This post is little belated, but my camera was "dead as a door nail" so I had to depend on my Monica and Laura to capture the weekend. I am so very thankful for the great pics that they they got of everyone!
So, the beautiful bride is Paisley Jackson. Her and her family were so special to me during my years at Mississippi State. Her mom, Norma, taught the Sunday School class that I attended and then I started babysitting Paisley and her brother, Lake. They became my home away from home and we stay in great touch today. Paisley married Matt Oakely, Memorial Day weekend and Lilly was the flower girl.
Although, much practicing was done, Lilly Whit did NOT walk down the aisle. She walked about 3 feet and turned around and went back to our friend who was directing the wedding. When asked after the ceremony by me, Uncle Tom, her daddy, Aunt LaLa, why she did not walk down the aisle she merely said, "I did not want too; I poured dhe flowahs out." There is NO mistaking that she is TWO. She was beautiful, though, and she cooperated with most everything else she was asked to do!
OUR RADIANT BRIDE!
Me, Paisley, Monica, and Meme at the Rehearsal Dinner. It was held at Hotel Chester and was a wonderful evening!
Lilly giving Matt some "love" right before he marries our Paisley!
Surprise.....no one but the parents of the bride knew about this.....a fireworks show! It was a great break up in the party. We all gathered outside; Paisely and Matt were told to come to the front. They put them out from everyone and then fireworks started going off and they did for the next 30 minutes. Lilly was very serious about them and talked about them for the next few days after that. You would say, "Lilly, what about the fireworks?" She would respond with, "fireworks, in dhe sky, pow, boom". The jury is still out if she likes them or not! We will see in a few weeks....JULY 4th!