The rings and vows exchanged and sealed with kisses, it is time to take pictures.
Sarah Maxwell, Tracy Morris, Brie Johnson, Kelly Morris, Lauren Upper and Maggie Stevens give Shannon and Kenny a group hug
The bride asked the bridesmaids to pick out yellow dresses that suited their style and figures.
This added a bit or creativity and individuality to what are sometimes dull uniforms that inspired the movie 27 Dresses
|Justin Clark, Tony Baiza, Brett Christensen, Trevor Plunk, Eric Plunk and Eric Jr hold still- all at the same time. A historical first, in honor of the bride and groom|
Then it was time to toast the newlyweds by the brides' sister Tracy Morris, the groom's brother Trevor and the brides's father, Craig. Trevor added a humorous moment when he brought up his initial reaction to his freshly brought home baby brother, now a groom.
And now the moment you have all been waiting for. We're going to start talking about food.
As previously mentioned, I turned off the journalist for the cruise. However, Kelly Morris (who teaches at our sons' first alma mater Maple Hill Elementary) prodded my memory about the grand appetizer buffet that was laid out before the non-sailing guests had to depart.
Kelly remembers "duck empanadas, spanikopita, melon balls wrapped in prosciutto, sushi, salmon bundles."
I remember blue cheese stuffed mushroom balls, egg rolls and chicken skewers.
We both remember the cake. It was GOOD. But what was it? A couple of us thought it had some sort of citrus liquor livening it up, but when asked Shannon thought it may have been a vanilla bean cake with butter cream frosting. I didn't find the answer on-line, so a call to the travel agent has gone out....
Back home, I have this wonderful distraction. Just outside my study window, in the arms of a variegated weeping fig, a hummingbird is building its diminutive nest. The image and video were shot from my desk through wide- set wooden blinds.