We were very excited ... there's not been a wedding up at the camp since we've been the hosts, so when Janet contacted us and wanted to hold her wedding up here, we were thrilled.
Friday afternoon folks started showing up for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Will Faulkenberry, from Sherwood Baptist Church (and a friend) was officiating over the service. Evidently Will's done several weddings up here in the past ... and all were related in some form or fashion to the current bride!
Tables and chairs were arranged to accommodate the bride walking down the aisle.
Putting the picnic tables on the perimeter of the pavilion not only gave them plenty of room for regular seating on the inside, but gave them additional seating on the benches!
After the rehearsal, Will's mom manned the grill and they enjoyed a terrific "cook out" feast.
Saturday morning had the parents of the bride up getting things *just right* pretty early. White tablecloths, a pretty table for the unity candle, and pillars with ferns up at the head of the pavilion all made for a pretty and rustic setting.
We even got a sneak peek at their lovely cake . . .
By three o'clock, the pavilion was filling up with guests for the Watson/Burns wedding! The bride made a quick appearance to check last minute details then zipped back around to the back (out of sight from the groom, who was due to arrive at any minute)!
The ceremony went off without a hitch and the entire party headed out to the playground for a full group shot.
The photographer was ingenious (not to mention a bit brave) -- she got up on top of the slide so she could see the whole group!
Once group photos were done, the party was on in the pavilion. Putting the chairs away made an instant dance floor ... and the music, food, and cake flowed freely!
We're so happy to have been a part of Janet and Curt's happy day. Congratulations!