Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Wedding Photos

Champagne toast!

dancing! I didn't even know Chuck could dance! Didn't know I could dance either!
Chuck, Geri and our good friend from Texas Pete Marks! Pete really believed we meant tie dye and did it better than anybody! His hat even has a fake ponytail on the back! Pete played the Native American flute for family and friends on the beach while Chuck and I got up the nerve to walk down the aisle.

Getting prettified! Stacy did my hair for the wedding! Here she is placing the flower hairpiece circlet on my head! I loved it! Thank you Stacy! My friend Sandy Collier made my hair piece and my bouquet!

Family gather for a photo! I went from almost no family to now I have a sister, Patty Jo, a daughter Glorianne, a son in law, Chaz and 4 grandkids Kyle, Ryan, Annesley and Aubrey. I have a new niece Dawn, her husband Dan and daughter Danea.

Family and friends showed up despite chilly weather to watch Chuck and I make it legal!

Geri and girlfriends showing a bit of leg at the beach. Most of these ladies have been my dear friends for more than 30 years!

We are listening to Tom and Karen Whaley sing a song they wrote just for us! It was wonderful!

Karen and Tom Whaley came from record snowfall in VA to be with us at our wedding and to share record freezing Florida weather when we all went camping after our wedding! Karen plays dulcimer and Tom plays mandolin. the song was wonderful!

Thank you both so much for bringing so much joy to our wedding!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our Wedding


Friends showed up with cameras and good wishes to watch Chuck and I get married. It was a sunny day but a chilly 59 degrees when we started the I do's, just a few short minutes later when we left.... the temp on the bank time and temp sign said 49! It dropped right after the ceremony! All of these photos were taken by my good friend Ed Tiley of Apalachicola, FL. Thanks Ed!
MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm! The wedding kiss!

Getting married is so much fun!

I love this old man!

Mesa Cole performing the legalities!

I really wish all of you could have been here with us!

Our camping friends, Larryand Mary Dormer.

Chuck's daughter and family from left to right:
Aubrey. Kyle, Chaz, Annesley, Ryan and Glorianne.

Pete Marks, our good friend came here from Texas to play the flute for us!

We had asked everybody to wear tie dye to the wedding and Pete outdid himself! Even wore a hat with a fake ponytail! hahahaha! Sooooo much fun !

January 1st, 2010 at 3 PM Chuck and I said the I do's! The ceremony was short and sweet and as follows word for word:

Mesa: (the daughter of very good friends and notary public): We have all come together to celebrate the joy and love that Geri and Chuck share.

Geri to Chuck: You are my best friend and the love of my life. I promise to cherish you, to respect you, to love you for the rest of our days together.

Chuck to Geri: Ditto

Mesa: Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the othe
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you is warmth for the other

Now there will be no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion for the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the
Chuck, do you take Geri as your loving wife?
Chuck: I do
Geri, do you take Chuck as your loving husband?
Geri: I do

Mesa: I now pronounce you husband and wife. Chuck you may kiss your beautiful bride.

It was great to have so many friends and family there. For those of you that couldn't make it for the wedding, these are the first of the wedding pictures we want to share.