A Fairytale Wedding

My youngest grandchild/granddaughter got married in a lovely, sweet ceremony on New Year’s Eve in Iowa.  Sadly, I didn’t get to attend (the first of my grandchildren that I’ve missed), but between the cold/snow, Covid and my age – it just wasn’t to be.

I was blessed to get many pictures, have a video chat with my granddaughter and my DIL the day before the wedding and another with everyone at the restaurant after the wedding.

The wedding was inside at Des Moines Botanical Gardens and the setting was just gorgeous.

Her Dad (#3 son) performed the ceremony and her two brothers (#2 & #5 grandsons) gave her away.  There was only immediate families at the service (Covid) and I’m anxious to see some of the professional photos with the entire family.

There was quite a lot of snow outside and Ariel (granddaughter) wanted some pictures in the snow…. so they got in the car and drove to snow.

Ariel brought Noah to Alabama in the late spring to meet me.  Ariel is a P.E. teacher and Noah is an engineer.  Handsome groom, beautiful bride! 💞

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Awwww! She is a beautiful bride and the pictures are perfect! Love them all!


Beautiful wedding pics, Iris. Your granddaughter is a gorgeous bride and her groom is so handsome! I just love her wedding dress and the way her hair is fixed. I know you missed being there but I am so glad they found ways to include you in the wedding! Look forward to more pics.

jodie filogomo
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Oh, these are marvelous. Of course it would be better to have been there in person, but how wonderful that you could have a video chat beforehand!! Technology can be a good thing.


Well, Iris – you’re right – what a BEAUTIFUL wedding! Handsome groom, beautiful bride! Your lovely pictures did my heart good on a blustery, snowy morning. Something about seeing these bright-eyed young people start their life together was just the shot in the arm I needed today. Thank you for sharing your pictures and good news. 🙂 Also, I enjoyed your post about your inspirations – I agree with you there, too. People in serving/helping professions make this world a better place every single day! A warm hug to you, Iris! I don’t always get time to read around the… Read more »