Thursday, August 16, was the much anticipated day. The wedding wasn't till 5:00 that evening, so the morning and afternoon were spent finishing last minute projects.
Flowers ready for the wedding...
Aggie and my great niece, Brianna. It was so good to see them again!
When we got to the church in the morning, we "toured" the reception tent.
Vironica had a beautiful sense of decor!! Very "pinterest-y" :)
Javin built this pergola! I love it!! Heard it will travel to MO and be set up at their house....lovely!
This is the incomplete entrance to the reception tent...I think I have another pic of it later~
Setting up hay bales for seats for the guests.
My nephew Kevin and his girlfriend stopped in on their way to another wedding and Bible School reunion in MI.
*one of those times when I wish I had taken the time to ask for a better pic! :P The sun was a little bright!*
We worked in the church basement. Chris filled decorated jars with some awesome salsa from a local Mexican restaurant....
We also had to fill 350 small paper bags with tortilla chips. This was the appetizer.
Soon after noon, we went back to the house we were staying at, took a short nap and then got ready for the wedding.
The bales ready for guests...
The finished entrance to the reception. The curtain was taken down during the ceremony.
Signing the guest book...it was a photo book of Javin and Vironica's engagement pictures, with spaces for guests to sign their names...loved that idea!
Waiting for an usher
Some of our family. We sat behind this row...
~Two lovely nieces~
As we were waiting for the wedding to start, there were some dark clouds rolling in behind us. They brought with them a cool breeze. I think God sent them for our benefit!! The sun was very warm and the cloud cover kept us from sweating!! It was lovely!!
One of the 6 flower girls and her brother.
I asked my niece Nicole to take pics since there were too many people in front of us to get good pics. She did great.....most of the next ones were taken by her! :)
Javin waiting for his bride!!
~Taking her from her Dad~
~the songleader~ Wayne Troyer
~devotional~ Roy Hershberger
~my brother Lynn, Javin's dad, married the couple.
~the bridal party - guys
Andy Martin, Jamin Schrock, Travis Burkholder and Matt Sheaffer
~the bridal party - girls
Stephanie Martin, Angela Burkholder, Gloria Schrock, and Renita Horst
Saying their vows....
Prayer of blessing by the Dad's...
Instead of a unity candle or sand, they poured paint on a canvas!!
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Javin Horst!!
Jamin and Gloria (who just got married 2 weeks before!)
Travis & Angela Burkholder~
Matt & Stephanie
The canvas painting....
Small detail....a nail holding the burlap down over the bales of hay for more comfortable seating! :)
They dismissed the guests one row at a time....
Parents and Grandparents table
The Martin's from GA :) Dwayne was the MC.
Sweet Brianna....it took her awhile to warm up to these strangers! :)
Clapping as each couple was introduced.
XOXOX The happy couple!! XOXOX
The meal was subs and pasta salad!! Mmmmm
Then two tables of delish desserts!! :)
....and a candy bar~
The groom being kidnapped....he was returned to his bride a little while later, and over $600 richer! :)
Mom & Dad
The quilt Mom made for them! :)
It was a lovely wedding!!