Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kyra Attends A Wedding!

We had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Nicole Parker and Seth Redford last night in San Juan Capistrano, and Kyra did great! Nicole and her family are longtime friends of Geoff and his family, so it was definitely a joyous event for everyone! Geoff and I went to high school with Nicole and her friend Katie Redford and, after all these years, Nicole married Katie's brother Seth. Seth is a trained Marine and World Champion ballroom dancer, and he certainly takes pride in his military background. Nicole is a talented actress, singer, and comedienne. You may have seen her on MadTV or as the green witch, Elphaba, in Wicked on Broadway.

It was a beautiful wedding with so many personal touches. The Bride and Groom's dog, Roxy, was even a flower girl! So cute! Kyra stayed happily occupied by her books and snacks during the brief ceremony, and then she absolutely LOVED picking up rose petals from the aisle after the wedding. The only problem came when the staff needed to sweep up the petals to get the reception tables set up. Kyra was NOT a happy girl when the petal collecting ended, but she perked back up pretty quickly. She was pretty distracted by everything going on around her, so she wasn't too interested in eating. But she had so much fun running around, dancing with the other kids, and just generally taking it all in. She did amazingly well staying up late (we didn't get home and put her in bed until around 10pm), but it would've been nice if she could've at least held out until cake time! Oh well...Maybe we're owed a delicious dessert one of these days!

The Tipper family really doesn't go anywhere without a camera, so here are more than a few photos for your viewing pleasure!

She was adored by many of the wedding guests, including the one who took this cell phone picture of her and kindly emailed it to me!
Cuddles with Grandma & Grandpa
Keeping Kyra occupied before (and during) the ceremony! She did great throughout the ceremony!
Collecting flower petals from the aisle after the ceremony
Kyra LOVED collecting petals, and didn't want to stop, even though the staff was trying their best to sweep it all up and set up the reception tables...
This is one of Mommy's favorite pictures!
She'd collect a few petals, and then excitedly run to Mommy to hand them over
"Mommy, Mommy! Look! I got flower petals!"
"Here you go, Mommy. Pretty flower petals for you!"
And then the fun flower petal collecting finally had to end...and she was less than thrilled!
But she was back to happy pretty quickly!
Seth Redford, the Groom
All the guys (and Roxy, the flower girl/dog), looking very official!
The Bride, Nicole Parker
Here comes the Bride!
Sealed with a kiss!
Presenting: Mr. & Mrs. Redford!
Kyra & Nicole

Dessert anyone? The table looked amazing! Filled with various flavors of "cake pops" and other treats! Too bad we had to leave before they cut the cake...
A gift for the newlyweds. Nicole starred as "Elphaba" (the green witch) on Broadway.
Seth is not only a trained Marine, but also a World Champion ballroom dancer! Such a talented couple!

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