So, when Randy and I showed up and Tom's brothers house in Southern Maryland yesterday we had very little knowledge of what to expect. What we got was such a fun, relaxed and and completely unscripted event that took on a life of its own the moment we arrived. Tom and his brother got up and made speeches before the wedding and Denise walked up to the ceremony site (the front of an old barn) to a Rolling Stones tune. Tom had everyone in tears with his very moving speech to Denise. They even had to stop the ceremony for a second to let everyone re-compose.
After the ceremony it was a total love fest. Everyone spent the next hour hugging and kissing and even the torrential downpours that arrived much earlier than predicted could not stop the celebrating. The taller guests (like Kristin) just kept pushing the water off the tent roof and we all stayed relatively dry. The meal included lots of crabs and a whole roast pig. Family and friends all pitched in to provide the food and it was so tasty.
All my love to the both of you. I wish you many years love and happiness and I look forward to seeing you again often. xoxo
|Randy and Denise|
|Me and Denise. I don't usually include photos of Randy and me but I feel like they are family and I loved these.|