Thursday, July 31, 2014

Eric and Chelsea's Rehearsal Dinner at Mom and Dad's House

The Craig Duncan Band
They played at Tyler and my rehearsal dinner as well. They did a great job!

The appetizers
Check out that watermelon sculpture!

I think Max has a little crush on Tara

Max loved playing with William and Ashley's puppy

We had lots of family travel from very far away to help us celebrate Eric and Chelsea's big day. We are so thankful for them!

Max enjoyed playing with Eli

Ted, one of Mom and Dad's friends, served wine and did some wine tastings.

The "welcome speech"

The prayer before dinner

The food was absolutely delicious!
There was Allison's famous shrimp and grits, beef tenderloin, grilled veggies, Susan's marinated veggie salad, Karol's strawberry jello salad, and more. 

Dawn and Mark Flora, Mom and Dad's college friends

Mom and the Philips'

Eric's high school buddies

The Dukes

Eric and our cousin, Tyler

Our Indiana family

Brand new cousins!

What's a party without cake?!
We also had gourmet popsicles for dessert and they were yummy!

Mom with the Baker's, the Rountree's, the Bond's, and Ted

Pam and Chuck Rountree

Cheers to the Bride and Groom!

Time for speeches...
Dad gave a really nice speech about gaining another daughter and grandchild.


Gail and Johnny Williams, Chelsea's parents

Cheers to the happy couple!

The Roast
The Matrons of Honor roasted Chelsea

A toast from the Best Man

Uncle Eric Marries Chelsea

Eric married Tressa Chelsea Williams on July 12, 2014. He also gained a daughter that day, Tressa Kate. They got married at Historic Rock Castle in Hendersonville and the reception followed overlooking the lake.

Max was the ring bearer and Tressa Kate was the flower girl

The wedding party

What a handsome little guy! It was 95 degrees outside that day and I thought there was no way Max would leave on his 3 piece suit, but he did. He was proud of it and liked looking like the big guys (groomsmen). Just in case, I was armed with lots of candy, and every time he took a good picture he got a gummy worm. He couldn't have done any better taking pictures or being a ring bearer. We were so proud of him!

Check out Tressa Kate's custom made dress. It even has Chelsea and Eric's initials monogrammed on the train.

There's no way they could be any cuter!

Family Photos

The Ceremony:

It was all business getting down that aisle. Tressa Kate was very excited about it, but Max just knew he had a job to do. He did it very well!

They made it down the aisle. I didn't think Max would want to stand up there with the wedding party for the whole ceremony, but he did and was quiet too. I couldn't have been more proud of my handsome little guy!

Here comes the Bride!

I think he was trying to figure out what was in that box.

Just beautiful!

Saying their vows

You may kiss the Bride
Announcement as Mr. and Mrs. Eric Alexander

I know Max was thinking, "Now do I get cake?"

Family Tree

Taking a rest

Dinner with the Bride and Groom

Max surprised me again when he wanted to do nothing but dance all night with the kids.

I wanted to dance with him so bad, but he kept telling me, "No, Mommy, you sit down!"

He really loved dancing with Mom and Dad's neighbor, Caymen, too.

First Dance

Mother Son Dance

Cutting the Cake

Eating cake with Pal