Summer would not be complete without at least one wedding invitation. I’m at an age where we are now receiving invites from our friends for their children’s nuptials. It’s funny how when I was “younger” I was a bridesmaid in quite a few weddings, and then there was a period of attending the 2 time/3 time around weddings which were fun parties given by the seasoned couples, and of course the destination weddings, which were always a nice excuse to have a quick get away weekend.
Saturday we attended the wedding of Kyndall Powell-Hicks, the daughter of Calvin & Cynthia Powell-Hicks. Reggie’s family and Cynthia’s family have roots in North Carolina and have know each other for years. The bride and groom met at Oakwood University, Reggie’s Alma mater, so for Reggie it was a mini reunion seeing lots of friends and catching up, matter of fact 30 plus years earlier he attended Cynthia and Calvin’s wedding at the same church, Westwood Methodist.
I have always loved weddings, everything from the gowns, cake, decor, music, and of course the flowers. For the most part everyone is in a good mood and on their best behavior, and you have an excuse to put on a pretty frock.
Although I did not have a traditional wedding, we eloped to the beautiful island of Kauai, I have thought about having a vow renewal ceremony at some point, just so I can get the wedding “envy” out of my system. We will celebrate 25 years in a few days and I had wanted to do something this year, but do to so much other stuff going on in our life, this was not the year. Perhaps we will do something for our 26th or 27th or perhaps I will be the “mother of the bride” one day and get my fix. Until then I will have to be satisfied when I get that oversized envelope, our names in calligraphy, specialty stamp, and beautiful response card for another fabulous wedding.