Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Rewind

I'm linking up with Melissa @ Bless this Voignier Nest for Weekend Rewind.

As I mentioned on Friday, Jake, Jackson and I drove to Kansas City this past weekend for a wedding. Jake's mom, a family friend and his brothers and their wives came along as well. 

We stayed at the Kansas City Airport Marriott. This is where the whole family and wedding party stayed as well and also where the rehearsal dinner was.

The view from our hotel room.

We left home on Friday morning and got to the hotel late Friday afternoon. The rehearsal dinner started at 6, so once we freshened up, we headed down for that. It was a beautiful evening and the food was delicious. Here are a few pictures I took from that night.

This was of the cocktail hour before the dinner. The dinner was actually inside, but it was such a beautiful night that we spent a majority of the evening outside.

Grandma (Jake's Mom) holding Jackson. 

The view of the lake from the patio where the rehearsal dinner was.

Jackson having fun out in the grass.

Family picture at the rehearsal dinner.

Jackson and I.

After the rehearsal dinner was over, Jake and I took Jackson upstairs and put him to bed. Our room was right next door to his Mom's, where we all met up after dinner. We brought our monitors so we could hear if Jackson woke up. Jake's brothers and their wives met up with us in his mom's hotel room and we all hung out there for a while.

The next morning, we had breakfast in the hotel restaurant. After breakfast, we went and found a Wal-Mart because we needed to pick up a few things. Then we headed back to the hotel to take Jackson swimming. He enjoyed the pool very much!

After swimming, we headed back to our rooms to get ready for the wedding. The wedding/reception was held at the Weston Red Barn Farm.  It was super hot that evening, unfortunately, but the sky was clear and beautiful and the wedding was very pretty. It was a country/cowboy themed wedding. The attendants wore cowboy boots and we sat on bales of hay during the ceremony. The reception was in the barn on the farm. Here are some pictures.

The beautiful view during the ceremony.

Walking from the barn to where the ceremony took place.

The ceremony site.

They had their programs on fans and they had bottles of water for the guests because it was so hot out that day.

Pretty flowers lining the center aisle.

The view again.

Jackson during the ceremony.

The pastor, groom and groomsmen.

The bridesmaids. (Yes, she had 2 guys on her side)

The flower girl.

The brides father giving her away.

The bride and groom. 

Jackson playing with some straw during the ceremony. He was so good. ☺

The happy bride and groom. ♥

After the wedding ceremony, we walked back over to the barn for the reception. The barn was covered, but still open, so it was hot too. Thankfully there was a breeze and it was better as the sun went down. Here are some pictures from the reception.

The barn that the reception was in.

The front porch of the barn.

Around the property of the farm.

The barn all lit up inside.

Pictures of the bride and groom.

The sweets table.

Centerpieces on the tables.

The Smith Family at the reception. Down front its Amie and Larry (Jake's oldest brother and his wife), Pat and Liz (the middle brother and his wife), then Jake, Jackson and I above them and Jake's mom and Jim (a family friend) next to us.

Jake, Jackson and I outside at the reception.

"Uncle Jim" and Jackson. ☺

Jackson taking a little nap during the reception. So sweet. ♥

The Smith guys. Jake with his 2 brothers. 

The Smith girls (Me, Amie, my MIL Diane and Liz)

After the wedding, we headed back to the hotel. We put Jackson to sleep and then we all hung out in Jake's mom's room again. The next morning we all drove back to St. Louis, stopping for lunch in Richmond (the little town Jake was born in).

We had a great weekend! I hope you did as well! ☺