Taking the official plunge and exchanging vows!
Instead of a unity candle, they did this thing where they both had different colored sand (one had white, the other tanned) and they poured them into the container mixing the sand together. The symbolism is that once you mix the sand together, you can never separate it.
The final result--what a special thing to be able to put in your home! I just loved that idea!
Lilly sat like this through most of the ceremony. However......
there was a short moment when she looked like this. Luckily, it was fleeting and she was able to rejoin the wedding.
Reid was sweet and happy and just hung out on DeDe's (Matt's mom) lap.
Lilly, Emma, and Madison all wore matching dresses, tights, and shoes. They were too cute for words.
The beautiful bride and her maid of honor Nancy. I am thankful that my mom has her friend Nancy--us women need good friends!
So, I guess officially speaking this would be my new stepsister Jennifer, my new stepfather Ray, and my new stepbrother Tyler. I don't really like using the word "step" but that is the technical term. I think it is pretty awesome that I can get a whole new family at this point in my life!! God is GOOD all the time!
Jennifer, Madison, and Crystal--all three sweet girls that I am so excited to get to know.
Grandma Berti and Reid
My niece Emma, nephew Zane, and nephew Hunter
Reid and Aunt Shelly
Zane, my brother Mike, and Hunter
My sister's bunch: Ethan on Jackson's shoulders and Emma on Blayne's shoulders
Lilly and DeDe
Daddy and Reid
Reid and Cousin Amber. He just kept giving her hugs and kisses. It was so cute...and a little wet and slobbery for Amber. Haha.
Mom and Ray--we are so happy for you guys!!