Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wedding Day, Part One. (Of Many Parts.)

I’ve taken over 400 pictures over the last week and the professional photographer took a thousand or two or more, although those won’t be available for several weeks.

For right now (since I know many of you have been waiting), I will just go ahead and post a few highlights. Tomorrow (with thirteen hours of traveling to do) I’ll have plenty of time to go through pictures and do a longer post. (And also tell lots of wonderful wedding-ish stories.)

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Smith






Sarah was a most lovely bridesmaid.

Meagan’s sister, Kristen, started doing her hair at 7:30 am . . .


And then Meagan’s other sister, Joy, did her make up.


We think she turned out rather beautifully. (The Mystery RV in the photo will be explained in another post.)



Here is Nathan, ten minutes before the wedding, holding forth with his groomsmen.


And taking his last Single Guy College Dude photos with his family.



And did I mention how beautiful a particular bridesmaid was?


It was a lovely day in so many ways.


65 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

MN Mom said...

Can't wait to see more photos! Sarah comes awfully close to outshining the lovely bride. Looking forward to hearing and seeing lots more. You look beautiful too, Becky.

Sue G said...

The dress: classic, elegant and beautiful. Just like Megan.

The groom: affable, open, warm, funny.

The day: perfect, bright, filled with love and blessings.

What a way to start a life.

Jenna said...

Beautiful and exquisite!

Jenna said...

Ps- everyone looks gorgeous, you included Becky. (Love your dress- the colour really suits you!)

Anonymous said...

Everyone looks like they are so happy! What a beautiful family.


Anonymous said...

Amazing, beautiful!

I have to admit, tears were involved as I read through the post and viewed the pictures.

Meagan looked outstanding. Sarah, beautiful as always. You and Sherri looked FAB, as well.

Looking forward to ALL the installments of the Royal Wedding.

Have a safe drive home, tomorrow!


PS. Maybe Sarah and Steve could write a little "guest post" about the wedding from their perspective?

Karen said...

Wow, in the b&w photo, Sarah looks like Audrey Hepburn! Megan's dress is so gorgeous, and I love the bridesmaid dresses too! Oh I can't wait for more photos! Your family photo is so beautiful!

Ok, the exclamation points are overdone, but I'm excited!

lifebythecreek said...

Tears of joy... prayers for God's blessings to shower them like the rose petals... praises that a new family who believes "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" has been created. I am so happy for all of you.........

Jan said...

How can I be crying tears of joy for people I've never met?!?!

Beautiful bride, beautiful bridesmaid, handsome groom. Love the dress, Becky!

My very best to all the Smiths and Hawleys.

Jan Reuther

Anonymous said...

Everyone is so pretty and handsome and happy! What a beautiful wedding. Thanks so much for the sneak peak! Jill-FL

Karen C said...

I am SO glad you have posted photos .. thought about all of you yesterday. Everyone was simply beautiful .. look forward to more photos. Congratulations!

sharon said...

beautiful dress.. beautiful bride .. beautiful bridemaid .. and the whole fammily looks great. Sarah looks so grown up. the yellow dress was pretty and so was yours Becky. your chose a lovely dress. I cant wait to see more pictures. what a blessed day for the happy couple. I am sure they will have a wonderful marriage

Anonymous said...

Wow Becky! You look exquisive! Love the color on you! Sarah looks beautiful!
Cannot wait to hear every last detail!

sheila from st. louis
-sender of little debbies

Anonymous said...

everyone and everything is so lovely and beautiful!!!!

mrs pam

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read multiple posts of the wedding week! Thanks for the sneak peek, everyone looks wonderful and so happy!

Cindy from Sonoma

Lisa from Georgia said...

I have been checking off and on all day while battling food poisoning. Sarah looks stunning! What a beautiful young lady she is! The "teaser" pictures were just enough to get me through. :) You also look breath-taking in that color. I have one question though? Was there a significance about the time of the wedding. I don't believe I have ever been to a wedding before 11:00 am so I wondered if that had some deeper meaning? I can't wait to see the new "Smith Sib" and the pictures that got her a new last name! Praying safe travels for you all tomorrow!

krueth said...

Can't wait to see more wedding photo's. Sarah was beautiful as were you in your lovely dress! Glad it all went off so wonderfully! Wendy

Anonymous said...

Oh my good ness Becky, one picture is more precious and beautiful than the next. First of all, your dress is AMAZINGLY beautiful.... and yes Sarah looks gorgeous...I absolutely love Megan's wedding dress and Nathan is so very looks like it was an amazing day....cant wait to read all about it! CONGRATS!

Deb Mathy

Lesley said...

Wow. Everyone looks so lovely! And the pink and yellow petals-scrumptious! All so beautiful. All of you so beautiful. A perfect day.

Nascar88_20 said...

