Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones
It's official. The knot is tied and the honeymooners are enjoying Punta Cana this week. Ella is slowing coming down from her Flower Girl High and we're thankful to Aunt Molly for scheduling her wedding the weekend before Halloween so that there is something else exciting to distract Ella from her post-wedding blues. Not to compare running around in ninja costumes to celebrating a commitment to life-long love...but hey, candy is pretty important to the Elementary School set.
But before we get to the bridal finery, we rehearse. Explaining this process to Michael was a hoot.
With our places and roles committed to memory, we were off to enjoy a relaxing BBQ dinner then attempt to get some rest before the Big Day. Molly was calm and collected the entire afternoon. We laughed our way through the day, taking our time to get ready before bridal party portraits, and suddenly it was time for the ceremony.
It was a good day. A great night. And the start of a promising new marriage, and new family ties.
The next morning, enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, took advantage of a some pretty light in the lobby for a picture with Poppa and Gigi, then gathered up enough luggage that might have sustained us for a full week's stay.
Congratulations to the happy couple. We love you!