Tuesday, February 2, 2010

...and all the beautiful people went to their seats ...( surprise wedding continues)

...and waited impatiently for dinner to be served. OK, the truth is I waited impatiently. I was starving. All that arguing with my husband over the GPS thing had worked up an appetite.

But as I was reading the menu...ravioli? yum! ...I missed what was happening in the front and when I next glanced up our nephew, Tom, was standing in the front with the other guy that had told us to sit down in the first place.
And the other guy said "Tom and Kris have a surprise for everyone. They are getting married!" And suddenly the Beatles song, "All You Need is Love" starting playing...

There was a collective "gasp" all around the room.

And an even bigger "gasp" when Kris walked through the back door and started up the aisle wearing a spectacular wedding dress!
Unbeknownst (isn't that a cool word?) to only about five people Kris had scooted out wearing her sleek purple cocktail dress......changed her clothes......grabbed her gorgeous bouquet......and strode confidently in her cobalt blue shoes to walk up the aisle to meet her groom... ...and then they proceeded to get married...
... in front of a spell-bound group of family and friends... Vows were exchanged. A ring was dropped. As our nephew says "there were three of them and they were small AND I only dropped one!" A kiss sealed the marriage......and everyone rejoiced as the newly joined couple shared their radiant smiles......happiness scented the air as everyone in the intimate room shared tears and joy with the lovely couple...




...and since this is getting way too long I'll just have to finish the rest tomorrow!

Goodnight! Sweet dreams!

(a romantic...) sigh....

Click here to read part three of this romantic little story.

If you missed the first part of this story, just click here!

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46 comments:

Flat Creek Farm said...

So cool! And so is your new blog design. Awesome! -Tammy

MrsJenB said...

*Sighs with happiness* What a great story! I bet everyone was completely shocked! Good for the two of them for pulling it off successfully!

Rural Revival said...

I have goosebumps! How romantic...that is absolutely the best wedding story I have ever heard. I love the photo of you with the bride; so lovely.

Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us Jenny. Too cool!

Be well ~Andrea~

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm looking forward to the next chapter.

Did you change the name of your blog? I would have sworn it was Jenny Matlock...off on a tangent and now it says off on my tangent. Or maybe I'm imagining all of this and I'm off my rocker. :)

Linda said...

YEAH...they got married! It was wonderful they both looked so happy! I love the photos...how sweet. OK I can wait for the rest of the story! We still have the rest of your Dad's Birthday party also. Girlfriend fire up that new typewriter of yours!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Love the new look! I think this is a very cool way to have a wedding. I hope you had a granola bar in your purse...looks like dinner had to wait a bit:) She is a beautiful bride.

Sue

Cherrie said...

Thanks for shopping by my blog. RA is Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Great surprise wedding, how cool is that!

Deb said...

Oh Jenny...that is so awesome...what a great wedding..

mrs. c said...

Amazing that they were able to keep this a secret!!!! What a lovely idea and so sweet and natural!!! I am sometimes overwhelmed by huge weddings...they are lovely but the real thing is the day to day and sometimes that gets lost with brides...Sorry that I am ambling on, got to go to Fla for a destination wedding this weekend and I wonder if they have any idea about what is ahead of them???

Martha said...

It looks like a beautiful wedding!!! just beautiful...I think it is a wonderful surprise for you all!

Justine said...

O.M.G. This is just cool beyond words! She walked down the aisle in bright blue shoes. I love it! And they got married in front a painted sign that says carpileup. LOL

Justine :o )

LuLu Kellogg said...

How wonderful! I love that she wore the colorful shoes with her dress. I wore hot pink with mine :)

What wonderful pictures!

LuLu :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now that's a wedding that would be hard to top! How fun!

mbkatc230 said...

What an incredible wedding. I love the creativity that went into this and I'm stunned that they were able to keep this a secret. They must be a really fun couple! I love the picture of you with the bride, what a gorgeous smile. And I'm with LuLu, it's just too cool that she wore the blue shoes! Love it, love it, love it. Kathy

Julie Schuler said...

