Change to Plan B. Since we don't have a Justice of the Peace here in town, they planned to go out of town and get married. Due to Michelle's surgery, they had to forego Plan B.
Two weeks ago, Michelle phoned me and told me they were getting married today. She said they didn't want anything formal and that they'd found a Reverand who would come to the house. So, everything was put into motion.
Barry works long hours and commutes 1.5 hours each way. Michelle hasn't been able to drive. So, the boys decided they would buy Mom & Dad their wedding rings for a wedding present. Last week I took them out and they picked out two lovely matching wedding bands. They are plain gold with a small diamond chip in each. I thought they made a good choice. (Dagnabit, I forgot to get a photo of the rings.)
I offered to buy flowers, but the bride and groom to be didn't want flowers. So, I offered to buy them a cake. The bride chose her favorite kind of cake and hubby and I picked it up today on the way to the wedding.
The entire family arrived at 1pm and the Reverand arrived shortly thereafter. He was a very nice man and quite a character, so we had a bit of fun before the wedding began. The boys stood up with their Mom & Dad but of course couldn't sign the register because they are minors. So Barry's Mom and I had that honor.
Here are some photos of the lovely ceremony. Everyone was dressed very informal by request of the bride and groom.
The boys held the rings and here the Reverand is instructing Brandon to take it out of the box and lay it on the Bible.
The joining of hands on the Bible, over the rings and the blessings of the rings.
The taking of the vows.
The Bride and Groom and the announcement.
Cutting the cake.