The Russell family was so lucky to get to leave the Midwest chill for a weekend at the end of February and see Uncle J and Erin get Married!!
If you are looking for some hilarious horror story of a flight – so sorry to disappoint. They all three flew with no delays and all their bags – even with a connection through Atlanta. SCORE!
Little O was so excited to have his own seat and watch movies that it was all pretty smooth.
They landed on Friday afternoon in Savannah, GA. Their gracious hosts drove them to Bray’s Island in South Carolina where the wedding took place. Oh.My.Goodness.
It was beyond beautiful and the temp was close to seventy degrees! It was a very quick trip – the Huz, Keet, and Little O were back on a plane 48 hours later, but they soaked up the sun and every minute of family time they could. Little O played so well with his cousins.
Uncle J and Erin were absolutely glowing the entire time. It was just great.
Most of the pics below are by Kevin Keelan (it will be easy to tell what he took and what the Keet took). Kevin is wonderful and also did photography for The Keet’s wedding and Aunt M and Uncle R’s wedding. So, please don’t use his pictures -OK? Cool. www.kevinkeelan.com
This is where some of the guests stayed and where GB and Poppy hosted the rehearsal dinner. Again – Oh My. Little O yelled out, “Mom, the leaves are back!” as they pulled up the drive. He in fact commented on the weather a lot which shows how little ones are sometimes even more in tune with nature than it may seem. He also told the Huz he was going to play outside with “just his shirt on”. He was so excited to run and run and run through the lawns, attempt to climb trees, throw rocks in the water, and look for birds (that is a whole different post).
This little carriage house was just for the Parakeet, Huz, and Little O. It was pretty much awesome. Someday they will put rocking chairs in front of a house they own and watch littles run around. Two days was good for now.
Everyone managed to be ready 2 hours before the wedding for photos – 4 children included. They did not manage, however, to get O to take his hand out of his mouth or nose or look forward or not run away or cry. He’s 2. Those matching ties on the wee men looked pretty great, yeah?
The wedding was outside in these beautiful ruins called “old Sheldon Church”. It was built during the revolutionary war and again during the civil war.
No need for decorations with this natural scenery.
Instead of a wedding party, they had this great moment when their parents came up to pray over them. Very moving and Special.