Along with a beautiful daughter, I acquired an incredible family! Some of these photographs were contributed by them - Robert Winterhalter and BenJen Kaufman Kavoosi.
The ceremony was scheduled for 5:30PM but Laura invited me to join her, her mother, and the ladies of the bridal party while they got ready. I arrived with a couple of bottles of Moet and Chandon for pre-wedding toasts and to lessen a bit of the anxiety I knew Laura was feeling that everything would not go perfectly ( it did ). It was so wonderful for me, the mother of three boys, to have that experience.
Mom, Christine, is watching the final touches for bridesmaid, Lindsay, and maid of honor,
Laura, checking things out
The bridal bouquet - prepared by the flower department at the Safeway in Davis - they did all the flowers. Okay, I was surprised as well. My son, Alex, has worked there since he started college ( not in the floral department ), almost eight years, now, I think, so he decided to give them the business. They did a fabulous job!
Mandy, maid of honor, and Christine, mother of the bride
Isn't she beautiful?
Christine, watching her daughter dress
Pretty Nani, the flower girl
Having some Martinelli
Laura and Kaleyah ( Nani )
Laura, Mandy, and Lindsay by Robert Winterhalter
With my sons, Alex and Jeremy, and ring bearer, Collin
With Susan Henesy, my sister-in-law
The boys with me and Elmira, who cared for them much of their life
Charles and Susan Henesy, my brother and sister-in-law, from Georgia
Escorted to my seat by Alex, by BenJen Kaufman Kavoosi
A kiss from my son
My son, Jeremy, with Mandy and Lindsay
The Vukasinovic Brothers
Waiting for the bride by Robert Winterhalter
Mom walking the bride down the "aisle" by BenJen Kaufman Kavoosi
Happy groom as he sees his bride in her gown for the first time! by R. Winterhalter
The bride's family
The girls and Alex
What is she thinking?
The look of love
The kiss by Robert Winterhalter
The kiss by BenJen Kaufman Kavoosi
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Vukasinovic
The wedding party by BenJen Kaufman Kavoosi
Happy couple by BenJen Kaufman Kavoosi
A toast from brother, Jeremy
Listerning to my poem
Dinner in the vineyards
Carmen and her brother, Charley
The first dance as husband and wife
Mother - son dance
Alex and Jeremy by Robert Winterhalter
As the festivities drew to a close, we all gathered around to wish the couple a lifetime of joy and happiness, filled with blessings - may they always cherish and love each other as they did on their wedding day.