That's so fantastic! Just. Wow. I can only imagine how surprised and happy everyone was. It's so rare to have JOY sneak up on you!

Chatty Crone said...

A surprise wedding - I have never ever heard of that. What a fabulous idea. Who thought of that? Totally awesome.

She was a beautiful bride. The wedding was first class with so many unusual touches.

It was romantic. They looked so much in love.

Great story.
Sandie

Mari said...

What fun! A wedding to remember!

Jules said...

Wow, how cool is that!

Jules said...

Wow, how cool is that!

Wanda said...

They make a beautiful couple Jenny!

Theresa said...

What a wonderful surprise! I love it and I think it is so much less stressful than the regular way:) Thanks for sharing this special occasion with us! Can't wait to hear more.

Brenda said...

Oh how romantic! I love it!

Maggey and Jim said...

Wonderful, beautiful.. Have a blessed day,
Maggey

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so wonderful...what a great way to do it!!! The bride looks radiant...so do you. ;)

Sarah said...

Fun idea! This will be a wedding no one will forget. Thanks for sharing the joy!

Beth P. said...

What a beautiful event! Thank you for sharing, and great new look!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's so romantic Jenny! Was there a reason they kept the wedding a secret until the last moment?

The bride is beautidul and so are you!

Annesphamily said...

I love this romantic wedding story! Tell me more please!

GardenofDaisies said...

How fun! What a totally cool way to get married!
I LOVE weddings!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a beautiful bride. I know that everyone was shocked that they got married that night--but what a neat way to get married... How WONDERFUL.

Thanks for the pictures... I feel like I was right there with you all..

Congrats to the Happy Couple.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jana said...

Mrs. Matlock! this blog is spectacular. But I hope you already knew that. the best part is, your spectacular too and I wish I had more time lately to spend goofin off hangin with you here. I am so lovin the surprise wedding!

Vivianne's Vista said...

Awwww...So Romantic! I feel tears!

Aunt lodi said...

What a neat surprise wedding, very classy looking.
Love the blog design.

Aunt lodi said...

What a neat surprise wedding, very classy looking.
Love the blog design.

RNSANE said...

Good for those two, pulling off the best surprise of the new year!!
What fun - and it's a good thing you and hubby found the place!!

My name is PJ. said...

I LOVE THE NEW DESIGN AND LAYOUT!!!! THE HEADER IS PARTICULARLY WONDERFUL!!! YOU ARE NOW OFFICIALLY GROOVIFIDE, which is just as cool a word as 'unbeknownst', don't you think??

You spin a mean tale, Matlock! I'm loving the whole surprise wedding idea. And the cobalt blue shoes make her a girl after my own heart!

~Kim~ said...

One word...sigh....

I love romance! :-)

All My Yesterdays said...

Awww...don't ya just LOVE surprise love stuff? talk about makin memories. Did you get to eat?

Diana said...

Love your design!

And oh my what a fantastic wedding story!!!

Allie said...

Now you know I am goign to have to top that one with Addie .. lol ... wish I had four girls and an unlimited supply of dollars, I could do some amazing things! lol What a LOVELY story!

Together We Save said...

Wow - this is great. What a wonderful way to have a wedding. Love her shoes.... nice personal touch.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow!

When did they decide to do this? Everyone must know, by now.

.♥.

gayle said...

That is so excititng!!! Can't wait for more!

Juggling Thoughts said...

Thank you so much for becoming a follower, it's very nice to meet you :)

PS - you can totally McLinky it up...I'm trying to grow my Wedding Wednesday, so maybe you'll motivate others to do it too!

Thanks again, and I look forward to your next visit!

Heather said...

Jenny, I wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I always wonder who really visits our little spot.
This wedding looks like it was A LOT of fun. How creative and spontanious they were.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Jenny, do you know how cool you are? YOU are so freakin' cool girl.. I love your funny posts. :)

I also love your new look and background which is amazing!!!