Sunday, June 24, 2007

Carli's Wedding

I love all my nieces and nephews a bunch. Carli has always been special though. She has been so thoughtful and loving and sweet. She is 99.9% selfless. She would sit by the kids at school that everyone else made fun of. She would help anyone who needed help. She is loved by many, including her Aunt Marci. She isn't perfect, but she is exceptional. I told you about Carli getting her horses here. Carli got married to a wonderful young man named Matthew yesterday. It was a beautiful wedding and I want to share it with you. I put up a lot of pictures so that family who were not able to make it can see pictures.

Here is a picture of Matt and Carli last weekend at my nephew Jacob's graduation party.



My brother Scott's property is very deep. They had the guests park at the front of the property by their neighbor's house and the wedding was way down at the back of the property. They had a really great way to get the guests from the parking area to the wedding. I am not sure what kind of horses these are, but they were beautiful. In the first picture they are turning the wagon around for people to load into. The next picture is of the wagon going down the long driveway.


This next picture shows my nephew Scott Jr. seating my Dad and his girlfriend, Alice. The other little guy on the left is my nephew Brett. Both Scott Jr. and Brett are brothers of the bride. The area that they held the wedding in was on the other side of the creek. My brother Scott is VERY creative. He built a wonderful bridge over the water. He even made a waterfall, but with the lack of rain, there was not much going down the falls. The bridge is where the processional started.


Carli's husband (wow that sounds weird) is also very into horses. Here he comes riding in on his horse. The second picture is taken while he is on the bridge. That is the pastor and the best man that you see on the left part of the photo.



The wagon was put into use again to get the bridesmaids down to the bridge. Here they are just pulling in.

This is my niece, Juli. She is my brother Mark's daughter. It is hard to believe she is only 14. She was one of the bridesmaids.


This is the ring bearer and the flower girls. The ring bearer is my nephew Brett. His sister Kati is on the right of the picture and a family friend is the other flower girl.


Here comes Scott with the beautiful bride. My brother is so tender hearted. This carriage came all the way across the bridge and then around the back so that Carli could come up the aisle.

After the ceremony, Matt and Carli rode off in the carriage. They were absolutely glowing. I loved the sign on the back of the carriage.



Here is a picture of Scott and his family along with his new son-in-law. From left to right - Brett, Matt, Scott Jr., Anne, Kati, Scott, Carli and Matthew.


Here is the new couple dancing together. I am still trying to figure out my new camera, so this picture and a few others are a bit dark.


I was a sobbing mess watching this. Scott and his daughter sharing a dance together. It was a precious thing to see.


The weather could not have cooperated more. There was a huge front with rain on the radar. It should have come and showered us. It did not. It just kept staying put and when it finally did move, it started going south, just before it got to their area. It was cloudy, but it made it so the sun was not unbearable. It was probably in the mid to high 70's. There was a bit of a breeze and the evening ended with a spectacular sunset. This picture does not even do it justice.

8 comments:

Ron and Ginny said...

Beautiful! And I didn't find any typos. ;-)

Kelli said...

What a lovely wedding, Marci! I love how they took the guests to the wedding in the horse drawn wagon! What a beautiful couple and may they have many wonderful years together!
Kelli

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Oh my what a beautiful wedding! Loved all of the horses used in the wedding.

Clara....in TN said...

I enjoyed the pictures....What a beautiful wedding. The bride is georgous! Thanks, Marci!

LBP said...

What a gorgeous wedding! I love the horse drawn wagons! That last pic of the sunset is breathtaking! I love photos of sunrises and sunsets.

Lady_MSnow said...

Wow Marci...that was a beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing pictures with us.

Michele Thomas said...

Marci, your pictures are awesome! I am sitting in my office crying like I was when it was going on. It was THE most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. Carli is one of the most special and wonderful young lady I know. She deserved this wonderful wedding. Love you, Michele

Paul Thomas said...

Dear Marci,
Alice and I have just been looking at your pictures. It truly was a beautiful and different wedding. It is hard to believe that Carli is married. I love her so much and am thrilled that she has always put Jesus at the top of her priority list and then others next and herself last. She is truly an example to be followed. Your pictures are very good. We love you, Dad and Alice