This last Saturday my niece was married to a wonderful man. This was a very small wedding on a very small budget. Everything was wonderful, after having lots and lots of rain, the rain stopped and the sun came out. Her brother had the honor of giving her away. The bride purchased her dress from a second had store, it was new with the price tag still on it! She made her bouquet of flower and those of her bridesmaids, she also made the boutonnières for all the grooms men She also designed and made all the center pieces for the table! Now on to the fun part of the wedding. My dad used to tell her that if and when she got married he would see her marching down the aisle with combat boots on carrying hand grenades (being the only granddaughter she was used to being around her brother and boy cousins). So to honor her grandfather who was watching from heaven above she found camouflage shoes (the closes she could to find to combat boots) and had two (toy) hand grenade sewn to her garter! My dad would have love this to know end. Many family pieces where used from her great great grandmothers bible, to grandmothers bracelet. The cake server was also her grandmothers. The flower girl also wore a set of pearls from her great grandmother. This wedding had it all something new, something old, something blue and something borrowed. My parents and sister where watching from above in heaven and having their own good times. From tomboy to a beautiful bride!
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