Note from SweetPoyzin: Sorry for the random lack of photos. I got really excited that Penny was getting married and I had Liv follow her around to snap photos for Penny’s house and in doing so I forgot to get blog photos. My bad.
Finally the big day arrived. I say finally when really it was only a few weeks. We were eager to just get the wedding done and so we invited our close family and decided to get married at sunset in the local park. Easy-peasy.
We also decided to buy a cake. I totally could have made one but given that it was my wedding day I figured I could be off the hook for that business.
Next I hopped across the street to get my wedding makeover. I was a wee-bit concerned about looking pudgy in the dress I got at the second hand shop but it turned out ok.
At 5pm we headed to the park to get married! The whole gang was there, minus poor Hannah who was pregnant (AGAIN!!!) with her third daughter. Poor Adam!
“Penelope, I promise to protect you, love you, and make you laugh until the end of time. You are my light, my life, and my soul mate. I’ve known since the day you showed up on my doorstep to adopt a dog. Jenna knew before me when she called me over to order for her at the bar. Of course, I’m an idiot and wasn’t paying attention that day or I would have noticed, too.”
“With this ring, I thee wed.”
“Finley, unlike you I had no special moment when I knew you were the one. If I were being really honest I’d still say I don’t know. But that is because I am afraid. I’ve lost so much in such a short period of time that I don’t know how not to be afraid. However, I do know this: with you I am not scared of the future. I know you will protect me by your life or by your death and you will love me eternally. This feeling of safety tells me that you are the one for me whether I know it now or not. I will love you forever and a day.”
And with that we were pronounced husband and wife!
My dad cried. Finn’s dad cried.
Everybody and their brother cried…including my brother. My mom was pretty darn excited though.
Everyone threw rice at us which I still don’t understand. I was not really all that interested in the rice. I wanted some CAKE!
I’m pretty sure you can tell from my face that I was really happy to be at the cake-eating part of the ceremony. I hate being up in front of everyone…and then having to kiss? No, thank you. Just gimme my cake reward and call it good. I think my dad was really happy about the cake too. Like father, like daughter.
We all got down to dancing after that! We had a great time and this venue rocked our wedding!
It was super cute when Mike started dancing with mom!
Then Finn asked my mom to dance and I took off solo on the dance floor. I was just over-the-moon happy with the way things were turning out for me!
Finally we ended the night with a couple dance. Mom and Dad made everyone’s heart melt. It’s so cute they are still so in love after 5 kids and 30 years of marriage!
Liv followed us around like a creepy stalker. She volunteered to take the wedding photos for us. To be honest though, Finn and I didn’t even notice her. We danced until the sun came up and were lost to the world.
We would pay for the dancing later since we were scheduled to leave for China at 9am the next day!