Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eric and Johanna's Intimate Family Wedding

The wedding was held on February 21st, beginning at 4 pm at the lovely,
historic, Benbow Inn.
It was awesome in its old world charm.
My oldest son said the place reminded him of Hogwarts
from the Harry Potter series.
Eric and his best man, his brother, before the ceremony.
Our son-in-law, Donnie, seems captured by the sparkle of the ring.

The bride being assisted by mother and maid of honor, her sister.
They were housed in a lovely cottage on the grounds and right above the sparkling blue river.

Shoe time....or is that Show time!

The ceremony.
In the Hunt room.
With a backdrop of ephemeral curtains made by
the mother of the bride.
All suspended on a trellis built by the groom
out of lumber he milled the day before,
decorated by the ladies in the wedding party...
It was beautiful with candlelight flickering and with sprays of blooming plum and green huckleberry branchesgathered from the ranch.
A violinist played.
Then outside they hurried for photos amidst the setting sun.
They only have eyes for each other.
Ahhh. So sweet.

Dinner was served in the dining hall.
A special wedding menu to chose from:
Steak, Steel Head Trout, Game Hen, or Fettuccine.
Red and White Wine
and Sparkling Cider.

Toasts made by the siblings and fathers.
And then, "Let them eat cake!"

And bubbles and kisses.


Tearful goodbyes.
Last minute instructions.

Good night!


  1. Awww! Congrats you two love birds!! Many you be around together still in 50 years!!

    Beautiful TJ-- absolutely beautiful!! (Hey-- is it MARCH already?? Or was that on Feb 21?? ;) )

  2. Hahaha. Yes, it has been changed to the correct date. My new daughter caught the typo and gave me a heads up. :-)

  3. That looks like it was beautiful.

  4. Beautiful pictures. The bride is beautiful and the groom is just arm candy for her -- but he looks good. Finally, love the boots.

    Good for you all.


  5. Phew TJ ;) ... I was worried I missed the Wrecking Crew's March 14 birthday.. lol

    Still in all seriousness-- mega congrats to the happy couple, and to you and Mark for getting a new daughter. May you all be blessed with utter happiness!

  6. Congratulations to the Happy Couple! It looks like it was beautiful. A great location and nice old world setting.The meal sounded delicious too!

    Belated Happy Anniversary to you both also!


  7. I have an award for you over at my blog; stop by on Wednesday to pick it up.

  8. Happy day!! How beautiful they both looked and yes, very in love. Sounds like it was a gorgeous ceremony. Congratulations to all!

    Thanks for posting--was that just for me?! ;)

  9. Awww, so beautiful! Love getting a peek at their wedding. Thanks!


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