Monday, November 15, 2010

Mary McBroom and Kevin Davis Wedding

My niece, Mary McBroom, and Kevin Davis were married on the 30th of October. The wedding was at a tractor barn in SC. I was baffled by what kind of place that was to be married in but when we arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty and the wonderful setting of this venue. There were fall flowers, pumpkins, and so many colorful fall decorations. The wedding site was next to a pond that had a waterfall.
Alvin brought his old black Ford truck that was so shiny and pristine and a perfect backdrop for photos. One of the many wonderful things that happened was that Mary and Kevin hired Bonnie McBroom Clinton and her husband, James to photograph the wedding. Bonnie is my father’s brother, Lindy’s, youngest daughter. I had never met her before and it was a delight to finally meet her after talking to her on face book. She and her husband are such genuine and wonderful people .I look forward to spending more time with them. Bonnie seemed like my long lost family BUT the surprising part is that her husband, James, looks so much like dad. My brothers and
I were amazed at the resemblance; even down to some mannerisms. I kidded him that I hugged him so much he started hiding from me. LOL That was really strange for all of us I think but then by the end of the night he was just my cousin (in-law) and I would just see Dad occasionally in him. I think Bonnie and I would be close if we lived nearby. She would be fun to be around and we are so much alike in so many ways...that was another rather eerie thing.
We had so much fun from beginning to end. First just seeing family members and friends we haven’t seen in a while and then the ceremony itself and the reception after was so relaxing and just fun. I even joined in the dancing and I don’t dance. I just couldn’t help myself.
Mary was stunningly beautiful. I was so proud to be her aunt and so glad we could be there for this important day. She is so happy and I hope and pray it will ever be so. She is the last of Alvin and Brenda’s children to get married.

Lisa, Mary’s sister, was nine months pregnant and we did wonder if she would have the baby before the wedding...or even during. She is such a beautiful pregnant woman and though her belly looked ready to pop, she didn’t appear to be uncomfortable at all.
My brothers and sisters in law that were there made it even more fun. Alvin and Brenda, of course, and David and Rita were there, along with Mike and June. Betsey and Tom came along with Marcy and her new (and serious it seems) boyfriend.
Bill and I thought after the wedding that it was so nice of Al and Brenda to share their friends with us. So many of their friends are our friends now but we would never have met them without Al and Brenda. I can’t imagine not knowing Snook and Co, Jerry and Judy, and Cathy to name a few. Then there is Brenda’s family who seems like our family and has for almost 40 years. Susie, her sister, is a hoot and so much fun to be around. They have a large family now and plenty of grandkids and Brenda and Susie’s mom, Gladys is 90 years old and as active as anyone I know. They all are family to us as well.
It was a joy and a pleasure to be at this wedding and celebrate with Mary and Kevin and wish them a lifetime of happiness. I love the way it made me feel afterwards and still does. The happiness and love felt there was almost understandble, but the fact that we were able to take it home and let it live on in our memories is priceless.
Clara Elaine was born on November 9, 2010 and she is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see her and hold her.


Mary said...

What a wonderful family day! Beautiful photos too.

Diane T said...

Weddings always bring out the best in people. Sounds like a special day!