Best wishes to my sweetest cousin, Kelly Rae and her new hubby, Patrick Saxby!
All her family, our family, their family and then some were present yesterday afternoon at the Cotton Warehouse in Monroe for the lovely nuptials. Kelly looked angelic, like Grace Kelly (but prettier), in her grandmother’s wedding gown. Patrick couldn’t have looked more debonair in his uniform (he’s a 1st Lieutenant). Their vows were so sweet…heartfelt and imbued with a little humor (Patrick has the most endearing personality).
After the big kiss, drinks and hors d’ouevres were served outside. The weather was chilly but didn’t dampen our spirits. They served a delicious white zinfandel and a fruity, delightful muscato, among other things. The buffet dinner was fabulous! I’m seldom one to crow about the quality of wedding food, but WOW! The grilled chicken cutlets, delish; the squash, truly yummy; the mashed potatoes, rich and savory; and the salad, refreshing.
After dinner, we watched Kelly and Patrick’s first dance. Papa cut in and danced with Kelly too…it was hard not to get teary-eyed watching that.
Fast forward to the cake. The groom’s cake was chocolate and the main event featured a moist, fantastic buttercream cake.
I love Patrick’s family. They know how to celebrate and really express their joy for each other. It’s wonderful to see such a close-knit group and party with them. My only regret is that MY Patrick wasn’t feeling well, forcing us to leave before the real dancing ensued. Regardless, love was in the air that night, and it feels like Mr. and Mrs. Saxby will have a glorious, long life together full of laughter and love. As it should be.
Bless you, Kelly KooKoo! We love you!
Bless you too, Patrick!