Monday, August 27, 2007

The Big Day

Andrea's wedding finally arrived! The weekend went off beautifully. Andrea and Jerry did a fantastic job and they had so many wonderful friends to help them pull it off. This was the most beautiful and meaningful wedding I have ever seen. They were clearly so much in love and SOOO happy to be together forever. They are perfect for each other. As promised, I have lots of pictures. I'm going to try to cover everything. I arrived Thursday night. Mom and Amy were already at Andrea's house. Andrea's flowers had arrived and they were assembling the bouquets. They turned out great!

Friday morning, Amy and I picked up Andrea and went for manicures. After that Andrea wanted to go shopping so we went to the mall. For lunch we met Jerry and friends at Carolina Cafe.

We then went to Vintage 21, Andrea & Jerry's church, where the reception would be held, and decorated. Then Amy and I went back to dress for the rehearsal followed by the rehearsal dinner at Tir Na Nog, an Irish pub. The food was *YUM*.
Saturday morning, Amy, mom, and I headed to Andrea's house for the big day! A friend of hers did her make-up, and mom did her hair.

Beautiful! Great job mom!
At the church Andrea has one last moment with dad. (mom made the little jacket she's wearing with her gown) Isn't she gorgeous? You may kiss the bride! (heehee, I love how she has to stand on her tip-toes to reach him! She always did want someone tall....!)
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Updyke!
The kids were very good and looked great in their matching finery. Here they are patiently waiting for the pictures while eating chocolate cookies. Clearly, the mom's were not there! Kuddos, by the way, to Dean, Brad & Grandpa for doing kid duty all weekend. I must say that Dean went above and beyond, even taking all five kids to Ci Ci's pizza by himself!
At the reception Andrea and dad danced together to 'Unforgettable'.CAKE!

My kiddos.Oh, he's thinking about it.....
....And there he goes!What???
He can't believe he ate the whole thing.
Time to go! Andrea and Jerry assembled all those ribbon wands by themselves!
Since their hotel was only 2 blocks away, they walked.
The next morning Andrea and Jerry hosted a goodbye brunch for the out-of-towners. Isn't she pretty?
They flew out early this morning for their honeymoon. They are going to San Francisco then renting a convertible and driving up the coast to Oregon. Have an awesome time you guys, see you on the flip side!


Dean said...

What a wonderful wedding. I'm so happy the kids could see such a fine example all the way around.


- D

Deborah said...

Oh Angie she is so beautiful and even more so on her special wedding day. I can't begin to describe all the wonderful details that made it all special. I loved the little jacket that your mom made for her. The flowers were very pretty and you guys spent a lot of time on them. The pictures you took are beautiful. Bring the rest to crop night.

Dean, your a good egg to handle all those children. I understand now why Angie talks so nice about you!!

Glad your back in town.

Betty Anne said...

I'm so excited for Andrea! Thanks for all the details about the wedding. Sounds like things went fantastically! I love the "Just Married" sign on Jerry's back. :) I hope you guys had fun in Raleigh!
-betty anne