Hello friends– Just home from 2 weeks in Wisconsin. Our Laurel and John were married in the woods of Wyalusing State Park, such a warm and wonderful weekend together with family and friends from far and wide. Here’s a few snapshots from the weekend.
We all met up at the camp on Friday afternoon. Friends and family went to work to set up camp (I was on the flower crew!) and then it was lawn games, brats on the grill and s’mores around the bonfire before we all tucked in.
Saturday morning we woke up to Lulu’s scrumptious French toast with berries (Thanks Ted & Lu for being our cooks!). After breakfast we moved on to more games and some serious painting at the “Craft Corner.” And then scattered to get ready for the wedding.
We gathered at the glorious lookout point for the wedding. After a flurry of photos and guests all arrived, the ceremony began. Beautiful Irish pipes for music, officiating by John’s brother Danny, “wise words” from Dad Larry and the planting of a small white pine tree with soil from family gardens. It was lovely.
Back at the camp, we celebrated Laurel and John with a roast pig dinner & all the fixings. There were speeches and dancing and cutting the cake (including a birthday cake for 6 year old Jobay)– and ending with some quiet moments with our girl by the campfire.
Well, that’s about it. Sunday morning it was a quick breakfast and cars set off in all directions. A few us packed up all the wedding detritus into the van– And saw Laurel and John off to their National Parks honeymoon (we’ve been getting texts of glacial lakes and buffalo!).
God bless you John & Laurel. It was a fine full wonderful weekend. One we’ll never forget. I’m thankful.