S: DENISE & GRADY 8.26.2000
BC: TWELVE YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!
FC: DENISE & GRADY | WEDDING MEMORIES August 26, 2000
1: THE MARRIAGE OF | GRADY & DENISE | 8-26-2000 | FORD
2: THE INVITATION
3: THE WEDDING PROGRAM | DEVELOPED BY ARETHA AND JANISHA OGLESBY
5: The Bride
6: The Organ Prelude. "God is Watching Us."
7: Ruby Ford, Mother of the Groom Escorted by Maasi Smith | Frances Harrell, Mother of the Bride Escorted by Sean Tucker
9: The Processional | Bridesmaids Nicole Tucker, Kimberly Arrington and Jessica Ford
10: The groom with his groomsmen, Maasi Smith, Sean Tucker and ring bearer. Justin Ford.
11: Gary Harrell. the brides brother, escorts her down the isle and hands her off to the groom. with best wishes,
13: BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER, AND IT WILL COME TRUE
14: THIS DAY I WILL MARRY MY FRIEND, WE WILL ALSO "MARRY" EACH OTHERS CHILDREN IN THIS SPECIAL FAMILY WEDDING.
15: MY FAMILY + YOUR FAMILY = A NEW FAMILY JOINED IN LOVE!
16: A DAY TO REMEMBER
17: I | TO COMPLETE THE CIRCLE, OUR MOMS JOINED US FOR THE PRAYER.
18: OUR WEDDING DAY HAS FINALLY COME!
19: THE KISS!
20: IT IS MY PLEASURE TO PRESENT TO YOU, DENISE AND GRADY IN THEIR NEW RELATIONSHIP AS HUSBAND AND WIFE. PLEASE WELCOME THE FORD FAMILY.
24: THE CAKE | I gave Grady small pieces of cake while he shoved huge chunks into my mouth for this picture. :-)
25: THE TOAST
26: BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER, AND IT WILL COME TRUE
27: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS...
28: "MAN & WIFE, BEING TWO, ARE ONE IN LOVE." ~ WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
30: The Wedding Party
31: OUR NEW FAMILY
32: The Reception
33: It was Grady's idea to transition to the cool tropical vests!
34: THIS DAY I WILL MARRY MY FRIEND, THE ONE I LAUGH WITH, LIVE FOR, DREAM WITH, LOVE.
35: Mariam made us go back and forth through this arch numerous times. :-) | The introduction of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Ford and The Wedding Arch.
36: The First Dance
37: "HOW DID YOU GET HERE? NOBODY'S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. i TRIED THAT LOVE THING FOR THE LAST TIME. HOW DID YOU GET HERE? NOBODY'S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. BUT YOU CAME ALONG AND CHANGED MY MIND!
38: The Bouquet Toss
39: Where is that garter?
40: The Garter Toss
41: Maasi and Paula complete the traditional process.
42: We partied, partied and partied.
43: The Electric Slide
44: The Soul Train Line
45: We had a good time. We lived in the moment!
46: A SPECIAL THANKS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO TRAVELED TO MEXICO TO JOIN US ON THIS SPECIAL DAY! | Ronnie, Gary, Grady and Denise Mama Frances, Aunt Susie, Mama Ford and Miriam. | Ron and Silvia Hale, Denise and Grady, Mike and Antonio.
47: WE APPRECIATE YOU. | Grady. Denise and Eric Gibbons David Gibson, Samaiyah Akbar, "Pat Gibson. D. Gibson, Carletta Mitchell and Charlene Mason-Reese | Maasi, Atchafala, Jessica., Sean. Dominique, Denise, Nicole, Gary and Janet Clayton Burnett. Paula Bradley. Kimberly and Justin.
48: Grady and I give thanks to these four wonderful people who were essential to the production that was our wedding. Charlene Mason-Reese spent unending hours listening and helping with wedding plans and oversaw the reception to ensure it was great. Mariam Smith coordinated the wedding event.
49: Ronnie LeViege revised song lyrics to fit this occasion. He and Gary provided phenomenal music and harmonizing singing for the event. They also sang Ronnie's original song "God's Family" while Family Medallions were given to our family.
50: Gary was the hardest working man at the wedding. He escorted the bride and the mothers, he sang and he made sure the reception music was on point!
51: Back at you! :-)
52: Newlyweds to Be Maasi & Dominique | Newlyweds Sean & Atchafala
53: Family members had a great time! | Nicole and Jessica | Jessica | Justin
54: Our five children served as witnesses to our marriage and each one signed the above document.
55: The Ford Family Wedding was a four day long event that gave us plenty of time to connect with family and friends in Cancun, Mexico. The Grand Caribe Real All Inclusive Resort was the perfect setting and the weather was great! The "Vows "were specially written for this occasion and are saved on the following pages in recognition of our commitment to each other and our families.