BC: Josh and Dorea 2011-Forever
FC: Josh and Dorea July 17, 2011
1: But before we can even get to that, there was the Rehearsal. Which took very seriously...
4: Thankfully, he wasn't marrying me for my hair... | Dinner was at Tuscarora Mill, a beautiful restaurant in Leesburg, VA. Gray gave a toast and a prayer, and then we all feasted on choice meats and ale...
5: The most gorgeous flowers, created by God and Jen | That night we practiced our dance one last time in Josh's bedroom,.Then, before we knew it, it was the morning of.
6: It was so exciting to see every one pulling up to the property. Hoagies and cake to celebrate Mom's bday, and then it was off to the stable for kitchen prep and testing Aunt Carolyn's frosting... | Grandma catered the wedding like it was a normal Sunday dinner. She was incredible.
7: A story and a Kitchen Air from Mom and Dad! And the most beautiful table we've ever seen- made by Papa | 3 Hours? Plenty of time to throw the disc and play a quick game of Dibble.
8: The property was GORGEOUS, like a fairy dream. The programs, menus, and table settings were also made by Jen- the running joke being she should have put a copyright on all her creations, with contact info.
9: The Wishing Tree | And the car that we took on our first date. | And candy. Desserts were the name of the game. | These cans are somewhere on Route 7...
12: While the boys wait (frantically trying to memorize the hymn)... the girls get ready
13: Kara fuels up on mimosas before leading the troops into photographic battle.
20: Mom was Amazing. Dreiving to dress fitings until she finally just fixed it herself, menu brainstorming and changes, and amidst it all, the contstant cheerful reminder to relax and enjoy, which we did.
22: And then, after years of yearning,it was finally time. | We double checked that the guys were back in the stable, and then we ran over to the main house to wait for the music...
24: And then, there it is! The strings start playing and, after Dad prays, the girls begin to walk. | Sisters/best friends
25: Everyone gets to their places...
27: And then we go- me and my charming Dad
28: "With gratitude to God, her mother and I do" | "Who gives this woman away?"
30: Honoring our parents, which is so easy to do.
31: First communion, then Papa cracking us all up...then there the vows ("project!") and the rings which, thankfully, went on smoothly.
32: We're married!
37: We both couldn't stop thinking how much we love our family.
40: Announcing for the first time...
41: Dad hosts, Chris MC's last minute, Kara sings, Aletheia blesses, and Pat... quotes Lord of the Rings
42: Quick--let's eat that delicious cake before it melts! And then, let's dance.
43: the Rumba... look at those hips
44: It's about that time...
45: And then, we were off to our little apartment in Baltimore, filled with happiness (because we were unaware of the mess that awaited us in the car). But really, the day could not have been more perfect.