Thank you Becky! I checked your blog hoping for a little snippet about the wedding and instead I'm rewarded with amazing pictures! Sarah was indeed a beautiful bridesmaid and you ALL were a beautiful family of the groom (LOVED your MoG dress)! I'll leave it to a talented wordsmith like you to come up with superlatives to describe how stunningly beautiful the happy bride and groom were.

Praying for safe and comfortable travels home tomorrow, and looking forward to more wedding tales!

SueEllen in Dallas

Anonymous said...

You might think I am strange for noticing a tiny detail in these pictures; but how did you feel when you first saw a wedding ring on your son's hand? When my son got married almost 8 years ago, I remember how strange it was to me to see that band on my son's hand. The pictures, so far, are beautiful! Adorable couple.

Beverly said...

I've been waiting for pictures! Thank you! It looks like it was the most beautiful, special day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!!!! Gorgeous bride, handsome groom, and a stunning bridesmaid!! Congratulations!

And I love your MOB dress!

Anonymous said...

Opps....I meant MOG dress

LeeAnne said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous all the way around....Megan, her dress, Sarah, Becky, and on and on. Tears of pure joy for you all! I'm looking forward to many more pictures and details. Have a safe trip home!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWW! I love yall! This is so exciting for me. You had your jitters and excitement on Saturday but we the readers, this is our Saturday ok. I can't wait to see more pictures. I'm sure Beacky that you have so a lot to do, I can understand that. I need you to forget all that please and post every picture that you have of the Wedding immediately. I dont think I'mm asking so much. Really not much at all just stop everything and post us some pics. :) pretty please!

Congratulations to all! Meagan looked beatiful! Nathan so handsome, Sarah, slow that girl down she's growing so fast and watch out she looked gorgeous! You all looked so great and happy.

I'll be waiting on the pictures!!!
Dana H. in Greenville SC

Chris P. said...

So beautiful!

Random said...

Oh, goodness, it all looks so gorgeous! I love the colours Meagan and Nathan chose. Meagan's dress is wonderful. Sarah looks absolutely beautiful - and so do you! Congratulations to you all.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous - can't wait for more - Sarah was stunning, as well as the bride (magnificent dress) and your dress is beautiful and Nathan was so handsome - oh, my, can't wait for more. YAY - so glad all went well. Travel safely.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh,.....I <3 this post!!!! You all look smashing.

And Becky...I LOVE your dress. biggest fear is finding the 'right' dress. You did very well.

Looking forward to many...more photos.


Michelle said...

Your pictures are so beautiful!

Rachel said...

This is the second time I read this post and the second time it brought tears to my eyes. How beautiful Sarah looks. How happy Nathan looks, and how great you all look lined up for your family photo. Meagan's dress and color themes are stunning. I am really sad for you that you don't live closer to Nathan, but I am sure God has a plan that will bring you all closer someday.

Becky, your dress is gorgeous as well!! You picked a good one :)

Lisa said...

So Very Beautiful. Oh my goodness you have beutiful in your genes! Can't wait to see more. A prayer of blessing and annointing over this new little family.

Catherine said...

Thank you ever so much for sharing so quickly. Yes, yes, yes, Sarah was a most beautiful bridesmaid. And I love that buttercup yellow dress on her. She is just exquisite.

Meagan's dress was particularly lovely. I'm not crazy about the strapless look that nearly all the brides sport these days, but that dress was lovely.

A joyous occaision, and I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. Have a safe, happy ride home.

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

WOW WOW WOW WOW Perfect!! Everything absolutley perfect!!!!!!
Can't resist -- another WOW!!!!
This was a homerun out of the ballpark all the way around!

Linda R. said...

Nice pictures Becky! Will be waiting to hear the wedding stories! The ladies were beautiful. the gentlemen very handsome! Glad you are home safe and sound, even tho' you have no water!

Love, hugs and ladybugs,

whiterecluse said...

Everyone looks so beautiful and happy! Oh, congratulations to everyone!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Everything and everybody....GORGEOUS! Oh, I LOVE the cake! Can't wait to see more.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful dress, beautiful day, beautiful bridesmaid - perfect!

The Pennington Point said...

Oh...sigh....I can't believe the wedding is over. Wow. It seemed like a whirlwind!

That is one gorgeous bridesmaid you've got there. Your whole family is so beautiful and now Megan is a part of it also.

I'm so happy for all of you. Looking forward to seeing more pictures. Lisa~

Lori (Christoffersen) Johnson said...

Is there any way I could find out the brand and color names of the eyeshadow Meagan's sister Joy applied on Sarah in this post? It is precisely the fresh, modern look I myself would like to achieve. Having had all male siblings, I so admire the way Joy, Kristin and Meagan consistently come together to help each other look their best. If they lived in Minnesota; I'd hire them in a heartbeat!

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