I wanted to recap my weekend since I had some fun things going on. First, I attended the wedding of two of my friends, Erin and Nick! I've known Erin since elementary school, and Nick and I were in the same Math Ed major in college! I actually set these two up, so I feel partially responsible for making Saturday's wedding happen :)
The service was at the church that Erin and I grew up in. What a beautiful service!
After the ceremony, we headed to the Richmond Country Club for the reception. The room was decorated beautifully, and their entrance was perfect for two Virginia Tech grads!
They came in to our football entrance song Enter Sandman, and their parents came in to the Hokie fight song! So fun!
Surprisingly, I have no pictures of youth group friends!! I was too busy dancing with them to snap some photos. Overall, a very fun wedding! I wish them all the love and happiness in the world :)
On Sunday, the senior pastor at the church I grew up in preached his last sermon. After 16 years of ministry at Trinity, he and his wife are retiring. I'm so glad I was there for his sermon and reception afterward.
The reception was tailgate-themed since John played football in college and is a big sports fan.
|John's truck where everyone got their drinks|
|Randolph-Macon-themed table (John's undergrad)|
|Duke-themed table (John's divinity school)|
There was also a UVA-themed table (his sons went there) but I couldn't take a picture of it ;) We even got coozies to keep our drinks cold!
Afterward, a few people came up to say a few words about John and Julie. Our youth director, Forrest, was speaking in this photo:
John was a great preacher and very personable. He married Joe and me, and I absolutely love this picture of us during our first kiss at the wedding:
Trinity will miss you, John and Julie! I pray blessings for them in retirement and hope that they will enjoy it. (More on my wedding later...I'm planning a series of posts about my wedding on/around our first anniversary on June 30th.)
The rest of the day was spent at the pool with my mom, watching TV with my dad, and celebrating Father's Day. We went to Dickey's, a barbeque place, for dinner and watched the NBA Finals game together in the evening. It was a relaxing day, but it was nice to be with my dad on Father's Day.
There were a lot of special things that happened this weekend, and I'm so happy I was able to be in Richmond to be a part of everything!
Question for you: What did you do for Father's Day?