Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner

Yesterday was the wedding rehearsal and dinner!
The Mister and I hosted the dinner, of course, and we all had
a very good time!  I filled bird cages with flowers and white doves for the
centerpieces and gave them to Lauren's mom and grandmothers to take 
home.  There was wonderful food, fun conversation and gift giving.
And of course, Taylor's ushers are a goofy bunch and had us laughing until
we cried.  The boys did great!  They got a little loud and Spencer kept 
trying to escape the room, but we had enough people there to
keep them in our sites. :)

Today is the big day!
I'm on my way to the salon to watch the bride and bridesmaids get all
dolled up.  The Mister and two of his brothers have taken the boys
to a couple train museums this morning.

The wedding is at 4:00.
Can't wait!
Thanks for all of your thoughts and well wishes!


  1. Ha ! I was sure Pat was sleeping LOL!

    What lovely pictures Betsy all look happy and what lovely couple!!! Have a wpnderful and fun time, blessings!!! xo

  2. oh my gosh, this is so exciting, you all look so happy, I can't wait to see the photos, your dress is beautiful, I LOVE the vintage type style,

  3. Lauren looks so beautiful and your son looks so damn handsome, he's the perfect groom! Have a great day Betsy, you deserve it.

  4. Pat was moving stuff from here to there
    Doesn't mean Gloria doesn't cheat at your lair lol
    Everyone looks to be having a ball
    Hope you have a great time today at the wedding hall

  5. bird cages and flowers...how cool...i love all the brick and the wagon wheels....sounds like a good lead up to the big day....i hope all goes beautifully today for you....

  6. How exciting for you all..
    Congratulations to Taylor and Lauren, I wish them a lifetime of happiness together.
    Love all these pictures, such a lovely rehearsal dinner, and enjoying the decorations.

  7. So exciting...thanks for taking the time to send pictures. You are the best, Betsy. Love you all.

  8. Can't believe you are making the time to post for all of us! So exciting - feels like we're there. Hope you and the boys are surviving - must shake up their world quite a bit. All the best of life and love to the newlyweds. I was laughing when I saw the beautiful rehearsal dinner settings... I thought to myself, "Betsy must love the centrepieces and sweet nests, etc." - little did I know it was YOU who designed them! So very delicate and charming. I hope you and yours have a wonderful, joy-filled day. Safe travels.

    Suzanne xox

  9. Sounds like you are having a great time. I can't wait to see pictures of the wedding!

  10. Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time. And the ceremony must be starting right about now! Don't cry too much. ;)

  11. I want to go back to Minnesota and do our last wedding all over again. It was so nice. Looks like yours is turning out great too. Can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

  12. Seems to be a lot of fun and excitement! You will for sure all gain a lot of most precious moments turn into memories to cherish forever! And, Betsy, you must have nerves of steel to be able to post all these pictures and stories for us inmidst of all these exciting ongoings! But thank you so much! It is so nice to feel part in some way of this wonderful wedding.
    Bless you all!

  13. The wedding will be happening as I write this and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hope it's a wonderful day. The Rehearsal Dinner sounds like a lovely tradition. Not one that we have, but it looks fun. Those centrepieces are so you! and so appropriate.

  14. Wonderful! Such an exciting time. I will eagerly await wedding news...

  15. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! The Big Day is here and now!! HOW EXCITING!! Awwwwwwww wishing everyone a happy happy happy celebration!!!! And bestest wishes to the gorgeous couple - Taylor and Lauren - too!! Take care

  16. Love the venue of the RD! To die for.
    Everyone looks so excited and happy.
    Tis over by now and I bet it was beautiful.
    Can't wait to see the pic's from today.
    Safe trip home.

    Jake's a Girl

  17. Looking forward to wedding pics. Thanks for sharing these!

  18. I pray the boys will enjoy the weekend too.

  19. Tears in my eyes, thanks for sharing this happiness!

  20. you did well. Looks awesome!


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