I thought we should have the Academy Awards of wedding/rehearsal dinner/birthday party time.
After all, it's my blog.
So here they are.....
From left to right, top to bottom:
Best impersonation of a garden gnome: Andy
Best 7-year old surprise party birthday girl: Emily
Best multi-generational grouping: Great-Grandma Evelyn, Grandpa Randy and Grand daughter Emily
Best in show: Rachael and Father walking down the forrest "isle"
Best first kiss: Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Patton
Best cake topper: dancing bride & groom
Cutest couple: Rachael & Jeff
Best set design: Ford Escort Mach 1 (Edited by Jeff : Uhhh, maaaaaa!!! I have a Ford Focus Mach Audio edition ZTS. Sheesh.)
"Cutest little outfit": Biker Brother Andy (quote by sister, Brandi)
Most surprised look of terror: Groom Jeffery
Best group hug: Bride Rachael, sister Becca and nephew, Harbor
Best reflection: Jeff
Cutest Dad-Daughter photo: Randy & daughter Brandi
Best rehearsal dinner prep: The whole gang we left behind while we went to the rehearsal (thanks all - it was amazing!)
Best tear-jerker moment: Big brother Andy making a completely surprise appearance - everyone in tears!
Best appetizers: Brie and apricot jam on french bread rounds
There were some awards given without photos:
Best one-liner: "Rest in pieces" ...Brooks the Best Man ( absentee vote) when hearing the story of Kathy's rattlesnake encounter. After it was killed, chopped into pieces, the pieces drowned then burried.
Best coincidence story: Barb may be related to the owners of the historic bed & breakfast they stayed in - a heritage photo seemingly familiar and family name, place of origin, etc.
Best stand-in: Father of the groom standing in for the bedraggled Best Man, caught behind marathon runners in the wrong canyon. Sorry Brooks!
Best alcoholic beverage: Orange dreamcicles made by Barb - Yum-O
Best garage sale finds: Silver pogo stick for little Ellis, book about Bruce ..... I mean Captain Underpants....a red guitar for Brahm & Oliver
Earliest riser: Aunt Kathy (4 AM)
Last to bed at night: Brandi (3:59AM)
Best director/ set decorations: Aunt Gerri
Best of times had by all: The ENTIRE week-end!
Thanks to all who came, for all you did and for such wonderful memories!