Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Wedding–August 20, 2011

Jim’s daughter, Robin Meacham, and Paul Crabb joined their lives and families in a beautiful ceremony at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs at 3:00 on a warm Saturday afternoon.

When they were both in elementary school, Paul was my son Josh’s best friend. Robin spent every other weekend with us and that’s when she got to know Paul. They’ve been friends for a long time! We are proud and happy to welcome Paul as an “official” member of the family!

In the days leading up to the wedding…

Robin’s personal shower was given by my sister Ann at her house. Below are Marilia (my niece), Robin, Tashi (Marilia’s daughter) and Berta (my cousin).

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My sister, Ann, and I got out our sewing machines a few days before the wedding and made some table decorations for the reception:

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Jim, Robin and Maid-of-Honor Lynette at the rehearsal dinner:

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Groomsman Todd, Best Man Josh, and Groom Paul arrived at the church less than 30 minutes before the ceremony! Hurry, guys!


Meanwhile, Robin was putting the final touches on her jewelry, while her new step-daughter, Arianna, talked to the Photographer, Karen.

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Proud Dad and beautiful daughter:


The Wedding Party – back row is Todd, Paul, Robin and Josh. Front row is Lynette, Arianna and Manda

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Our family – back row are sons Josh and Zach, front row is Robin, me, Jim and Paul


Me, with Josh and Zach at the reception:


Robin and her son Jacob dancing:


The Bride and her Dad dancing:


It was indeed a Very Special Day – congratulations to the new family! We hope you will be as happy together as your dad and I.