Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Allie & Justin's Wedding Backyard BBQ

*This is totally out of order... still playing catch up with Allie and Justin's wedding!  But whatever...

The night before the wedding, Justin's family hosted a backyard BBQ
 for Allie and Justin for all the family and close friends.
Justin's dad, Dan, and his sister, Jessica, spent all the day
 setting up and decorating for the dinner.
They are so creative and clever and made the backyard look fabulous! 
His mom, Jana, and Jana's sisters catered the entire dinner with Ryan, Jana's brother at the grill.  
The food was absolutely amazing! Seriously, one of yummiest meals I've had in a long time!
They had a smoothie bar too, which was really fun!
After dinner, there was a nice program, 
with Jon, Justin's talented uncle sung one of Allie & Justin's favorite songs.
Ashley and her friend, Craig, performed an original song
 that they wrote just for Allie & Justin which was beautiful!
Ashley and Anise surprised them with a poem that I wrote about being "The Third Wheel" 
and showed funny pictures that went along with the poem. 
Grandpa Pinney made a cameo appearance at the end and stole the show.  
It was a bit funny and a tad bit clever and best of all Allie and Justin were surprised 
and loved it because Anise and Ashley are in so many of their photos
 and both are truly the ultimate Third Wheelers in Allie & Justin's relationship.
Stay tuned and when I catch up with all the wedding stuff, 
I will eventually post the poem with the funny photos of "the third wheels"
 and the video of Ashley singing the song written for Allie and Justin.  
It was a beautiful night and everything turned out so nice!
My only regret is that we didn't get any pictures of the delicious cake pops that Shelby made.
They looked spectacular and were so yummy!
If I can get the recipe from her, I'll be sure to post it!
The soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Larkin.
Kimber took the following photos, which are gorgeous images 
of the tables and decorations that Jessica, Sam and Dan created. 
The sports court never looked so good!
Ryan, the King of the Grill, certainly earned that title with these unbelievable teriyaki chicken kabobs.
The smoothies were a fabulous idea for a warm summer night.
They tasted as delicious as they look!  Yum!
Sitting at the head table enjoying their yummy meal.
Mom and Dad relaxing before the program begins.
The Oklahomans enjoying the festiviies.
We did the chalkboard messages again.
I always get such a kick out of how clever some people can be.
Aunt Lisa and Uncle Kib.
The funny thing about this one is that it is sort of true... JK!
Cute cousins!
High school best friend and one of the best third wheels ever, Anise.
Tino=Justin.
Alizee=Allie.
Anizee=Anise.
Allie, Justin and Anise's nicknames for each other in high school.
Grandpa Pinney and Nancy.
We love calling Jan, Grandpa but I just can't bring myself to calling Nancy, Grandma.
She just seems way too young to be a grandma.
Not that Jan seems old enough to be a grandpa... I mean, he looks way young...  
oh no... I better just stop here or I'm gonna get myself into trouble!!
Anyway, we have been dear friends for almost 20 years, 
and couldn't be more thrilled to call Grandpa Pinney and Nancy family!
Caitlin Clark and Jessie Sower. Such cute girls!
Jeff and Tommy.
I'm glad they got that right!
All the girls wish Justin had a brother or 2!
Brett.  I love the expression on his face.
Jim and Jana, Justin's mom.
Mom.
The Crandall's~The Ultimate Dream Team.
The Holt sisters.
Wait one minute, the picture wouldn't be complete without Steph, an honorary Holt sister!  
We love that girl!  Plus she color coordinates with all the others so she has to be in the picture!
Mom with her cute girls. Glad she got the memo about the color scheme.
Seriously, we didn't plan it but kind of cracks me up that it looks like we did.
Allie & Justin and "the favorite 3rd Wheel!"

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