Holden Beach: The Bridal Shower and The Rehearsal.
We had another bridal shower while at the beach. It was supposed to be one where you give the couple items to use on their honey moon, which was going to be at the beach.
The bridal shower was in the house where we were staying. A very big house! It had six bedrooms and six full bathrooms on two floors.
(I already posted some of these, but I don’t know which. I finally finished editing all of them.)
Ada showing off a weathered conch shell we found on the edge of the dunes.
Tyler’s Grandma, so happy!
Rosie was grumpy because she had to come in from watching the sea turtles hatch to this party.
Mother of the bride.
Tyler’s Grandma, his aunt, and a family friend who also happens to be Rosie’s dance teacher.
Beth opening a gift, and the reaction of her friends below.
The wedding rehearsal was at 5:30 on the beach the day before the wedding.
The minister wouldn’t let me take many pictures on the actual wedding day (and he was quite rude about it!) so the rehearsal pictures are actually better than the real wedding ceremony photos.
By the time everyone was ready to start the very golden late evening sunlight was beaming.
The tallest house directly behind them in the middle, the white one, is the house the bride’s family stayed in.
Tyler was a best man. That’s his cousin directly behind him.
Beth and her dad.
Zel, Beth’s niece, who was the third flower girl.
Bride and Groom!
Ada, wandering away.
Congratulations, you are practice married! (Bridesmaid is pretending to fluff Beth’s imaginary wedding dress behind her.)
(Note the funny arrow shaped light flare on Weston!)
Flower girls playing in the dunes before the rehearsal dinner back at our beach house.
My mother-in-law and Tyler’s Aunt Elaine worked very hard to prepare for the rehearsal dinner. There were 55 people there…!
I didn’t take any more pictures of the rehearsal dinner because it was crowded and dark in there, not to mention my kids were exhausted and grumpy.
Only Friday was the real vacation day of our vacation. The rest of the time was taken up by wedding stuff. I feel like I need more vacation time at the beach!
Tomorrow I’ll post more. I still have to share the piers we visited and the wedding itself. I haven’t had time to edit the wedding pictures yet, but thanks to the minister there aren’t very many.