Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Lots to show - lots to tell - and the summer isn't over yet.  I have travel posts and more, now that I'm back, but wanted to start with the one dearest to my heart at the moment.
It's the reason my last post has been on for years months, and I apologize, but it was a nice post to leave in place.
This post starts a brand new chapter in our lives.  My son, Louie, and his sweet bride, Abbi, were married two weeks ago, at the University Club in Denver.
In deference to the real photographer, I snapped only candids  - the evening rehearsal and the big event couldn't have been better!
Short on words here, except to say it took our breath away, in more ways than one.
My daughter, Jaci, with her posse of groomsmen - two of whom have been her buddies just about forever.
I did notice my son's favorite chocolate cake, hidden inside this gorgeousness.
Their engagement picture received signatures from guests.
Beautiful University Club in downtown Denver, built in the late 1800's.
Rehearsal shenanigans...
Abbi enjoying the dance...
The wedding venue was a block away from Denver's beautiful, gold-leafed capital building.
My son told my parents, the evening of the rehearsal, that he was hoping to emulate their own marriage - I think he's off to a great start.
60 years strong!
Jaci and best man, Chris - one of the greatest friends ever, to both of my kids.
Jaci and her cousin, my sweet niece, Jessi.
And, for those who never COULD figure out the color of that damned Internet dress, proof positive that it was black and white...just like the chairs!!!

Congratulations Louie and Abbi - here's to your own 60 years!


Jackie said...

Oh, young love and weddings make me cry!! So happy for those two..finding love and embarking on a commitment to each other...My blessings and best wishes for a long and happy marriage!!
It ain't easy but it sure is fun!

Maywyn said...

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!
Beautiful wedding, and photos

Colleen Mcgraw said...

wow everything looks beautiful, I can see you had a hand in it. Wishing these two all the happiness the world will bring them. It is another chapter in your lives, you have another daughter and it's just wonderful
Congratulations to you all

Quinn said...

Hey there, Tanya - I was so tickled to see your comment on Comptonia today - welcome back to the internet! I figured you must be off on more travels, to return with a portfolio that will make me yearn for the SW again...but I didn't expect a family wedding as well! Congrats to all involved, and very best wishes to the bride and groom :)

Hindustanka said...

Tanhya, congratulations to your son and his wife! and to all your family! Wishing only happiness, health and love to this marriage.
I am very happy for you ! I can't believe that some day my little A will also become so grown up and will get married...phew. For you as a mother too it is such a significant step in your child's life of course!All the best!

Have a lovely day ahead!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, how lovely! Congratulations! We too are blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law. It just keeps getting better and better, ddoesn't it?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I would say that your children definitely have great role models when it comes to marriage. Your parents look fantastic. 60 years -- wow! What a blessing! The wedding looks like it was absolutely perfect.