Two days later it was time for another wedding. This time with the children. This is my messy house in the midst of getting ready...
First stop, the City Hall where the couple was married civilly (the following Tuesday, they made a trip to Berne, Switzerland to be sealed for time and all eternity in an LDS temple). My gorgeous niece Emilie was radiant and her newly wed husband Nathanael was dashing. They both looked so happy.
We dashed off to the LDS church in Versailles for a short religious ceremony, where our heart strings were strung with a sublime rendition on the violin and piano and poignant words of love from both sets of parents. There was a sweet, yet powerful spirit of love and joy present during the meeting.
As if our emotions hadn't already been sublimely touched, to say it all, this is where the magic began. My sister-in-law Valérie did an amazing job at creating a magical, fairy-tale wedding. Bottom right is the typical French wedding cake, la pièce-montée, a tower of creme-filled puff pastry balls.
2. Nathanael's sister Emilie is an old friend from BYU and we hadn't seen each other in over 8 years. Now we're kind of sisters-in-law. ;)
3. Me on a little bridge over the creek.
4. My mother-in-law Francine and her mom Denise or "Mamie"admiring Valérie's work. Mamie made the 16 illustrations of flowers for the menus.
Once again, we were home at 3 in the morning and slept until 11 a.m. This is just the way French weddings roll. So there you have it. Two weddings in one week and more family celebrations to come the following Sunday. Stay tuned.