Monday, March 19, 2012

Come To Mikey's Wedding

It was a fabulous weekend and I got lots of pictures and stories to share...but I know you guys are really, mostly interested in Mikey's wedding...so I won't keep you in suspense...

Due to circumstances I'll explain later, Meg and I ended up having to take a hotel room far, far from the wedding location. The morning of the wedding found us chomping at the bit to get out of 'the city'...but by the time we got everything situated in the pickup so it all fit, we were later than what I was really comfortable with. I figured we would be cutting it close to get to the wedding on time. (Eeekkk!) We roared up the road...
Leaving the city behind and winding our way into the desert...

The kiddo and I dressed in all of our cowgirl finery...



It wasn't hard to find the wedding location...Thankfully!
Not a surprise to see an extensive number of pickups at this wedding...
The other guests were already seated and the mounted entourage in place...
A stunning mule...and she was Dun too...I was drooling over her a little...
The riders formed an aisle for the wedding party...
Here comes the handsome groom...
Da, da, da-tada...
Da, da, da-taaaa.....
Da, da, da-ta-da...da, da, ta-da....
Look at how awesome that dress was...
Wade's horse was like...'Oh hellll no' when he saw all of that gown fluttering in the wind...
Which of course, prompted numerous comments about a 'Runaway groom'...Maybe not because he wanted to of course. LMAO!

But the ceremony went off without any run-aways...or bronc rides...
The beautiful bride...
And her handsome groom (with his brother)...
Mercy had the cutest cross tied into Smoke's mane...
The guests...
Although, about an equal number of us were up on the road taking pictures...so it was quite a turnout. ;-)

Married!...Wade's poor horse, he was pretty much over 'the dress' and then the wind came up and blew it right toward him...he was pretty sure it was going to swallow him whole...
Did ya notice that not only were Mikey and Mercy bareback...they were barefoot as well? Those two are awesome like that ya know!!!

The happy family...
And there they go...
While the wedding party was off taking pictures, everyone else drove back up the road to where the trailers were parked for the reception...
There is a gap in my pictures for awhile, because Meg and I got to visiting with other guests...of course it's no surprise that Mikey and Wade know such interesting people, but Wow! So many interesting and nice people to visit with in one spot? It was too much fun!

The cake was sooo pretty...
Cutting the cake...
Wade was nice...there was a lot of people yelling for him to smash it...but he didn't...not really...
Saving the top to put in the freezer for next year...
We got rounded up for a few pictures together...
And then, Mikey and family loaded up because they were taking a mini-vacation/honeymoon. Meg and I stopped to visit a friend who lived nearby for a bit and then roared across the valley ourselves...
The day was young...we still had plans. ;-)

19 comments:

Allenspark Lodge said...

Thank you for the post!

We had been wondering if it actually happened. Looked like a wonderful wedding. Glad we could see some of it!

Bill

Paint Girl said...

What an awesome wedding!! I am so glad you got to go and share in their wonderful day! I just love the whole horseback wedding!!
I am so happy for Mikey and Wade. Thank you so much for sharing!

Shirley said...

Thanks so much for this post! What a wonderful wedding, and you and your daughter look beautiful.
I love that Mikey and Mercy were bareback and barefoot- and that there was a touch of green for St. Patrick's day in the cake. And of course, some pink!

Reddunappy said...

Thank you for sharing!!
What a beautiful Wedding!!

Cut-N-Jump said...

I am glad you were able to attend the wedding and get pictures. Knowing the wind had been blowing like crazy at our place all weekend, then rain and hail on Sunday, looking at the pics I thought "She has to be FREEZING!" I know I would have been.

Glad it all went off without any problems. Love the cake, the dress and well, all of it.

Congratulations to the happy couple and their family.

Mikey said...

Such great pictures!!! Thank you girls so much for everything!!! It was just amazing to see you again, and you better hurry up on your snowbird status :)
Had a giggle at Wade's horse spooking at that dress. I offered as we rode out to take pics that if anyone was riding a green horse, feel free to ride close to me :) Never pass up a training opportunity, lol.
We had such a great time and are SO HAPPY!!! It was all perfect, especially having you girls there. We're planning a trip up that way in July, so we'll catch you at a rodeo and you'll know we're there by all the whoopin and hollering :)
Love you girls so much!!!

BK said...

All i could think of when i read the "aw hell no" was my boyfriend doing his gabriel inglecias impression.... lol! great pictures tho, congrats to Mikey and Wade!

in2paints said...

What a beautiful wedding! I wish I could convince my other half to do a horse wedding... the beach was as close as I could get. Congratulations to the happy couple!

fernvalley01 said...

Beautiful pictures! thanks for sharing them!

Funder said...

You know, I have never actually seen wedding pictures and thought "I wish I'd done that" or even "I wish I'd been there" but NOW I HAVE. What an awesome fun wedding! Married bareback and barefoot, to a handsome cowboy - you rock Mikey!

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing their day with the rest of us. Great pictures and looks like a fun fun day!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'm so glad you went and took pictures. Everyone looked great, including that cake! Makes me want to get married again. Maybe I should renew my vows just for the horseback ride and the cake.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the story and great pictures.

Lucky you, in person!
~spotz58

Crystal said...

Oh that looks like such a fun wedding! Thanks for the post and the pics, almost like being there...almost.

kbryan said...

What wonderful photos, I am so glad that you posted the photos, it looks like it was an absolutely perfect wedding. Thank you.

Laura said...

Great pics! What a fun looking wedding!!! I can't believe how grown up Meg looks - we haven't seen her in a while, I don't think!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Such a wonderful wedding! Mikey is a really beautiful bride and that cake is just amazing!! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Anonymous said...

SO cool, thank you for sharing!! I love that you got to go, it looked like a wedding that was so "Mikey"!! ;-)
~Ranch Girl~

gtyyup said...

So awesome that you two got to go to the wedding!! Great photos...glad you shared them!