After a smooth rehearsal, after a 2-year engagement, after wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’ – Shady and Susie were married.
It was a beautiful, traditional wedding. The gorgeous chapel was only upstaged by the bride, and not a soul upstaged her. Love was swirling through the air and more than a few tears were shed.
The couple requested I read a poem during the ceremony, and I joyfully obliged. I have no photos of that, however, as it really wasn’t about me, yo.
Anyhoo, Shady and his grandmother – my great aunt Caroldyne – were stylin’ and profilin’ in a major way…
And Shady’s parents – my cousins Sam & Patty – were visibly joy-filled for their son’s happiness…
I’d like to tell you there’s some significance to this photo, but the truth is I started taking pictures of people’s feet at weddings some years ago. There’s no reason. I just started doing it and now I can’t stop. No, I don’t have a fetish. Maybe it’s just a fun alternative to posed smiles. You know – posed feet!
Once dinner and all the toasts were finished, the dancing began. And friends, I’m not gonna lie here – my young cousin Ian and I were dancing fools. I know he’s got youth on his side, but I’m betting he slept as well as I that night. I was flippin’ exhausted!
As I said in yesterday’s post, people came from near and far to share in this blessed event. I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of Southern Belles, Laura and Catherine. Whenever I meet beautiful souls – souls that shine and make the world a better place – I count my blessings. These Belles are two such souls and I am honored to know them. Besides, these gals are fuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnn!
At the end of the night, the bride and groom were whisked away in a vintage Rolls to begin their married life. There may be a bit of come-down from all the wedding hubbub, and that’s natural. But I pray there’s no come-down from the love. Because having your rock, having your best friend by your side, having the love of your life walk the road with you, well, you can get through anything. Absolutely anything. The comfort of that kind of love is truly a gift.
May Susie and Shady never know anything less than that comfort.