but from our house to yours:
so i dropped in to say goodmorning to jana and the girls
. . . or at least jana!
"i've never felt more welcomed anywhere i've ever been. this is like a caribbean mayberry"
so many highlights:-finding sea glass on the shores;-seeing mary's face just LIGHT UP when mike finally walked through those airport gates;-hearing hip-high kids call out "miss mary, miss mary" around every bend;-munchie's hamburgers (and visiting with munchie's owner, morris, each day on our way in + out of the mission house)-bingo at captain jacks,-that MOST DELICIOUS chicken curry quiche at the incredibly charming hope town coffee house;
-playing KNOCK card game with mike + mary- paul reading in the yellow chair;-going to thanksgiving dinner via boat and hearing those local stories OMG! the funniest stuff EVER!;-the homemade bread and coconut pie made by the grocery store owner (vernon, who also happens to be the minister)-and YES! being there for the town's annual box car derby celebration [there's one big hill aptly named Big Hill] . . .
looking good, jenny + daniel!
palmyra, missouri: from what i've seen, palmyra is chock-a-block full of great folks, and it's gotten to be like a SilverBox second home. we've documented several AMAZING weddings there in the past couple of years . . .
the most recent of which was:
jessica + andrew's wedding!!!
check out these beautiful details:
and jessica + andrew before the ceremony:
amy and i get a kick out of tracing that word-of-mouth process that leads us from one wonderful couple to the next . . . my palmyra trips started with lacy + brian (that was before we'd switched to canon's top-of-the-line digital cameras and before the silver lining blog)
followed by jenny + adam, married in the same church as lacy + brian, located just across the street from adam's family car dealership (click on each couple's name for a walk down silver lining lane)
and jenny's cousin, katie, was married to alphonse in her folks' backyard . . . dressed in cowboy boots and surrounded by boot-clad flower-bubble girls
and then there was amy + mark, married on the front porch of the meyer farmhouse in bowling green; their wedding included a stop to feed their cows in wedding attire
and that brings us back to jessica + andrew: mark is andrew's brother and was best man at jessica + andrew's wedding:
and sister-in-law amy was jessica's attendant (here she is helping andrew and mark's sister get ready):
so much more to share about the wedding . . . cold cold (did I say COLD) day? and yet, bridesmaids stepped outside for these pics:
and jessica gets the silverbox award for "bride braving the coldest weather for outdoor pics":
and here are two GREAT shots by abbie brown, who did an incredible job of assisting that day:
here are a few more of my favorites from the ceremony:
and you've got to see details from the groom's cake:
and this shot of jessica dancing with her dad is one of my favorite father-daughter shots ever:
lots more to see . . . click here for jessica + andrew's wedding slideshow . . . and thanks you all for having SilverBox at TWO lehenbauer weddings!
it's never easy leaving paradise.