The beautiful wedding of my lovely niece Casey and her husband Jeff has been accomplished and we are all back from Atlanta. Every second was wonderful and we’ve been getting ready for it for so long that I find it quite strange to realize it is in the past….But for Casey and Jeff, I’m sure the future is here. They are well and truly married and ready for three years in Hawaii! Jeff is in the army and that is where he is assigned for these next three years. Not too bad. Paul and I were in Hawaii for nearly two weeks for our 25th wedding anniversary and we loved it. The climate is all but perfect! The people were very friendly. The land is beautiful and varied. To be there together to begin their marriage will be a joy for them, I think.
The ceremony was held at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Saturday evening. I was able to spend time with not only my brother and his family, but his wife Ronna’s relatives who live in Cleveland but whom I seem to see only when we are all someplace else……They also have a summer place on Lake Chautauqua and we’ve already made plans to meet next summer.
We left on Friday and that evening went to the rehersal dinner at Papasito’s in Marietta, GA where were had delicious food and drink and the best of company.
Here is a photo of two other of Casey’s aunts – her Aunt Jane who is the wife of her mother’s brother Darryl and her Aunt Renee who is the sister of her Mom, Ronna. This was taken at Papasito’s but I admit does not give much of an idea of what it looks like….
Next morning Alice, Mike and Emily went to the Atlanta history center and did a lot of walking about and toured Swan House, a lovely southern historical home where some of the movie Hunger Games was filmed. There is a photo of Alice and Em in the room that became President Snow’s dining room.
The wedding was beautiful and they planned it all in six weeks because at first they had no idea Jeff would be stationed so far away. The officiant was a retired Air Force Chaplain who did a great job and said all the right things. There was a lot of dancing afterwards, for hours, and cake cutting, and people celebrating together.
Casey has some great cousins and here are three of them, Codie, Lela and Hannah, being silly together.
And we have to show my sil Ronna, Casey’s beautiful mother, giving her wedding speech. She was a bit emotional there, and who can be surprised.
Actually, I don’t know what happened to Ronna’s dress in this photo since it was black with no green in it and a lovely detailing on the hem. It was an elegant dress and I can’t imagine why it looks green and splotchy here! It wasn’t either of those things.
And for a last photo – here is the wedding of my baby brother Art and his beautiful bride Ronna from 1985. The two little girls on each side are my own daughters who were thrilled to be junior bridesmaids. In November Art and Ronna will have their 30th wedding anniversary.
Styles do change! But the foundations remain and life continues. The story continues. A new one has just begun.