January 11, 2014
The bride, Shera, prepares to toss her bouquet to the waiting ladies:
Jaydean, Sister Knight, Sister Wallace (missionaries), and Danielle.
Naturally, the bride had to toss her bouquet to the single girls, and the groom had to shoot the garter to the single guys at Ryan and Shera's wedding. It's a time-honored tradition, after all!
And so we all had fun watching the bride and groom take on the bouquet- and garter-flinging events, which had a surprise ending that had our family smiling!
The bouquet is in flight!
It's true that there weren't a whole lot of single folks at the reception. Most of the 40+ guests were happily married. Still, we managed to find 4 guys and 4 gals who were single and willing to try their luck.
And here it comes, into the waiting arms of . . .
. . . Danielle!
Ryan dives through oceans of wedding gown skirt to score Shera's garter.
The groom prepares to send the garter toward the single men:
Dylan, Leevi, Jacob, and Sam (Shera's cousin).
And there it goes!
Jacob and Danielle snagged the garter and bouquet honors.
When the bouquet was caught by my son Jacob's sweet girlfriend, Danielle, we all smiled and said, "Hmmm." But when Jacob snagged the garter, too, there was much laughter and teasing about their future plans!
Danielle and Jacob with the Bride and Groom.
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that my niece Celesta and her new husband Riley caught the bouquet and garter at a wedding prior to their marriage. And that I caught the bouquet at my niece's wedding in Missouri 8 months before I met Ed . . .
Danielle and Jacob share a dance at the wedding reception.
What does the future hold? Hey, no pressure, you two!