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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome to the Family

On August 2, 2008, Allison Janan Danielle Garner repeated her I Do’s and became Mrs. James Stewart, the lovely wife of our youngest son. It was a beautiful ceremony in the Rose Court Garden at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. There were so many tender, beautiful moments. Lovely music. The sacred vows sealed with holy communion. The gathering of family and loved ones to wish these two precious people well.

Coming from a family with only her parents, one brother and a sassy sister-in-law, Allison committed an act of great bravery entering our family of countless in-laws, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nephews, nieces, and cousins. What a girl! We are thrilled to have her and celebrated with her and James last weekend. So, for family and friends, to those who have endured our endless litanies about wedding and travel plans, we love you. Enjoy the wedding pics.

Nancy and Jan, Allison's gracious and wonderful parents

Carla and Max (who are fortunate to be the parents of four great boys!)

The glass carriage for a fairy tale wedding, of course.

Members of the wedding party. They're not as innocent as they look :-)

Ceremony in the Rose Court Garden

The bride and groom at the sweetheart table at their reception

The Mad Hatter Wedding Cake

The groom's cake. The recessional at the ceremony was "Boomer Sooner" - what else? They're both University of Oklahoma grads. Sure makes us proud, don'tcha know?

Allison and James Stewart

I'll have another post soon about a VERY bizarre thing that happened at the wedding reception. Stay tuned!


One More Writer said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely and memorable time. And Cinderella's glass carriage? WOW!

Erica Vetsch said...

The wedding party looks stunning...and as a Kansas native, I have to say, I love the sunflowers. :)

Myra Johnson said...

Lovely bride, handsome groom! And Mother of the Groom? Gorgeous!!! (And since I've already heard the "bizarre story," might I add . . . tough as nails!!!

carla stewart said...

Thanks, ladies, for your nice comments. Yes, Myra, the bizarre story brought out the beast in me, but LOL, I'll save it for another post!

Gloria said...

Oh, it looks/sounds like every little girl's fantasy wedding and she now has her Prince Charming. You are gorgeous and Max wasn't too bad, either.