Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Whirlwind Weekend Wedding

Posted on: August 21, 2013

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Hubby and I left early Saturday morning so we could attend the Wedding of my 2nd cousin Kyton Carolina, who was getting married to Shivon Anderson in Mt. Vernon, NY.  We wanted to be on the road before 9:30 am so that we could cross the GW Bridge before noon…unfortunately it didn’t happen.

Delaware Memorial Bridge

It was smooth sailing going across the Delaware Memorial Bridge

New Jersey

Driving the New Jersey Turnpike wasn’t too bad either…until Exit 11 and that’s when the backup occurred due to road construction!

New York City

Finally the skyline of NYC

George Washington Bridge

Crossed the GW way off schedule

We finally made it to New Rochelle at 1:00 pm. but with less than an hour to relax and converse with our friends before dressing.  Sherri and I sat outside and had a Barcardi Mojito which definitely helped me unwind, hubby stay inside and talked with Curtis.


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Now I am ready for a Wedding

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I cleaned up nicely – right?!

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We made it to the Church a little late but thankfully we didn’t miss any of the ceremony.

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The Groom anxiously awaiting his Bride

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The Bride taking that nervous walk down the aisle

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“With This Ring I Thee Wed”

Unity Candle

Extinguishing the Unity Candle

The First Kiss

“You May Salute Your Bride!”

Jumping the Broom

Time to Jump The Broom

jumping the broom

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kyton Carolina!

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My cousins

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Hubby with my aunt and grandmother of the Groom

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My 2nd and 3rd cousins

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Unfortunately my family fun ended abruptly when our son called to tell us he was rear-ended in the school parking lot after football practice.  Hubby and I never made it to the reception at Glen Island Park instead we turned around and headed back to Delaware.

Delaware Memorial Bridge

Crossing back over the Delaware Memorial Bridge at sunset

What a WWW – Whirlwind Weekend Wedding!

BTW – Kyton was a Jr. Usher in our Wedding 23 years ago – talk about feeling old!

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18 Responses to "Whirlwind Weekend Wedding"

Ahhhhhhhhhhh Joisey. I miss it. But looks like a grand time was had by all 🙂

Yes, good ole Joisey and NewYawk!

Oh, I just LOVE a wedding…everyone looked fantastic! BTW…love how you unwind…♥

Thank you, and I wasn’t the one driving….lol

The bride + groom look wonderful! it looks like despite the traffic, you had a wonderful time. How great it is to have family not too far away. I love weddings, they are such happy occasions. thanks for sharing!

Thank you, I love getting together with family to celebrate good times and this definitely was one of them. Enjoy the rest of your day my dear.

Gorgeous wedding! Ive never seen the ‘jumping the broom’ tradition though. What does that mean?

Thank you my dear. “Jumping the Broom” is an African Tradition, the Bride and Groom jump over the broom into a new life and sweeps away the past. Click on the words “Jump The Broom” for a more details. Have a fantabulous evening.

You have a Nice looking Fam! Loving your pictures, these are with your new cam? Congratulations to the Both of them! Family is of God.

Thank you, yes these pics were taken with the new camera – how do they look, I am still learning the features. Have a fantabulous evening.

How wonderful, I love weddings, it bring the best in people as it is a celebration of love and wishes for happy future. Thank you for sharing… Sara

Thank you, I love coming together as a family at Weddings – so much love and gaiety!

Yes you did clean up nicely – no surprise!
What a beautiful wedding – great pics!!
Hope your son is fine and the ding on the car is minimal.

Thank you my dear. My son is fine and so is his car, the other driver’s not so much….insurance drama now!!!!

Glad he is fine!
As for insurance drama, in the words of Scooby Doo “Rut Row”…

I know….that and a court appearance next month!

Beautiful bride, and love the pic of you and your husband by the light too. I see those photography skills are coming on really well!

Thank you, practice makes perfect and am still learning.

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