Monday, November 1, 2010

I Do! I Do!

Brian and Debi were blessed with a truly beautiful wedding day. After cold (by Texas standards), blustery weather on Friday and Saturday (and before cloudy, cold and windy conditions on Monday), Sunday, October 24, 2010, dawned clear, crisp and beautiful, with only a light wind. Several of us spent the morning and early afternoon picking and sorting apples, while Brad, Justine and John slaved over a hot grill to have ribs, pork tenderloin, pinto beans, salad and the wedding cake ready for the celebratory feast.
What can I say...the bride was stunning! The groom was handsome! The children were happy, and the parents and guests were delighted!

Gage, Brian, Myles, Debi and Mallory
The New Mexico sunset provided an appropriate backdrop for the wedding ceremony,

Brian's Grandmother Audrey Wann, Michal and John, Barbara Hawn and Trenton Wann, and Debi's Mom, Eleene and her husband, Waymon Upchurch

...and the minister even entertained us with songs after pronouncing Brian and Debi Husband and Wife!

Toasts and good wishes followed, including very special words from Mallory, Myles and Gage.  Brian's Grandmother, Audrey Wann, read this lovely blessing which I believe comes from the Apache tradition:

Now you will feel no rain
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now each of you will feel no cold
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness for you
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons
But there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

I can't imagine a more perfect day.  We hope that Brian and Debi's life together will be filled with love, commitment, and happiness. Please enjoy these photos from their special day and join us in wishing them God's blessings for a lifetime of love and laughter.

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