Saturday, September 14, 2019

Andrew & Shannon's Wedding - Day 3

Sharon made an early breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast. Afterwards, for the second day in a row, I went out for an early morning run. I started north of Westport on Highway 1 for about a mile before I headed back to the Switzer Farm. Looping around the farm, I stopped and visited with the wedding party. By the time I got back to the house, I covered about 3 3/4 miles.

In the mid-morning, Sharon and I went back to the wedding venue to set up a few things. With some help from Kellen and Spencer, we got everything set up for the sparkler send off. We then drove down to the cliff where the actual wedding ceremony was going to take place. We pre-positioned a couple of tables, a pot and crystal vessels of water and sand. During the ceremony, they were going to pot a plant.

Back at the house, we got cleaned up. We headed back to the Switzer Farm about 1:45 pm. I ended up having to carry the plant for the potting ceremony down to the cliffs in my suit. As I was walking down, the fog started to roll in. Thankfully, it cleared back up in about 30 minutes and was beautiful for the rest of the day!

People started to show up about 2:30 pm. At one point, I wandered up to the house where Drew and a group were playing music in the front room. I bounced back and forth between the house and the barn for about an hour.

Sharon and I were part of the wedding procession walking down to the cliff from the house. As my sister Lee Ann posted, it was the longest walk to the altar ever.

It was a very nice wedding ceremony. Jack started it off with an e.e. cummings reading. The program for the ceremony is here.

We had an opportunity to be part of the family pictures. I am looking forward to getting a copy of the photo of Sharon, Jack, Drew, Shannon and I for the Christmas card.

I enjoyed the rest of evening immensely. Our table at dinner included the Wallens, Tomasins, Snipes, Larkins, my sister Lee Ann and her husband Dean and my sister Sharon. I wandered around the long farm table repeatedly to visit with everyone.

Shannon's mom and dad and the best man Spencer made nice speeches and toasts after dinner. I never did see them cut a cake...

Madi Sipes and her band played a long set followed by a DJ. I spent a while sitting and talking to Kyle late in the evening. The sparkler send off at the end of the evening was a success. It was after 11 pm by the time we drove back to the rental.

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