Our Wedding Day
It was a windy day when the ceremony took place in Kansas. That morning a storm had blown through. As I heard the thunderous booms in the background and listened to the rain as it hit the cabin's roof, I got a text from a good friend, "Storms are good luck on a wedding day." I couldn't help but laugh. I knew she was trying to cheer me up. I texted her back with, "I like that interpretation!"
Soon enough, the clouds cleared away and the sun came out. It was indeed beautiful. Everything was green and full of life. It smelled fresh after the shower that had blessed us earlier that day. And, the blue in the skies felt like a blanket of joy gently enfolding us. The temperature had been predicted to be about 89 degrees that day. We had hoped for some wind, but didn't know what we had asked for. We had chosen a site for the ceremony that was called "Overlook Park" at Clinton Lake, just South West of Lawrence, Kansas, home of the Jayhawks at the University of Kansas.
Usually there's wind in Kansas after a storm but, when the storm passes through normally that same wind calms down. Just our luck, it did not calm down that day. It blew so badly that we could barely hear the words the minister was saying. My hair was swirling around my head so badly that at one point I thought it was going to fly away. Every time I looked at Tom I had to suppress a giggle. I was sure I looked hysterical with my wild hair swishing and swirling every which way. Every one looked on as the ceremony commensed, and it wasn't long before the rings were on our fingers and the minister was saying to the audience, "I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Davis."
Friends and family joined us on that glorious day. My family got pictures right after the wedding, infront of the view of Clinton Lake. Thank you Mom, Dad, Claudia, Jonathan, Amy, Joy, Shen, Uncle John, Aunt Gwen, Gene and Sara! You mean the world to me! Love you very much!
We got Tom's family in on the picture action when we were all at the site for the reception. What a fun group! It was a thrill to have Tom's two brothers, their wives, and his Uncle and Nephew join in the festivities!
We laughed, hugged, ate and enjoyed the joy of the event. Tom and I had wanted to keep the ceremony small, yet special. The cake was hand-made by my step-mother (carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting! Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!). She had done an amazing job of making the cake healthy, rich, and layered! We had all suggested that she go in to business making baked goods and selling them at a nice profit.
We had hand-made invitations to go out to about 50 people. The invitation title was "Our Seriously Simple Wedding". Inside the envelope, the person being invited was told that it would be a pot-luck wedding, and to bring a dish with them to share with about 40 other people. Tom and I had made each and every invitation by hand. We used scrapbooking paper to come up with the beautiful background designs and different colored ribbon to match the colors being used, each invitation unique.
We had glorious friends and amazing times at the wedding! Thank you everyone for joining us in such a beautiful (but windy) day in Kansas!!!
Diana gave us an beautiful quilt for our wedding day...thank you, Diana!!!
The ceremony took place on May 19th, 2012. After spending an amazing day with family and friends, Tom and I flew out the next day to San Francisco where we got a car and drove to Yosemite National Park for our honeymoon...