Saturday found us headin' to the weddin' at 4:00 p.m. Click here for some special music.
On our way to the Franklin House in Tucson's Historic Downtown District...
This home is absolutely beautiful and a perfect venue for a wedding, any time of year in Tucson.
|a poignant message to guests|
|place cards for seating|
|wedding party table|
|bride and groom places|
|this was Melissa's place...photo of bride or groom with attendant designated their seat at the table|
|some gifts and a birdcage to receive cards|
|a special surprise for later in the evening....can you guess? remember, the favors are matchboxes!|
|Kristen signs the Guest Book|
The wedding party arrives and the groom and groomsmen gather outside....Special Note: Chiara's dad arranged for this vintage fire truck for photo ops...Chris is an Engineer with Tucson's Rural Metro Fire Department.
We take our seats...
I think they're ready to begin! (I don't have pix of all the attendants coming down the aisle as I somehow lost my video coverage...sorry Ashley, Barbara, Marissa, Shannon, and Gaby!)
Click off "Chapel of Love" if still playing and.....
Click here and you'll hear the processional music!
|beautiful Melissa and handsome Noah|
|darling ring bearer!|
|here comes the beautiful bride!!|
|you're doing great, Dad!|
|lovely mom is on your left in the lavender gown|
|beautiful bridal attendants|
|Mr. & Mrs. Chris Jones at exactly 5:47 p.m.!|
|meet Mr. and Mrs. Jones!|
|lovely Mandy, channeling Audrey!|
|Barbara and Jeff|
|Schotzie and Kristen|
|Wendy and Bill|
|the sweetest sisters and daughters in the world!|
|Kristen and Jamie|
|fabulous friends...Kristen, Wendy, Mandy, Michelle|
God Bless you always, Chiara and Chris....thank you for inviting the Hess family to be part of your wedding preparations and of course the blessed day!
Here are some more pictures of the fantastic bridal bouquet...
Remember these pics from last week?
|detaching brooches from the presentation flower pot given to the bride at her bridesmaid get together a zillion years ago!|
|wiring the brooches for the bouquet|
|making sure these were all pinned down securely|
|beautiful vintage hanky that belonged to Chiara's great grandmother, finished with a pin Melissa had made for Chiara when we were in Germany last year.|
|ready for the aisle!|
Have a beautiful week and I hope to see you next Monday ~ it will be all about the Tea Party and Alice!