Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Beach Wedding!

I'm back. Mike and I made it home Wednesday late afternoon, after an 8-day trip to beautiful Gulf Coast Florida for my brother, Jason and his fiancee, Kerby's wedding. (only about 3 1/2 of those days were actually spent in Florida, the rest of the time was spent travelling)...
Here are some (well, lots of) pictures & highlights...
  • The beautiful wedding on Santa Rosa Beach, of course! It was an absolutely picture-perfect wedding...

The bride with flowergirls and ringbearer (Josiah & Katelyn on the left)

Bride & groom during wedding

Wedding Party (I think Jason is stretching his face muscles)

Bride & groom with Mom, Dad & Grandma

    The kids having fun after the wedding - Caleb was covered in sand

    Wedding cake

      The reception at the Hatmaker rental home

      • The gorgeous house that Mom & Dad rented for the special weekend complete with an infinity pool that "dropped off" into the ocean. Just sitting in the house with all of the French doors open to the deck and the ocean breeze coming in was wonderful. The pictures don't do the house justice - I mean, it could have easily made it into a Better Homes & Gardens magazine...
      • The view off our back deck

        Mike in the "infinity" pool nearing sunset

      • Being there with family to celebrate - Mom & Dad, my siblings, my niece and nephews, my grandma, great Aunt Wanda, aunt, uncle and cousin - some of whom we don't see very often - we are so glad all of you were there...
      • Sorry, Keith, you were so busy being a photographer that I only have this funny one

        Can we say that Caleb loved the sand & the water? - so cute to see him "reaching out" to the waves

      • The "extra" time Mike and I stayed on Sunday at Destin to enjoy the beach a little longer - we took about a 5-mile walk along the beach and then just relaxed trying to "soak in" as much of the beach as we could - ahhhh, priceless...

      • And, the adventure of our 1st Amtrak trip. (A little fun thing was that Mike's aunt & uncle waved and held up a sign "Hi, Mike and Jen" as we went by in Maryland - unfortunately we passed them so quickly the video didn't turn out very well.) We did get to see some great fall leaves in Eastern and Central PA on our way home as well. We enjoyed it and would do it again, although if I had the choice between taking the train or spending an extra 2-3 days on the beach...I'd pick the beach...

      The sunrise on the 1st day of our vacation driving on I-80 in PA

      The beautiful fall colors back in PA returning home

      Congratulations, Jason & Kerby! This was a precious time for you both, but it was also a special memory for all of us!!!

      7 comments:

      Jen said...

      Sorry that I couldn't quite get the spacing right - it was hard with all of the pictures.

      Joni&Ron said...

      I could put up 90% of my pictures and still wouldn't do it all justice...I had a hard time just picking a few...I took almost 500 pictures...I was off.... :)

      Truly was a beautiful time! Can I have copies of your pictures?

      see ya in a few weeks!

      Anonymous said...

      Your pictures are wonderful.
      I keep going back to look at ours. It was such a great time and over so quickly. All the weddings were but I guess this one -on the beach- was extra pretty. Glad everyone enjoyed the house. It was something for sure!

      mom

      Julie said...

      These are great Jen! I love the last one too! :) What a beautiful sunrise on I-80! I enjoyed looking at this post!

      Anonymous said...

      Jen,
      We could use some of those pictures at the reception. Are they still on the camera? If so, maybe we could download them here and put them on a DVD.

      dad

      Jen said...

      We erased them off the camera, but I was planning on saving them on a flash drive & anyone could copy them from that. We probably won't be there very early Friday evening though - I have a flu clinic. I'm hoping we can leave Ashland around 6ish

      Anonymous said...

      Hi Jen,

      It looks like it was a beautiful wedding & you had a great time in FL!

      Jenny