Congrats to the Saxbys

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!

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One Response to Congrats to the Saxbys

  1. Donna Brooks says:

    Best posting ever, my little bird Jo. You are the chronicler of all things family. Thank you for being our scribe, with every observation filtered through the lens of love. You put feelings into words. It was a beautiful day for everyone privileged to witness such sweet emotions between so many – bride and groom, parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, children, friends. Weddings are wonderful reminders that, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13. I love you, Jo. mom

    Sent from my iPad

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