Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wedding In Montana

In contrast to Wedding In Nirvana, let me introduce you to Wedding in Montana.

The setting, the beautiful Blackfoot River, a favorite fishing spot of the bride and groom and the centerpiece of the movie A River Runs Through It. The field behind the river was one of the spots chosen by the Lewis and Clark Expedition to make camp on their way through Montana.

The wedding party, including Dennis who officiated, were all hunting, fishing and rafting compatriots. The dress was river's edge casual. The weather was the best Montana could hope to offer on a quiet Saturday in late September.

Our bride could not have been more beautiful, nor the groom more handsome. The vows included the "Palmer Amendment;" time to hunt and fish. And the bride, bless her, laughingly consented.

The mother of the groom held up well until the bride shed tears of love during the ceremony and then the mother of the groom was a goner.

Glasses of champagne were raised to the couple underneath the cover of a proud Lodgepole Pine surrounded by a chorus of waving Aspen. The father of the groom lent his 40 years of married wisdom to a toast to the couple, "Some say marriage is a 50 - 50 proposition, but it isn't. In marriage each partner must give 100% every day." The father of the bride congratulated both families on their good genes and new additions; while the mother of the bride read a traditional Irish toast.

You didn't expected fM to be quiet did you?
The mother of the groom thanked the bride for "Hell freezing over" (a reference to when she expected her son to get married) and getting her son to remove his fishing cap (he hasn't been seen without one since he was ten).

Surrounded by family and friends, it could not have been a more perfect Montana wedding.

12 Comments:

Blogger Family Curator said...

Congratulations, Mother-in-Law, to you and Mr. Curator and to the newlyweds. What a beautiful word-picture and a lovely photograph. Thank you for sharing such a special day.

September 29, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Lovely photo of what sounds like a lovely event. Thank you for sharing!

September 29, 2009 at 2:08 PM  
OpenID pastprologue said...

That's lovely! Congrats to the happy couple and their happy parents. They will have gorgeous children!

September 29, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you all! I'm very proud and the story is for their children.

Yes, Donner I'm hoping for more granBabies. But then, Denise and Elizabeth, you know how wonderful babies are.

I'll try for WIFI later!

-fM

September 29, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Congrats to all! What a lovely couple and a lovely day. Thanks for sharing your very special day with us fM!

September 29, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Apple said...

Beautiful couple, beautiful setting, beautiful day. Congratulations! May you have many little fishermen in your future.

September 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Jasia:

Is sharing the same as bragging? It was a wonderful day!

-fM

September 29, 2009 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Apple:

Thank you. From your keyboard to God's ears.

-fM

September 29, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Nikki-ann said...

Hey fM :) Congrats to the happy couple...

I watched a programme last night called "Richard Wilson: Two Feet In The Grave" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n3x20 - which was looking at verious aspects of death (mainly funerals etc), but I was reminded of you when Richard got talking about photos of dead people (he'd even put an advert in a newspaper to see how common it was these days).

September 30, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Craig Manson said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the couple. I kinda like that "Palmer Amendment." Wonder if it's too late to get codicil like that to my vows?!

September 30, 2009 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you Craig.

Oh, and I think the statute of limitations has run on your vows my friend.

-fM

September 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

Belated Congratulations!

October 3, 2009 at 5:07 PM  

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