What’s Left?

May 26th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

What Can I Say?
This past Sunday was the wedding of my youngest niece, Hannah.  It was held at “An Enchanting Evening” - a wedding and special occasion venue just outside of Roland, AR on Hwy. 300. It is a beautiful, rustic setting, with the main window in the central area featuring a captivating view of Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle. It is a beautiful setting. You can have your event indoors or outdoors. We choose outdoors although we weren’t sure if the weather would cooperate. Not only did it cooperate, it was spectacular. The clouds parted, the sun came out, the light breeze blew and it was just perfect. The wedding vows were held in an area overlooking a beautiful waterfall and outdoor pool with tables set up around them for the reception afterward. It was just such a special and beautiful evening. I loved having it there - even though I’m sure several people didn’t come because it was about an hour from Beebe and the weather looked very iffy. But, having the people from Beebe that did make it and those helping with the wedding - Gourmet Girls Tiffany Jones and Shannon Ferguson,  along with Laveda Freeman,  and Stephanie Sowell did a great job with the catering;  Sherry and Rick Sowell helping as wedding coordinators (we had two little 2-3 yr.-old-boys as ring bearers and one little 2 yr.-old girl and another flower girl who was about 5 - so we really needed the coordinators). Also, Bro. Russell Hull of the Beebe First United Methodist Church did a great job with the vows and was just a fun person to have around for several hours! The music was performed by John Michael Vance. He did a great job! All the groomsmen and bridesmaid and matron of honor helped with the set-up and it made for a really pretty wedding. Thanks to those that helped with the Polaroid camera photos (yes they now have digital Polaroid cameras with instant pictures). It was used at the wedding book to help document those who were there. My son, Christian, who took the wedding video with the added “guest” of a bright green lizard with red under his chin - who entertained us as we awaited the beginning of the ceremony. We  all had so much fun! It was nice to share this important family occasion with friends, family from near and far, and especially our friends from Beebe. Thank you all so much for taking the time to come out and enjoy this occasion with all of us!  It is a great memory to have and we’re very pleased you all were a part of it!
Now - onward to the summer!
Go to your happy place!
See you next week!