Saturday, October 27, 2012

The wedding party

The grandkids and their parents all were members of a wedding party a couple of weeks ago. Since Abby and Eric were going up the aisle before the children, I went along as a "kid wrangler."

They did their jobs beautifully, as I suspect they would have even if I weren't there to whisper "go." Their slightly older cousins did well, too. Only the two-year-old, who had her own wrangler, veered off course, giving everyone a chuckle. Vi had practiced her wedding walk both here and at home, tossing pretend rose petals as she went. I got a look at the aisle...there was one large red petal every two feet, dropped with precision for the bride's approach. 

The kids let off a little steam before the ceremony (probably to the annoyance of somebody or other) but they were angels during the ceremony and dinner, and then they danced up a storm. And while other youngsters I've known couldn't wait to get out of their tuxes, or kick off their shoes, these kids stayed "in character" for their wedding roles.
Vi reveled in looking pretty, complete with tiny tiara and sparkly red shoes. She and her cousin Tessa gave their parents a glimpse of the beautiful young women they'll be in another handful of years, when the boys begin to call. Their parents looked nervous.

Meanwhile, Augie was standing tall in his tuxedo. Even with animal cracker crumbs in his lap, I got the impression he knew this suit was somehow important, and he was living up to it. When the dancing started and the groom's men took off their ties, jackets, and vests to cool off, Augie stayed properly dressed.

Because I was busy shepherding the children, I was out of position to get photos of them processing in, Vi with her basket and Augie with a ring pillow (sans ring). And the family photos I got will remain offline until Abby and Eric use one as a Christmas card.

So there's not much more to say here except that on this day, when the kids dressed up like lovely little grownups, I think I got a glimpse of who they will be. And, in fact, who they already are. And I enjoyed it, but I'm in no hurry for them to grow up.


Far Side of Fifty said...

ViMae looks so pretty ! I bet she loved that tiara! Augie is very handsome! It looks like the little girls had lots of those red shoes:)

Rubye Jack said...

They all look so lovely. I love the black dresses and little suit. Weddings are always so much fun.

Chartreuse said...

While I agree the children look gorgeous, I really don't understand this modern preference for black dresses at weddings. Guess it's just my age, but I find it hard to see black as a happy colour. Having said that, I have to admit I wore black at my daughter's wedding. But she chose the dress and shoes, and while I loved the dress (still do - and at least it has come in useful since the wedding), I did insist on adding a red velvet jacket and multicoloured silk shawl. Never mind, you littlies are beautiful.

stephen Hayes said...

Fun to see them all dressed up but you're right; they grow up much too quickly.

Linda Myers said...

Such proper wedding participants!

DJan said...

More than adorable: they did realize the gravity of the situation, even while they were all dressed up. Love your pictures. What fine looking children they are, Nancy. :-)

Ms Sparrow said...

Those two kids are every parent's and grandparents dream. I'm sure that their wonderful manners are in good part due to your loving presence in their lives!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

What a magical day!

Seeing who these adorable children are - today and in the future. You've captured all the parts of this day so beautifully - I think they see themselves as being part of the bigness of this event, and how special is that!

Grandmother Mary said...

How grown up they look! I especially love the tiara.

Jeanne Estridge said...

Funny how, just once in a while, you get a glimpse of who they'll someday be.

Jenny said...

Everyone looks wonderful in black!

What lovely pictures!


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