We've known Naomi since she was a baby and it was a delight to be at her wedding and the celebration that followed. The pictures here are just a few of the almost 200 that are on a web album HERE.
A tent with a view of rolling pastures and distant mountains, a trellis made by the bride's mother, burlap-covered hay bales for seating, bouquets in mason jars atop cedar logs . . .
Music from a good friend -- one of the many talented musicians in attendance.
A simple ceremony. . .
A beautiful bride . . .
and handsome groom . . .
Rings exchanged . . .
Congratulating the newly weds with champagne toasts after the ceremony.
The parents of the bride . . .
Happy tears . . .
Later still more friends arrived and the grounds were full of folks enjoying the beautiful day. Babies and toddlers . . .
An impromptu game of hide-and-seek
Girls in their summer dresses . . .
A wonderful mix of family and friends . . .
And a feast of amazing salads and breads and home-raised barbecued pork.
Later, the bride and her father shared the first dance . . . and I suspect that the party continued into the night . . . but we had to be on our way home so that Justin could milk.
It was a wonderful day . . .