Ben and I left Dallas around 6 on Thursday to drive to my sister's house in AR. She didnt get off work until 3 on Friday and Bryson was the ring bearer and we wanted him to be at the rehearsal. SO, when we got to her house, they were all in bed. The next morning, she took Bryson to my MaMa's house so that we didnt have to get up that early after a late night of driving. So, Friday morning, we went to eat an EARLY lunch of fried chicken, mac n' cheese, butter beans, & biscuits at MaMa's. My cousin, Amber, met us there and rode with us to Nashville, too. (she is the sister of the groom and kinda needed to be at the rehearsal, too!) So, we drove like crazy people and got to the rehearsal late...but it hadnt started yet, so we were good!!
Bryson did great at the rehearsal. He HEE-HAW'd at the donkey and HEE-HAW'd at the empty field and told us that he was counting the donkeys "one, two, three, four donkeys." Poor thing, I dont know what he was counting!! We had to stand with the bridesmaids and then walk to a tree where he stopped to have his pic taken. He said "CHEESE" super loud...even though there was no photog that night! Then walk to the back of the aisle, pose again for a pic "CHEESE," and then walk down the aisle to where his mommy would be waiting. During rehearsal, he tended to take off down a row of chairs...oops!
We went to the rehearsal dinner and he ate a lot of ice. Then The Nana got there and for the most part took over until his mommy came. He was sick and was a GROUCHY little thing. We were happy to hand him over!!
Here are some pics from wedding day!
(Joy's dad built a "Harding Swing" that they were married under!!)
When we got there, we stopped to take lots of pics w/ the pretty colors in the background!!!
me & Feff
Feff as a prairie girl
Feff & Beth
Beth & Feff were in the same club at Harding and then Beth married our cousin Jacob!!!
We love us some Beth!!!
Yep...caught the groomsmen!
(notice the little basket of reading material on the ground!)
Finally, we walked into the wedding area:
Feff, Beth, Mallory, & Ashley
Shantih/HU/prayer group friends
(Mallory and Ashley live in Nashville)
The wedding started at 12. They wanted Bryson there at 8:45 for pics!!! When M got there with him, the photog wasnt even there, yet. Bryson was NOT a happy camper this day!!!! He took a short nap, but didnt get to be in ANY pictures.
More than once I was heard saying: