May 10, 2008
|We were very happy to join the celebration of
the marriage of Keith Bloomer and Desirae Morton (my little sister.)
She kindly included me as a maid of honor along with her best friend Nancy
Wolf. Eric did the ushering and Mom & Dad took the role of
parents of the bride. It was a beautiful wedding and, even more
important, a beautiful marriage. I know God will surely bless them
in their new life together.
The wedding was held at Camp Egan near Tahlequah, OK. It was a beautiful location and the people there were extremely helpful.
|The reception hall||The chapel|
|The sign-in table||The area for the rehearsal dinner put on by the Bloomer family|
Can you believe they gave me a "cooking"
chore for the wedding?!!
|A view of the scenery outside the reception hall||Mom with some decorative sticks|
|A view of the creek below the reception and chapel area||Zoe checking out the head table|
|This is Desi holding Gracie, who she calls, "Mini Me"||Dad & Desi decided to wear matching shirts for the rehearsal, how sweet!|
Trying to act serious for the rehearsal
They were doing a little dance
in the back while we prepared
to run through it again.
Nancy - six weeks from her due date
Scenes from the luau-style post-rehearsal party
| Keith - pretending to panic at the thought of tomorrow's
wedding. (He was pretending, wasn't he?!!!)
|Later that evening... A 'hair party' at Desi's house where
extensions were meticulously prepared by skilled professionals.
Everything was great except for all the people who kept
| Prissy Pants couldn't stand all the excitement and went to bed
||Long was her usual party animal self -
sitting around with all the vigor she could muster
| Wedding day! Here we are about to go to the chapel for
||Pastor Darrell shows off the "wipe the glass" waving style that
his opera-singer sister taught him
|And here we have a beautiful bride||...And her crew - repairing a malfunctioning bouquet|
Keith's Mom, Loretta; his aunt (Brian Gates' mom); and his Dad, Bob
|Mom & Desi|
|The full gown shot - it was a really beautiful dress||Half of Team James, plus Dave & Nancy with Deby Lacie in the background|
Dave & Nancy (and little Ella!!)
|Dad could not be happier in this picture, he just loves pictures.|
|Here I catch some half-smiles from my family||Mom & Dad, looking distinguished|
|Now we catch them cutting loose!||Desi in her black crocs, braving the mud as we left the chapel|
|I was not allowed to take pictures during the wedding, but I was given some pictures from Keith's Grandpa Thomas Royce who took some great shots.|
|Travis - Keith's best friend and groomsman||The male side of the wedding party|
|Lighting the unity candle. This was after I had tied Keith's ring into
and then couldn't get it untied when the ring was called for. Oops.
|Ah, the kiss - can you tell I'm a proud sister?!
|The recessional, to the tune of, "Hunk of Burning Love"||The Bloomers - Desirae & Keith|
|The receiving line||Dave, Eric, Mom, part of Dad, the photographer, Grandma, & Gran|
|Desi and I are both listing to the side a little, not sure what that was all about||We stayed behind at the chapel for some pictures afterward|
|The whole wedding party||Me, Keith, and Nancy|
|The happy couple with Keith's grandparents||This lady was great, I loved her but now I've lost her name|
|Now we're to the reception. As soon as the reception started, we got a big storm that blew in with crazy wind, huge hail, and then it knocked the power out. We opened all the doors and enjoyed a softly-lit dinner - no worries!|
|The car that took them from the chapel to the reception hall|
I tried to make the rounds to all the tables at the reception to get
a picture of each table, but I only made a few of them before I was called to
duties as a cake server.
|The Lacie table, with the Morton table behind them - I never made it that far||These are co-workers and friends of Desirae's|
|These are mostly co-workers and friends of Mom's||The toast|
|Zoe, looking as sweet as she truly is||Trying to keep a straight face while they do this...|
|Cutting the cake||They were kind and didn't smash it all over each other.|
|Let the gift-opening begin!||Gran & Grandma had to move closer for a better view.|
|Polly Brown with Aunt Glenda - two sweeter ladies you will never find||Here the kids enjoy the bubble machine|
| Now here we are back home,
enjoying quiet time with the
cat, Momma Kitty