The ceremony was WAY more then I expected!!! We had a legal ceremony in the States prior because this ceremony wasn't "legal" in Mexico...however for a "small fee" it could of been...I need to rephrase that...it was legal in Mexico, not "legal" in the USA! However, the pastor that the resort provided was a man of God, his heart was one of goodness and love. He spoke words of truth and words that made my heart smile! He spoke God's word.
It was a tad humorous though because I only understood every other word due to his strong Spanish accent! Just kidding!!!! But he did make me laugh!!!
There was a little Mexican legal business to attend to!
This photo is especially touching to me...his big sis (2nd from L) was so moved with the love she has always had for her "little" brother. She was filled with tears of JOY!!! xoxo My sweet girl!
The colors were beautiful!!! Lindsey's favorite...Coral. She made everything beautiful!!! AND it matched my dress to the T!
We had one moment of giggles.....
"With this Wing....." Oppps!! Try again...."With this Ring!"
It made for a memorable moment!
I was so happy my sister, Jackie made it. It took a little of Dan Hamilton finagling (our Dad!! yes....I'm sure he was watching from above and laughing with JOY!) to pull it off....but we did it!!!
At the last minute, they weren't there....my heart sunk. I was walked down the isle by my son...oh my heart was full as his new Mama in Love was on the left and His Mama on the right. I sat down feeling so sad that Jackie wasn't there....then I heard whispers...."Diane"....someone poked me from the rear on my shoulder (Jo) and said, "there she is".....and there they stood to my right.....they snuck to sit next to me just before the bride came down the stairs with her Daddy.
It really was a beautiful venue!!! I just love being outside and in the sun, and barefoot!.....so it made for a perfect day!!!
It was pretty humorous to me that Gabe, My Brother In Love jumped up to get better pics!!! (thus the empty chair!) Hey we only had a small delegation (8 including the Groom!)!!!! He became a second shooter!!! I know that it pisses off the "real" photographers (not saying it did...but it can), but heck...loosen up and enjoy the moment...don't let the little stuff bug ya!!! I certainly wasn't going to let ANYTHING ruin the moment for me....you can't hit rewind....and trust me you don't want to try!!! Our hearts are tender things.
I was a happy Mama!!! Proud of my boy man! Proud to have been given the honor to give him life, raise him to love and to serve. God has done a good work in his heart and worked to make him a good husband! A good man!
My Wish for Ben!
May their lives be filled with JOY and love!!!
Thanks to my Brother in Love for taking these pics!