride and her matron of honor

The CE and the MOB

The CE and the MOB

This says it all!

This says it all!

And now, the final countdown begins!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to Wedding Countdown!

  1. Phyllis says:

    What fun parties, with super pictures to show how great the times were. So surprised you could find time to blog today. But you are so well organized I should not be surprised. Looking forward to the biggg event. Come on Sun!

  2. Ang says:

    Have fun!

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