Do you ever know when something is a sure thing? Like it’s not a matter of “if” but “when”? That’s how we all felt about David and Betty getting married. David is my (Adrienne’s) father, and it feels weird using his name instead of just calling him Dad. But after seeing just how those two clicked, we all knew that one day we’d be celebrating their big day!
This was definitely a new experience for us! We were used to Dani being in a wedding and photographing it, but this time it was my turn! It was so much fun to be more involved in the planning process. We always love those little touches that make wedding days personal, so it was great to be a bigger part of it. It was my first time actually being “in” a wedding so it was pretty special that it was for my Dad.
The day was definitely a family affair! Both David and Betty had siblings fly in from out of state and David asked both my sister and myself to stand up with him during the ceremony. Let’s just say it was a good thing our make up artist used waterproof everything while doing our make up. We ugly cried practically through the whole ceremony!
As you may know, David was a history teacher for the better part of the last 2 decades. His specialty is world history and he used to put on a yearly tradition called “Day in Africa”. During this day, a husband and wife team would come to class and teach all about Africa and it’s history and culture. Julius and Maxine always made it so much fun! It was a whole production with singing, dancing, and even a touch of dress-up thrown into the mix. My family has known this incredible couple for years. They’re practically like family, so it was only fitting that Julius would officiate the wedding! He also just so happens to be a pastor, so it was perfect.
Our favorite part of the day had to be during the speeches at the reception. Dad always jokes that at my wedding, he’ll tell embarrassing stories of me so it was nice to get to beat him to the punch! Betty’s bestie and matron of honor gave the most heartfelt speech and we’re pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the entire room! And it was a big room!
I have to share a little secret with you… my Dad is a huge goofball! He had planned for months to do “something special” during their first dance. Words can’t capture how awesome his surprise was, so I’ll just let the short video clip at the end of the post do all the talking.
We’re so grateful and honored to welcome Betty and her daughter Angela into our family. We love all guys and we had a blast being able to celebrate with you.
Yeah, it runs in the family.
My sister and I both high fived him at the end of the aisle.
I told you….ugly crying!
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