Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Our version of the beautiful wedding

Thanks to my post surgery husband for taking us both to this gorgeous place last Saturday...

Dennis wasn't the most comfortable but he really wanted to attend this wedding, and he also knew how 
very much it meant to me to be there. I've known Heidi Garvin since she was 5 years old 
when we moved next door to them in 1990.

She's the one in yellow. The only girl between our two families. I think this was about 1994. 
These kids were pretty much together most days back then.


There are many pictures of Heidi's wedding day last Saturday, flying all over Facebook, 
but I will show you our version.

Amy, Logan and the twins coincidentally arrived about the same time as us.


Soon Brock and Erin and the girls arrived.





It was wonderful having my family so close to me….sitting there waiting for the wedding to begin.



This picture cracks me up every time. 
Can't you picture Violet working in a library and giving that look to the talkers?



When I saw Heidi's parents walking down the aisle together….well, it was very sweet. 
I love these people! We have much history together. 
Dee was the first person I called the night Bill was shot. She was my mind that first night.


I wonder what that must feel like for a Dad to "give his daughter away" as they say. 
As they were walking down the aisle together, this song was playing. (love the voice!)
She looks amazing.


I loved the way the ceremony included their families. Both the bride and the groom's parents spoke. They spoke from their hearts. Terry talked about how it was when his kids were both little and the house was noisy. I could tell by the quiver in his voice he misses those days.



Heidi's brother Brett read a passage from the Bible.


And 4 year old Jack made a very stunning ring boy.



I didn't get to take many pictures of the new couple since we had to leave shortly after the appetizers.

Den was just not able to stay for dinner and the reception. But I'm not complaining. 
SO happy we got to stay as long as we did!



Mr. and Mrs. Ballas!






 I'm glad our family got to stay even when we needed to leave early.

All those kids really were invited. A dinner was ordered for all of them!
I heard the dinner and the rest of the evening "was so very nice!"


So generous of the Garvins. They even invited McKay and Tyler and all of their family 
but they weren't able to make it here from Portland.



Violet said Heidi was a princess. She certainly did look like one.

May Heidi and Jim live happily ever after.


7 comments:

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful wedding. So glad you were able to go.

Richard said...

Great looking wedding! I had no idea Wonder Valley had such nice facilities...I'm going to rent out Violet to come give Wendy that look when she needs it.

Tyler Heasley said...

Heidi looks beautiful! She fits in with all of the gorgeous scenery.
We do so wish we could have been there. But I'm glad that everything turned out so well.

Congratulations again to Heidi and Jim!
-Karen

Richard said...

I must be on a roll. Jill hasn't censored one of my comments in over a month.

McKenna Heasley said...

We are so sad we weren't able to come. Heidi looks absolutely gorgeous!

Heidi Ballas said...

Thank you so much for coming!! It was so good to see you. Dennis is a real trooper. xoxox

Eileen said...

This was beautiful!
And it's so great to see some of the grandchildren!