I just got in from Texas. The family and I drove down to see my mom and dad get remarried on November 23rd (a year after they met “again” on Black Friday). Crazy…but not so crazy.
My original toast went a little something like, “I don’t believe in accidents. It was in God’s plan for you two to meet last year. One of my favorite quotes is something about (this is where it got jumbled because I was trying to recite it from memory after a rum and coke), ‘When my child asks me who my first love was, I don’t want to have to pull out a photo album, I want to be able to point across the room and say that’s him.’ I’m glad you guys will have that. Ladies and gentleman, to my parents, the Robinson’s, together again.”
Since my toast was a little shaky (I hate public speaking), even though my parents liked it, I decided to blog in honor of their reunion.
My brothers, my sister, then I walked in separately in lieu of bridesmaids. My sister is glowing for her own reasons;)
Then came the flower girls, my daughter and her second cousins (my mom’s sister’s daughters). They made a last second change in the plans and came out together. It was so funny, but so cute.
Then came the bride, my beautiful mom. She walked to my siblings and I, we all joined hands, and gave her away to my dad.
They said their personal vows.
They exchanged rings. I think they both agreed the rings were better the second time around.
They were Liza and Larry Robinson…again! Reunited by Peaches & Herb came on, and transitioned into I Feel Good by James Brown as they did their first walk/boogie down the aisle as husband and wife.
The rest of the wedding was the usual and unusual (check out Gangnam Style…lol)
A beautiful wedding cake and awesome groom’s cake (even if it was the Yankees, it was nice to see it get cut up).
We had dancing…to the max. They had a live mariachi band and a DJ hooking it up with line dances and Gangnam Style (see link above).
The bouquet/garter toss got a little steamy and shortly after the couple left for their hotel. These were the PG-13 pictures I got.
Everyone had a really good time and a lot of Dos Equis (a few of us didn’t drink it). It was nice to see my mom and dad reignite that spark that started before I was born (hmm…and I guess the reason I was born).
Sorry I can’t include all the pictures of all of the wonderful friends and family that attended. I will link a page with all the pictures later. My mom and dad already thanked everyone that helped this wedding come together. You know who you are, thank you all again!
Mom & Dad,
I pray that God looks over both of you and that you look after each other. I wish you a life of happiness and good health. Know that marriage is only the beginning and not the end of your story. I hope your love and friendship grows stronger and that you continue to grow together. To a wonderful future. Cheers!