Sunday, June 28, 2009

Come Away With Me...

 What a DAY!  The wedding day started out WET... rain, rain, rain!  By noon the sun was trying to shine.   The bride felt emotional, she said.  The parents told her it was normal.  Then she was off to her cabin with her girlfriends to have makeup and hair done.  Roxi, Sharon, Debbie and I were off to the Whiteface Resort to finish last minute preparations.   Everything looked so pretty!  Around 4 the decision had to be made... ceremony IN or OUTSIDE?  The bride was really hoping for outside so weather maps were consulted - we were told no more rain after 7:30 so, the cocktail hour was a little longer while we waited for the rain to stop!!  The bride shared with me her something OLD.  Her woobie, the tiny little piece left from it! 

7:20 ~ The skies start to clear for the bride and groom.  Friends move chairs that are wet, we will all stand for this!  The rainbow appears.  Melissa tells her Dad this is her favorite weather, her favorite feeling, the way she feels right after the rain. 
So it begins... Rick and his beautiful daughter Melissa.
The ceremony was a Jewish one and at one point the Rabbi did tell the couple that they were actually married but the ceremony wasn't over yet... this was Jason's reaction!!  
This was Roxi's reaction!  She just radiates love for her daughter and new son-in-law!

 The beautiful blushing Bride!

 The bride and the Tooth-fairy!

The bride's sister in law Selena sang Come Away With Me for the bride and grooms first dance.

Heartland sang "I Loved Her First" for the bride and her Daddy.

It was a very special moment for both of them.
Rick's toast included some tips on keeping Melissa happy... holding her hand, telling her bedtime stories, and lots of hugs,  were just a few of them.  We had a fabulous time.  The setting was breathtaking, the food delicious, and we were with treasured friends.  Only thing missing for me was  ... Dave.  All night I wished he were here.  I know how hard it was for him to miss seeing his best friend give away his daughter.  Lake Placid was a great place to visit!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Jason Sonners!