My niece, Victoria, got married last night. I probably haven't mentioned it here (and this might be the only place I haven't mentioned it) but I set her up with Mark.
Mark has been a quizmaster at the girls' Bible quizzes for several years so we've gotten to know him a bit over that time. Last year he came in to the office where I was helping with stats and was moaning that he couldn't find a good woman to date. Since the lady I help in the office happens to attend my brother's church, I suggested that Mark visit their church some Sunday and have Dawn introduce him to my beautiful niece.
It took him a few weeks to get there but, once he did, they seemed to hit it off right away. (Whew!)
And the rest, as they say, is history.
It was a lovely wedding. The pastor they used was a family friend of Mark's and she made it personal and special. The reception hall was gorgeous, which was no surprise with both Kathy and Victoria's talents for making things beautiful. (I'm sure you'll see a lot more detail on Kathy's blog sometime soon-when she's had a little time to recover!) My niece, Kayla, who abandoned our family for NYC to go to culinary school, came home for a couple weeks and made the fantastic chocolate-with-raspberry-filling wedding cake. I'd recommend her!
I made the same thing for Mark and Vicky that I made for Lauren and Brian when they got married. Not original, but I think it's such a fun memento that I wanted to do it again. Plus, Victoria's choice of dates allowed me to use the cool "9" I found back when we thought Lauren was having a 9/9/12 wedding.
We loved seeing family members that we don't see often enough, as well as chatting with some of our friends from quizzing who attend Earl and Kathy's church. It was a fun evening and we were so glad we got to be there to celebrate their wedding day with them.
Did I happen to mention that I set them up? ;-)