McKenzie and her three younger siblings grew up next door to my in-laws and were given the joy of being treated like one of the grandkids. McKenzie with sister and brothers in tow would come with homemade goodies or gifts to share with Grandma or Grandpa, or the ability to sing their ABC’s, or to just give a hug. They were our live musical entertainment at the folks 50th wedding anniversary party as they are quite the accomplished fiddlers, and the folks couldn’t have been more pleased. That was a long time ago but our lives have stayed intertwined in some way or another all these years, and now McKenzie is old enough to be married? What?! The wedding venue at Still Water Hollow on June 24th (yes, I’m a bit behind!) was to die for and I had a pretty good seat for the ceremony … on the isle just as the sidewalk started to curve. I never had to leave my seat and I had a pretty open symmetrical view. It was an awesome wedding in every way and I know this young couple has wonderful adventures before them. Congratulations Tyson and McKenzie!
There was a tiny hiccup in the wedding (that the bride and her dad were probably unaware of) and that was just as the bride and groom passed by, I heard giggling from behind us somewhere. I turned around to see what was going on and saw two toddlers holding hands and running with glee towards me. Wait! I know those giggle boxes! My two oldest grandkids had made the escape from the back row where their moms and dads thought they had a better chance of containing them. It wasn’t a second that a tall thin man (aka, my son-in-law) scooped them up and was gone in a flash. Disaster averted. On with the wedding (but not without a few giggles from the guests themselves).
The Maid of Honor is McKenzie’s sister, Morgan. They are the best of friends and Morgan has always looked up to her sister … but in this case it’s the other way around. 🙂
This is Tyson’s brother — the Best Man — who made us all laugh when he said “19 years ago you met your soul mate … cause that’s when I was born.”
There was a surprise for all the guests after the formalities of the wedding — a choreographed dance involving all the wedding party. It was a.m.a.z.i.n.g and so much fun to watch. Great job everyone!
What a wonderful friend and family base these newlyweds have in their lives. I was so impressed with the interactiveness of the young people — and so many!
As we were leaving I ran into these hooligans putting graffiti on somebody’s car. BUSTED!
To McKenzie and Tyson, my apologies for taking so long to get these posted, but hopefully the joy of reliving the day made it worth it. I have tons more pics to give you so I’ll be seeing you soon! Happy married life! Love, Mary