Before the ceremony, Art cozies up to the mother of the bride.
made this elegant cupcake holder out of wood slices
Beautiful sister Sarah in bridesmaid's distinctive grey with a fall color accent.
Cozy touch: everyone was offered a Pashmina
We had to take a peek inside the bride's private space pre-nuptials and give a hug. Loving the jean jacket and white scarf look.
Handmade seating assignments were strung on old wood.
So many historic buildings on the site.
Father of the bride Gary and sister Pam
(our dear childhood friends)
Grandma and grandpa of the bride Lois and Paul will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary next spring. Talk about role models (and the nicest people ever).
We are family.
leaf droppers led the procession
Leading the processional.
Laura and her parents
Groom Tyler and friends made the wooden canopy where vows were taken.
Toward the end, we thought we had a Burning Man sitch developing...and we did actually, as the beautiful wooden canopy started to go up in flames.
Let the drinks and nibbles begin:
Sarah gave a stunningly beautiful toast to her sister and Tyler.
Duck-ginger confit with sesame
The bride's grandma is escorted from photo session.
Peek inside the main event structure...
There's a story here...having to do with The Chief being brought (kidnapped?) from his home in Ashford, WA, to stand with the groomsmen.
A little trampolining before dinner...why not?
Our extended family includes so many pictured in this post, and many others who couldn't be here.
Splendid table mates, from Western Springs, IL...
Gary welcomes the crowd with a heartfelt presentation...
Dear friend Carol and her sisters.
It was a most extraordinary buffet, not pictured but utterly enjoyed.
And then the tables were moved, the band revved up, and we danced to some terrific music. Photos so rarely capture the energy of music and dance, so you'll trust me. This room was rockin.'