As I mentioned in an earlier post, the daughter of my cousin David, Heather, had been planning her wedding to Mike for about a year. There would be 200 guests, a large, lovely dinner, all the trimmings a woman might want for this special day.
Heather is the only girl in that family, pictured above with her dad and brother Joe. Because she lives in Maryland, we don't see her often but when she brought Mike to the lake last summer, shortly before they announced their engagement, we knew he had to be a special guy.
All the plans were made. She picked out a stunning gown, did invitations, had the wedding party lined up. And then Covid came along. Regrets came to invitations and state rules didn't allow for larger gatherings. Even many of her closest family members declined the reception, which was indoors. Plans were changed. Fittings were held wearing a mask.
But Saturday she made it down the outdoor aisle on the arm of her very proud dad.
We watched on Zoom. I guess it's the way we'll be doing a lot of events these days.
What was best of all was seeing her look so happy.
The officiant was wonderful and the setting was beautiful. Almost-live reports from cousins after said that the weather was perfect. There were chairs spaced for those who wanted to sit while others stood at a distance and most were masked.
I couldn't take pix in person, but did my best with the computer monitor! This was my favorite.
And down the aisle they go!
As they left, Rick and I opened a bottle of Prosecco.
We toasted the couple and enjoyed snacks, just as we would if we were there in person.
I hope she gets to wear that gorgeous dress to her first wedding anniversary party next year!