This wedding was so so special to me. (I know I say this EVERY TIME) But this time it was the most special. WHY ? Well the bride was my Grandmother. 🙂 It has been so fun to see first hand Fred and Grandma’s relationship grow. Between the two they have over 100 years of marriage under their belts. Grandma was married to my Grandpa for 56 years and Fred was married to his late wife for 60 years. Fred and Ruth were members of the same church long ago. Their paths crossed again at a Purdue University choir performance. Both were lonely and started meeting for dinner dates. It did not take long for them to know they wanted get married.
The wedding day went flawlessly. The ceremony was held at Grandma and Fred’s church Immanuel United Church of Christ. This church is rooted in our family so it was special to see Grandma and Fred say I Do here. The service was also rooted in family my Aunt was the Officiant, my cousins all had different jobs (singing, ushering, and candle lighting.) and both bride and groom were escorted by their daughters which made the day extra special. Fred and Grandma did a first look and it was so sweet Grandma looked stunning of course in her *red* dress, and Fred cleans up quite nice too in his navy suit. 🙂 The flowers were perfect! A big thank you to Heather’s Flowers!
The Reception was held at The University Place in West Lafayette and we enjoyed yummy horsd’oeuvre and great conversations. Many family and friends made the trek to this wedding from Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota. So it was nice to catch up and chat with all of them. Last but not least the cake was delicious, a family friend of the bride made it.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the day!
Thank you Grandma and Fred for allowing me to photograph this special day! I am honored and blessed to have you both my life. I look forward to many more years of happiness for you both together.
Love you lots