This weekend, Tate, Bernie and I traveled to Salem, OR to attend the wedding of two very special people. McKenzie & Treven.
I met McKenzie a couple years ago while she was working for the company that shares the office building I work in. Slowly over time, Bernie and I got to know McKenzie and how sweet she was and fun to be around. We got to know Treven as he and Tate would come to lunch with us for Sushi (yuck). We invited them out on the boat with us a few times and realized that these were people that we would love to spend more time with. This was about the same time that they decided that Sacramento was not the place they wanted to share their life together. They decided to move back home to Salem. We helped them pack and load their U-Haul and as they drove away, hoped that we would see them again someday.
That someday came when they came to Sacramento to share in our special day when they attended our wedding. They closed down the party, polished off the keg and decorated our honeymoon suite. We hugged again as we said good night and promised to keep in touch.
We saw them again this weekend as we flew to Salem to share in THEIR special day. With the threat of rain, we drove to the little vinyard outside of Salem, got lost and barely made it the wedding on time. As we seated ourselves we looked around to see the beauty of the surrounding area. It was absolutely beautiful. The vines, the trees, everything about the countryside was perfect. The sun was warm and the puffy white clouds promised not to drop a single ounce of rain. As the music began, Treven walked to the alter and waited for his bride. As McKenzie was escorted down the stairs from the building, across the grass and up to the alter, the usually non-makup wearing athletic girl was nowhere to be found. All I saw was a beautiful bride in a gown of ivory with a bouquet of fresh spring flowers of purple, orange, yellow, pink and green. I have never seen her so radient.
We watched and listened as their officiant (McKenzie\’s brother) told stories of their life together and as McKenzie and Treven professed their love for each other, I couldn\’t help but wipe away a few tears from my eyes. It was a beautiful moment. I am so honored to have been invited to share in it.
We danced the afternoon away and into the evening until the party was officially over. We were invited back to the hotel to continue the party spent the next several hours catching up. We talked until McKenzie\’s eyes were so sleepy and we finanly told her that she needed to sleep and sent them to bed. We promised again to be sure to keep in touch and left them with hugs and well wishes.
McKenzie & Treven, we wish you all the very best. We will see you again soon.
We love you…
Renee & Tate
To see more photos of the wedding, click here: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/litlone873/slideshow?.dir=/f1e2scd&.src=ph