|Another Rinek Family wedding! Most of the family--aunts, uncles and cousins--gather in the hotel lobby before the event. Unfortunately, lots of cousins could make it to the wedding. Sometimes life just gets in the way.|
|The bride and her father walk down the sun-drenched aisle.|
|The newlyweds, Lisa and Topher Rinek.|
"L heart T" (Lisa loves Topher and Topher loves Lisa) was the theme of another Rinek wedding gathering, this time in the Texas Hill Country town of Dripping Springs where Lisa's and Topher's family and friends came to together in celebration of these two becoming husband and wife.
|This vintage vignette at the reception is a dreamy idea for a sweet honeymoon.|
|Blooming Texas Bluebells.|
|The Rinek siblings; Bob, Peter, Amy, Mitch and Tom. May the sun always shine down on you.|
|F.O.G. Mitch, Lisa, Topher and M.O.G. Nancy|
The sun's rays stretched through the vast blue sky, shining down on the beautiful couple standing under a gazebo surrounded by blooming Texas bluebells. The gazebo, adorned with grape vine and a bouquet of white flowers from roses to baby's breath, served as the alter.
|Great-tailed grackles whistle and chirp throughout Austin and Hill Country.|
cadence of the bible readings and blessings. The Wedding Song filled the guests' hearts-- "Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again. There is love...." A beautiful song for a tranquil evening wedding where even the great-tailed grackles chimed in with their own love calls and chants.
|Members of the wedding party happily waiting their turn for pictures with the newlyweds.|
|'Tis a gift to be simple.|
|Cousins Kevin, Cristy and Kelly posing by the babbling brook.|
|A grand barn for a wedding reception, Texas style--indeed!|
|One of the cozy cottages for calming pre-ceremony jitters and final wedding details.|
|Cascading fairie roses.|
|Topher with his older brother and Best Man, Andy. Beards seem to run in the Rinek family.|
|The cake and the bouquet.|
|Thr cowboy sings a love song.|
|A tabletop bouquet.|
Writer's Note: The Wedding Song was written in 1969 by Noel Paul Stookey, of the Folk Singing Trio 'Peter, Paul and Mary'. He wrote it for co-member Peter's wedding, where Paul was the Best Man.
|Happy bride-check. Happy groom-check. Happy aunt of the groom raising a toast with a lavender-blueberry lemonade, laced with a touch of voka--check, check and check!|
|Cocktails served before the wedding--lemonade slushies! My favorite, of course, was the lavender blueberry-lemonade.|