Now on to the most important part, the beautiful bride. I'm sorry Kate Middleton but you have nothing on Maura. She was drop dead gorgeous. We decided that she would look good in a wet paper sack but of course she dressed up for the occassion. Maura's mother, Margie, passed away in 2003 I believe of breast cancer. I cannot begin to imagine my wedding day without my mother and I wondered how Maura would do it without Margie. Let me assure you that we were not without her. Margie was honored and represented in every part of this wedding. I have never even met her but I could feel her very real presence in each moment throughout the day. The most beautiful way Margie was honored was in Maura's wearing of her mother's wedding dress for the ceremony. Oh it was breath taking. All of us bridesmaids watched in silence with tears in our eyes as she slipped on the dress. How special for Maura and her sweet dad, Ray.
|I am so glad I captured this look. This is when she was walking up behind Jeff for him to see her for the first time. Also when my tears started flowing, no surprise there.|
|When Jeff caught us peeking|
|Maura in her reception dress with her handsome groom|
|another way to honor her mother|