Sunday, August 8, 2010

A country wedding

My beautiful cousin Kelsey was married on Friday out in beautiful Pennsylvania. I hadn't seen her or her family in so long so I was really glad that my Mom & I made the trek out there.

Kelsey is a 3 year cancer survivor. You can read about her survivor party she had HERE. You can also see some pics of her on the U of M "bald and beautiful" page HERE She was so brave through her treatment and was an amazing face of strength for other cancer kids. You couldn't help but think back to those dark days and just be so thankful for the moment we were in right then. Later that evening the Daddy-Daughter dance started with Skin by Rascal Flatts and I don't think anyone there had a dry eye. Such a sappy song but perfect for Kelsey and her Dad. Her and my Uncle Bruce danced to that song at her Prom when she was being treated and had the whole floor to themselves. Such a neat story. While her and Bruce danced to Skin and everyone was probably bawling it abruptly cut in to Brown Eyed Girl and that was much more spirited and I was thankful because I was having trouble keeping myself composed. I hate crying in public. I just did my best not to look at anyone else.

Overall - It was the most wonderful of days. To see her on her wedding day looking so radiant and absolutely beaming over her handsome groom was sublime. She is now moving on to Boston where her husband Tom is entering the Seminary to become a pastor. I know she will make a great wife and be a wonderful mother someday.

13 years ago tomorrow Joe and I were married and Kelsey was our flower girl. The time it certainly does fly. Here are a couple of pictures of us on our respective wedding days. As you can see, she has gotten more beautiful and I have gotten homelier...eck. And followed by more pictures of the happy couple's special day.

Kelsey & Dawn - August 9, 1997 - sorry for the pic of a pic poor quality.

Kelsey & Dawn - August 6, 2010 ~ I look horrible and am chalking it up to my Mom not being able to take a good pic even though Kelsey looks good. ;)

Kelsey & my Aunt Michele

The family dog Digger was invited - love his bow tie.

M r. & M r s. T h o m a s E d w a r d s

11 comments:

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Oh wow what a sweet story! Her dress is fabulous!! Happy Anniversary to you too :)

Sheila said...

Wow, what a great story! I love those with a happy ending! Great pics and Happy Anniversary to you and Joe!

Dawn said...

Thanks Megan & Sheila for the anniversary wishes. It does kind of seem like forever ago yet again no.

And I agree her story has such a happy ending I just had to share it. Other cancer kids aren't as fortunate.

ellen :) said...

awww... Dawn, I am tearing up now! WHat a great survivor story! She is absolutely gorgeous..must be in the genes. ;) Happy anniversary girl! Your hair is so blonde now! Wow! You look good, bad pic or not! :) Hope you guys get to get out for your anniversary...

Dawn said...

Ellen - Oh you are a sap and a half. ;) Thanks for the anniversary wishes and yeah my hair isn't natural at all anymore. They say once you start coloring you never stop. And Joe and I are going to dinner tonight so I'm looking forward to that.

Julie said...

What beautiful pictures of beautiful ladies. I LOVE Kelsey's dress. Mother of the bride, Michelle, looked good. Thank you for sharing.
BTW - Happy Anniversary to a very special couple.

Dawn said...

Thanks Julie for the anniversary wishes. And yes Kelsey looked so good in such a beautiful dress. The color was so unique. Aunt Michele also looked very pretty; she was such a proud mother of the bride.

Amy said...

Oh wow, I just saw this! Great pictures and what a wonderful story. Happy Belated Anniversary! Yeah, I am pretty far behind.

Dawn said...

Hehe, just saw your comment. Thanks, yeah the blog is a little light these days. Gotta get back into it.

Kiera Beth said...

What a great story about her being a cancer survivor. She looks great in the pictures in the bald & beautiful article! You can see that her beauty is more than just skin deep!

That is a great picture from your wedding. I wore a very similar dress to my wedding all those year ago. I think you have great taste :)

Dawn said...

Thanks KB for saying I have good taste. I don't know some days. :) I sure thought it was a beautiful dress back in the day though. Thanks for checking out Kelsey's pics, she is one amazing gal.