13 March 2011

Something old, something new

Is it 7 or 8 am?  Oh, yea.  Time to run around the house and reset all the clocks and change the batteries in the smoke detectors.  Sometimes, I think daylights savings time is actually a sinister plot by Duracell and Eveready just to boost sales of 9 volt batteries.    

Wedding was great.  Was a long drive out & back to Dayton (1.5 hours) but well worth it.  The only downside was driving back late last night at 1000 (or was it 1100?).  The wedding was actually held on a ranch/hunting lodge out in East Texas along the Trinity River.  The trip out was an adventure.  You started out heading northeast out of Houston and up into the back woods of east Texas.  Once we hit the town of Dayton, we turned north and drove out about 12 miles on a winding country back road.  THEN we turned off onto a one lane blacktop road for another 6 miles until we hit the ranch gate.  Crossed the cattle guard onto the dirt/sandy road and drove in 2 miles along the riverbank and through the cattle until we reached the lodge.  At this point, one might question where the hell we were going (I kept humming the theme to Deliverance) but there were signs and eventually we pulled up to the lodge with a huge tent and all sorts of decorations.  Pretty strange site to see out in deep woods of East Texas. 

Of course, it's not about the trip, but the event.  The ceremony was simple and funny.  When you have an outdoor wedding, especially in a ranch setting, you learn to be flexible.  Celebration afterwards was excellent.  Everyone had a great time, especially the bride & groom. 

The happy couple
Wedding Cake

Groom's Cake
(yes, that's a hunting blind)

And it's not a wedding without the refreshments

The Thee Stooges (aka my brothers & I)
)Note the Ranch Casual attire)
The Wedding Party
All in all, a great wedding for a great couple.  Those kids are off on a great adventure together. 

And, of course, a couple of spectators


terri said...

Looks like a fun wedding, and clearly the weather was good! I'd love to go to a casual wedding like that.

Groom's cake is not something that is done here. I've only heard of it in movies before. (Remember the armadillo groom's cake in "Steel Magnolias"?)

Abby said...

Looks like a great wedding - I like simple, casual, and humorous! Cute couple. To heck with tradition! Glad it was worth the extra hour.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh, I love the cake - how beautiful! It does look like everyone had a great time. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Rock Chef said...

Looks like a great event.

Love the hunter cake!