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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mark and Robin's Wedding 10/23/21

Hello Blog Friends,  As you can see from the title,  there was an awesome wedding this past Saturday.  Son Mark and Robin got married!!!  The wedding was absolutely beautiful.  It was held at the Red Gate Farm in Friendsville, Tennessee for about 40 guests, beginning at 4 pm.  This Mama of the Groom was SO excited --and it was one of best weddings I've ever been to in every respect... 

Both Mark and Robin are in their 50's --- so they wanted to have a wedding made perfect by and for them.  I call it a "Mark-Robin Wedding" in every respect.  It was informal (so many of the guests even wore cowboy boots, including the bride)!!

The setting was awesome.  It truly was  a gorgeous farm setting on an amazing Fall Day.  And the flowers/decorations/picture/posters made the setting even more beautiful, using the theme throughout with a color scheme of oranges and teals. I loved the sunflowers!!!

I have tons of pictures including many of the beautiful Fall setting,  and at the reception following the ceremony. The reception was a fantastic BBQ Dinner with all of the trimmings...Following that was the dance.  Most of us 'oldies' left a little early --but the dance went on!!!!

Today I picked out just a few pictures to share.. Hope you enjoy them!!!  My Joy was seeing all of the love and happiness in these two 'kids'...May they have many more years of this special love including many adventures together--while sitting by the campfire and eating S'mores (especially when Mom is there).

Meet Mr. and Mrs.  Mark Wilhite - October 23, 2021

An example of all of the beautiful posters throughout the venue

The Mother of the Groom --excited to be heading to the wedding

Another view showing the perfect setting for a wedding; See the water??? SO peaceful!

Anticipation!!!  Waiting for that beautiful woman to come down the isle!!

There she comes being escorted by her two handsome sons,  Joey and Zach.

I wonder if Pastor Justice is asking Robin if she is sure of this???  ha ha

Mark and Robin ALWAYS find time to laugh!!!!   Wonder what she said????

Robin and Mark wrote their own vows

Mark had a hard time getting through his vows. He is emotional --like his Mom!!!

He put a ring on her finger!

She put a ring on his finger!

Introducing  Mr. and Mrs.  Mark Wilhite

Now you may KISS the BRIDE

They did it!!!!!! 

Later,  after dinner,  we had the Mom/Son dance!  Mom is crying again!!

The Bride's Cake

The Groom's Cake

Read the quote!!!  NO EXPLANATION needed!!! ha ha

Mark and his Brothers, Jeff and Bert.  Best Friends Forever!!!

Another love of Mark's life,  one of his adorable Granddaughters,  Vivian Lee

Hope you enjoyed the pictures... It was truly a marvelous wedding!  I dedicate this post to Mark and Robin... I love you both so very much!!!




George said...

It was a wonderful wedding, and it's great to officially have Robin in the family.

Shug said...

Everything about this post speaks Love. I am so happy for Mark and Robin...as well as your family. such a beautiful wedding and the groom was so handsome and his bride was beautiful. Great picture of you!! I know this thrills your heart to see them so happy. thanks for sharing the wedding with us.. hugs

Brenda S said...

What a beautiful wedding! Your son looks so very happy. Sure does a Momma's heart good when their kids are happy, no matter how old they are. Congratulations, Betsy, on your new daughter!

Sally Wessely said...

Betsy, this all made my heart so happy! I think I might have tears in my eyes too. Truly, I’m rejoicing with you all. Best wishes to Mark and Robin!

This wedding is truly beautiful in every way.

Fun60 said...

Wonderful to have a good news post. It just fills the heart with joy. What a fabulous day you all had.

Arkansas Patti said...

Best wishes to the happy bride and groom. I know you have been delighted with this pairing from the get go. Lovely wedding, lovely mother of the groom.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh how very beautiful . The mother /son dance brought a tear to my eyes as well. Betsy, you look beautiful in that outfit .

Ann said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. Wonderful photos. It looks like they had the perfect day. The mother of the groom looks absolutely beautiful too :)

Chatty Crone said...

Awe that was so wonderful - congrats to them!

Robin said...

Thank you so Mom for being with us on our special day !! It was PERFECT! ❤️ Love you

Robin said...

Thank you mom for this post about our wonderful day !! Mark and I are so thankful that you got to spend our AMAZING day with us !! I am so blessed to be such a part of a GREAT family ! ❤️

Ginny Hartzler said...

I had a ball, thanks for inviting us! My, Vivian has grown so much! This is my kind of wedding, comfortable and no pressure. It all looks perfect. And YOU are so beautiful!! You also match Mark! i also love the cakes.

William Kendall said...

Congratulations to Mark and Robin.

Dorothy said...

Such a lovely wedding for them! Congratulations to them and Best Wishes for many happy years together!

David said...

Betsy, Congratulations to Mark and Robin as well as to the mother of the groom! Nice photos and an attractive setting too. Love the cakes...and your styling blue jacket. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Betsy said...

I know how much. you already have loved Robin and now she's your daugher! Congratulations to all of you. It looks like a beautiful wedding and the happiness jumps off the photos.
I'm so happy for all of you.
Blessings and hugs,

Marcia said...

What a wonderful occasion to celebrate so well. Congratulations to them both and to you as well.

Judy said...

What a joyous occasion. Congratulations. October 23 was my grandparents' anniversary and they had a long and happy marriage.

eileeninmd said...

What a fun wedding, congrats to Mark and Robin!

Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely post, fabulous photographs.
Many congratulations to the happy couple, and my good wishes to you Betsy.

All the best Jan

Linda said...

Aww, congratulations! They look so happy!

Lady Di Tn said...

Beautiful post and great photos. Wish I had gotten a pc of each cake. I bet they were yummy, Peace be with you and Wishing them a wonderful life together,