by Pa Rock
Tim and Erin were married in their apartment last night, and while the setting was simple, the ceremony was one of the most beautiful that I have ever witnessed. The vows were personal and carefully scripted by the bride and groom. The minister, whom Tim referred to as "The Priestess," took the couple's words and made them the binding contract that is marriage. Tim had selected a very appropriate quotation about love from Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms that his friend Chad read into the ceremony.
One of the nicest things about this simple wedding was having the opportunity to meet everyone. I had the chance to become acquainted with Erin's parents, her sister and brother-in-law, and her niece. They are such great people, and I know that Tim was drawn to Erin, in part, by the acceptance and warmth of her family. I also got to meet some of Erin's friends and visit with a couple of Tim's buddies. It's amazing how much you can learn about your son when his buddies are relaxed and telling tales!
The happy couple hosted a very nice reception dinner at Figlio's Restaurant in Kansas City. The group was small enough that I was able to chat with most who were there, and listen in on many of the conversations. All in all, it was instrumental in helping me to know my son and his beautiful bride better.
Tim and Erin, I wish you much happiness! Erin, welcome to the family!